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wesley village | Journey of Dreams | Stories and Spotlights

Meet Norma Remele of Wesley Village

By: Chelsea Sayegh
December 21st, 2017

Today, we highlight a woman whose perseverance and strength have gotten her so far in life. With a musical background and a love for theater, it’s no surprise Norma Remele, 3 year resident of Wesley Heights, has a particular fondness of Phantom of the Opera. When Activities Director, Linda Fera, heard about Norma’s interest in this esteemed musical, she jumped into action to see what she could do with the UMH Journey of Dreams program.

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wesley village | Aging & Caregiving | Meet The Family

Meet the Family: Danita Alberti of Wesley Village

By: Chelsea Sayegh
November 30th, 2017

What makes a house a home? It's not the fancy furniture or shiny chandeliers, but the family who gathers there. At our 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 Danita Alberti makes our residents' home such a special place....

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wesley village | Stories and Spotlights

Meet Marie Pfannkuch of Wesley Village

By: Chelsea Sayegh
October 31st, 2017

My name is Marie Pfannkuch. I am 100 years old and I’ve lived at Wesley Village for 10 years. My husband was German, which is where I get my last name from. My mother was Italian and my father was English and Irish.  Before we hear the rest of Marie's story, I (Chelsea) just wanted to say a few words about her. I met Marie when I learned she had received a letter from President Trump after turning 100 years old. She was very excited and wanted to show someone her letter. When I met Marie, I instantly liked her. She was funny, kind, beautiful on the inside and out, and I could tell she had an amazing story to tell. We worked around each other's schedules until finally we could meet up and I could learn more about her life. And I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Marie. Her life has been filled with boundless love, family and friends. What more could a girl ask for? Read on to hear Marie's story. 

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wesley village | Aging & Caregiving | Meet The Family

Meet the Family: Joyce Stobierski of Wesley Village

By: Chelsea Sayegh
April 25th, 2017

What makes a house a home? It's not the fancy furniture or shiny chandeliers, but the family who gathers there. At our UMH senior living communities, it’s not only staff that create a warm family atmosphere, but also our devoted and caring volunteers! By fostering caring relationships and connecting with our residents, volunteers play an essential role in helping our residents navigate the journey of aging. This month, in honor of National Volunteer Week, (April 23rd – April 29th), we are highlighting one of our very special volunteers! Read our "Meet the Family" spotlight below to learn more about Joyce Stobierski's experience volunteering at UMH…

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wesley village | assisted living | healthy living | wesley village shelton ct | wesley village assisted living | Aging & Caregiving

Wesley Village Assisted Living Continues Healthy Living!

By: Elizabeth Bemis
July 15th, 2013

Kudos to the staff at Bishop Wicke Health Center, Crosby Common Assisted Living and Wesley Heights Independent and Assisted Living communities for maintaining their new year’s resolution all the way into June!  We are happy to share that as part of our wellness initiative, a core group of 19 staff have shed a total of 281.2 pounds in the last 12 weeks.

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