Feb 23 2012

Today’s Special: Homemade Calomondin Marmalade

Everyone at Bay Oaks benefits from the exceptional food served by our three professional chefs – but sometimes, it is the simple homebaked goods that really make a meal. This morning’s breakfast featured special culinary gift from Bay Oaks friend Nancy Williams – homemade marmalade of local calomondin trees! Calomondins are small citrus fruits that grow all […]

Feb 22 2012

Day Trip to the Biscayne Nature Center

Perfect weather. Perfect outing. Perfect day. Today, Bay Oaks residents visited the Majory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, a non-profit environmental education center in Crandon Park, Key Biscayne. After a picnic lunch in the shaded courtyard, we walked along nature paths, visited the beachfront, enjoyed art in the gallery and had a hands-on introduction to […]

Feb 20 2012

A Little Seed All Grown Up!

There have been many stewards of Bay Oaks over the last 65 years. All professional women, all dedicated to providing unequaled care for Miami’s seniors without regard of their financial standing. When Bay Oaks’ President Kathryn Kassner joined the board, more than 15 years ago, the grounds were suffering – but with the help of […]

Feb 13 2012

A Sunday of Romantic Music, Sweet Treats and Entertainment

Ever since the merry group of revelers first came to Bay Oaks to spread cheer with live music and stories for the Holidays, Bay Oaks residents have been eager for an encore and this Sunday,  ‘Afternoon Tea & Classics’ did not disappoint. Valentina, Juan Diego, Fernanda and other brought their guitars and voices ready to […]

Feb 13 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! A Poem by Bertha Fisher

Valentine’s Day, a poem by Bertha Fisher A Day To Express Our Heartfelt Love, For Our Fellow  Human Beings And God In Heaven Above, An Appreciation For Every Kindness That Came Our Way, A Special Day To Celebrate Called Valentine’s Day.

Jan 30 2012

New Wildlife at Bay Oaks ~ Io!

Bay Oaks sometimes feels like a wildlife sanctuary. We are home to a nationally recognized Butterfly Garden, several local birds and squirrels, many indigenous plants, including Florida fruit trees. This morning, we discovered a new critter in our midst: the Io Moth Caterpillar. Over at the Summer House, Bay Oaks’ Activities Building, we found these […]

Jan 23 2012

Monday Shopping Trip ~ Senior Discount Day!

Bay Oaks residents love a bargain! So Monday, Senior Discount Day at the Salvation Army Family Store, is a popular day for shopping. You’ll never know what treasures you’ll find. From clothes to art, a new vase or a book you have been waiting to read. Either way, it’s a fun trip. Cheers to all of […]

Jan 20 2012

Bay Oaks Billiards on Thursdays

Every day at Bay Oaks, residents are encouraged to try new things and participate in fun, challenging activities – from ‘Trivia Tuesdays’ to Busy Bee Strength Training, from Yoga to Chair Dancing. This week, we have added Billiards to the mix – Free lessons on Thursday afternoons! Carmelo Cruz, staff member and lifelong pool player, […]

Jan 12 2012

The Greatest Show on Earth! Bay Oaks Goes to the Circus

Today, we were off to the matinee show of Ringling Brothers Circus Downtown. It was great fun and we are grateful to the AAA for giving us discount and front-row seats! Here are some pictures as we got ready for the show: Dr. Gaines loved the acrobats, Mrs. Wilson loved the “beautiful” and “amazing” elephants and Mr. […]

Jan 10 2012

Happy Birthday, Edna & Morton, Sharon & Mike!

January 10th is a big day here at Bay Oaks- we’re celebrating the birthdays of two residents AND two staff members. Our best birthday wishes to Morton & Edna (with Sophie the dog in the photo) and Sharon and Mike, too. We’ll celebrate with music, birthday cakes and, brought to us by Chef Lamonte, these […]