Category: Out and About

May 15, 2018

Animals, Clowns and Acrobats… A Thrilling Circus Performance

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, […]

July 25, 2017

Accordion Orchestra Concert at East Longmeadow High School

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 […]

May 11, 2017

Lions, Tigers and… Clowns!

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. […]

March 22, 2017

Dining Services hits the road!

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, […]

September 20, 2016

Beatles Tribute Luncheon at the East Longmeadow Council on Aging

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!

September 20, 2016

Springfield Armory Outing

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 […]

July 6, 2016

Annual Picnic at Redstone

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 […]

March 30, 2016

Luncheon & Show at CareOne Redstone

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 […]

January 5, 2016

Residents Venture to Springfield Science Museum

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 […]

November 30, 2015

Cher Impersonator Performs at The East Longmeadow Senior Center

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 […]

September 29, 2015

Crazy Jakes Lunch Outing

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 […]

July 9, 2015

Car Show in Chicopee

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 […]

July 8, 2015

Residents Enjoy Picnic at Redstone in East Longmeadow

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 […]

April 16, 2015

2015 Ms Massachusetts Senior America Pageant

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 […]