September 13, 2023

Behind the Scenes on Our Peabody Campus

Activities are in full swing as we usher in a busy season full of holiday celebrations, fun activities, and special events. For example, residents were totally engaged during a visit from artist Betsy Sears. She taught the ins and outs of shading and color changes while working with watercolors. From the beautiful pictures, it’s obvious we have a very talented team!

Residents and staff at Kaplan Estates enjoyed a week of activities in honor of Assisted Living Week. There were a variety of live musicians, a special ice cream sundae party, and a trip to the Village.

One of the month’s highlights included a very special outing to Cohen Florence Levine Estates—our sister assisted living in Chelsea. Residents went on a “mystery ride” and had no idea where they were going. As it turned out, Chelsea’s Recreational Director Jimmy Honohan brought the residents to our Peabody campus! We hosted an end-of-summer tiki bar party for all the residents and staff, complete with island music, skewers of fresh fruit, cookies, pina coladas, margaritas, and lots of laughter. The party group included over 60 seniors. What a special and memorable day!

Our collaboration with Congregation Son’s of Israel (CSI) takes place the first Friday of every month with a live 7pm Shabbat service and Oneg. Refreshments will follow the service. The first one, held on September 1, was a great success. Our residents made up more than 1/3 of the congregation. We are also combining the congregations on the second Saturday of every month.

Additionally, joint live services in the Tanzer Chapel/Great Room on Rosh Hashana Day, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot will be held. This year we will celebrate our new Sukkah, not only with CSI, but also with the children of the North Suburban JCC. This collaboration is a wonderful way to socialize and establish bonds with all generations.