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By: Marissa Salvesen on August 23rd, 2016

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Middlewoods of Farmington Residents Celebrate Teleflora’s 16th Annual Make Someone Smile Week

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Middlewoods of Farmington residents celebrate Teleflora's Make Someone Smile WeekFarmington, CT (August 11, 2016) - Residents at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community were surprised by Be Happy Bouquets as part of Teleflora’s 16th Annual Make Someone Smile Week, July 17-23. The bouquets were delivered on Wednesday, July 20th, by Farmington’s Haworth’s Flowers & Gifts. “It was such a special surprise for our residents,” said Katie Mauriello, Executive Director at Middlewoods of Farmington. “They were thrilled to receive the bouquets. Many, many thanks to Teleflora, Haworth’s and the many other florists and distributors who donated their time and resources in this great effort.”

Haworth’s Flowers & Gifts on Garden Street in Farmington, working with Teleflora’s Connecticut Unit, joined with thousands of Teleflora local member florists across the country for Make Someone Smile Week, the floral industry’s most popular, successful and heartwarming initiative of the year. The program ran from July 17 through July 23 and was a joint venture led by local Teleflora member florists who volunteered their time to create and deliver the widely popular Be Happy Bouquets to those most in need of a smile – such as hospital patients, older adults living in nursing homes and assisted living homes, and recipients of meals through Meals-on-Wheels programs. Teleflora donated the keepsake Be Happy Mugs to participating florists.

The colorful plants in the Be Happy Mugs were donated by Woodland Gardens of Manchester, Flower Power of East Windsor, Kurtz Farms of Cheshire, Delaware Valley Wholesale Florist of Sewell, NJ., Fall River Florist Supply of Fall River, MA., and R.J. Carbone Wholesale Floral Distributors of Cranston, RI.

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 Residents receive Be Happy Bouquets during Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week. From L to R: Lois Selnau, Ellen Talmadge, Bruce Faulkner, and David Kruh.

 

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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