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Family Fun and Flappers at Lakeview Picnic

Family Fun and Flappers
at Lakeview Picnic

Bucks County Herald
October 22, 2015
Photographs by Natalie Wi

Helen Rubisch and her son John Rubisch keep an eye out for the “coppers.”Lakeview’s Annual Family Picnic held on Saturday, September 12, gave more than 100 guests and their Lakeview hosts a chance to dress up in flashy outfits, dance to fun music, and slip back in time to a storied decade of opulence. The Roaring 1920’s theme party took place from noon to 2 p.m. under a white tent in the parking area at Lakeview Personal Care Community located at 2425 Lower State Road in Doylestown.

Party hosts Nancy Winthrop and George Valerio dressed for “puttin-on-the-ritz.”The crowd marveled at the tasty buffet overflowing with fresh Caesar salad, summer garden green beans, a choice of hot cheesy potato cups or sweet potato with a sweet crunchy topping, glazed sliced ham and succulent grilled beef filets sided with buttery mushrooms. The atmosphere of revelry was tweaked with a bar offering bubbly champagne and cider in lovely fluted glasses.The tempting dessert table featured a colorful fruit centerpiece, multi-tiered cake topped with black and white frosting, and platters of cookies and cupcakes custom made for the party by Charlotte Christ of “Yuppie Cuppies.”

Entertainment, envisioned by Director of Life Enrichment Maureen Riley, celebrated the elegance of the era with plenty of feather and sequin beaded costumes for the dancers’ leggy stage show. Other Lakeview hosts and hostesses mingled through tables wearing black and white outfits accented with sparkling headpieces or Charlie Chaplin-like bowler hats.

Flapper Maureen Riley joins Carole Anne and Martha Fryslin in a toast to a decadent era.“I work closely with our Dining Director, Sharon Smith, to tap the creative talent we have in the ranks at Lakeview, and then we all collaborate to bring about the best party scene. We try to match the mood our families love to feel at this annual event,” Riley enthused, “making the residents feel like honored participants in a familiar song and dance fest.”

Helen Bender makes the party scene with her daughter Eileen and George Rumell.Located a block away from Doylestown Hospital, and a part of Doylestown Health, Lakeview is a vital link in the continuum of care available to seniors in the local area. Some of the essential services provided by Lakeview, such as 24-hour licensed nursing care and on-site physicians, are unique in a Personal Care Community setting. This high degree of expertise promotes wellness and allows for a quicker response to any change in a resident’s health status.

To learn more about residency, life enrichments, or volunteer opportunities at Lakeview, telephone 215-489-7117.

Bartender Joe Woll serves some golden bubbly to Dr. Tom Kardish.Temi Adeoye, Lisa Ubel, and Laura Watson strike a leggy pose for partygoers.Tiparillos anyone? Chaiya Reeder proffers the (candy) goods at the party.Sue Whitlock and Mel Wolff take a sequined spin on the dance floor.Lynn Hulme joins the dance fest with her Dad, John Miniotis.