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Middlewoods of Farmington | News

Middlewoods Resident Recognized for 2017 Distinguished Accomplishment

By: Chelsea Sayegh
June 16th, 2017

James Riley O’Donnell, a 15 year resident of Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community, was recently recognized by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), with the Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award. This award honors the service and accomplishments of senior living residents. James Riley O’Donnell, fondly known as Riley, was nominated to receive this prestigious award because of his extraordinary example of aging and his exceptional contributions to the community.

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wesley village | Crosby Commons | News

Crosby Commons Resident Recognized for Distinguished Accomplishment

By: Chelsea Sayegh
May 18th, 2017

Tim Donovan, an 8 year resident of Crosby Commons Independent and Assisted Living Community, was recently recognized by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), with the Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award. This award honors the service and accomplishments of senior living residents. Donovan was nominated to receive this prestigious award because of his extraordinary example of aging and his exceptional contributions to the community.

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Middlewoods of Farmington | News

Newfound Drama Club Performs at Middlewoods of Farmington

By: Chelsea Sayegh
May 18th, 2017

They say it’s never too late to start a new hobby, and the residents of Middlewoods of Farmington have experienced this first hand! Joan Scafarello, a new resident of the award-winning senior living community, expressed a great interest in theater – not just going to shows, but also performing in them! Tanya Janeczko, Activities Director of Middlewoods of Farmington, was unsure how much interest there would be from other residents, but was pleasantly surprised at their reaction. The residents were thrilled at the opportunity to perform a play called “Oh, Doctor,” a comedy about a doctor who prescribes the most bizarre remedies to his patients. Many residents eagerly signed up, and just like that, their Drama Club was formed.

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Wesley Village Honors Volunteers

By: Chelsea Sayegh
May 10th, 2017

Wesley Village honored and recognized their dedicated team of volunteers with a week-long celebration during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29th. The Wesley Village Campus is proud to partner with over 150 volunteers, ranging in ages from 14 to over 100 years old.On any given week, dozens of active volunteers work in the three communities on campus, fostering caring relationships with residents, staff, and family members, and enriching the lives of those they serve.

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Middlewoods of Newington | News

Middlewoods of Newington Celebrates Their 14th Anniversary!

By: Chelsea Sayegh
April 25th, 2017

There's no doubt we have a great time at our UMH communities. We make sure our residents have the opportunity to be as engaged and entertained as possible. And anniversary parties are no exception! This year, our Middlewoods of Newington community celebrated their 14th anniversary by hosting a Brazilian Carnaval themed celebration for residents, family members and staff. This colorful and exciting event was a huge hit!

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umh | News

#UMatterHere: Cultivating our Mission, Values and People at UMH

By: Marissa Salvesen
April 25th, 2017

If you’ve visited any one of our UMH communities lately, you may have noticed some of our staff members walking around wearing a t-shirt that says #UMatterHere. “Cool,” you might be thinking, “They are doing some kind of team-building t-shirt initiative. I wonder what it’s all about.” But wait! Did you stop to ask anyone, “What’s the deal with the #UMatterHere shirts?” Probably not. It’s okay. We know you wanted to. So why is everyone wearing those shirts?

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