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By: Stacy Kesl on April 13th, 2018

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Middlewoods Resident Rose Sadoian Wins 2018 CALA Award

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Middlewoods of Newington CALA award winnerWe are proud to announce Rose Sadoian, 1 year resident of Middlewoods of Newington, was selected by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) as a 2018 Resident Accomplishment Award winner. Rose was presented her award at the 3rd Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards Luncheon on April 5th at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

Rose’s kindness, patience, and gentle and nurturing nature is what inspired Middlewoods to nominate her for the prestigious award. Rose always has something nice to say, in the most positive and genuine ways. She is always willing to help during activities and steps in when others may not be able to attend a bell choir performance.

Rose, CALA Award WinnerRose worked extremely hard on the tree we donated to the Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees last year and was dedicated to finishing each ornament. She always compliments everyone on their efforts, including staff, her peers, and her family. Additionally, there is always something new to learn about Rose, and she always has a few surprises up her sleeves. Once, when a staff member walked by her room, Rose was listening to today's music, in the genre of Rap. Gleefully, when her friends were not convinced of this, she happily admitted to her peers (during an activity) that she listens to rap music to get her energy level up, so she can put her laundry away quickly.

Rose is adventure-seeking. One time, she attended a Middlewoods out-trip to a farm, where we hopped on a golf-cart with a tour guide to see the various animals. This was a new experience for Rose, since she moved to Middlewoods of Newington, but loved every minute of it. Rose also joined us on last-minute basis to perform in the Belltones Bell Choir at the Wadsworth Atheneum, because two of the bell choir performers fell ill that day. Even with her limits, it seems she has no limits.

Middlewoods of Newington is located at 2125 Main Street in Newington and offers independent and assisted living. The community is owned and operated by UMH, a local, mission-based, not-for-profit organization based in Shelton, Connecticut.  For more information about the community or to schedule a tour, please contact Stacy Kesl at 860-667-1336 or visit

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About Stacy Kesl

I have always enjoyed working with people and have worked in the health care field for most of my professional life, in both assisted living and long term care settings and most recently as a Dementia Specialist. My love of working in health care began in college after a dear family friend suggested I volunteer at a senior living community. I ended up working there for over 2 years. It was a wonderful experience and helped shape who I am today. Now, I live in Canton with my husband and 2 children. My hobbies include bird watching, hiking, photography and traveling. My favorite trips were driving cross-country after graduating college and my honeymoon in Ireland. I work as the Executive Director of Middlewoods of Newington and couldn’t be happier!

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