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By: Kelly Coppola on April 12th, 2018

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Frances Hulley of Crosby Commons Wins Resident Accomplishment Award

Crosby Commons | Stories and Spotlights

Frances Hulley of Wesley VillageWe 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.

Frances is a true “Go to Girl.” Whether it be cheerleading and recruiting residents to partake in activities or leading programs herself, Frances is always willing to try new things in recreation.

CALA award winner at Crosby CommonsFrances participates daily in most, if not all, of the recreation activities offered at our senior living community. She is often the first to sign up for out-trips and frequently suggests off-campus activities in hopes of attending with friends. Frances also participates in Crosby’s Wellness Center exercise classes daily.

If help is needed, Frances jumps in to lead a program or organize materials. She promotes the idea of “staying active and involved.” Frances also participates in a bowling league where she bowls competitively with a local bowling team.

She is an avid puzzle creator, enjoys playing cards with friends, and is often seen with her iPad in hand taking various pictures around the Wesley Village campus.

This past year, Frances was even named “Honorary Ring Master” by the Barnum Festival Road Show, where she enjoyed a special morning of song, dance and entertainment!

Frances is a very helpful and positive person who truly enjoys life here at Crosby Commons. The community is blessed to have her.

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About Kelly Coppola

Kelly fell in love with UMH due to the warmth and sense of community she felt when exploring the campus. The feeling helped her decide to move her grandmother to Wesley Village. The feeling also enticed Kelly, her mother and her daughter to all become volunteers. Years later, an employment opportunity arose and Kelly jumped at the chance to show her love for the aging! She accepted a Front Desk position, moving to Administrative Assistant and then her current role as Activities Director. “Witnessing the joy of a resident who is thriving and experiencing a true quality of life is what it’s all about! They are all my family here at Crosby. Their excitement, curiosity and happiness is heartwarming and extremely rewarding to the soul! “ In her spare time Kelly enjoys having fun with her family. She is a wife to Tom, a mother to Thomas, Zach and Karly and (most recently) a gramma to her newest family member Avery!

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