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By: Marissa Salvesen on September 25th, 2013

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Wesley Village Annual Spirit Renewal: Celebrating Community Life!

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Wesley Village EventWesley Village Senior Living Community in Shelton, CT welcomed residents, staff, and families at their Annual Spirit Renewal on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The community event was held at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center and featured an interactive and engaging musical performance by percussionist, Mark Zarillo.

Reverend Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life for United Methodist Homes, organized the Annual Spirit Renewal as an uplifting opportunity for residents, staff, and families to connect with one another and experience of sense of community and togetherness.

The event has been happening on the Wesley Village campus for 12 years and has featured different elements of music and arts as part of the community experience, with the hope that participants can find inspiration or encouragement for their spiritual lives. Residents and staff from Crosby Commons and Wesley Heights Assisted Living Communities also joined in the celebration, filling the newly renovated skilled nursing pavilion at Bishop Wicke.

More about Wesley Village Senior Living Community

Wesley Village is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local, faith-based not-for-profit organization based in Shelton, CT. The mission of United Methodist Homes (UMH) is to provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity, and Wesley Village works to build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit. Find out more about Wesley Village and the mission, vision and values of UMH at www.wesleyvillage.org or contact us at 203.225.5000.

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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