Stories written by Kerry Green-Phillips

Author Burke makes appearance at The Palace at Coral Gables

Author Burke makes appearance at The Palace at Coral Gables

  Penny Burke, co-author of the book, From Granny Panties to Thongs, recently made a special appearance at The Palace at Coral Gables for one of the community’s Lunch & Learn programs. Burke shared the poignant stories of the widows she interviewed when she and coauthor Joan Pearlstein decided to collaborate for their book. Inspired […]

The Palace Renaissance picked for Keller Williams’ ‘RED Day’

The Palace Renaissance picked for Keller Williams’ ‘RED Day’

The Palace Renaissance in Kendall was the recipient of the local Keller Williams Realty office’s day of service project. The assisted living community’s residents and staff enjoyed a carnival-themed event, which was part of Keller Williams’ annual “RED Day” festivities. Short for Renew, Energize and Donate, “RED Day” was created to unite Keller Williams Realty […]

Palace Suites residents help students affected by Sandy

Palace Suites residents help students affected by Sandy

The Knitting Club of The Palace Suites recently found a particularly rewarding project for Hurricane Sandy relief, which helped students at two East Rockaway, NY elementary schools. The knitting club members pooled their talents creating blankets, hats and scarves for the children in grades K-6 of Center Avenue and Rhame Avenue Elementary Schools that had […]

Scout’s Eagle project brings East Ridge a nature hammock

Scout’s Eagle project brings East Ridge a nature hammock

As part of his Eagle Scout project Boy Scout Dylan Franz, 16, organized more than 50 volunteers including his fellow troop members, parents and friends to remake a nature trail for the East Ridge senior living community. Beginning in the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 15, and lasting into the afternoon, work on the project […]

The Palace Royale seniors donate 4 iPads to SFACS

The Palace Royale seniors donate 4 iPads to SFACS

  Students at the South Florida Autism Charter School (SFACS) in Hialeah now have additional technology at their fingertips, thanks to the generous donation of seniors from The Palace Royale, an assisted living community in Kendall. The residents, members of the community’s “Make-a-Difference Club,” recently donated brand new Apple iPads to the school with a […]

Panel awards Gold Seal of Excellence to The Palace

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The Palace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was recognized recently by the Governor’s Panel on Excellence in Long- Term Care for providing exceptional care in management and quality of life for residents. This marks the second time the community, owned and operated by the Palace Group, has received the prestigious honor. The Gold Seal Award is […]

Senior community embraces sustainable ‘green’ practices

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East Ridge Retirement Village, life care community in Cutler Bay, has a special mission in finding sustainable solutions to minimize the community’s footprint on the environment. Under directives from the community’s board of directors who are sensitive to environmental impact of their community, Kenneth Gould, director of Environmental Services, meshed his passion with their goals. […]

Palace seniors’ extraordinary lives chronicled in new book

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Thirteen-year-old Nicole Hicks could hardly contain her excitement. She knew the speaker’s description of a German plane being shot down during the D-Day invasion could only mean one thing — her beloved godfather, Charles Schnieder, would be recognized next. Hicks and her mother, Lili, were part of the audience that gathered at The Palace Suites […]

Palace residents send touch of home to troops overseas

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The Palace’s senior living communities are paying tribute to the U.S. military, veterans and their families by participating in the fifth annual American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. The Palace Royale’s Make A Difference Club, comprised of assisted living residents, recently collected and assembled more than 150 Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa cards which […]