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By: Marissa Salvesen on January 31st, 2014

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Middlewoods of Farmington Residents are Ringing Their Bells!

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MOF Bell choir resized 600A new resident bell choir is ringing at Middlewoods of Farmington

Led by Activities Director, Ginny Brown, the residents of Middlewoods of Farmington formed the bell choir a few months before the holidays and have been performing at the community and around town.

The choir has visited Arden Courts of Farmington and has also performed at Middlewoods for their family Christmas party last month. Currently, the residents are ringing their bells in practice for Middlewoods of Farmington’s anniversary party, a special family event coming up in March. The group plans to visit Cherry Brook Health Care Center and a few other locations in the spring.

Initially, the residents scoffed at the idea of forming a bell choir, with comments like, “Bells? Yeah, right! We can’t do that!” Fortunately, they decided to give it a try and have been filling the halls of Middlewoods of Farmington with the happy sounds of their ringing bells. Now, they unashamedly share they hope to be performing at the Lincoln Center in New York City by 2015.

To suggest a name for the Middlewoods of Farmington bell choir or to invite them to perform, please contact Ginny Brown at 860.284.5700. For more information about life at Middlewoods of Farmington, visit our website at www.middlewoodsoffarmington.org. Middlewoods of Farmington is located at 509 Middle Road in Farmington.

Photo: Middlewoods of Farmington’s newly formed resident bell choir and Activities Director, Ginny Brown, gather for their weekly practice.

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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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