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By: Marissa Salvesen on October 19th, 2013

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Crosby Commons Assisted Living Chef Recognized by LeadingAge!

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Crosby Commons and Leading Age

Mary Ann Griffiths, a chef at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village, was recognized by LeadingAge Connecticut as a “Hero of the Storm” on Tuesday, October 8th at the LeadingAge 2013 Annual Meeting held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Remembering the blizzard of this past year and the many difficulties that arose as a result of all the snow, the event highlighted the dedicated staff who went “above and beyond” throughout this time. Known for her quiet, willing, spirit of caring, Griffiths was nominated by Wesley Village for her leadership and commitment to residents and staff and for ensuring that residents’ dietary needs remained unchanged by the blizzard. Formally recognized by LeadingAge, she was honored as a “Hero of the Storm” and also given the opportunity to be photographed with WFSB meteorologist, Scot Haney, who also attended the event and recognized the nominees. 

Griffiths was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2013 LeadingAge Connecticut Employee of the Year Award in the spring. Wesley Village is proud to honor Mary Ann Griffiths, whose dedication and service to our community truly reflects the mission, vision and values of United Methodist Homes. Crosby Commons and Wesley Village are owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local faith-based not-for-profit organization in Shelton, CT. For more information about our communities please visit our website at www.wesleyvillage-ct.org.




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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