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By: Marissa Salvesen on August 9th, 2016

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Middlewoods of Farmington Resident Receives Award from Quilts that Care

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Middlewoods of Farmington Resident Receives Award from Quilts that CareFarmington, CT (August 3, 2016) - Middlewoods of Farmington resident, Lee Pappas, received an award, Thursday, July 21, 2016, from Quilts that Care, a charitable organization focused on providing hope and support to cancer patients. The award was presented at Middlewoods by Quilts that Care founder, Deb Van Steenbergen, and given in recognition of the thousands of hand-cut fabric squares Pappas had contributed for quilt projects. Currently the group is distributing quilts to 11 cancer centers.

“Lee is amazing,” says Ginny Brown, Community Relations Director at Middlewoods of Farmington. “She is always busy doing something to help, whether it be setting up chairs for an event or activity, or offering her time to bless someone in need. She reminds us daily that you are never too old to contribute!” In addition to volunteering her time for Quilts that Care, Pappas is also very active in the community with other volunteer efforts, such as feeding the hungry in Bushnell Park and annual fundraisers for Relay for Life. She also assists with monthly events and activities at Middlewoods of Farmington. “Busy hands do not breed boredom,” says Pappas.

Quilts that Care was founded in April 2012 by a handful of ladies equipped with a few sewing machines and a passion to help others. It has blossomed into a group of 60+ volunteer team members dedicated to giving comfort and hope to individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment. For more information about their mission and projects, visit http://quiltsthatcare.org/.

Middlewoods of Farmington is an award-winning independent and assisted living community affiliated with the UConn Health Center and located at 509 Middle Road in Farmington. The community is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local, not-for- profit, mission-based organization based in Shelton, CT. For more information about senior living at Middlewoods, please visit www.middlewoodsoffarmington.org or contact Ginny Brown at 860.284.5700.

Photo Caption: Middlewoods of Farmington resident, Lee Pappas, receives an award from Deb Van Steenbergen, of Quilts that Care.

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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