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Happily Ever Aging
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Middlewoods of Newington | Stories and Spotlights

Middlewoods Resident Rose Sadoian Wins 2018 CALA Award

By: Stacy Kesl
April 13th, 2018

We are proud to announce Rose Sadoian, 1 year resident of Middlewoods of Newington, was selected by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) as a 2018 Resident Accomplishment Award winner. Rose was presented her award at the 3rd Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards Luncheon on April 5th at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

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Crosby Commons | Stories and Spotlights

Frances Hulley of Crosby Commons Wins Resident Accomplishment Award

By: Kelly Coppola
April 12th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Frances Hulley, 2 year resident of Crosby Commons, was selected by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) as a 2018 Resident Accomplishment Award winner. Frances was presented her award at the 3rd Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards Luncheon on April 5th at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

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Lois Selnau of Middlewoods Awarded 2018 Resident Accomplishment Award

By: Chelsea Sayegh
April 11th, 2018

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) has selected Lois Selnau, 3.5 year resident of Middlewoods of Farmington as a 2018 Resident Accomplishment Award recipient.

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volunteering | lifestyle transitions

The Perfect Addition to Lifestyle Transitions

By: Chelsea Sayegh
April 3rd, 2018

Three sophomores at Emmett O’Brien Technical School in Ansonia, Kylie Johannessen, Christopher Kulas and Travis Hunter, visited Lifestyle Transitions at Wesley Village in Shelton last week to deliver a very special gift. The students had designed and built a raised planter bed for the specialized assisted living and memory support community.

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Middlewoods of Newington | Meet The Family

Christian Negron of Middlewoods of Newington Awarded Humanitarian Award

By: Chelsea Sayegh
December 21st, 2017

We are delighted to share some exciting news with you! Christian Negron, a member of the Middlewoods of Newington team, has been selected by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) as a 2017 award winner.  Christian Negron was honored at the 22nd Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner and presented the 2017 Humanitarian Award. This award is presented to one individual whose personal integrity, decency, and contributions to the elderly best exemplify the ideals of CALA and who serves as an inspiration to all.

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Crosby Commons | Journey of Dreams

Ninety-Two Year Old Veteran of Crosby Commons Takes Flight

By: Chelsea Sayegh
November 9th, 2017

Paul Hurd, a 92-year old US Army Veteran, has always loved flying. During the war, he spent time in Italy, flying in helicopters and even jumping out of them! Now a resident of Crosby Commons Assisted Living, Paul often takes advantage of the different out trips offered by the community. When visiting the Sikorsky Helicopter Museum, Paul took such an interest in aviation and showed such delight touching the controls of a grounded copter, Kelly Coppola, Recreation Director of Crosby Commons, began to think how she could incorporate Paul’s love of flying into a Journey of Dreams wish and make it possible for him to fly again.

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