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Meet Rita Klingenmeier, a resident at one of our award-winning UMH communities: Middlewoods of Newington. Rita made the move to Middlewoods in the fall of 2015 and since that time, has enjoyed a healthy and active lifestyle in the community.
“So, okay now, raise your hand if you were born into a "show biz" family. (I'm looking for hands.) Yes, I see your hand, Bill. Anyone else? I guess not. So the next question is, has anyone here in this room met any United States presidents? Again, I only see Bill's hand. What president, Bill? Am I hearing you correctly, Bill; Presidents Truman, Eisenhower AND Kennedy?” Perhaps we should be telling this story from the beginning.
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With a note from one of our family members…. Making a move to a senior living community can be really intimidating. Living in a community means living with other people, after all. And is that all it’s cracked up to be? How many times has your loved one said, “I’m not going to one of those “homes!” out of fear that he or she may actually have to meet someone new? But whether your loved one is a “people person” or not, senior living communities can offer valuable opportunities for genuine connection, camaraderie, and friendship.
Shelton, CT (Tuesday, May 17, 2016) - Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center at Wesley Village recently hosted a week-long celebration during National Nursing Home Week, May 8th -14th, which culminated with a special “spirit renewal” event on Friday, May 13th.
Meet Ruth Schless, a resident at one of our award-winning UMH senior living communities, Crosby Commons. Ruth moved to Crosby Commons (Shelton, CT) in the summer of 2015 and enjoys an active and comfortable life in her new home. “I love the fact that I have my own furniture from my family home here in my apartment at Crosby,” Ruth shared. Her home at Crosby, which is decorated with both style and comfort, is warm and welcoming for any guest.
Meet Marie Bawol, a resident of one of our award-winning UMH communities in Shelton, Connecticut. Born in England, Marie grew up in Liverpool during World War II and now shares her English heritage with all her friends and family at Crosby Commons Independent and Assisted Living Community.
Meet Bob Furuno, an Army veteran, longtime social worker, and resident at one of our award-winning UMH communities, Middlewoods of Farmington.
When thinking about senior living options, many older adults and their families want to know firsthand what it was like to move. Beyond the move, they also want to know what life is like as a resident of that community and what the experience is like for family members. Questions like the following often ensue. Was the transition difficult?
Meet Cliff Davis, a New York native and World War II veteran who worked for IBM for over 40 years! Along with raising his three children with his wife, Hilda, he enjoys fishing, gardening, and the great outdoors. These days, he is a familiar face in the “Belles and Beaus” bell choir, well- known for his entertaining antics in-between songs. He can also be found sharing his wartime experience with local students, especially around Veterans Day.
Meet Jeannette Dermody! Jeannette has lived at one of our most award-winning UMH communities for over five years. Before moving to Crosby Commons Assisted and Independent Living Community, Jeannette worked as a school crossing guard for over 35 years. She remained active in her local community, serving others and connecting with younger generations – both of which she continues to do now even at 99 years old!
Meet Miriam Giannone, a violinist and music teacher who spent over 20 years teaching in public schools and playing in local symphonies. From her childhood living on the Pacific Coast, to her travels to the Great Wall of China, Miriam admits that the best part of aging is looking back at the wonderful memories and experiences she has had throughout her life. And though she may have “slowed down a bit,” her life remains as full as ever!