June 13, 2022

Look What’s Happening in Peabody!

Our residents had a great time making “Welcome Spring” door hangers using pretty pastel colors and decorative flowers. They really brighten up the hallways.

Over at Kaplan Estates, both are our newest residents and our long standing residents partied together on the patio as they got to know each other better. The group of 30 enjoyed cocktails, snacks, music, perfect weather, and an abundance of fun filled the afternoon.

This summer, our Natalie Kaplan Speaker series began once again with Ryan Melville, President of the Peabody City Council. The lecture was followed by a “Beverage Bash” social. Our speaker series meets monthly and provides us with speakers from all walks of life who share their professions and interests, sparking interesting conversations.

More than 25 residents are participating in our Falls Prevention Program. Physical Therapist, Michelle Baker, is conducting monthly classes to improve balance and reduce fall risks. She offered a plethora of handy tips to avoid the risk of falls. We look forward to next month’s class.

Kaplan resident Hale Bradt presented a Memorial Day program entitled Wilber’s War – “A Family’s Journey.” The subject was WWII, based on his book by the same name. Hale’s talk gave our residents an in-depth look at what it was like for his family from the perspective of both sides: being overseas during wartime in the thick of it all, as well as being on the home front for his wife and children. Hale possesses over 700 letters that were written during wartime, which provided valuable insight into the family dynamics during wartime. Hale is an Astrophysicist and was a professor at MIT. He and his wife are much beloved residents at Kaplan Estates. They are always upbeat, positive, and very personable!