Our Middlewoods communities in Farmington and Newington recently celebrated some very special milestones! On Friday, March 22nd, Middlewoods of Farmington held a gala event to celebrate 20 years providing the highest level of meaningful living and care. Families from as far back as 20 years ago attended and enjoyed reconnecting with staff and other family members. Executive Chef Loretta Ward and her team created and oversaw numerous food stations including prime rib, pasta and sushi. The entire first floor was used for the party to accommodate two bands, lots of residents and family members cutting it up on the dance floor and the many guests who attended. One special (uninvited) guest, a black bear was a hit as he meandered through the back yard in the midst of the festivities.
On that same night, Middlewoods of Newington celebrated their 16th year as a UMH community with a huge Circus! Clowns, barkers and even a bearded lady all turned out for the event. The Amazing Andy entertained the crowd on his stilts (thank goodness for the high ceilings in the Great Room!) and with his juggling and magic acts. Fried dough, corn dogs, onion rings and popcorn were a special treat enjoyed by many!
Many thanks to Executive Directors, Bianca Reome (Farmington) and Stacy Kesl (Newington) for their leadership at Middlewoods, and to our wonderful Middlewoods team who works hard to support our organization and most importantly, our residents and their families every day. Happy Anniversary!
Be sure to check out our Middlewoods Facebook pages for more great photos of the events.
In 1998, I drove past an assisted living community construction site, learned that it was part of United Methodist Homes and realized the next stop on my professional journey was to work for a mission driven organization. Soon after, I joined the team as Executive Director of our Middlewoods of Farmington community and later served as Regional Manager for the Middlewoods properties before accepting my current role as Vice President of Marketing, Promotions, and Assisted Living Operations. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, and love working alongside our staff, residents, and families to build strong communities that reflect the mission, vision, and values of United Methodist Homes.
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