Our Resident Spotlight Blog highlights the lives and work of our UMH residents. Featuring articles written for and by our residents, this blog invites you to take a closer look into our communities and meet the special people who reside there. Enjoy!
Meet Jennie Skovich!
Jennie is 101 years old! Before moving to a UMH assisted living community, she lived in New Britain, Connecticut. Her home was located on Broad Street, in a warm and welcoming, large Polish neighborhood. She was from a very large family and grew up with many brothers and sisters. As an adult, Jennie worked in a factory making units and inspecting items, such as washers and screws. After she married and had children of her own, she was surrounded by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well!
Jennie’s favorite color is blue, with a “little bit of dark green” thrown in too. She can speak both Russian and English and is a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. She belongs to a church on Washington Street. When asked about her favorite food, Jennie responded with the word “everything”…. because she “was brought up the old-fashioned way - whatever was on your plate was what you ate.” Her hobbies included embroidery, knitting, sewing and crocheting.
(Jennie Skovich is a resident of Middlewoods of Newington Assisted Living Community)
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!
Connect with Marissa Salvesen
Our Blog is a 2016 Platinum Generations Award Winner! The Generations Award is an annual international competition for excellence in senior marketing recognizing professionals who have communicated to the 50+ Mature Markets.