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Seabrook Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Grand Fashion

Nov 6, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ -- On October 13, 1997, ceremonial shovels stabbed into a cleared patch of land off of Essex Rd. near the Garden State Parkway in the Borough of Tinton Falls. What was being christened that day was not just a mound of dirt for another housing development, but the genesis of what would become a life changing, positive and vibrant way of life for many seniors who would call a place named Seabrook their new home. One year later, Seabrook opened its doors to the first residents, and 15 years from that milestone, the home to so many...

Seabrook Resident Dabs His Virtual Paintbrush And Takes Home First Place In Art Competition

Jul 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_64734" align="alignnone" width="305"] Seabrook resident Lou Rivera displaying First Place winner "Winter's Day."[/caption] TINTON FALLS, NJ - Seabrook resident Lou Rivera has been painting for years. He has immersed himself in various artistic media, including acrylic and watercolor, with the later being his favorite. He is, however, open to new ideas - new imaginative ways of expression. This mindset has propelled him to a First Place finish in the category of Computer Imagery in the Monmouth County Office on Aging 2013 Monmouth County Senior Citizen Annual Art Show . The show is taking place through the...

More Than $112,000 Raised For Seabrook Scholars Fund Rewarding 39 Area Students

Jun 11, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - With the school year finished, Seabrook held its own special "graduation" ceremony to honor 39 area high school students who work at the continuing care retirement community in the restaurants.  These students will now be the proud beneficiaries of the Seabrook Scholars Fund, which provides money for their upcoming college or secondary school education. During the ceremony, each student received a scholarship totaling $4,800; $600 for four years of full-time undergraduate study.  Funding for the scholarships is based upon voluntary donations made by residents.  The scholarship funding is paid directly to the students' respective secondary education...

Gary Engelstad Honored at Seabrook

Jun 7, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - In his role as Director of Resident Life, Gary Engelstad oversees the success of resident programs, activities and services at Seabrook, including the community's very talented theatrical group the Seabrook Performers. This group of some 100 members honored Engelstad on May 21st, for his support, and they caught him totally by surprise. At Seabrook's regular monthly resident town hall meeting, Lindo Meli, director of the Seabrook Performers, presented the award to Engelstad. He spoke first of the acting troupe's upcoming show A Taste of The Best of Broadway II. Then Mr. Meli thanked Engelstad for his...

Seabrook Resident And WWII Veteran Receives French Legion of Honor Recognition for His Service

May 31, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - Seabrook resident and World War II veteran Allan Ostar is humble when he is asked to discuss his achievements during the war, but he made a difference. He was part of the 42nd Rainbow Division that fought several difficult battles throughout parts of eastern France, in which members of his unit were killed, injured or taken as prisoners. In 1945, the Rainbow Division accomplished what was perhaps its greatest achievement of the war - helping liberate the notorious Dachau concentration camp. For his efforts during the war, Mr. Ostar was recognized by the Ambassador of France...

Voices In Bloom - Book of Original Poetry Released By Seabrook "Poets From The Gardens"

May 7, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - Every Friday morning, two dozen or so residents get together at Seabrook's Continuing Care Community, known as "The Gardens," to hear the beautiful writings of authors such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. They then listen to their own writings as well...  These talented writers, who are part of a group known as Poets From The Gardens , are now published as well, staking a claim in the world of literature with Voices In Bloom - An Anthology of Poems and Stories . Last February, 40 residents from the writing group began working...

Seabrook Employee Receives "Leadership Award" For Demonstrating Erickson Living Values

Mar 15, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - Jennifer Courlas, director of continuing care of The Gardens at Seabrook, the community's continuing care neighborhood, was named a Leadership Award Winner at the Erickson Living corporate award recognition event in Baltimore, MD earlier this month. Erickson Living is the developer/management company of Seabrook. Employees from across the organization nominated director-level team members who demonstrate a strong commitment to the Erickson Way culture and values. Of those nominations, each community and corporate department could select one finalist.  The Corporate Executive Team then selected the winners. Chairman Jim Davis, who congratulated the finalists, noted that Erickson Living's culture...

Who Let the Dogs Out?! Seabrook Did It Again!

Mar 7, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - More than 20 different shapes and sizes of bark and breed converged upon the Seabrook auditorium for the annual Strut your Mutt event.  The event is a happening that has been taking place for 11 years and like always, it delivered the best in show! Crowds cheered as all sorts of canines were paraded down the aisle and onto the stage, where the owners told the audience a little something about their pooch and let them steal the limelight.  And of course some did a few tricks!   In addition to giving owners a chance to tell...

Seabrook Celebrates Black History Month

Feb 19, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - To celebrate Black History Month Seabrook invited The African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey from Newtonville, NJ to the community to display part of its collection. Seventy-four historical-laden photos, statues and paintings adorned the Atrium room at Seabrook for countless numbers of residents and members of the public to see. Some of the items included, paintings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billie Holiday, handmade sculptures and postcards. Museum owner and curator Ralph Hunter said, "I want to not just share African-American history, but American history and how important it was for African-Americans to...

SEABROOK HOLDS POST-SANDY REAL ESTATE DISCUSSION

Feb 12, 2013
TINTON FALLS, NJ - Since Superstorm Sandy struck the region, there have been some obvious changes in the real estate market, especially here in Monmouth County. The Seabrook retirement community held a special event to discuss the market in a Post-Sandy world. The event was hosted by Seabrook, and was facilitated by Laurie Williamson, the community's personal moving consultant. She led a discussion with two experts in the field---Patrick Parker from Patrick Parker Realty in Bradley Beach and Marcy Pokrywa from PNC Bank. Patrick said that since the storm hit, the rental market exploded and that there has been an...