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Our "Typical" Member

When people visit Partridge Knoll for the first time, we're often asked, "What is your typical member like?" The answer is simple:There isn't one. Our members come from all over the United States. Actually, from all over the world. Sure, we have had members from across St. Lawrence County: Massena, Ogdensburg, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. We've also had people move to PK from California, Florida- even Dubai and London! We have members that have traveled to Egypt, Africa and all over Europe and we have had members that don't like to travel outside of St.

What are you Thankful For?

It took a while, but Mother Nature has finally started to bring that familiar chill to the air that reminds us that winter is on its way. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everywhere you go people are talking about what they are thankful for. What are PK members thankful for? Here are some of top responses:

  • "Knowing help is close by if I need it." 
  • "My independence." 
  • "The staff. They are wonderful!" 
  • "Not having to shovel the driveway anymore."

 

What are you having for dinner?

"What's for dinner?" The age old question. If you enjoy fine dining, choices in a comfortable atmosphere, then you will love The Hearth. The Hearth is Partridge Knoll's dining room where chef Matt Palmer and crew serve up everything from pot roast to potato-crusted salmon. Served restaurant-style, your meal includes the choice of at least two entree options, plenty of side dishes and a soup and salad bar that are always stocked and ready. There's nothing in this world like Matt's pumpkin soup or Terry Hooper's amazing desserts. Speaking of dessert.

Is it Just Stuff?

I recently helped a friend move from their big farm house of 50 years to a considerably smaller, one-level ranch. It was a daunting task. Room after room filled with knick knacks, books, boxes and boxes of things. I'm sure you get the picture. As we were playing the game of what to keep and what to give away, I heard my friend say, more than once, "Is it just stuff?""Why do you keep asking that?" I finally asked her."Well, it's like this," she explained. "I have 50 years of memories here.

Spring arrives...

So it would appear that spring has sprung in Northern New York. We know here in NNY that it isn't simply enough to spy a robin or crocus bloom. For us, a real spring arrival is confirmed only by a two-week stretch without snow. Hmm, maybe we aren't quite there yet. It did snow in several areas of the county this week. Another sure sign of spring is the annual Partridge Knoll Open House. Our Open House is the perfect idea to come and see what retirement life is really like at Partridge Knoll. Join us on Friday, June 7th from 1-3pm. Take a tour, ask questions and meet our staff.

Visit. You'll Understand.

It's tough to imagine what living at Partridge Knoll is like from a brochure or a picture on our website. A visit is the only real way to get a feel for what life is really like. On Friday, June 7th from 1-3pm, Partridge Knoll will hold its annual Spring Open House. We invite you to stop by,  take a tour, chat with our members, meet our staff, ask any questions you may have, and get a first-hand idea of what every day life is like at Partridge Knoll.

Welcome!

The launch of our new wesite is an exciting event! Please take the time to browse and tell us what you like and what you don't like. 

Let it Snow?

Let it snow? Are you kidding? Do you have to rely on the kindness of the neighbors or your nephew that is only available after basketball practice to help you with your snow removal woes? Let us suggest an alternative. What if the next time old man winter chose to drop two feet of snow, you didn't have to worry about shoveling the walk for the mailman or digging your car out to get the groceries?

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