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Senior Living Blog

Happily Ever Aging
...a UMH Senior Living Blog

Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

Laura Gustafson

My interest in serving a non-profit was heightened when I joined the UMH family over a year ago. I started in a Sales role, but recently transitioned to my position as a Marketing and Development contributor. My former role taught me a valuable lesson which is this: each person has a story to share and their story is unique to them. If we grant each individual the opportunity to tell their truth, we can help them make the best decision towards senior living options. I love working with our residents and their families to learn about them, what their needs are and what they value. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, running outdoors and making memories with my family.

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Wesley Village Celebrates People Caring for People with its 50th Anniversary

As Wesley Village celebrates 50 years of superb senior care, our community reflects on its people. From our courageous patients and residents, their families, our employees, community members and our volunteers. Each person makes a significant difference in continuing a legacy of people caring for people.

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Top 4 local Activities for Seniors to Enjoy in the Fall Near Shelton, CT

The fall season brings changes. Changes in leaves, changes in weather and changes in activity. Many seniors get bogged down by the cooler weather and opt to stay inside during this time. Find out how to get outside with these local and affordable activities:

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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors to Enjoy this Season in Central CT

In the fall, leaves change color, temperatures get cooler, and pumpkins are harvested. The change of season offers new activities like apple and pumpkin picking, visits to local farms, delicious treats, and spending time outdoors with family and loved ones. Here are 5 activities for seniors to enjoy in Hartford County.

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Living Your Purpose

Spirituality can be celebrated in many ways. In senior living communities, religious and spiritual services are included in campus calendars and are an important aspect of residents’ daily lives. Communities offer on-site church, prayer and reflection services that encourage many residents to get involved and meet others who share common beliefs. Memorial services honor those who have passed by praying, singing hymns, and offering words of comfort to family and loved ones. Wesley Village honors religious and spiritual wellness by offering on-site prayer and memorial services, rosary prayer groups, prayer shawl ministries, and a special campus Chaplain, Cathy Nickse.

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A Culinary Experience: Senior Living Chefs Share Perspectives on Mealtime

Senior living communities thrive on providing residents with positive culinary experiences. Every detail down to the silverware and plating is taken into consideration when creating each dish. The residents in these communities receive three chef-prepared meals in comfortable dining rooms. On average, Wesley Village serves 12,000 meals a year to our resident and patient population.

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