Celebrate the month of January with us here at The Encore!
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on January events!
Mock Trial of Ayton Adler
On Tuesday, January 4th, our residents will participate in a Mock Trial with Ayton Adler. Each resident will be assigned a specific character in a fascinating court case and read their part. The trial will be held as if in a real courtroom, and the Defendant and the Prosecutor will be at odds making the case to prove or disprove whether the defendant is guilty or not. This high-profile courtroom drama will provide an opportunity for education and dramatic flair while arguing the case. Stay tuned for the verdict!
National Gourmet Coffee Day
On Friday, January 14th, the Recreation Dept, which prides itself on having many taste testing opportunities will celebrate National Gourmet Coffee Day with a variety of flavored coffees worldwide. Think of coffee beans the way people think of wine grapes. Just like wine, coffee tastes different depending on where it is grown, the vineyard or coffee farm it’s from, and the season. Just like wine, coffee comes from a living plant that can expire, so choosing carefully selected beans makes sense. “Specialty coffee” is a specific term overseen by The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Unlike general gourmet coffee, which is a marketing term, specialty coffee is beholden to specific standards maintained by the SCA. The SCA grades coffee quality on a 100 point scale. For coffee to be labeled “specialty,” it must achieve at least a score of 80 on that scale. Third Wave coffee is a specialty coffee-making that creates single-origin coffees, usually from small farms. Producers of Third Wave coffee are part of the specialty coffee segment. They favor light roasts that let the flavor and origin of the coffee shine through and stress the importance of consuming coffee that’s as fresh as possible.
Barbeque at The Encore
On Tuesday, January 25th, the residents will get the opportunity to have hotdogs on the grill. With tremendous gratitude to our volunteers from the Calvary Chapel church for donating our very first charcoal gas grill. This is a special day, as we will make sweet yellow onion sauce to go over our Sabrett skinless beef frankfurters or Hebrew skinless beef frankfurters. This is a New Yorkers’ dream come true. We will follow this very recipe, handed down for generations from street vendors in New York. This recipe is calculated per onion. Cook onions until golden brown on medium heat, add one tablespoon of olive oil per onion. In a saucepan, put 1⁄2 cup water per onion, 2 1/2 tablespoons of Ketchup, two tablespoons of sugar, 1⁄2 tsp light brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, 1⁄2 tsp of hot sauce, and 1/8 tsp of chili powder. Mix together and pour over cooked onions. Place hotdog in the steamed bun put mustard lightly over the hotdog, and there you have it. The original sweet onion sauce…the secret of New York! They will have you singing, “New York, New York” on the very first bite!
As we practice proper social distancing protocols in our community, we are proud to feature modified programming to continue providing vibrancy for our residents and employees. All events are subject to change. Please feel free to follow us on our Facebook page for continued updates as well as reaching out to us via Messenger.