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By: Marissa Salvesen on March 29th, 2016

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Middlewoods of Newington Celebrates Their 13th Anniversary!


Middlewoods of Newington celebrates 13th anniversaryMiddlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community celebrated their 13th Anniversary with a South Pacific-themed party for residents, family members, and staff on Friday, March 11th.

The party, organized by Executive Director, Stacy Kesl; Activities Director, John Buccini, and the entire Middlewoods team, featured fun vintage food and drinks, a 1940s USO show, music and dancing, and entertainment by the Dick Santi Orchestra, a 17-piece big-band ensemble. Staff and residents dressed for the occasion in polka dots, military garb, and Red-Cross medical attire while some made appearances as Bob Hope, Carmen Miranda, and Dean Martin. The event was a memorable night for all.

Middlewoods of Newington offers award-winning senior living options and is affiliated with the UConn Health Center. The community is located at 2125 Main Street in Newington. For more information about Middlewoods or to schedule a tour, please contact Stacy Kesl at 860.667.1336 or visit www.middlewoodsofnewington.org. (An Open House is also scheduled for Saturday, April 9th.) Middlewoods of Newington is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local, not-for- profit organization based in Shelton, CT.

Photo Caption: Staff of Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community gather for a celebration with residents, family members, and volunteers in honor of the community’s 13th Anniversary.


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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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