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Prestwick Chase’s Blog – Senior Independent Living

Check back regularly for news and events in the Capital Region and Saratoga Springs, NY for active independents 55+.

Country Side Market

Residents of Prestwick took a day trip out to the Carrot Barn, a country side market, to shop for fresh vegetables. They then headed just down the road to the Apple Barrel for lunch. Our residents love supporting farms and fresh produce markets in the surrounding areas.  Prestwick Chases location allows for residents to have access to many wonderful country side markets.  Studies have shown that eating organic fruits and veggies really can have a great impact on ones health, energy and over all fitness.



Prestwick Chase hosted the Canfield Casino Gala. The benefit was for the Saratoga Historical Society. The guests were treated to many forms of live entertainment acts. Music entertainment was the Georgie Wonder Band and they were absolutely fantastic.

Our guests enjoyed cuisines prepared by the Culinary team of Prestwick Chase, a 4 star Kitchen. There was also gaming tables and fortune tellers for people to visit. The night was very festive with dancing, magicians and music.

Thank you to all the staff and vendors who participated in this nights events. A special thank you to all those from the community who attended to Gala to support a wonderful cause.

Gala 2018 Canfield Casino

The HoneyBees of Prestwick

The honeybees of Prestwick Chase are flourishing.  The Management Staff went out to harvest honey from the hives and check on their bee population.  This wonderful activity draws much attention from the residents.  One of the hives being checked sits near a hallway where residents can gather and watch from only feet away.  It is a great educational program for everyone involved.  The honey sampled was fantastic.  As you can see in the photos below the top level tray was covered with this sweet delight.  The bees on average fly as far as up to two miles away on their hunt for food.  This means that some of the bees you see in downtown Saratoga Springs on the flowers, literally could be from one of our three hives.  As we approach the fall season honey will be harvested again before our small friends prepare for their long winter huddle.  Stay Tuned!!


July 4th Show

We had a wonderful July 4th Show.  Residents came out in the evening for live music, patriotic red, white and blue ice cream, and a night sky of color. Was the perfect weather for our evening celebration. We enjoyed seeing all the families, friends and grand children who gathered for Independence Day with us at Prestwick Chase.


Residents gathered for an outdoor picnic to celebrate the first day of summer. There was food, live music, games and a dunk tank! The Chairmen of the Resident Council volunteered to climb in the tank and give fellow residents a chance to send him into the water. There was much laughter as people lined up trying to strike the plate with a ball to drop him in the tank. He finally was dropped into the tank after several tries. A couple of Prestwick Chase staff members also climbed up the ladder to allow people to try to put them into the drink as well.

The day was perfect, wonderful temperatures and slightly over casted with cloud cover. As you can see from the pictures below everyone had a great time. We even had some female residents joking asking who was the man with nice legs in the dunk tank! Ha, Ha, Ha.

Thank you to all the residents and staff for kicking off summer 2018 with a fun filled day outside. The live music was great as well and always is a joy to have at our celebrations for the community.


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