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By: Chelsea Sayegh on January 4th, 2017

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United Methodist Homes Wins Three CALA Best Practices Awards for 2016

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 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.

Crosby Commons, a community owned and operated by UMH, located in Shelton, CT, was selected for the Managed Residential Services Award for their “Law Appreciation Day” where residents hosted a lunch for local police officers. UMH also won the Marketing Best Practices Award for their “Caregiver Link”, a one-stop-shopping online resource center for caregivers. The Best Practices Award for Staff Recruitment and Retention was given to United Methodist Homes for their Supervisor Training Program in which the Farmington and Newington staff, as well as other staff across the company, participated. This program was unique in its conception, utilizing a work team to identify areas to train staff, with a focus on promoting the company’s mission of building relationships. A series of 8-hour retreats were planned and supervisors attended, sharing stories, role playing, and reviewing additional resources to further promote excellence in their important work. United Methodist Homes is honored to have been chosen for such esteemed awards.


UMH, is proud to carry on a 140- year tradition of caring for people across the continuum; seniors who are independent and those needing assistance, those living with dementia, and those rehabilitating from illness or surgery. To learn more about United Methodist Homes or about our Middlewoods communities, please visit www.middlewoods.org.

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About Chelsea Sayegh

I started working as a Marketing Coordinator for United Methodist Homes in October of 2016. I work on public relations, website management and community planning for their award winning independent and assisted living communities. As a graduate of Ursinus College with a degree in Media and Communications and a passion for serving nonprofits, United Methodist Homes has become my home away from home. I spend my days working in a community filled with smiling faces, helpful hands and wonderful residents. I have a passion for assisting seniors and take great pride in being able to promote a company with such a positive mission and values. As an individual committed to learning and growing, I have jumped right into this exciting career!

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