Focus on culture

Devonshire offers convenient ticket service for area performances

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February 19th, 2018
In Devonshire’s recently updated Community Resources office, which acts as a mini box office for Devonshire community members, manager Irene Malanga (right) and assistant Sarah Soetarto look over the office’s 2017-2018 season tickets preview.

The Community Resources office is the box office for Devonshire community members.

People who reside at Devonshire at PGA National, Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens, enjoy resort-style living in close proximity to upscale shopping, trend-setting restaurants, and a wide variety of cultural attractions.

Through its Community Resources department, Devonshire offers a large roster of activities in its 65,000square-foot clubhouse, which is conveniently connected internally to its three residence buildings.

On-site box office

Community Resources also serves as a mini box office for live matinee performances at area theaters.

The 2017-2018 preview of ticket offerings filled 15 pages of performances at venues such as Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Dramaworks, and Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

Series tickets were offered for The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum and Lynn University World Performing Arts Center, both in Boca Raton. But people could pick and choose among performances at other venues.

“Devonshire provides the convenience of a group rate and group transport on our Devonshire shuttle,” says Community Resources Manager Irene Malanga. “And we take care of everything.”

Malanga started the program the year Devonshire opened and has guided it ever since. It’s just one example of how Devonshire caters to the interests of the people who live there.

“Our community members love the arts and the cultural attractions that abound in Palm Beach County,” she says.

When people order their tickets, they simultaneously reserve seats on the shuttle. They receive their tickets all at the same time, and they even get a reminder call as their performance dates roll around.

Not everyone gets their tickets through Malanga. Devonshire is an independent living community, so many members purchase their tickets and drive to performances on their own.

“The people we transport either no longer drive or don’t want the hassle of driving,” says Malanga. Because theater season coincides with snowbird season, riding with friends on the Devonshire shuttle holds a definite appeal.

“Some people sign up for every single performance,” Malanga says. Later, should they need to cancel, they simply let her know. She, in turn, will call her waiting list. “I usually always have a waiting list,” she says. Their ticket gets sold and the problem is solved.

Jean Cohen uses the service for tickets and transportation to classical concerts and to Dramaworks. Like other participants, she gives the program rave reviews.

While people love the program’s convenience, Malanga says the most important benefit to participants might be riding together and attending the performance in the company of Devonshire friends.

“You don’t have to go alone or sit alone,” she says. That’s a win-win in anyone’s book.

Your own personal drivers

Devonshire’s transportation department does more than provide transport for Community Resources excursions.

It provides regularly scheduled trips to venues like Publix and Gardens Mall.

And it offers complimentary limousine service within a ten-mile radius of Devonshire, including Palm Beach International Airport. Depending on availability, the service is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

People can schedule rides for trips such as medical appointments, activities at PGA National Resort & Spa, and classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter.

They ride worry-free knowing an experienced and courteous Devonshire driver is at the wheel.