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By: Marissa Salvesen on November 3rd, 2015

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Community News Highlights…from UMH

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umh news blogOctober was a busy month for our UMH communities. Our staff have been in the spotlight recently, as we have welcomed new employees, celebrated longtime employees, and recognized a few exceptional employees who were recently awarded our prestigious Values in Action Award. Our Annual Employee Recognition Celebration dinner on October 8th was a memorable night….our organization is growing and thriving and well known for excellence and quality care because of our committed staff. We are so thankful to work with such a dedicated team.

Along with our staff celebrations, we also joined together for several community events, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Shelton Day, our Wesley Village Halloween 5K and Fun Walk, and lots of Halloween trick-or-treat parties in each of our communities. With the holidays right around the corner, there will be plenty more festivities in November and December....stay tuned for details.

Here’s a quick look at some of our exciting UMH news from the past month…..

Middlewoods of Newington Welcomes New Executive Director

Farmington, CT (October 5, 2015) – Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community is proud to welcome Stacy Kesl as their new Executive Director.

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Wesley Village Joins the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Shelton, CT (October 6, 2015) – Staff, family members, and volunteers of Wesley Village joined together on Sunday, October 4th for the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Fairfield County), held at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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7th Annual Wesley Village 5k Road Race and Fun Walk: A Race for All Generations!

Shelton, CT (October 16, 2015) Wesley Village is proud to host the 7th annual benefit 5k Road Race on Saturday, October 24, 2015, starting at 9 a.m.

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12th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair

Shelton, CT (October 20, 2015) – The 12th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Wesley Village in Shelton at 580 Long Hill Avenue.

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Wesley Village Staff Honored by United Methodist Homes

Shelton, CT (October 22, 2015) - Wesley Village employees were recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) for winning the organization’s annual Values in Action Award.

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Middlewoods of Newington Employee is Honored by United Methodist Homes

Newington, CT (October 22, 2015) - Aida Colon, an employee at Middlewoods of Newington Assisted and Independent Living Community, was recently recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) as a winner of the organization’s annual Values in Action Award!

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Middlewoods of Farmington Employee is Honored by United Methodist Homes!

Farmington, CT (October 22, 2015) - Nabil Ali, an employee at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community, was recently recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) as a winner of the organization’s annual Values in Action Award.

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Wesley Village Halloween 5K and Fun Walk – A Race for All Generations!

Shelton, CT (November 2, 2015) - On Saturday, October 24th, Wesley Village hosted their 7th annual 5k and Fun Walk on their senior living campus on Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, CT.

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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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