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Devonshire Press Room

In Recognition of the Great American Smokeout, Devonshire at PGA National Establishes New Smoke-Free Program for Employees

Nov 24, 2014

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – On November 21, the Devonshire at PGA National retirement community in Palm Beach Gardens officially introduced a new smoke-free program for employees of the community. The initiation of this program coincided with the Great American Smokeout, promoted by the American Cancer Society, and reinforces a focus on health and wellness for the staff at the Devonshire.

According to the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout is meant to encourage smokers “to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.” They cite that while tobacco use...

Seventy Years of Portraits Through Her Eyes

Nov 17, 2014

Devonshire at PGA National resident, Muriel Kaplan, has sculpted portraits of U.S. Presidents, foreign leaders, and military heroes, including local WWII hero Captain David McCampbell

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - She called him one day, out of the blue, after having seen him on television. That’s how Palm Beach Gardens sculpture artist, Muriel “Mickey” Kaplan, first met World War II hero, Captain David McCampbell.

Kaplan was one of the invited guests and speakers at a dedication ceremony at Palm Beach International Airport held in October for Captain McCampbell, a Navy aviator and Medal of Honor...

Local Seniors and Students Honor Veterans Day Together

Nov 7, 2014

The Devonshire at PGA National retirement community will host a special multi-generational commemoration on Tuesday Tuesday, November 11 | 10:30am

WHAT: At least one-quarter of Devonshire at PGA National’s residents are military veterans. Many of the veterans had truly historic careers, including Stanley Wilner, a WWII vet who survived building the bridge over the River Kwai.

On Tuesday, the community will host a special commemoration honoring veterans; special features of the program will include:

Presentation of the colors by the Palm Beach Gardens High School ROTC cadets A keynote by Mary Goodman of the...

Residents of Devonshire at PGA National Showcase “Spooktacular” Costumes for Annual Halloween Party

Oct 29, 2014

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – On Saturday, October 25, over 80 residents of Devonshire at PGA National joined together for the community’s annual Halloween celebration. The event featured a full four-course dinner complete with seasonal specials like squash soup and pumpkin cheesecake, live music and dancing, as well as a costume contest.

This year, residents truly went above and beyond when planning for their costumes. Some of the entries included a pirate, a witch, a flapper, and a pair of clowns! Resident Ronnie Yudell even sported a Cleopatra costume worn by a friend who once portrayed the...

Supporting a Local Walk to End Alzheimer's

Oct 27, 2014

More than three dozen staff members from Devonshire at PGA National and Chatsworth at PGA National joined together on Saturday, October 18 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in West Palm Beach . This year, Devonshire and Chatsworth also supported the event as a silver sponsor.

ABOUT: Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living , is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The community comprises 327 independent living apartment homes and a variety of amenities including valet services, concierge support,...