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By: Marissa Salvesen on August 27th, 2015

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Volunteers Wanted for New Memory Care Neighborhood at Wesley Village


Volunteers Wanted for New Memory Care Neighborhood at Wesley VillageWesley Village is looking for volunteers to work alongside staff at “Lifestyle Transitions,” the new memory care neighborhood on their Shelton campus. 

Located in the Northwest wing of their Wesley Heights assisted living community, “Lifestyle Transitions” offers specialized assisted living with memory support and focuses on developing daily routines for successfully managing individualized physical, social and cognitive challenges.

Volunteer opportunities include: facilitating arts and crafts activities, assisting with and/or leading cooking and baking classes, “friendly visits” with residents, providing informal musical entertainment, gardening with residents, and more.

If you are looking for a meaningful opportunity to connect with older adults and are interested in helping residents with memory loss enjoy a more full and vibrant life, please contact us today to learn more.

We will match your talents and skills with the needs of our residents. Opportunities are available for adults and students ages 14 and older. Contact Barbara Quinn, Director of Volunteer Services at Wesley Village at 203-944-8292 if interested and with any questions. To learn more about Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care or to schedule a tour, please contact Lisa Bisson at 203.225.5024.

 Wesley Village is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton and is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local not-for-profit organization. The campus also offers assisted and independent living, skilled nursing, short-term rehab, and outpatient therapy and fitness services. To learn more, visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org.

Photo Caption: Janet Girardat, a resident of Stratford and a registered volunteer on the Wesley Village Campus, works closely with residents at Lifestyle Transitions. Janet visits regularly and assists with a variety of activities, including the community’s “Music and Memory” pilot program. She and resident, Anne Griffin pose for a photo after a weekly visit.

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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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