Spring Spirituality Celebrations abound at Applewood

Spring Spirituality Celebrations abound at Applewood

Welcome spring!

At last, we’re throwing open the windows, packing away the winter boots and going outside to revel in warmer and longer days ahead.

Our Easter and Passover celebrations officially marked the new season.

A key component of our Engaged Living program focuses on spirituality. We hold several religious services for residents of many faiths on-site, which are hosted by local clergy, offering the convenience of practicing one’s faith without the hassle of driving or traveling in bad weather.

It also serves as another opportunity for our seniors to socialize and feel connected to the community.

When we add a holiday dinner party or celebration, rest assured we’ll do it with style!



Applewood’s recent “Celebration of Easter” dinner included a delicious meal starting with lobster bisque, crudités and a choice of roast leg of lamb, lump crab cakes or traditional Easter ham. Dessert featured a Tartufo ice cream “egg” garnished with a marshmallow Peep and M&Ms, served with plenty of Applewood’s delicious coffee.




Reverend Jonathan Elsensohn from the First Baptist Church of Freehold presided over the occasion.


Earlier this week, a Passover Seder was held in honor of our Jewish residents. The occasion was marked with a traditional symbolic Seder plate provided at each table featuring a lamb shank bone, horseradish root, a hard-boiled egg, Charoset, salt water and lettuce.




The meal began with a gefilte fish appetizer, followed by matzo ball soup, a choice of brisket, roast turkey or salmon and concluded with a sweet Matzo kugel and coconut macaroons.

Cantor Siet presided over the celebration.



If it’s time for you to celebrate more and expand your social circle, make plans to visit our community and see firsthand how to live life well at Applewood.