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By: Marissa Salvesen on October 27th, 2016

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Middlewoods of Farmington Residents Help to Stock the Shelves!


 Middlewoods of Farmington Senior Living CommunityFarmington, CT (October 20, 2016) - Residents and staff at Middlewoods of Farmington Assisted and Independent Living Community are getting a head-start on the holiday season this year by reaching out to their local community! Over the course of three weeks, the community served as a drop-off point for the Farmington Food Pantry and has collected three full boxes of non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves in time for the holidays, as well as several monetary donations which totaled over $100. This annual collection occurs a few times throughout the year and has aided many families in need, especially around the holidays.

Helen Carney, a resident at Middlewoods of Farmington, explains, “I have always been an advocate of giving back. And what better way than helping out your fellow neighbors in need especially at holiday time.” The residents at Middlewoods of Farmington work hard to give back to their community in multiple ways throughout the year. In the giving spirit, residents regularly make sandwiches to feed the hungry in Bushnell Park and are in the process of filling shoeboxes with items for children for Operation Christmas Child. Helen continues, “Whether it means a monetary donation, food donation or volunteering our time, it is one of the most meaningful things we can do; one person helping out another person.” Thank you residents of Middlewoods of Farmington and everyone else who aided in their efforts! The community appreciates your help!

To learn more about Middlewoods of Farmington, please contact Ginny Brown at 860.284.5700 or visit If you are interested in making a donation to the Farmington Food Pantry, you can bring your non-perishable food items to Middlewoods of Farmington’s front desk and specify your interest in donating to the food pantry. Middlewoods of Farmington is located at 509 Middle Road in Farmington and is affiliated with the UConn Health Center. The community is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes (UMH), a local not-for-profit organization based in Shelton, CT.


Pictured: (From R to L) Cliff Davis, Paula Kelly from the Farmington Food Pantry, Riley O'Donnell and Middlewoods Activities Coordinator, Tanya Janeczko. 

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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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