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By: Chelsea Sayegh on November 17th, 2016

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A Mani for Our Local Grannys


What does the television program Better Connecticut, manicures and Girl Scouts all have in common? Well, they all came together on October 24th at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community to give the residents a day they wouldn’t forget. This very special occasion was organized by GrannyMani, a well-known nonprofit organization that is committed to providing aging adults the pleasure of a having manicure at home or in their assisted living community.

GrannyMani has sparked the interest of many because of their unique cause. So much so that Kara Sundlun, from Better Connecticut, visited Middlewoods of Farmington to report the story, which aired on television November 3rd. Since 2015, GrannyMani has visited different homes and assisted living communities, providing free and easy manicures to aging adults. “Our mission is simple,” founder of GrannyMani Megan Gavin explains, “to provide elderly people in assisted living with a gentle, light manicure service.” The residents of Middlewoods of Farmington enjoyed a spa manicure, including a hand soak, hand massage, cuticle treatment, and fresh polish. Local Girl Scouts joined in on the fun, hoping to earn a new badge, and became manicurists for the day! Tanya Janeczko, the Middlewoods Activities Coordinator, described the event, “The Country Kitchen was abuzz with all our excited residents coming down to get their nails done. The Girl Scouts were very friendly and warm, and happy to be doing such a nice service for our residents.”

A simple cause, originating from one woman realizing how much her grandmother enjoyed having her nails done, has spread happiness to so many senior men and women, but they aren’t the only ones enjoying GrannyMani. Gavin explains, “While what we give may seem like a simple luxury, it’s our volunteers that consider it a luxury to spend time with and hear the stories of these remarkable individuals.” Regardless of who enjoyed the day more, it’s clear that GrannyMani’s visit to Middlewoods of Farmington was a huge hit!

Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community is located at 509 Middle Road in Farmington and is affiliated with the UConn Health Center. The award-winning community is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local, not-for-profit, mission-based organization based in Shelton, CT. For more information about senior living at Middlewoods, please visit www.middlewoodsoffarmington.org or contact Ginny Brown at 860.284.5700.

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About Chelsea Sayegh

I started working as a Marketing Coordinator for United Methodist Homes in October of 2016. I work on public relations, website management and community planning for their award winning independent and assisted living communities. As a graduate of Ursinus College with a degree in Media and Communications and a passion for serving nonprofits, United Methodist Homes has become my home away from home. I spend my days working in a community filled with smiling faces, helpful hands and wonderful residents. I have a passion for assisting seniors and take great pride in being able to promote a company with such a positive mission and values. As an individual committed to learning and growing, I have jumped right into this exciting career!

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