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Stories and Spotlights | Middlewoods of Newington

Resident Spotlight: Everett and Myrtle Caswell of Middlewoods

By: Chelsea Sayegh
February 15th, 2018

Is love at first sight really possible? Myrtle Caswell, 6 month resident of Middlewoods of Newington, would say “absolutely” and credits her 68 year marriage to true love. When Myrtle was 20 years old, she was seeing a young man named Bob. One night, Bob asked his friend, Everett, to drive him to see Myrtle. When Bob and Everett arrived at Myrtle’s house she wasn’t home, so they asked her mother where she was. Myrtle was next door babysitting, so they called her up and told her they wanted to come see her. Myrtle said no, and that no one was allowed to come over while she was babysitting. Bob and Everett waited at her house.

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Aging & Caregiving | Meet The Family | Middlewoods of Newington

Meet the Family: Shawn Lucco of Middlewoods of Newington

By: Chelsea Sayegh
January 25th, 2018

What makes a house a home? It's not the fancy furniture or shiny chandeliers, but the family who gathers there. At UMH senior living communities, our staff members are one of the main reasons why our residents feel so at home! Not only do they create a warm family atmosphere, they also understand the challenges faced by families caring for older adults. By fostering caring relationships, staff play an essential role in helping our residents navigate the journey of aging - from the very first visit, to the day they move into our community and every day after that! Read our "Meet the Family" spotlight below to see how Shawn Lucco makes our residents' home such a special place....

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Middlewoods of Newington | Stories and Spotlights

Meet Arthur K. Hansen of Middlewoods of Newington

By: Chelsea Sayegh
September 22nd, 2017

Although he was born in Haugesund, Norway, Arthur K. Hansen, better known as “Chuckken”, grew up in Glendale, Long Island. He attended Newtown High School in New York and was an active cross country runner. Additionally, he played softball and was a very good student. Read on to learn more about Arthur and his time living at the UMH community, Middlewoods of Newington. 

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Stories and Spotlights | Middlewoods of Newington

Meet Billy Coulter of Middlewoods of Newington

By: Chelsea Sayegh
July 26th, 2017

As a native to Long Island, New York, Billy Coulter grew up loving weekend trips to his family’s house in Sag Harbor. From Friday through Sunday, he would head there and spend time with his mom and dad. Billy recalls, “My father purchased a boat for us and we used to go sailing often. I remember the warm summer days and the cool summer nights. My mother used to iron my sheets when it was a chilly night in order to warm them up for me.”  Billy also reflects fondly on his weekly dance lessons he took with his mother in New York City.

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Stories and Spotlights | Middlewoods of Newington

A True Artist - Meet Shirlee Sheathelm of Middlewoods of Newington

By: Stacy Kesl
March 22nd, 2017

Shirlee Sheathelm moved into Middlewoods of Newington just a few short months ago. I first met her and her family when they came in to take a look around. Shirlee had a warmness and honesty about her and was genuine with a good sense of humor. We had an instant connection, and I knew she would blossom at our award-winning senior living community as she was ready to embrace making a change to enhance her life. 

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Veteran's Day Celebrations for UMH Residents

By: Marissa Salvesen
November 11th, 2013

Celebrating our Veterans At UMH, it is our honor to be a place many veterans call home. We can never show enough gratitude for their service to our country. One day of celebrations is never enough to acknowledge the sacrifices our veterans have made for our freedom. Here are some of the ways we are honoring our veterans:

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