Residents At Heritage Pointe Of Teaneck Enjoy Weekly Cultural Outings To Ny/nj Points Of Interest

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  • Bergen-Passaic, NJ (1888PressRelease) September 22, 2010 - Residents enjoy a full roster of activities at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck including outings twice every week to museums, theatres and other points of interest throughout the New York metropolitan area. The trips give residents of the full-service retirement community an opportunity to broaden their horizons, indulge in their interests, and enjoy each other's company in new surroundings.

    "We go on outings twice a week to destinations based on the residents' requests and preferences," said Lorraine Amendola, director of life enrichment at Heritage Pointe. "They particularly enjoy museums, plays, and New York City attractions. Living in Teaneck provides great opportunities for day trips as there is so much to do in this area."

    Heritage Pointe schedules the day trips year 'round, with a combination of outdoor and indoor opportunities that complement the seasons. This past summer, residents toured the New Jersey Botanical Garden in Ringwood and the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, N.Y.; took museum outings to the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, N.Y., the Frick Collection in Manhattan, and the New Jersey Naval Museum in Hackensack; enjoyed a Hudson River lunch cruise on the Spirit of New Jersey yacht; and saw a play at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton, N.J.

    One resident who participates in many outings is Lillian Cohen. "I can't get enough of the museums," she said, "but I'm also very fond of theatre. We're all very appreciative that we have so many chances to expand our knowledge." Cohen also enjoys the musical performances the residents attend at the Mahwah Public Library. "We're fortunate to have the opportunity to hear such gifted musicians," she added.

    The theatre trips are among the favorites of resident Gerry Wagner. "I try to go on as many outings as possible," said Wagner. "In addition to Broadway shows we've been to the Westchester Dinner Theatre and the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse which is fantastic."

    Wagner noted that the monthly trips to the Empire City at Yonkers Raceway are becoming very popular. "So many people want to go that we'll have to charter a bus soon," he said.

    The busy summer is indicative of the kinds of activities Amendola plans throughout the year. She has already booked trips this fall to the Guggenheim Museum in New York, a day at Point Pleasant Beach, theatre trips to see "Phantom of the Opera" and "Plaza Suite," a guided bus tour of Upper Manhattan, and a swing band concert at the Mahwah Public Library. While the outings always include lunch at or near the destination, Amendola explained that she also plans occasional visits to local restaurants for lunch so residents can sample some of the area's eclectic dining venues.

    The trips are just one way Heritage Pointe helps residents stay active. There are wellness and fitness classes every weekday and an on-premise exercise room. In addition, the community's Teaneck Trailblazers walking club hikes twice a week through the adjacent 46-acre Teaneck Creek Conservancy woodlands. Other on-site activities include educational seminars, musical performances, and social events such as theme dinners and happy hour socials.

    Heritage Pointe of Teaneck is located at 600 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, near Route 4 just off of Interstates 80 and 95. In addition to its cultural and recreational outings and on-site programs, the rental retirement community offers spacious apartments, fine dining, and distinctive amenities for active retirees. For more information about Heritage Pointe or to arrange a tour, call (201) 836-9260 or visit

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