Community Life recently organized a very special outing for our wonderful Veterans who reside here at East Village Place. We were honored to attend a holiday concert at Symphony Hall featuring a spectacular performance by the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. The musicians that comprise the 215th Army Band are all […]
Category: Out and About
'Tis the season for giving, and we can't forget about our four-legged friends! The past few days we've been very busy preparing for a charitable outing to the Dakin Humane Society located in Springfield, MA. Each community of residents within East Village Place have all contributed in the process; residents in Pathways baked dog biscuits […]
Our Place residents enjoyed a fun field trip to a local pet store! Our Community Life Director brought residents to A.W. Brown's Pet & Garden store, which was her first job during high school. Diana gave residents a tour of the pet room and told funny stories about animal encounters during her time working at […]
Residents had a wonderful time experiencing a new culture at the annual "Taste of Greece" festival. Held each year at Saint Luke's Orthodox Church, the festival features an abundance of delicious Greek food & desserts, music, youth dancing groups, raffles, and a gift shop. While some of us were trying something new for the first […]
East Village Place residents enjoyed a wonderful day of baseball and sunshine. Residents attended the local Hartford Yard Goats game and enjoyed some great baseball, hot dogs and ice cream!
What's become a yearly tradition, we attended The Melha Shriner's Circus again this year! Dee Foster, our Community Life Director, received complimentary tickets from The Melha Shriner's so that friends, family, staff and residents could be a kid for a day enjoying the sites, sounds (and dare we say smells) of the circus. On May 4th, […]
CareOne invited us to attend their annual Valentine's Luncheon at the East Longmeadow Senior Center on Tuesday February 13th. We enjoyed lunch and heard some great entertainment. So many people attended they had to set up more tables and chairs to accommodate everyone. The food was great and the dessert even better.
Our whole group from all levels of care attended The Melha Shriners "Festival of Trees" for a special afternoon of viewing their beautiful Christmas Trees in a lovely Victorian setting. We were treated to refreshments of tea, coffee and cookies. Some even got to sit on Santa's lap. We all had a grand time. Looking […]
We were invited to CareOne Redstone for their Annual Fall Luncheon and entertainment with Dave Colucci. We enjoyed homemade beef stew with biscuits and of course hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Dave was fantastic! He had us all singing, laughing and clapping away with his infectious music. Everyone had a great time and […]
Ladies from East Village Place attended the 32nd Annual East Longmeadow Rotary Club Concert 2017 and were featured on masslive.com posted on July 27th, 2017. Photo Credit: masslive.com
It's that time of year again when we attend the weekly summer concerts at East Longmeadow High School. This year they have a variety of performers, including Ray of Elvis, Neil Diamond Collection, Electric Accordion Orchestra, Dan Kane and Students, Changes in Latitude, Union Jack and The Satinwood Band (a new one added this year). We put […]
We packed up our picnic lunches and loaded up the van to head off to the park. It was a cold, damp, rainy day, but that wasn't going to stop us. Community Life Assistant, Seth Frappier, had planned this adventure for months and we knew it was going to be a huge success! Picture an old mill […]
The Melha Shrine Circus is back in town, and we were invited to attend again this year! Dee Foster, our Community Life Director, received 178 complimentary tickets from The Melha Shriners so that friends, family, staff and residents could be a kid for a day enjoying the sites, sounds (and dare we say smells) of the circus. […]
CareOne at Redstone in East Longmeadow graciously invited us to their Cinco De Mayo dinner. Residents had a great time and the food was great!
We were able to collect $65.00 to give to the shelter as well a large box filled with dog and cat items. The box included cat food, cat treats, toys, new litter boxes and blankets as well as dog collars, coats, sweaters, food, treats and lots of blankets. We took a field trip down to Dakin with residents […]
East Village Place Chef, Jeff Ross, hit the road and traveled to the Enfield Senior Center to showcase the delicious dining experience our residents enjoy daily living at the community. Jeff prepared, and with the help of some of the centers volunteers, served a complimentary Italian themed luncheon to 61 Enfield Senior Center members. The menu consisted of a tossed salad, handmade chicken parmesan, […]
A group of residents had a fun lunch outing at Friendly's Ice Cream Shop in West Springfield. This is their favorite place to go for lunch and of course dessert! The staff knows us by name and they are so accommodating to all of us. We look forward to another lunch outing next month!
The Beatles Tribute Luncheon was held at the East Longmeadow Council on Aging Thursday, September 8th. Here is Paul, Ringo, John and George with their great smiles and witty charm. Trish Gendron, Marketing Director from CareOne Redstone, Dee Foster from Community Life East Village Place and Alicia Smith, Program Coordinator from Council on Aging came together and put this event on!
Veteran residents in the community enjoyed an afternoon at the Springfield Armory. They were led on a wonderful tour of the 80,000 square foot facility by the National Park Service. On the tour, the National Park Service highlighted many weapons that some of our residents used when they served in conflicts like WWII and Korea. Among […]
A group of us went out to enjoy the concerts at East Longmeadow High School. They put on excellent concerts all summer long! We have a great time getting outside for a few hours in the warm weather, while enjoying live music with our friends. We have a few more to attend before summer is […]
Residents were invited from Care One at Redstone to attend their annual picnic with the great entertainer Jimmy Mazz. We all looked forward to it and was a lot of fun. The food consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, corn on the cob, chicken, macaroni and potato salad, watermelon and strawberry shortcake. Jimmy Mazz was fantastic […]
Every year we are invited to attend the Melha Shrine Circus for free, and this year was no exception. Residents had so much fun watching the clowns do their performance, letting out a chuckle here and there. After the show we headed to Friendly's for dinner and some sundaes. We had a sing-along in the restaurant and […]
It was an extra special lunch outing this month because we were not only looking forward to eating out at a new restaurant, but we had plans to surprise one of our residents granddaughters, the owner of the particular restaurant. It was a beautiful day, perfect for a lunch outing to Hot Tables. None of us […]
CareOne at Redstone invited us to a wonderful Irish extravaganza. Old Irish tunes filled the room while we enjoyed a traditional Irish meal. We had corned beef and cabbage with all the fixings. The entertainment, We've Got Rhythm, was invigorating and delightful to watch. The husband and wife duo, Larry and Ruth Ethier, wowed all of us with their musical talent. We sang along while they played […]
Where can one go to see a big dinosaur? The Springfield Science Museum in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, of course! For Jessica's Journey, that's just where residents headed for the afternoon. As you can see from the pictures, they had a great time! There were displays of gingerbread houses as well, but the residents were particularly fond of […]
Jessica took us on a nice crisp ride to South Deerfield to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. We sang songs on the way and ventured into the enclosed home where a variety of butterflies resided.They flew on your hands, your head and just gracefully fluttered their wings. They also had a beautiful bird that made some music for us. […]
We took off again on another great adventure. This time, we headed down the street to the East Longmeadow Senior Center for a turkey luncheon with all the trimming and then a performance by a Cher impersonator! Cher performed many songs, but what was truly amazing was the beautiful costumes she changed into after every three songs. It was […]
It was a nice fall morning and we were awaiting the First Choice Tour Bus to arrive to take us on a wonderful day trip to Aqua Turf to see the Country Divas. All 13 of us headed to Plantsville, Connecticut (which was an unbelievable place). It looked like a huge white palace as we […]
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful fall crisp day to take our journey with Jessica. And what better way than in our new van! The new van is just as colorful on the inside as it is on the outside and very comfortable. We took the journey to Ludlow Mass and along the way […]
It was a beautiful sunny day on our Wednesday lunch outing to Crazy Jakes. Everyone looked forward to the old diner atmosphere and the good ole burgers they serve. The root beer floats were a big hit - a drink and dessert all in one! Everyone had a great time and hope to go again really […]
Were off to our monthly lunch outing with residents from Pathways and Our Place to their favorite place to go, Friendly's Ice Cream. They look forward to this trip every month because when they know they are done eating, they always have room for dessert. As you can see, they have just as much fun to […]
We were sad to see the end of the summer concerts come to an end. We enjoyed our Wednesday nights getting into the van and off to the East Longmeadow High School Athletic Field. At least 13 residents and a Community Life Assistant or Community Life Director accompanied them to these concerts. The last one […]
Every year the East Longmeadow High School puts on a summer concert. We attend at least 4 of them every year. Our first, was a tribute to Neil Diamond. We enjoy listening to his favorite recordings. We bring the lawn chairs, have snacks and just relax to the songs of yester year.
What a nice evening. Community Life Director, Dee Foster alongside 6 residents took off on an adventure in the van to Chicopee to see the Car Show. Although it looked like it might rain, it didn't, but some of the car owners were a little skeptical so there weren't as many there. The ones that did come […]
Residents, Dee Foster, Community Life Director and John were invited to attend the annual picnic at Redstone in East Longmeadow, Mass. We enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, watermelon, corn on the cob, beans and for dessert good old-fashioned strawberry shortcake. We all had a great time listening to the tunes of an Irish […]
On May 14th, 13 of us took a trip to Boston Mass to see "In The Mood," a 19 piece swing band. What a time we all had! Our motor coach picked us up right here at East Village Place and off to Boston we went. We stopped and had some lunch at the Phillips Restaurant and […]
An enthusiastic group of residents traveled to Holyoke to cheer on JoAnn McNaughton as she competed in the 2015 Ms Massachusetts Senior America Pageant. JoAnn is pictured with three residents at East Village Place—Dick Samolis, Bill Kelleher, and Bob McMahon—who visited the pageant to support JoAnn. Each contestant showcased their “signature walk” during the show […]
Enjoying a day out to the carosuel in Holyoke, Ma. - Jessica, Bessie, Agnes, Anita, Sue, Audrey, Marge and Dee proved today that not only children enjoy riding the carosuel.
No matter what age you are, Friendly’s Ice Cream is always a wonderful treat to enjoy with friends. Residents from Our Place and Pathways visited the popular restaurant in West Springfield to taste some of their signature dishes. While a few residents sampled some of the newer additions to the menu, others preferred the good […]