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Devonshire at PGA National Residents Dress to Impress at Annual Halloween Celebration

Oct 27, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – On Saturday, October 24th, residents of Devonshire at PGA National filled the community’s performing arts center for their annual Halloween fête! The event featured an evening of seasonal cuisine, live music and dancing, as well as a costume contest. “Spooktacular” decorations of pumpkins, skeletons, witches, and candelabras provided the backdrop for the Halloween festivities throughout the evening. Nearly 20 residents donned costumes from hippies to witch doctors! Residents Joe and Dottie Paparelli enjoyed the top prize for their complimentary costume creativity; Joe dressed as a chef and Dottie as a waitress. A group of...

Devonshire at PGA National Walks to Fight Alzheimer's

Oct 26, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) - Devonshire at PGA National recently hosted their very own walk to support the fight against Alzheimer’s. Residents and staff walked around the community, located in Palm Beach Gardens, and each carried flower pinwheels to symbolize their connection with Alzheimer’s and reason for walking. At the end of the walk, residents and staff “planted” their pinwheels in the herb garden located at the community. Devonshire at PGA National, along with its associated continuing care neighborhood Chatsworth at PGA National, also participated in the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s, coordinated by the Alzheimer’s Association, on Saturday,...

Meet a Real-Life “Mad Men” Employee from Madison Avenue

Sep 17, 2015
Devonshire at PGA National resident, Lore Parker, worked at the ad agency widely considered as the model for the television series

(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) – This Sunday, “Mad Men” fans may have something to look forward to though the series has come to an end. The show has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and many of its key actors and actresses are nominated for other awards. It is believed by many that New York City’s Madison Avenue ad agency, Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB), was the model agency for the show. Devonshire at PGA National...

Devonshire at PGA National Partners with Local Design Firm to Coordinate Modernization Plan

Sep 11, 2015
The Palm Beach Gardens retirement community debuts a fresh new look reflective of its five-star distinction

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has partnered with a local design firm to create an interior modernization plan for several common spaces in the community. Devonshire has recently debuted a few of those renewed areas, and will continue to ensure the community retains its celebrated elegant ambiance throughout the phases of the modernization project.

“Devonshire is a known destination for distinct and luxury living,” said Devonshire’s Executive Director...

Devonshire Hosts Fashion Show, Collects Donations for Dress for Success Program

Aug 26, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Devonshire at PGA National recently hosted a fashion show at the community featuring the latest fashions and designs from local clothiers. Women’s fashions from Chico’s , Gallery Five , and Harbor Clothing Boutique were modeled at Devonshire’s Stratford performing arts center to a room full of more than 100 ladies. The event also featured a luncheon and a variety of raffle gifts for attendees from Nordstrom gift cards and jewelry to spa treatments and floral arrangements.

A special feature of the event included the opportunity to...

Resident Stars of Devonshire Recognized for Sharing Their Talents

Aug 18, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, also known as the Tony Award, first debuted in 1947 and was presented for superior achievement in Broadway theatre. Tony Awards are bestowed for excellence in categories such as Best Costume Design, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Choreography. This summer, Devonshire at PGA National hosted their own recognition event – The Devonshire Tony Awards – and presented residents with awards based on the extraordinary talents they share with the community. Residents received awards in eight different categories: Best Late Night Host, Best Daytime Hostess, Best Original...

Devonshire at PGA National Names Berwick Drews as Director of Finance

Jul 9, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) — Berwick Drews has been named the Director of Finance at Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Drews brings to the community more than 20 years of finance and operations experience. He will officially transition to his new role on July 13.

As the Director of Finance, Drews will be responsible for the financial management of both Devonshire at PGA National and Chatsworth at PGA National, the Continuing Care neighborhood associated with Devonshire. Management responsibilities include establishing and maintaining comprehensive accounting controls and procedures, reviewing and analyzing...

Senior Summer School Now in Session at Devonshire

Jun 19, 2015

Devonshire at PGA National is hosting a new summer educational series with guest lectures on topics from music to current events

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – A study published in 2012 that engaged more than 1,200 older adults indicated that cognitively active seniors, with an average age of 80, were more than 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than older adults with less cognitive activity (per The Rush Memory and Aging Project). One of the ways seniors who live at Devonshire at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. keep their minds sharp...

Devonshire at PGA National Welcomes New Executive Chef

Jun 1, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that Jorge Lopez has recently joined the community as the new Executive Chef. He officially began work in his new role on May 18.

“We are so pleased to welcome Jorge to the Devonshire family,” said Robin Gliboff, the Executive Director of Devonshire at PGA National. “His widespread culinary and event management skills will be of tremendous benefit to the community, further enhancing the premier dining experience at Devonshire.”

As the Executive Chef at Devonshire,...

Devonshire Celebrates Spring with Annual Ladies' Day Event

May 15, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - On May 2, Devonshire at PGA National celebrated the annual tradition of Ladies' Day at the community. Over 100 ladies turned out for the event, which focused on the celebration of both springtime and motherhood. In the United States, Mother's Day became an official holiday in 1914 and this year was celebrated on Sunday, May 10. Ladies' Day at Devonshire provides an opportunity to honor the mothers of the community, including those who have children, and those ladies who may not have their own children, but nurture those loved ones around them. On May...