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Senior Living Blog

Happily Ever Aging
...a UMH Senior Living Blog

Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

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An Artful Life

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 3rd, 2015

Meet Helen Musante! A mom of six children and a passionate painter, Helen’s life experiences include treasured time with family, travels around the world, and plenty of art shows and gallery exhibits along the way…. Helen has lived at one of our most award-winning UMH communities for the past two years, although for most of her life, she never really lived far from the place she now calls home. Helen loves the maintenance-free lifestyle at Crosby Commons Assisted and Independent Living Community and enjoys walking the beautiful 40 acre Wesley Village campus during the day; always encouraging someone to walk with her. Born in New Jersey, Helen grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she met her husband Fred. She and Fred were married when she was twenty-five years old and she lived almost her entire married life in Trumbull and Shelton, Connecticut.

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From Roller Skates to Hand Bells

By: Marissa Salvesen
August 18th, 2015

Meet Rose Abruzzo, a friendly and welcoming resident of one of our award-winning UMH communities, Middlewoods of Farmington! Speaking with Rose is like taking a historical tour of Hartford from the late 1930's through the 1940's. Rose was born into an Italian immigrant family on February 9, 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut's North End.

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101 Years and Counting….

By: Marissa Salvesen
July 30th, 2015

Meet Anna May Finnucan! Anna May was born in Ansonia, Connecticut and was the oldest of seven siblings (two sisters and five brothers). 

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“You Have a Good Thing Going!”

By: Marissa Salvesen
July 21st, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” Krivoshik is a resident at our Wesley Heights community, located on the Wesley Village Campus in Shelton, CT. New to the neighborhood, Betty moved in to our Lifestyle Transitions wing at Wesley Heights just three weeks ago, but has already made herself right at home! She has enjoyed meeting her new neighbors, who are all “very friendly,” and is grateful for the variety of activities offered at the community.

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"Hello Dolly!"

By: Marissa Salvesen
July 7th, 2015

Meet Dolly Woerner, a wife, mother, and lifelong nurse who taught nursing students for over thirty years. Dolly loves spending time reading, volunteering, and enjoying her family and continues to live an active, vibrant life in one of our UMH communities. Read more…

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Meet John Balogh!

By: Marissa Salvesen
May 28th, 2015

Meet John Balogh, a resident of our Crosby Commons Assisted and Independent Living Community. John is very well known around the community and has lived at Crosby for almost three years now.

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Resident Spotlight: Pierre Kennedy

By: Shin Cai
April 21st, 2015

Pierre Kennedy may seem like an average New Englander when you first meet him; he was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts- a town right by the border of New Hampshire where he loved to go on hikes through the woods as a Boy Scout and skate on the lake with his older brother. Then, Pierre moved to Connecticut, where he lived in Rockville and West Hartford, ultimately settling in at Middlewoods of Farmington, where he has lived for the past three years.

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Resident Spotlight: Lucy Hanelius

By: Isabella Pavel
February 10th, 2015

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!  (Lucy front row, last one on right)     

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Resident Spotlight: Toni Caggianello

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 23rd, 2014

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!

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Resident Spotlight: Eleanor Rizzo

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 25th, 2014

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!

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“Old Age”

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 9th, 2014

This funny poem was originally shared with us by Reverend Lyman “Bud” Taylor, a longtime resident of our Wesley Heights community. Bud came across the poem in his readings one day and thought it might be enjoyed by the older adults who live at Wesley Village, many of whom can relate to the changes of “old age”. Bud passed away in December 2012, but is still fondly remembered at Wesley Village. He and his wife Marian lived at Wesley Heights over ten years. The poem was recently shared again in the July/August 2014 edition of the Wesley Village Gazette, a campus publication produced by Wesley Heights’ resident, Lisa Ann Sorlie. Special thanks to Lisa for passing along the poem…. 

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