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Middlewoods of Newington Employee Honored by United Methodist Homes

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 31st, 2016

Newington, CT (Monday, October 17th) Zofia Kempna, a longtime employee at Middlewoods of Newington 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.

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Middlewoods of Farmington Residents Help to Stock the Shelves!

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 27th, 2016

Farmington, CT (October 20, 2016) - Residents and staff at Middlewoods of Farmington Assisted and Independent Living Community are getting a head-start on the holiday season this year by reaching out to their local community! Over the course of three weeks, the community served as a drop-off point for the Farmington Food Pantry and has collected three full boxes of non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves in time for the holidays, as well as several monetary donations which totaled over $100. This annual collection occurs a few times throughout the year and has aided many families in need, especially around the holidays.

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Bishop Wicke Intern Inspires the Community

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 4th, 2016

Shelton, CT (September 15, 2016) - When asked their thoughts about intern, Alex Capobianco, patients and residents at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center can’t help but share their adoration. The whole building lights up when he makes his way around and greets the residents. “He is very pleasant,” says resident, Shirley Conway. “He always has a smile.”

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Community News Highlights…from UMH

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 28th, 2016

The 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....

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Family Day Fiesta at Middlewoods of Newington

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 6th, 2016

(Newington, CT) August 29th, 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 . The annual Family Day event, coordinated by the Middlewoods team, features a different theme each year and is a celebration of family and friendship within the community. This year’s fiesta included a Mexican buffet prepared by the Middlewoods dining services team and entertainment by Fiesta Del Norte, a strolling mariachi band. Festivities also included a margarita stand, plenty of sombreros, and an appearance by the Middlewoods mascot, Woody the Bear.

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Independent/Assisted Living & Memory Care Open House at Wesley Village

By: Marissa Salvesen
September 2nd, 2016

Shelton, CT (September 1, 2016) - Join us for an Independent/Assisted Living and Memory Care Open House at Wesley Village on Sunday, September 18th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Tours of Wesley Heights Independent Living Cottages, Assisted Living Apartments and Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care will be available. Wesley Heights is located on the Wesley Village Senior Living Campus at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton.

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