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By: Marissa Salvesen on September 6th, 2016

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Family Day Fiesta at Middlewoods of Newington


Middlewoods of Newington Family Day Fiesta(Newington, CT) August 29th, 2016 – Staff, residents, family members and friends of Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community gathered together for a Family Day fiesta on Saturday, August 13th . The annual Family Day event, coordinated by the Middlewoods team, features a different theme each year and is a celebration of family and friendship within the community. This year’s fiesta included a Mexican buffet prepared by the Middlewoods dining services team and entertainment by Fiesta Del Norte, a strolling mariachi band. Festivities also included a margarita stand, plenty of sombreros, and an appearance by the Middlewoods mascot, Woody the Bear.

“We love Family Day!” said Stacy Kesl, Executive Director at Middlewoods. “It truly is a celebration of family and friendship. We love coming together with all of our residents and families and making memories with them. We are so blessed to be part of their lives.”

Middlewoods of Newington is located at 2125 Main Street in Newington and offers independent and assisted living with a long tradition of award-winning care and service. The community is owned and operated by UMH, a local, mission-based, not-for- profit organization based in Shelton, Connecticut. For more information about the community or to schedule a tour, please contact Stacy Kesl at 860-667- 1336 or visit

Photo Caption: Middlewoods of Newington Executive Director, Stacy Kesl, poses for a photo with her daughter Madelyn and a few Middlewoods residents. (From L to R) Mary Snetro, Stacy Kesl, Louise Bernard, Madelyn Kesl and Sara Dutko.

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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