Celebrating Sharon

Sharon Lucas, Senior CNA at Bay Oaks, has been serving our residents since 1990. She is truly a pillar of our community and a trusted colleague, mentor, and friend to everyone who works here.

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Sharon was born and raised in Miami. She worked in hotels prior to receiving her certification as a nursing assistant and coming to Bay Oaks. She will tell you that she loves working here because it is like a home away from home, and because the residents uplift her spirit everyday. She uplifts our spirits, too.

Twenty-seven years on, she is now the longest serving member of our community – more than the Administrator or any board member. The Bay Oaks motto is: “It is a privilege to be of service” – and it is a privilege to serve with you, Sharon. Thank you for all you do to make life a little sweeter and a whole lot smoother for everyone at Bay Oaks.

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Election Day

Ms Blake Voting

Many resident guests were able to vote early thanks to Miami Dade Election officials supervised voting in our community room. We want to remind you that it is everyone’s civic duty to vote. People like Ms. Mary Alice Blake (above) served in the military during WWII to preserve and protect your right to vote. Don’t take it for granted.

A Day at the Track

Thursday was Mr. Bill Warnke’s 90th birthday. His daughter Lisa visiting from out of town joined him and 7 other resident guests and 4 staff members in our Mercedes Benz Sprinter on a trip to one of his favorite places: Gulfstream Park. We spent a winning afternoon in the casino sharing in Mr. Warnke’s good fortune and luck.

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Mr. Bill Warnke shared his birthday cake and favorite lunch of pizza with Bay Oaks resident guests and his daughter Lisa and brother Neal.

Board and CEO accept plaque to commemorate Historic Designation

In the middle of lunch on Friday, August 19th, James Moore and the Bay Oaks Board surprised CEO Kathryn Kassner with a plaque to commemorate Bay Oaks historic designation granted by the City of Miami.

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Board members Susan Fleming, President Dr. Judith Siskind, Kathryn Moore, and Anna Blackman with Bay Oaks CEO Kathryn Kassner (center.)

The plaque was shown to all the residents who were very impressed by the honor of the designation and the meaning behind it: the continued protected status of Bay Oaks.

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James Moore shows plaque to resident and former City Council member Francis A. “MIke” Calhoun.

Tai Chi Class at capacity

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Our newest residents, Ms. Blake and Mr. Calhoun (seated by left window), raising the roof for Tai Chi!

Instructor Judd Zisquit leads our resident guests in Tai Chi two times a week pictured above in the 411 House and below in the fresh air and sunshine outside the Summer House.

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Bay Oaks’ Newest Resident: Goody Dog!

We are happy to introduce, Goody! Goody Dog comes to Bay Oaks Retirement Residence frGoody dog collageom a local shelter. Part Corgi, part Terrier (and part ?), she has in no time won the hearts of our residents.

Bay Oaks is proud to be Miami’s best assisted living facility. We have been a proud home for legends of local and international history and a sanctuary for native wildlife for over 67 years. Bay Oaks is indebted to Tom Rodger, son a of former resident, who created “The Princess Fund” in his mother’s memory. This fund insures that future care of our residents’ beloved pets, including our rescue dogs, chickens, butterflies and parrots.

Meet the other beneficiaries of The Princess Fund here.