The Danish Beacon is the newsletter of the Danish Homes in Edison, N.J. and Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. and of Danish-American organizations on the East Coast of the United States.

Kenneth Nielsen, also a member of the Danish Home's Board of Directors, publishes The Danish Beacon out of New Jersey.

The Danish Home's Admistrator Erik Andersen writes this column for The Danish Beacon. Check back every other month for the most recent installment.

Danish Home Fall 2016 SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 4, 2016 2-4PM
Come help the residents, board, employees and many friends of the Danish Home celebrate Christmas at our annual Open House.  Caroling begins at 2PM and we’ll be eating and drinking by 3PM.  It’s always an enjoyable afternoon, and a chance to catch up with friends old and new.    We start baking soon to produce the many varieties of cookie you haven’t seen since childhood, and Rocky’s æbleskiver alone are worth the trip.  See our website, www.danishhome.org or our Facebook page for updates.  And the Christmas stamps will be on the way by the second week of November!  Please support us in this way.
This past Sunday resident Fran Whitlinger’s daughter Donna and her husband Ed brought their 1914 Ford Model T to the Home and residents took rides.  It was a treat for all. 
October 13 we had the privilege of hosting a social media workshop, “How to get the most out of today’s social media,” presented by Nicky Christensen,  media specialist at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, IA.  This was a collaboration of the Danish Home’s board and the Museum.
It was intended that participants would learn how to make an impact online with limited resources and connect with members and potential members while avoiding pitfalls and wasted time.   Representatives from the Danish Club, Greenwich, the Rebild Society, the Danish Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods, the Beacon, the Danish Homes in Edison and Croton, DANE, Danish American Society, Teatown Lake Reservation and the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Museum attended.  Post-workshop this writer is looking forward to deep-sixing his current boat anchor of a website and developing a new presence in the much more flexible new media environment not available ten years ago.