Written by Wyomissing Park Apartments
May 26, 2011
Every year we celebrate the 4th of July with our General Manager outside grilling burgers and hot dogs. Our tenants are all invited to come and socialize. They take it upon themselves to bring goodies such as deviled eggs, baked goods or whatever they want to share. The only thing required is the friendhip of all who attend. Those tenants who are elderly or unable to make it to the building where the rental office is can call and we deliver take out lunches. n It is a good time had by all. In addition at Christmas we invite all the tenants to help us decorate our live trees for the lobbies. We provide cookis and juice and some have even brought additional decorations to add to the trees. Our complex is very family oriented and it is our belief that this has...
Written by Isa Gutierrez
May 20, 2011
Together our team put on a Polar Express Pajama Party. As you approached the doors to our clubhouse we created railroad tracks using black electric tape and we put up lights all around our doorway to create a magicial look. When you walked inside you were greeted by our Groundskeeper dressed as a train attendant. He handed every person a ticket when they walked through the door. Our entryway had a large train made out of heavyweight paper and glue. Using 250 cotton balls we stuck tape on the back of them and put them all over to create a snowy effect. Lastly we added tons of snowflakes, trains, and other small paper decorations around the clubhouse. When you walked in, we had all of our furniture set up like movie theater seating and then we pulled our two large rugs for the kids to put their pillows and...
Written by Kathy Kirby
May 20, 2011
Christmas Bingo- This is where the residents and staff each bring a gift $5-$10 Adults bring adult gifts and children bring a child's gift. We provide 10 small jewelry boxes that no one knows what's in them and you can pick one of those or pick a gift that is under the tree when you bingo. You never know what is in the boxes but there will be 1 or 2 nice items in 2 boxes.
Also we do a cakewalk in the clubroom for Halloween every one brings something for the cake walk and it does not have to be a food item.
Written by Sheryl Good
May 19, 2011
Everyone wants to celebrate the holiday season with a real Christmas tree but let’s face it, sometimes for those that live in an apartment, this can be hard…. For the last two Decembers we have hosted a Holiday Event! We work with a local nursery to provide us with Real Christmas trees, and wreaths. They deliver and we display on our basketball court to sell to our residents. To make it even easier for our residents, we also sell Christmas stands and lights for them to purchase. If a resident selects a tree for their family – no hassle, our maintenance delivers it to their home and assists them with carrying it in and making sure it is all set up in the tree stand before leaving. That’s not all – Holidays aren’t final unless Santa comes to visit! Throughout the afternoon we provide crafts for the kids to...
Written by Beni Barfield
May 04, 2011
I had a Pig Roast BFI provided the Grill. We provided the meat and charcoal. We cooked all night with resident volunteers and our staff. It was by the pool so the party went on all night. All of the builings were assigned different types of dishes to bring(you may not want to do that now) or you can order different salads and baked bean dihes with desserts. We partied all day at the pool and then ate about 5 that evening. The party continued way up into the night and continued the next day. I encouraged residents to bring friends and we had the best turnout with almost everyone attending. Everyone had so much fun. It was very interactive. This party was talked about for so long. You can get your vendors to donate almost everything and have...
Written by Cindy Dardano
May 03, 2011
Independent Living Retirement Community - We hosted a Mardi Gras Parade and Party. We built floats, made masks and costumes. Decorated the entire community. New Orleans Jazz music, Hurricane Punch, parade marshall AND a King & Queen of the Mardi Gras. We marched through the building with floats, horns,and noisemakers. A jazz piano player entertained as we marched. We ended with a belly dancing and Bollywood dancing demo, along with our own dancing skit. After a New Orleans style dinner - our residents danced to the sounds of a 50's/60's singer. It was great fun and took a lot of time but all our residents pitched in to make this second only to the real Mardi Gras. . .we even had a live feed from Bourbon Street on our big screen TV
Written by Hunters Chase Apartments
January 12, 2011
Diwali popularly known as the "festival of lights” is a holiday originated in India. The Hunters Chase team brought the magic of Diwali from India to Miamisburg, Ohio. We had luminaries leading our residents to the party in the clubhouse. We have engaged all of residents to attend the festivities, sample Indian cuisine, and to learn the something about the Indian Culture. We asked our resident to join in a cooking contest to compete to win 1 of 3 great prizes. We feel it is important to learn and grow with our diverse community’s population.
Written by Apartment Life
December 22, 2010
This event takes volunteers, but not as many as you would think - we had four. Set the mood by buying as many paper lanterns as you can, along with red and yellow balloons and streamers. (Hint: Check your Dollar Store for lanterns & other Chinese treats) Hang the paper lanterns low, while remaining out of the reach of children. It is fun for people to walk amongst them and makes the transport to China come alive. Around the room hang the attached Zodiac Signs. You can make them obvious or discrete. Encourage the kids to go on a "scavenger hunt" to discover which animal represents their birth year. The signs have descriptions of the personalities of the animals and some history. A great place to order food from is Panda Express. Their party trays can feed...
Written by Bill Szczytko
December 10, 2010
During the month of December don't forget to participate in the decoration contest. Please stop by the office or on your resident portal for a list of the Do's and Don'ts. You can also grab a copy of your lease to find out your restrictions. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to a restaurant of their choice. Good luck!
Written by Apartment Life
December 09, 2010
Advertise for residents to bring 4 dozen of their favorite cookie to the clubhouse for the Exchange. Make sure to prepare some of your own. (Emphasize that the cookies must be homemade). When everyone arrives, divide the number of cookies by the number of people and let everyone pick cookies to take home. Everyone should leave with lots of different kinds of cookies. Tasting the cookies is definitely encouraged! This event gives people a lot to talk about - encourage exchanging recipes and talking by making some coffee for people to drink while they sample the cookies.