Balloon Festival 2017 was a fantastic outing for residents of Prestwick Chase. We had a group go up to Queensbury early in the morning for the lift. It was a beautiful morning for the ride as the temperatures were comfortable, low humidity and was a cloudless day. Our residents were very excited to go up and be able to take amazing photos from on high. The view was spectacular as the rose up to around 2500-3000 feet in elevation. Many described being able to see the Adirondack Mountain Range in a whole new way in which they had not seen before. We thank all the volunteers, staff, pilots and residents who made this trip so wonderful. We look forward to next years Balloon Festival!
Golf Classic 2017 Championships were held by the residents of Prestwick Chase. Residents sign up and are paired up to participate in the Summer long event. At the end of the year in September they hold the final contest to determine the years Champion pair. Golf Classic 2017 was a big hit. We had the perfect weather for the event. The participants enjoyed a cook out put on by our own Culinary Team. There was much laughter and pleasant conversations as the contest progressed. This year the final round went into a sudden death putt off as 3 pairs had fielded the exact same score totals. The players will also be treated to an October Golf Dinner Party and the winning pair for 2017 will receive a surprise gift. Thank you to all the golfers who participated in this years tournament. We look forward to hopefully seeing even more new residents who recently joined the community, sign up for next years golf events. Thank you to all the staff for helping make the day so much fun for the group.
Prestwick Chase hosted a Travers Celebration Gala at the Canfield Casino, in Congress Park. Residents of Prestwick along with VIP’s in the Saratoga Region were invited to attend the night’s festivities. Everyone was treated to the Georgie Wonders Orchestra, which performed late into the evening.
Guest Speakers included Charlie Kuenzel and Dave Patterson, co-owners of Saratoga Tours. These two gentlemen have a wealth of knowledge about the history and heritage of Saratoga Springs. There were many forms of entertainment for the guests to take in. We had Cirque Tacular Contortionists who simply amazed the audience, Chris Wheel & Ryan Bliss Magicians, Bryson Lang Comedy/Juggler, Sandy Menzer: Spiritual intuitive who has worked with Mary Lou Whitney and Marci: Angel Therapy Practitioner.
Prestwick Chase’s Culinary team went all out for this prestigious event. The goal of the Travers Foundation Celebration Menu was to pamper our guests with wonderful cuisine combinations not normally seen. Passed Hors D’Oeuvre included Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Drizzle, Figs stuffed with Goat Cheese, wrapped in Pancetta, Devils on Horseback, Mermaids on Horseback, Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Remoulade and Clams Casino. Raw Bar included Oysters on the half shell, Clams on the half shell and Pink Gulf Shrimp. Pasta Station a big hit with the crowd was your choice of Fettuccini, Penne, Prosciutto stuffed Tortelloni with sauces of Marinara, Alfredo, Ala Vodka, and hand Melon Creme. Carving Station offered Beef Tenderloin with demi glaze and wild mushrooms. Another big treat was our Savory and Sweet Crepes which the line seemed never ending as people watched them being prepared to their taste.
The evening was truly magical with many people very surprised to learn that all the decorations, even down to the canoe on stage matching the Travers Colors was done by Prestwick Chase Staff. A special thanks go out to our sponsors: Jon Cupp with Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Posie Peddler for their beautiful flower arrangements, Sysco, Empire Merchants North and Morgan Linen Service, Inc. We would also like to thank all the wait staff, bar tenders, Prestwick Chase Staff and the McNeary family for their constant pursuit of excellence in not only Senior Independent Living but in their desire to promote what is the very best of Saratoga.
(And for all those VIP’s who asked at the nights’ end, will this be held next year, all we can tell you is if you thought this was an amazing night, you can be sure that next year we will sparkle even brighter! So stay tuned!)
Eclipse Celebration was held outside at Prestwick Chase Pavilion. Residents were invited to gather for live music, snacks, drinks and to witness mother natures amazing show. We served pizza from our own pizza stone oven. There was also themed snacks like moon pies, rocket icicle pops and freeze dried astronaut ice cream. We also had traditional lemonade and for the more daring residents lemonade mixed with raspberry vodka. With the hot temperatures outside during the eclipse we had ice cold watermelon available for the grandchildren and families visiting. Our Activities Coordinator Belinda, made sure we had plenty of safety eclipse glasses for everyone who wanted to take a peek at this amazing event in the heavens. Everyone sat back relaxed and enjoyed the live music. We also had our property drone aloft shooting video of the party. Thank you to the staff and residents for making our Eclipse Celebration one to remember!
Residents of Prestwick attended a top notch musical performance by renown American French cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Being so close to SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) gives our resident community the opportunity to attend fantastic shows. This truly was a special night to see such talent. The weather was perfect for the outing. Thank you to Belinda, Prestwick Chase’s Activities Dir. for being able to book this event and offer such a class act for the residents to enjoy!