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300+ Residents and staff celebrate Grand Re-Opening Gala Event at Devonshire

Jan 25, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla -- More than 300 residents and invited guests gathered at a Grand Re-Opening Gala event to celebrate the luxurious renovations at Devonshire at PGA National including to the Churchill Lounge and the Stratford Performing Arts Center.

“Our cocktail lounge, the Churchill, is very popular and we realized we no longer had adequate seating so we expanded the space by 30%,” said Wendy Paige, director of sales, Devonshire. “The lounge’s interior still incorporates an area for music and dancing, but the bar moved to better accommodate more patrons. We are also very excited about what's happening...

Residents from Devonshire at PGA National Pack Food for Children in Haiti

Jan 4, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla -- A group of people who live at Devonshire at PGA National packed food for school children in Haiti.

“This project is part of a larger national effort, but locally it’s been hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School,” said Bob Frasier, Devonshire resident. “There was added importance this year because of the severe damage done by Hurricane Matthew in the Bondeau region of Haiti. We had 13 residents participate this year.”

The work involves putting carefully measured amounts of soy, vegetables, beans, spices and rice into a pre-labeled plastic bag, which is...

Staff at Devonshire at PGA National Go Red for Women

Feb 10, 2016

(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) – Since 2003, people around the country have celebrated the Go Red For Women® movement on National Wear Red Day®, which falls on the first Friday of February. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. National Wear Red Day® is intended to bring awareness to that statistic and to encourage women to get to know their own heart health. On February 5th, more than two dozen staff members at Devonshire at PGA National came together to share their support for Go...

Devonshire at PGA National Launches 17th Cabaret Season Featuring Broadway-Caliber Productions

Jan 28, 2016

(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)—For the past 17 years, residents at Devonshire at PGA National have enjoyed Broadway-quality evening entertainment programs during the community’s Cabaret season from January through April. The Cabarets are some of the most popular programs at the community every year, regularly hosting more than 100 residents per event in The Stratford, the community’s performing arts theater. In addition to the evening entertainment, residents enjoy several courses of gourmet cuisine and the treasured company of their Devonshire neighbors and friends.

“The caliber of the talent sets these evenings apart from what you find at other communities,”...

Devonshire at PGA National to Host Rabbi Shalom Hammer for Discussion on Inner Peace

Jan 22, 2016

WHAT: (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) — On Wednesday, January 27, Devonshire at PGA National will be host to Rabbi Shalom Hammer, a renowned lecturer, motivational speaker, and author. His presentation, “Finding Inner Peace and Affecting the World Around Us,” will focus on positive perspectives and the affect it may have on one’s perpetuation. This lecture is one of Rabbi Hammer’s interactive, inspirational, and engaging programs design especially for seniors.

According to his website , Rabbi Shalom Hammer has lived in Israel for 25 years. He has served under the Chaplaincy for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and...

Residents of Devonshire at PGA National Donate $100,000 to Employee Appreciation Fund

Jan 5, 2016

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) — In December, many employees of Devonshire at PGA National and Chatsworth, the community’s continuing care neighborhood, received a special holiday gift — donated funds distributed from the Employee Appreciation Fund. Throughout the year, residents donate toward the campaign as a way to say “thank you” to employees at the community who provide a variety of services. Each summer and winter, residents help to distribute the funds to over 200 staff members working in departments including, but not limited to, dining services, housekeeping, security, transportation, activities, communication, and grounds, as well as the community’s certified...

12/11: Sinatra’s 100th—Seniors at Devonshire Remember the Legend at Tribute Event

Dec 7, 2015
The generation that lived and loved Frank Sinatra will come together for a Sinatra Holiday Happy Hour Tribute at Devonshire at PGA National December 11, 2015 | 4:30–6:00 PM

(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) --- Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years young on December 12, 2015. On Friday, December 11th, over 100 members of the generation that lived and loved Frank will celebrate his birthday with live music, dancing, and signature Sinatra cuisine and cocktails at Devonshire at PGA National retirement community in Palm Beach Gardens.

Local performer, Denny Artache , will entertain as Frank Sinatra on...

Devonshire at PGA National Promotes Kevin Donnelly to Executive Chef

Dec 3, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) - Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, announces that Kevin Donnelly has recently been promoted to Executive Chef. Donnelly joined Devonshire this fall as a Sous Chef and began work his new role as Executive Chef in October 2015.

As the Executive Chef at Devonshire, Donnelly will oversee the culinary production at the community’s five dining venues, which provide daily service of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday brunch, and operations for resident events and banquets. He will also support the recruitment, hiring, development, and retention...

Devonshire at PGA National Promotes Jorge Lopez to Director of Dining Services

Dec 3, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., announces that Jorge Lopez has recently been promoted to Director of Dining Services. Lopez joined Devonshire in May 2015 as the community’s Executive Chef and began work in his new role as Director of Dining Services in October 2015.

As the Director of Dining Services at Devonshire, Lopez will oversee the overall assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the culinary operation s at the community. These responsibilities include evaluating programs, operations, training, purchasing, and fiscal management in order...

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...