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By: Marissa Salvesen on October 29th, 2015

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Middlewoods of Newington Employee is Honored by United Methodist Homes!


Newington, CT (October 22, 2015) - Aida Colon, an employee at Middlewoods of Newington Assisted and Independent 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 October 8th, 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 Aida Colon, a staff member in the dining services department at Middlewoods of Newington, 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, Stacy Kesl, for her outstanding character and service.

Aida was nominated for the award for her commitment to building and nurturing resident relationships and her willingness to help in any situation. She lovingly cares for our residents’ home and provides consistent and compassionate care, bridging generation gaps and creating meaningful connections between people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures. She reveals her passion for helping others and making a difference at every opportunity – by tirelessly dedicating herself to enhancing the life’s journey of each member of the Middlewoods family. Congratulations, Aida!

Middlewoods of Newington is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes. For more information about the great team of staff at Middlewoods of Newington, visit our website at www.middlewoodsofnewington.org or contact us at 860.667.1336. Middlewoods of Newington is located at 2125 Main Street in Newington.

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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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