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Christmas bells rang through the corridors of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art this past week during their 43rd Annual Festival of Trees event. The Middlewoods of Newington Bell Choir, called “Ringing in your Ears”, spread the holiday spirit through this festive event by playing a variety of Christmas tunes for visitors. Large crowds enjoyed the music while they toured the many Christmas trees displayed throughout the museum.
Shelton, CT (November 30, 2016) - Wesley Village, a campus of senior living and care communities located in Shelton, CT, bids farewell to their current class of Fairfield University nursing students. For six weeks, Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing and rehab center located on the Wesley Village campus, has served as a geriatric clinical training site for Fairfield University students. Erica Wuchiski, Clinical Placement Coordinator at Fairfield University, explains “It is wonderful that our school has partnered with Bishop Wicke to enhance the learning process of the nursing students.” Since 2013, Bishop Wicke has served as a clinical setting for Fairfield University students, equipping them with the skills and experience necessary to thrive in the healthcare field. This particular program is unique because it offers its 4 year nursing students the opportunity to start their clinical rotations in the fall of their sophomore year unlike many other college programs.
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What does the television program Better Connecticut, manicures and Girl Scouts all have in common? Well, they all came together on October 24th at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community to give the residents a day they wouldn’t forget. This very special occasion was organized by GrannyMani, a well-known nonprofit organization that is committed to providing aging adults the pleasure of a having manicure at home or in their assisted living community.
SHELTON, CT – The 13th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Wesley Village in Shelton at 580 Long Hill Avenue. The event benefits Volunteer Caregivers at TEAM, Inc. and life-enriching programs for seniors at Wesley Village.
Shelton, CT (Monday, October 17th) Wesley Village employees were recently recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) for winning the organization’s annual Values in Action Award. The award, presented at UMH’s annual Employee Recognition Celebration dinner on September 29th, is given in recognition of employees who have demonstrated extraordinary behavior that exemplifies the organization’s core values of Respect, Spirituality, Excellence, Collaboration, and Stewardship.
Farmington, CT (Monday, October 17th) Linda Midwinter, an employee at Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living Community, was recently recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) as a winner of the organization’s annual Values in Action Award. The award, presented at UMH’s annual Employee Recognition Celebration dinner on September 29th, is given in recognition of employees who have demonstrated extraordinary behavior that exemplifies the organization’s core values of Respect, Spirituality, Excellence, Collaboration, and Stewardship.