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Well-known as the “greatest glass artist of modern times,” Dale Chihuly has composed over 600 glass elements. One of his most famous works, the glass sculpture, “Ode to Joy,” hangs proudly in the Autorino Great Hall at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts. Carol Brennan, resident of Middlewoods of Farmington, is a huge fan of Chihuly and has always wanted to see the “Ode to Joy” hanging sculpture. Activities Director, Tanya Janeczko, heard about Carol’s wish and organized a trip for Middlewood’s residents to get a private tour of the Bushnell Center.
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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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.
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.
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.
The 14th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Holiday Market will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Wesley Village Senior Living Campus in Shelton at 580 Long Hill Avenue.