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Devonshire Press Room

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...

Devonshire Plants a Tree for Earth Day!

Apr 22, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - April 22nd marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and Devonshire celebrated by planting a tree! Staff and residents were joined by CBS12 meteorologist Jeff Berardelli who shared a presentation on climate change and helped to plant an orchid tree on the grounds of the community. Members of the community's leadership team, resident council, and garden club joined together for the event.

Jeff Berardelli joined CBS12 in September 2013 as a Weather Expert for the StormTrac Weather Team. The Brickman Group, which provides landscape management and property maintenance services, generously donated a...

Devonshire at PGA National Residents Tour WPBF25

Apr 20, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – On April 20, residents of Devonshire at PGA National enjoyed a visit to WPBF25, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. The visit featured a tour of the station, including the studio, the newsroom, the control room, and the weather center, as well as a viewing of the live noon newscast. Residents also had the opportunity to meet WPBF meteorologists Cris Martinez and Sandra Shaw, as well as news anchor Tiffany Kenney.


Devonshire's Paula Rich Is Still Treating People Like Royalty

Apr 14, 2015

As the world awaits the impending arrival of the next Royal Baby, Devonshire at PGA National staff member Paula Rich shares her experience working with the Royal Family as a teenager

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Paula Rich, a Royal Palm Beach, Fla., resident and staff member at Devonshire at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., grew up in Old Windsor, England. Her childhood home was located by the back gate of the entrance to the home park of Windsor Castle. Both her mother and sister worked for the Royal Family as banquet servers...

Celebrating an Annual Tradition at The Honda Classic

Mar 16, 2015

Devonshire at PGA National resident Polly Sherk attends the golf tournament each year with members of her family

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – Each spring, The Honda Classic golf tournament returns to the Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa. This year, according to the Palm Beach Post , more than 160,000 people descended onto the grounds of PGA National to watch the tournament, which came to a close on March 2. Among those golf fans were Devonshire at PGA National resident Polly Sherk and ten of her visiting family members. She noted that...

Devonshire at PGA National Kicks Off 2015 Cabaret Season with Repertory Ballet Performance

Feb 3, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - On January 26, Dance Alive National Ballet performed a repertory ballet entitled ‘Sincerely’ to a full house at Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. ‘Sincerely’ pays homage to the music of the 1950s and 1960s; according to the Dance Alive website , “memorable melodies and beautiful dance create a fun experience for dancers and audience alike.” Dance Alive National Ballet is located in Gainesville, Fla., but the company regularly tours nationally and internationally.


The Colgate Thirteen Serenades Devonshire at PGA National Residents

Jan 14, 2015

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) - On Sunday, January 11, residents at Devonshire at PGA National enjoyed a performance by some special guests who traveled all the way from New York! The Colgate Thirteen, an a cappella group from Colgate University, serenaded residents to a variety of classic and contemporary songs.

According to the University’s website, The Colgate Thirteen is the school’s first all-male a cappella group. Since 1942, they have been traveling across the country and even internationally entertaining audiences. The Colgate Thirteen’s own website, ,...

Residents Design New Chefs Herb Garden at Devonshire at PGA National

Dec 1, 2014

Dedication of the new garden will take place on December 5

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Devonshire at PGA National residents Carol Teichman and Polly Sherk are the masterminds behind the newest addition at the community; a brand new herb garden. The garden features a variety of herbs, flowers, and fruit trees as well as walking paths throughout. The new garden will be formally dedicated at the community on Friday, December 5.

Devonshire’s Carol Teichman moved to the community just this year and she brought with her a very experienced green thumb! Previously, Teichman had served...

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...