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#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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Middlewoods of Farmington Residents Bag Lunches for Bushnell Park

By: Chelsea Sayegh
March 6th, 2017

A simple act of kindness goes a long way for those in need. This is the motto for Church Street Eats, a ministry of over 40 groups who commit their time and talents to help feed and clothe community members. Schools, businesses, and various religious group from all over the state participate in this great cause. Last weekend, residents of Middlewoods of Farmington Independent and Assisted Living community, a group affiliated with Church Street Eats, prepared 100 lunch bags to deliver to Bushnell Park in Hartford. This was part of a weekly initiative designed to help feed locals in need.   

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Crosby Commons: All About Peggie Day

By: Chelsea Sayegh
February 24th, 2017

We all know that one person who selflessly spreads happiness and positivity to everyone they know. With this in mind, Crosby Commons Independent and Assisted Living Community decided to show one of their beloved residents just how special they really are. Through Crosby Common’s Journey of Dreams program, a program designed to make the various dreams of residents come true, “All about Peggie Day” was born. 

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United Methodist Homes Wins Three CALA Best Practices Awards for 2016

By: Chelsea Sayegh
January 4th, 2017

 The Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) recently selected United Methodist Homes (UMH) as the recipient of three of their Annual Best Practices awards for 2016! UMH, a mission based, not-for-profit organization, with independent and assisted living communities in Newington and Farmington, as well as Shelton, CT, were presented these prestigious awards at CALA’s 21st Annual Meeting and Awards Program held at the Aqua Turf in Southington on Wednesday, December 7th.

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Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center Receives Silver Hammer Award!

By: Marissa Salvesen
December 28th, 2013

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce presented Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center with the Silver Hammer Award on Friday, December 13, 2013, in recognition of their outstanding renovation of their skilled nursing and rehab center at Wesley Village.

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