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By: Marissa Salvesen on September 28th, 2016

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Community News Highlights…from UMH

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Summer community news highlights from United Methodist HomesThe summer months were busy months at our UMH communities!

But before we jump into the much-loved season of pumpkin spice, let's take a quick look at some of the exciting news that came out of our award-winning senior living communities this summer....

 

Family Day Fiesta at Middlewoods of Newington

Newington, CT (August 29, 2016) - Staff, residents, family members and friends of Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community gathered together for a Family Day fiesta on Saturday, August 13th.

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Middlewoods of Farmington Residents Celebrate Teleflora’s 16th Annual Make Someone Smile WeekMiddlewoods of Farmington Residents Celebrate Teleflora’s 16th Annual Make Someone Smile Week

Farmington, CT (August 11, 2016) - Residents at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community were surprised by Be Happy Bouquets as part of Teleflora’s 16th Annual Make Someone Smile Week, July 17-23.

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Middlewoods of Farmington Resident Receives Award from Quilts that Care

Farmington, CT (August 3, 2016) - Middlewoods of Farmington resident, Lee Pappas, received an award, Thursday, July 21, 2016, from Quilts that Care, a charitable organization focused on providing hope and support to cancer patients.

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Middlewoods Residents Have a Ball at the Senior Prom

Farmington, 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.

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Vendors Wanted for 2016 Wesley Village Craft Fair and TEAM Festival of TreesVendors Wanted for 2016 Wesley Village Craft Fair and TEAM Festival of Trees

Shelton, CT (July 6, 2016) – Wesley Village, a campus of senior living communities located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, CT, is seeking vendors for their annual Wesley Village Craft Fair and TEAM Festival of Trees.

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Wesley Village Celebrates Centenarians

Shelton, CT (July 5, 2016) – Wesley Village staff, residents, and guests gathered at Wesley Heights Assisted Living Community to celebrate the birthdays of six centenarians with a special luncheon on Tuesday, June 22nd.

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Middlewoods of Newington Employee Wins Connecticut Assisted Living Association Award for Outstanding Resident Service

(Newington, CT) June 27, 2016 - Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community is once again the proud recipient of a Connecticut Assisted Living Association Award (CALA) for Outstanding Resident Service.

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Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center Featured in Leading Age Member ShowcaseBishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center Featured in Leading Age Member Showcase

Shelton, CT (June 20, 2016) - Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing and rehab facility on the Wesley Village Campus in Shelton, was recently featured in the “Being the Difference” Leading Age Member Showcase for the unique ways it is making a difference in the lives of older adults.

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Middlewoods of Newington Wins “Best of Newington” Award Three Years in a Row!

Newington, CT (June 13, 2016) - Middlewoods of Newington Independent and Assisted Living Community was the proud recipient of another “Best of Newington” award for the third year in a row.

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Middlewoods of Farmington Resident Recognized by the City Of Middletown

Farmington, CT (June 7, 2016) - Middlewoods of Farmington resident, Pierre Kennedy, was recently recognized by the City of Middletown for his military service and contributions to the community.

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Wesley Village Seeking VolunteersWesley Village Seeking Volunteers

Shelton, CT (June 6, 2016) – Wesley Village, a campus of senior living and care communities in Shelton, CT, is looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

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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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