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Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, located on the Wesley Village senior living campus, was named a Top Performing facility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Nursing Homes ratings, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center at Wesley Village, offering skilled nursing and short-term rehab, recently participated in a mock facility evacuation. Conducted by the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP), the purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the interaction of the LTC-MAP members in each region in preparation for internal events (fire, power failures) and external events (hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, etc.).
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.
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.