Thursday, May 30, 2013
Head Chef at Sunrise Senior Living, Tabatha Brennan, baked enough goodies to fill several tables to help out victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Earlier this month, staff members at Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield had a bake sale to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sunrise Head Chef Tabatha Brennan, who organized the event, reportedly baked enough goods to fill several tables. Other staff members created gift baskets for raffle prizes while also collecting in donations - resulting in $1,100 for the One Fund. Over the past couple of years around Valentine's Day, Brennan has also done dessert-making presentations at the nearby Lynnfield Senior Center. "We all really enjoyed the preparation for the event & the sense of community that it brought to our home", said Executive Director Linda Howard. "Everyone was grateful to be able to help out this cause, & we…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
On Wednesday, Tabatha Brennan, dining services coordinator at Sunrise Senior Living, visited the Lynnfield Senior Center for a Valentine's Day dessert demonstration.
Tabatha Brennan, the dining services coordinator for Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield, returned to the Lynnfield Senior Center on Wednesday to give a demonstration on making Valentine's Day desserts. In this video, Tabatha is making pretzel chocolate fudge with caramel sauce. The pretzels are crushed and mixed with melted butter and then spread on the bottom of the (buttered) pan before the fudge is poured in. From there, the pan goes into the fridge for 90 minutes or so. Other options for the fudge include caramel sauce on top - or even in the middle between the pretzels and the chocolate. The demonstration also included tuxedo strawberries with white and regular chocolate, and oreo cupcakes. Also, check out this video from last year …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Flowering cherry tree planted in memory of Sunrise residents who have passed on.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
The following is an announcement from Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield: On Friday September 14 Sunrise Assisted Living, in Lynnfield held a memorial tree planting and dedication ceremony. In collaboration with Townscape, a beautiful Kwanzan Flowering Cherry tree was planted as a living memorial of the residents of Sunrise who have passed on. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Dennis Bailey. In addition to prayers, poems and a song were part of the celebration. A plaque will be secured at the base of the tree to perpetually designate this tree as a living memorial to the residents. “We consider it a privilege to have had these residents call Sunrise home & we think this is a wonderful way to forever keep them a part of our community…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Eighteen residents at Sunrise Senior Living, men and women, served in the armed forces during World War II and Korea.
Residents of Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield who served in the armed forces were presented with flags and plaques on Wednesday in honor of their contributions to the nation. While Memorial Day is this Monday, May also happens to be National Military Appreciation Month. The Sunrise facility, located on Salem Street, currently has at least 18 residents who served in the armed forces during the World War II and Korea eras. Sunrise staff member Leonard Sargeant was also honored for his 21 years of service in the Navy, from 1980 to 2001. The plaques and flags (a small U.S. flag plus a flag of the branch of service an individual served in) were given by Ed Jones, the veterans liaison from Compassionate Care Hospice who pays weekly visits to …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunrise Senior Living held an art and design event featuring the work of Lynnfield Art Guild members and others, as well as tips on decorating a room with the comfort and safety of seniors in mind.
On Sunday and Monday of this week, Sunrise Assisted Living on Salem Street provided local artists with a forum to display some of their creations. These photos show artworks primarily created by Lynnfield residents, most of them members of the Lynnfield Art Guild. Work by Sunrise resident and longtime North Shore artist Angelo Stavru was also on display and for sale. Stavru, whose art show at Sunrise was featured on this website earlier in the winter, is a Navy veteran who didn't let an MS diagnosis decades ago stop him from becoming an accomplished artist. The steady stream of community members who stopped by during the two-day display also received a home design guide for seniors and their families featuring tips from Emily Henderson of …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Retired artist and Navy veteran had exhibit Sunday at Sunrise Senior Living.
This Sunday at Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield, community members had the opportunity to check out some paintings by longtime professional artist Angelo Stavru, who is currently a resident there. Stavru, 74, was joined at the exhibit by family members and senior staff members at Sunrise, and a classical pianist was even on hand to provide a musical background. A native of Lynn, Stavru served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1954 soon after his discharge. During his time in the service, he was an engine room worker on naval vessels. Later, as his MS became more pronounced, he switched to watercolors because this medium was more compatible to work with. He studied at the Vesper George …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Clara Gerke grew up in Bavaria, Germany and arrived in New York City in 1928.
Last week, Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield held a 100th birthday party for a resident whose story begins in Bavaria, Germany, several years before World War I. Clara Gerke grew up in a family with two brothers and seven sisters, in an era that historians most usually associate with the runaway inflation that devastated the German economy and led to a barter system in many areas. At last week's birthday party, two of Gerke's sons, Robert and Raymond, were on hand, along with several other family members. Raymond told the gathering of friends, family and staff members about his mother's life - Originally, another sister, Matilde, was supposed to board a ship to America back in 1928. Instead, she decided not to, and 16-year-old sister …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Resident at Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield treated wounded men during attack of Dec. 7, 1941.
Americans everywhere marked the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack this week - and at least one Lynnfield resident is among the dwindling few who were actually there that day. Dorothy (Munn) Lyons, a resident at Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield, was a nurse stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese struck in a surprise attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. Lyons had already served in several locations for the Navy by the time of the attack, including in Brooklyn, Quantico, and in California. Dorothy went to the Carney nursing school in South Boston and lived in Medford for many years. Her husband, John Murray Lyons, was also a Navy man from Medford - the two met during their high school years. In …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Executive John Jetty is the director of Sunrise Senior Living on Salem Street in Lynnfield.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunrise Senior Living Executive Director John Jetty has been on the job for six years now, and he and staff members recently marked the occasion with a cake. In fact, the entire company is set to celebrate its own 30th year in operation on Dec. 5. Lynnfield Patch readers may also remember reading about Jetty and another important member of the Sunrise team in this article that ran back in October.