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By: Marissa Salvesen on November 3rd, 2016

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2016 TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair


festival of treesSHELTON, CT –  The 13th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Wesley Village in Shelton at 580 Long Hill Avenue.  The event benefits Volunteer Caregivers at TEAM, Inc. and life-enriching programs for seniors at Wesley Village. 

The two days include activities and fun for the whole family, including the viewing of beautifully decorated themed trees and wreaths donated by area businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Participants may buy raffle tickets for the chance to win any of the donated trees.  All drawings will be held on Sunday, November 20th, at the close of the event. Winners do not need to be present. 

The event also features a Holiday Craft Fair, with nearly 50 vendors offering a variety of unique gifts and handmade crafts.  A local photographer will be taking PHOTOS WITH SANTA from      11 AM - 2 PM both days.  Throughout both days, there will also be a holiday bake sale and a variety of refreshments available from local food trucks. 

Parking and shuttle service will be available at Long Hill Elementary School, with handicapped parking available at Wesley Village. Please use the main entrance at Wesley Heights Assisted Living Community for this event. (Shuttle pick-up and drop-off will be coordinated at this entrance only.) For more information, please contact Silvia Paytas at 203.736.5420 x202 or for vendor information, contact the Office of Mission Development at Wesley Village at 203.925.4952.


TEAM, Inc. provides supportive services to over 5,000 low and moderate-income families in the lower Naugatuck Valley region and Milford. Located in Derby, TEAM programming assists socially and economically vulnerable families to meet their basic needs and become more self-sufficient. Services reach all sectors of the community through affordable child development, elderly nutrition, asset development, housing crisis avoidance, energy assistance and senior supports. For more information on TEAM, please visit

The Wesley Village Campus provides a continuum of relationship-centered care: award-winning assisted/independent living at Crosby Commons, specialized assisted living and memory care at Lifestyle Transitions, independent living cottages at Wesley Heights, five-star rated skilled nursing care and short-term rehab at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, and outpatient therapy and fitness services at The Wellness Center. The campus is owned and operated by UMH, a local, mission-based, not-for-profit organization serving all members of the community. The campus is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, CT. To learn more about the continuum of care offered at Wesley Village or the mission of UMH, please visit

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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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