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By: Marissa Salvesen on July 3rd, 2014

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United Methodist Homes Wins 4 CALA Awards


cala-awards-2014Middlewoods of Farmington, Middlewoods of Newington, and Crosby Commons is the proud recipient of 4 Connecticut Assisted Living Association Awards (CALA) for outstanding resident services.

Certified Nursing Assistant and Housekeeper, Rosemarie Christie, Certified Nursing Assistant, Elizabeth Colon, Crosby Dining Room Supervisor, Cathy Brelsford, and Wellness Center Director, Dianne Terrace, were honored at CALA’s Annual Resident Service Awards held at The Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook on Friday, June 20th.

Middlewoods of Farmington Recipient

Rosemarie was nominated by fellow staff members for her joyful personality, reliability, and willingness to help in any situation. She is known to regularly go above and beyond her job description and her daily actions consistently exemplify our values of Respect, Spirituality, Excellence, Collaboration, and Stewardship. She is truly an asset to the community and helps to make Middlewoods of Farmington a special home for our residents.

Middlewoods of Newington Recipient

Elizabeth was nominated by fellow staff members for her outstanding and exceptional resident service; for providing far more than just personal care to the residents of Middlewoods of Newington. Elizabeth was recognized for her initiative, reliability, observation and communication skills, and the great rapport she has built with residents, family members, and staff. She is truly an asset to the community and makes a true difference in the lives of the residents and staff.

Crosby Commons Recipient

Cathy, a member of the Crosby team for the past 6 years, was nominated for her pleasant nature, willingness to help in any department, and her deep level of caring and respect for the residents. Dianne, a member of the Crosby team for the past 7 years, was nominated for the many ways she goes above and beyond to make personal wellness and fitness fun and engaging for all. Both ladies were nominated for the award by Crosby staff and residents.

All of these communities are owned and operated by United Methodist Homes (UMH), a local, faith-based, not-for-profit organization. For more information about our award-winning communities, please visit our website www.umh.org.

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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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