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“You Have a Good Thing Going!”
Marissa Salvesen

By: Marissa Salvesen on July 21st, 2015

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“You Have a Good Thing Going!”

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“You Have a Good Thing Going!”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.

Betty grew up in Franklin Township near New Brunswick, New Jersey, and nearby Elizabeth, New Jersey, attending grade school and New Brunswick High School before moving on to Drake College. She studied at the college for two years before beginning work as a secretary, a career she held for more than twenty years, most recently at Elizabeth High School. One of Betty’s fondest memories from her childhood is her mother, Irene, who raised eleven children! Now a mother herself, Betty has four boys: David, Bill, Mark, and Andy.

Betty enjoys gardening, knitting, Easter-egg coloring, collecting dolls, and traveling. Two of her favorite travel spots are Hawaii and the British Virgin Islands. She prefers the color pink (when asked to choose a favorite), and when thinking about her favorite food, she admits that salad would be her meal of choice. If she could meet anyone in the world, Betty would be thrilled to meet President Obama. “I like the way he talks,” she says.

Though most people say, “Never get old,” Betty thinks that as you age, “You have a good thing going!” She loves the freedom that comes from “doing what you want” and believes that some of the best advice you can ever receive or give to others is: “Take good care of yourself!”

Betty was interviewed by Wesley Village Volunteer, Janet Girardat

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!

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