Improbable actors are discovering newfound talents at The Palace at Coral Gables’ Improv workshop. Offered once a week at the senior living community, Improv is taught by Chris Heiberger from Hashtag Comedy Co. in Columbus, Ohio, via the Zoom platform. About 8 to 10 residents have been participating in the hour-long classes.
Residents at The Palace at Weston, 16025 Emerald Estates Drive, have been using art to help children in
The Senior Living Community has recently partnered with the charitable group, Dec My Room, to assist in personalizing hospital rooms for children who are admitted for an extended period of time. From paintings to blankets, the residents have been putting together crafts, hoping to uplift a child in a hospital.
A red carpet welcome set the scene for the first Volunteer Awards Ceremony at The Palace Suites in Kendall where seven residents were recognized for their community service.
Officiated by The Suites General Manager Gabriel Garrido, Palace owners Helen and Jacob Shaham helped present award plaques and bouquets of long- stem roses to the honored recipients.
The Palace Gardens, an assisted living and memory care community in Homestead, celebrated National Gorgeous Grandma Day with a Chico’s fashion show and residents modeling the season’s latest fashion trends.
Julio Lopez, the Maintenance Director at The Palace at Coral Gables, has been named the 2021 Manager of the Year in a competition among recipients of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award.
The Palace Group has received the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award for four consecutive years. Gallup recognizes the most engaged workplaces in the world, and to have its managers considered, a company must be a recipient of the award. This year, Lopez competed against 11 finalists and was selected by a team of workplace experts and talent analysts.
Love comes in all shapes and sizes…and ages. So when Palace at Coral Gables resident Gene Yaffe popped the question to his girlfriend of 13 years Faye Albert, The Palace wanted to get involved in the upcoming nuptials. And, what better way than to throw the wedding of the year? After all, the new Mr. & Mrs. exemplify everything The Palace stands for...mainly, you're never too old to enjoy life to the fullest. Our love and best wishes to the happy couple.
The number of Americans over 50 practicing yoga has tripled over the last four years to reach 14 million people. While some are just discovering the benefits for the first time in their lives, 95-year-old June Blank has been practitioner for 40 years and now teaches her fellow residents at The Palace Suites in Miami.
The fanfare of the Westminster Dog Show came to The Palace Gardens! Therapy dogs from Heel 2 Heel Pet Therapy Inc. and their owners strutted down the runway during the dog show, much to the delight of residents at the assisted living and memory care community in Homestead. The event was featured on NBC 6!
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In honor of Yom HaShoah, The Palace Coral Gables will premiere a documentary, “I am Victor Raab,” as part of a Survivor Ceremony and Program on April 8. In the poignant film, WWII survivor Raab shares the events of Kristallnacht, a violent riot against Jews carried out by the Nazi party. He was 15 years old living in Vienna, Austria, and to save his life, his parents put him on the “Kindertransport list,” the program that sent Austrian children to foster homes in London.
Mrs. Bosseler, who is 85, is thrilled to go back to live games of Ping-Pong and mahjong at The Palace in Coral Gables. “This is very exciting for me,” she said in a telephone interview. She is happiest to get back to “relationship with friends,” she said. “What was difficult was losing that intimacy of walking together and talking face-to-face. I missed not shaking a hand, or putting a hand on a shoulder.”
Since residents and staff have received their second COVID-19 vaccine, the sounds of laughter and socializing are resuming at The Palace Coral Gables, the luxury active retirement community in the heart of Coral Gables.
We are proud to announce that The Palace Nursing & Rehab Center has been awarded the prestigious Gold Seal Award from the Governor’s Panel of Excellence in Long-Term Care. The Palace is the only nursing center in Miami-Dade & Broward Counties and one of only 20 out of 697 nursing centers in Florida to receive this recognition.
Question: Dear Helen, After 55 years of marriage to my high-school sweetheart I started to notice that something is wrong with my wife. The sharp woman I married and known for a good part of my life, was no longer “there.” She started forgetting... repeating the same story over & over... putting the car keys in the refrigerator... But when she asked me WHO I AM, I was alarmed.
The Palace at Kendall Covid-19 vaccinations featured on Univision Channel 23
The Palace at Coral Gables vaccinations featured on Telemundo Channel 51
Moving up through a company to take on higher responsibilities is often a goal. With years in different organizations in the health care field and seven years in The Palace Group, Giulia Covella was looking forward to taking her position as the new General Manager for The Palace Gardens of Homestead. There are always transitions to work out, but business and management training does not include preparation for a pandemic and months of lockdown. “My first year has been exciting,” Covella acknowledges.
When The Palace at Coral Gables residents Reva and Gerald Stein learned their first grandchild, Elissa Chakoff, was getting married on Friday, November 13, they were distraught knowing they could not attend due to COVID-19.
Gerald and Reva Stein weren’t going to let a pandemic stand in the way of attending their first granddaughter’s wedding. With the help of the Social Team at The Palace Coral Gables, they had a front row seat for the celebration. Decked out in “Grandma and Grandpa of the Bride” matching T-shirt’s and sporting a matching corsage and boutinieere, the couple watched on the community’s big screen as their granddaughter Elissa said her “I do’s”. After the ceremony, Gerald and Reva enjoyed champagne and wedding cake. But the real surprise came later in the day when Elissa and new husband Danny visited her grandparents in their wedding attire. As Gerald, Reva and Palace staff showered the pair with rice, cameras from local news outlets captured the event for the evening news.
In 2018, Swiss documentary filmmaker Beat Oswald premiered his film, “Kingdom,” featuring residents of The Palace Coral Gables. Now renamed “Golden Age,” the documentary illustrates how U.S. seniors live in their later years. The Palace’s unique lifestyle with non-stop entertainment, glamour and fun are showcased along with firsthand interviews with The Palace’s founders Helen and Jacob Shaham. Residents and staff all poignantly discuss the challenges of aging. Living at the community while filming gave Oswald special insights into the community’s lifestyle. His film was celebrated at many film festivals, and can now be watched for free with an Amazon Prime subscription through Amazon Prime Video. There is a small fee for non-subscribers.
Despite these uncertain times when visitors are restricted from assisted living and memory care communities, residents at The Palace Gardens in Homestead are enjoying being connected with their loved ones.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Life at The Palace Coral Gables was designed to be grand, for active senior citizens. Pamela Parker is the Social Director. She describes the pre-coronavirus atmosphere as jovial. “We are used to having big parties every month, we are used to having morning to night activities, dinners with our friends. In an instant that all changed.” In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, group activities and cherished time with family needed to be altered.
As the corona virus pandemic continues to restrict visits by families and friends to Senior Living Communities and limit residents’ ability to venture out, there are older people making use of these unprecedented times and finding fulfillment.