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By: Marissa Salvesen on November 11th, 2013

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Veteran's Day Celebrations for UMH Residents

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Celebrating our Veterans

0100 EFP120611 111755 UMH Com COAt UMH, it is our honor to be a place many veterans call home. We can never show enough gratitude for their service to our country. One day of celebrations is never enough to acknowledge the sacrifices our veterans have made for our freedom. Here are some of the ways we are honoring our veterans:

Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community

  • Crosby Commons will be celebrating veterans throughout the entire week of November 11th-15th with a special ceremony featuring a reading of our veterans’ personal stories. Girl Scout Troop 60032 will be baking cookies and delivering them to our veterans.

  • Crosby Commons is also proud to be a part of the Veteran’s History Project. Staff and volunteers work with veterans to create a first-hand account of their military service. By making video recordings, capturing oral histories and displaying photos, journals, letters, official military documents, maps and other artifacts; we help to preserve a part of history to share with generations to come.

  • On Wednesday, November 13th, Dawn Waldron, Veterans’ Services Officer, will be offering a lecture on the Veterans’ Aid and Attendance program, which provides benefits for veterans and their spouses. For specific questions and to apply on line for these benefits, please visit http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/online/. If you would like to speak with a member of our staff who has helped connect veterans and their families with these resources, please contact the UMH community closest to you.

Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

  • The Veterans Administration will be coming to honor 25 veterans (25!) at Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. They Mayor of Shelby County will also be presenting a speech for the veterans during the event, Tuesday, November 12th at 10:00 am, which will be open to all residents, staff, and families.

Middlewoods of Farmington Assisted Living Community

  • Middlewoods of Farmington residents will be celebrating Veterans Day with a special program at Noah Wallace Elementary School on November 8th. A community ceremony is also planned. A display of veteran’s history will also be available for viewing.

Middlewoods of Newington Assisted Living Community

  • Middlewoods of Newington will be honoring veterans with a variety of activities on Monday, November 11th. As a special way of honoring the men and women who served our country, staff at Middlewoods of Newington interviewed residents to learn their personal stories and created a documentary “In Service to Their Country” a heartwarming and inspiring account that truly captures the experience and sentiment of many of our vets. Click here to see the film.

Wesley Heights Assisted and Independent Living Community

  • Wesley Heights will be honoring their veterans on Monday, November 11th with “A Salute to our Veterans,” an annual program honoring the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. A formal program will be held and light refreshments and music by Janet Dey will conclude the program.

Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • All staff and residents are invited to a special Veterans Memorial Service to honor those who have served. The event will be held Monday, November 11th.

Honoring and caring for those who have fought for our country and even given their lives for our freedom is just one small way that UMH communities show their gratitude. For more information on how UMH communities honor veteran’s please contact us today.

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About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

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