Vista residents enjoy a wide variety of activities, festive gatherings, and off-site excursions as part of the vibrant lifestyle offered at the premier continuing care retirement community. This fall, residents took several exciting trips, listened to live music, danced at an autumn social, and more!
James Taylor Concert
The Vista offered a trip to the James Taylor concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center, where residents enjoyed seeing the famed folksinger-songwriter perform live in concert and hearing some of his classics, such as “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “Carolina in My Mind”!
Trip to Culinary Institute of America
The Vista organized a trip to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. Lunch was served at American Bounty, the Culinary Institute’s farm-to-table restaurant, followed by a tour of the CIA. Residents went behind the scenes to get an inside look into the world of food and participated in an interactive demonstration led by CIA students to explore the science of taste.
“A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical”
The Vista’s residents enjoyed an outing to Broadway for “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical.” Residents were able to experience Diamond’s classics, such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Cherry, Cherry,” come to life through the musical. A complimentary Broadway brunch was served in the Windmill, The Vista’s gathering place, before the show.
Fall Fare Dinner
In honor of autumn starting, The Vista community came together for an upscale dinner complete with entertainment, dancing, and delicious food. The Cameos, a nine-piece oldies band, provided the music, while Alex Iverson, an international traveling musician, impressed residents with a variety of tricks. Residents enjoyed a full buffet, including a seafood bar, Italian pasta station, and carving station. A caricaturist, Ed Giordano, illustrated images of the attendees as a unique and fun memento of the evening.
Residents had a visit from the nonprofit organization Seeing Eye, which trains dogs to aid visually impaired people. Residents learned about the program and how they train the dogs, as well as enjoyed meeting the puppies they are currently training. A visually impaired person also visited and shared her experience with her seeing-eye dog and how she is able to ski, travel, and more with the dog’s guidance.
Halloween-Themed Murder Mystery Dinner
To celebrate the spooky holiday, residents dressed in fun costumes and attended an interactive whodunit dinner, with awards for best actor, best costume, and the solver of the mystery.
Other Special Events Included:
- Music on the Patio with Forever Young: An outdoor performance of classic oldies hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s
- A performance by guitarist Tim Farrell: An award-winning acoustic guitarist known for his finger-pick style of playing
- A performance by the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra