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#UMatterHere Kindness Campaign

By: Marissa Salvesen
April 24th, 2019

We recently rolled out a Random Acts of Kindness Campaign in our UMH communities and have been receiving lots of great feedback on how these simple acts of kindness are making a big difference.

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wesley village | Crosby Commons | Middlewoods of Farmington | Middlewoods of Newington | lifestyle transitions

Congratulations to Our UMH Caring Hands Award Winners!

By: Marissa Salvesen
April 24th, 2019

We were thrilled to be able to honor two of our outstanding UMH caregivers at the 2nd Annual Caring Hands Award Luncheon presented by Leading Age CT on Monday, April 8th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and recognize some of the many special people who work in senior care. Cheers to our team members Claudine Thermidor, a CNA at Bishop Wicke, and Tishana Myers, a CNA at our Middlewoods of Newington Community on receiving this award!  See below to read more about Claudine and Tishana…

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Crosby Commons | Stories and Spotlights

Frances Hulley of Crosby Commons Wins Resident Accomplishment Award

By: Kelly Coppola
April 12th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Frances Hulley, 2 year resident of Crosby Commons, was selected by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) as a 2018 Resident Accomplishment Award winner. Frances was presented her award at the 3rd Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards Luncheon on April 5th at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

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Crosby Commons | Journey of Dreams

Ninety-Two Year Old Veteran of Crosby Commons Takes Flight

By: Chelsea Sayegh
November 9th, 2017

Paul Hurd, a 92-year old US Army Veteran, has always loved flying. During the war, he spent time in Italy, flying in helicopters and even jumping out of them! Now a resident of Crosby Commons Assisted Living, Paul often takes advantage of the different out trips offered by the community. When visiting the Sikorsky Helicopter Museum, Paul took such an interest in aviation and showed such delight touching the controls of a grounded copter, Kelly Coppola, Recreation Director of Crosby Commons, began to think how she could incorporate Paul’s love of flying into a Journey of Dreams wish and make it possible for him to fly again.

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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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Crosby Commons Puzzle Travels to West Virginia

By: Chelsea Sayegh
April 3rd, 2017

Residents of Crosby Commons, an award-winning senior living community in Shelton, were honored to learn that a jigsaw puzzle they completed together would soon hang proudly in a West Virginia hospital. The 1000 piece puzzle exhibits serviceman across the military and credits veterans with many of the freedoms Americans enjoy today.

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