Friday, January 30, 2015

A Christmas Kindness

Our Purly Girls group knitted hats for the less fortunate during the holiday season. A kind stranger, Angela, witnessed an act of Christmas goodness and sent us this sweet letter. We love that our Redstone Highlands family was able to inspire more heartfelt giving during Christmastime.

Dear Purly Girls,

            This little thank you gift is a personal thank you for the joy and love you shared with the less fortunate this Christmas season. I was standing in the checkout line at the St. Vincent De Paul store yesterday when a young Mother was given one of the little hats that you girls so lovingly made. She was so appreciative and delighted that her daughter (three months) had a new hat. There were lots of higs had and many joyful tears shed, too. A heartwarming experience for all who saw. Giving is what Christmas is all about, so I am following your lead and giving to you so that together we can bring more tears of joy to our friends in need. Your donation to the St. Vincent De Paul Store was a source of joy to so many. All your time and effort is truly appreciated. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Redstone Highlands Welcomes A Beautiful New Baby!

The Redstone family has a new baby! Congratulations to our Communications and Events Coordinator, Shawna Miller and her husband Dave, on the birth of a beautiful baby girl! Shawna usually takes care of all of the Social Media postings for Redstone so she will be missed during her time off being a mommy! We will do our best to carry on while she is away.  Please send us your ideas for posts and stories to cover here at Redstone. Welcome Baby Miller!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Welcome to Highlanders!

As Redstone Highlands continues to explore ways to enhance the lifestyle options available to our seniors, a new idea was developed. Creating a pub and lounge area would offer a new gathering space for residents, create an atmosphere for socialization, and provide a marketable lifestyle option.

Our Murrysville community was the first to undergo this transformation in December of 2012 and the first Highlanders was open for business. North Huntingdon followed in 2013, and in June of 2014 our Greensburg community hosted its Grand Opening event. 

Each Highlanders features a bar, lounge seating, large TV’s and a warm and welcoming ambiance. The pub setting is perfect for the traditional Happy Hour and Social Hour events that our residents have historically enjoyed, but many other activities and events are hosted in these new spaces as well. The versatility of the spaces allows for a pub-like setting in which we can serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as presenting a coffee house feel. Wine tasting, Murder Mystery Events, Steeler Parties, Men’s Grill, Cooking Demonstrations, Coffee Chat, Poetry Readings and Card Clubs are just a few of the diverse events enjoyed in the Highlanders.

Not only are our residents enjoying the new enhancements, but the Highlanders has proven to be a popular location for our marketing clubs to meet, providing a wonderful opportunity to showcase our Redstone Highlands communities. And since Highlanders never closes, residents and their guests are free to utilize the amenities to enjoy a cup of coffee and some conversation any time.

Most recently, our Murrysville campus obtained a limited use liquor license which allows the sale of beer and wine in the dining room as well as at select Highlanders Happy Hour events. We look forward to being able to offer this service at our North Huntingdon and Greensburg communities in the future.