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By: Marissa Salvesen on October 31st, 2016

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Middlewoods of Farmington Employee Honored by United Methodist Homes

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middlewoods of farmington senior livingFarmington, CT (Monday, October 17th) Linda Midwinter, an employee at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community, was recently recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) as a winner of the organization’s annual Values in Action Award. The award, presented at UMH’s annual Employee Recognition Celebration dinner on September 29th, is given in recognition of employees who have demonstrated extraordinary behavior that exemplifies the organization’s core values of Respect, Spirituality, Excellence, Collaboration, and Stewardship. All employees are eligible to be nominated and to nominate any of their team members who demonstrate these core values. One individual from each of United Methodist Homes’ communities is chosen to receive the award and Linda, a 15-year employee and a nurse in the wellness department at Middlewoods of Farmington, was chosen to receive this year’s award. She was recognized with a monetary award and a trophy and praised by her supervisor, Executive Director, Katie Mauriello, for her outstanding character and service.

Linda was nominated for the award for the caring attention she gives to residents, their families, and staff. Understanding the importance of faith and spirituality, Linda not only cares for the daily needs of body and mind, but she also takes great care to make sure the spiritual needs of the community are being met. Her weekly prayer group, attended by over thirty-five residents and staff, and her support group, the “Sunshine Club” works hard to provide empathy, acts of thoughtfulness, and encouragement to the entire community. Her contributions to the team make Middlewoods of Farmington a special place to live and work. Congratulations, Linda!

Middlewoods of Farmington is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes. For more information about the great team of staff at Middlewoods of Farmington, visit our website at www.middlewoodsoffarmington.org or contact us at 860.284.5700. 

Photo Caption: From (L to R): John Dipoalo, Zofia Kempna, Victoria Dompierre, Beth Cairone, Hector Velez, Linda Midwinter (Middlewoods), and Angela Gaites. Not pictured is Angelo Costantini. (Linda is also pictured with members of UMH’s Wesley Village communities.)

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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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