Palace Royale Resident's 104th Birthday Featured on CBS 4
Last weekend, The Palace at Coral Gables, a community in Coral Gables, FL, held a Chinese New Year celebration for its residents. “We celebrate Chinese New Year every year. We love celebrations!” said Pamela Parker, The Palace at Coral Gables’ director of entertainment. “[In fact,] we celebrate all holidays—and many have a cultural component.”
As such, they’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Israeli Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo and more.
Residents at The Palace at Coral Gables recently celebrated the Chinese New Year/Year of the Rabbit with an intergenerational event. The entertainment included traditional dance routines and a music student presentation from visiting Chinese foreign exchange students and students from the Belen Jesuit Preparatory school studying world languages.
If you ever wondered what makes The Palace different from the many other senior communities nationwide, I have a story I’d like to share with you. Recently, we hosted Girl Scout Troop 118 at The Palace at Coral Gables to run a Holiday Bingo Night.
Palace Group communities seek innovative ways to engage their residents and encourage socialization. At the company’s Palace at Weston community, Memory Care Social Director Justin Valdes formed the first-ever baseball team, inviting Billy the Marlin and Miami Marlin Mermaids to their official debut!
The Palace at Weston, an assisted living facility in Weston, Florida, brought more than 700 meals and nonperishable items to the Downtown Fort Myers area today.
The Palace worked with the Broward County Sheriff ’s Office and Pembroke Pines Police Department to make this all possible.
Residents from The Palace at Weston assisted living community joined with the Primrose School of Miramar for “Adopt a Grandparent Day” and then with Harmony Dance Academy in honor of “National Grandparents’ Day.”
Congrats to the Class of 2022! The Palace at Weston’s Memory Care residents were among this year’s graduating class, having completed our “Magical Community University.”
Jerry Mazursky reads to pre-kindergarten students at the Prim- rose School of Miramar. Residents from The Palace at Weston assisted living community visited the school for Adopt-a-Grandparent day. “The Adopt-a-Grandparent Day (officially Sept.10) was started in 2014 to recognize and honor the lives of the elderly in our society.
My name is Beth and I’m 81 years old. I’m happily married for over 50 years. My husband and I live in a very nice house in which we enjoy entertaining our friends and family. We’re both very active, we go to the gym every morning, we enjoy going out to restaurants with friends. And I still cook for my entire family on holidays. Overall, I would say, I am in top shape for my age.
Doing good inspires a group of dedicated knitters at The Palace at Coral Gables who participate in the Knitter’s Circle and channel their love of knitting into helping others.
Two organizations are the recipients of their efforts. Operation Gratitude accepts their lovingly handmade scarves which are included in care packages sent to the troops. They also donate snuggly soft blankets to Neonatal Intensive Care Units through the organization ICU Baby.
My name is Rebecca. I’m 81 years and recently lost my partner of 55 years. After a lot of self-debate, I decided it’s time to move on and look for a new place to call home. Let me start by saying: Your Palace looks beautiful!
However, as you surely know beauty isn’t everything.
Art classes have long been popular among residents of The Palace Gardens in Homestead and Terri Dawkins, owner of Mud Puddle Ceramics, has been teaching at the multiple Palace locations for almost ten years.
With all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional graduation, residents at The Palace Group’s newest community, The Palace at Weston, walked the red carpet to accept their certificate of completion from “Magical Community University.”
The Palace Group’s independent and as- sisted living communities in Kendall, Coral Gables, Homestead and Weston have earned the highest possible rating from U.S. News & World Report in this year’s inaugural Best Senior Living ratings.
The Palace at Weston hosted a couple of rather unusual guests last month. On Friday, April 8th, “King David” and “Harvey” stopped by the senior living community to pay a special visit to 84 year-old Matteo Pecoraro, a former horse trainer and lifelong lover of horses, who resides at The Palace at Weston Memory Care community.
The Palace at Weston Memory Care was featured on NBC6 showcasing the heartfelt reunion between a resident
and the horses he trained.
Shirley Lane, a resident at The Palace Renaissance in Kendall, always has been a fashionista. But, now with her memory fading due to Alzheimer’s disease, her loved ones wanted a unique way to preserve many of the outfits she wore to family gatherings.
Watch a wonderful recap of all of the festivities that took place at The Palace at Weston’s
1 Year Anniversary Celebration!
“Get out and do it,” advises Sarah Wishnia, a 90-year-old fitness enthusiast who lives at The Palace at Coral Gables. The self-proclaimed “gym rat” combines a six-day-a-week workout in The Palace fitness center with salsa dancing and walking. “It’s great to be good to my body and to myself,” she said. “I love it and it’s so much fun.”
The Palace at Weston is proud to be a “Gold” Award winner! Our multi-sensory room in the memory care neighborhood earned top honors during the “Best of 55+ Housing Awards” at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Memory fades, but Love is still alive for a longtime married South Florida couple. This is a story of how love stayed alive between a couple who’s been married for more than 50 years. Bob is a Palace Gardens resident. This story was aired on NBC6 on February 14, 2022.Watch Here
Cub Scout Pack 69 reached out to “Spread the Cheer” of the holidays to residents at The Palace Gardens in Homestead. The Scouts brought homemade holiday cards to residents, sang Christmas carols and all en- joyed hot chocolate and Christmas cookies together.
Congratulations to Maggie Miranda, Director of Activities & Entertainment at The Palace Renaissance! Her 19 years of dedication and commitment was recognized by U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, who presented her with a flag that had flown over the United States Capitol.
Cub Scout Pack 69 reached out to “Spread the Cheer” of the holidays to residents at The Palace Gardens. The scouts brought homemade holiday cards to residents, sang Christmas carols and enjoyed hot chocolate and Christmas cookies together.
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!
Being a Senior these days is tough enough. And moving from your home to Senior Living isn’t easy. On top of that, there’s this pandemic; crazy politics; the economy; the list goes on... Here’s the antidote! The brand new, luxurious, stress-free, peace-of- mind living that Seniors only get at America’s top-rated community. And now it’s in Weston. We’re already over 50% reserved and our first residents are moving in now. Time is running out if you want to take advantage of special pricing, premium selection, and other perks. Take a deep breath and smile. It’s about to get better!
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.
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