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By: Marissa Salvesen on August 4th, 2016

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Middlewoods Residents Have a Ball at the Senior Prom


Middlewoods residenets have a ball at the senior promFarmington, CT (July 25, 2016) - Staff and residents danced the night away at Middlewoods of Farmington’s recent Senior Prom, a gala event organized this past June at the assisted living community. Enjoying the songs that were played during their own senior prom many years ago, residents reminisced about their younger years, reliving wonderful memories of times past. Middlewoods resident, Cal Kaiser, enjoyed the event immensely. “It sure felt good to shed 75 years and dance to the music of those great orchestras from the 1940s and 50s,” Kaiser shared. “It was refreshing to see so many ladies all dolled up with their formal dresses. Everyone had a marvelous time!”

Both staff and residents dressed for the occasion in ball gowns and jewels, sparkles and suits, ties, feather boas, heels and all things fancy. They exchanged flowers, posed for photos, swapped dance partners, and shared stories. The Senior Prom was organized by Activities Coordinator, Joan Jakiela; Chef Manager, Loretta Ward and the entire Middlewoods team. “It was an amazing event,” said Ginny Brown, Community Relations Director. “Watching our residents get dressed up and sharing a special occasion with them like this was memorable for all of us.”

Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community is located at 509 Middle Road in Farmington and is affiliated with the UConn Health Center. The award-winning 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: Residents and staff from Middlewoods of Farmington pose for a group photo during the community’s “Senior Prom” gala event held last month.

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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