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Our Many Days of Summer
Marissa Salvesen

By: Marissa Salvesen on September 2nd, 2015

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Our Many Days of Summer


029020130724_140841A-resized-600It'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 Wins Connecticut Assisted Living Association Award for Outstanding Resident Service

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)


Wesley Village Receives Grant from the Valley Community Foundation to Benefit Dementia Patients through Music & Memory Program

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)


Another Dream Come True at Crosby Commons!

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)


Middlewoods of Farmington Wins Connecticut Assisted Living Association Award for Outstanding Resident Service

Middlewoods of Farmington is once again the proud recipient of a Connecticut Assisted Living Association Award (CALA) for outstanding resident service. (Read More)


Wesley Village Connects Four Generations

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)


Wesley Village Expands New Memory Support Community

Phase two construction is nearly completed at Lifestyle Transitions, a specialized assisted living and memory support community on the Wesley Village Campus. (Read More)


Fourth of July Fun at Foxbridge!

Over 130 residents, family members, and friends gathered at Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community on Friday, July 3rd for a grand Independence Day celebration. (Read More)


Middlewoods of Newington Continues Annual Rock Cats Game Tradition

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)


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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!

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.