It's been a busy summer at our UMH communities. But let's be honest....there are just never enough days of summer! We decided to take a look back and enjoy our summer days one more time...
First off, we'd like to thank our award-winning staff. In June, several of our staff members were presented with awards for Outstanding Resident Service....which is one of the many reasons why we are able to provide such personalized care to our residents. Our staff truly go above and beyond!
Also this summer, our "Music and Memory" pilot program took off at our Wesley Village Campus, thanks to a grant from the Valley Community Foundation. This grant is one of the many ways we can continue to create programs and activities that engage and inspire our residents to live healthier, active lives, regardless of cognitive and physical limitations.
And along with our resident trips to the beach and the baseball stadiums, our family picnics and summer cookouts, our scenic drives and ice cream stops, and countless other summer memories, we have also been busy building - expanding our new memory support community at Lifestyle Transitions.
In case you missed it, here is quick look at some of the things that have been happening at our communities this summer......we hope your summer was just as memorable!
Crosby Commons Independent and Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village is the proud recipient of another Connecticut Assisted Living Association Award (CALA) for outstanding resident service. (Read More)
Beginning this summer, individuals struggling from dementia and other cognitive and physical impairments will now have the opportunity to reconnect with family, friends, and caregivers through Music & Memory; a personalized digital music program to be offered on the Wesley Village Campus. (Read More)
Marie Bawol has lived as a resident of Crosby Commons Independent and Assisted Living Community for the past three years and has always dreamed of visiting England again. As part of the community’s Journey of Dreams program, staff and residents took “a trip to England” together with Marie! (Read More)
Walk in the doors of any community at Wesley Village and after a few conversations, you can easily uncover dozens of unique stories about how residents, family members, staff, and volunteers became connected with the senior care campus. (Read More)
Residents of Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community continued their annual Rock Cats Game tradition, Wednesday, June 17th, with a trip to New Britain Stadium for a night out at the ballpark. (Read More)
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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