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By: Marissa Salvesen on November 3rd, 2015

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Wesley Village Halloween 5K and Fun Walk – A Race for All Generations!


wesley village road raceShelton, CT (November 2, 2015) - On Saturday, October 24th, Wesley Village hosted their 7th annual 5k and Fun Walk on their senior living campus on Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, CT. Truly a “Race for All Generations,” the event boasted over 300 total participants, 33 of which were over the age of 70, with the oldest runner age 93! All participants (some in costume) crossed the finish line at the front entrance of Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, to the roaring cheers of dozens of Wesley Village residents, staff, volunteers, and family members.

The 5K Run featured a flat out and back course sponsored by C.E. Floyd Company, along with a 1-Mile Fun Walk sponsored by M&T Bank and a Kids Run, sponsored by Merit Insurance. The community event was coordinated with the help of JB Sports Event Management. Race festivities were hosted across the beautiful Wesley Village Campus and included trick-or-treating, face painting, a bounce house, music, food, Rita’s Italian Ice, and a trophy and awards ceremony. Proceeds from the race benefitted award-winning resident programs at Wesley Village.

Wesley Village would like to thank the many local sponsors and participants who helped to make this year’s race a huge success! For race results, photos, and video highlights from the race, visit http://www.umh.org/5k-road-race-2015. The Wesley Village Campus offers independent and assisted living, memory care, short-term rehab and skilled nursing, and outpatient therapy and fitness services. The campus is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes (UMH), a local, faith-based, not-for-profit organization serving all members of the community. To learn more about the continuum of care offered at Wesley Village or the mission of UMH, please visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org or contact Lisa Bisson at 203-225-5024.

Photo Caption: Runners pose for a photo with UMH President and CEO, David Lawlor (far left) and Carlene Rhea, Race Coordinator and Director of Mission Development (far right), after an awards ceremony at the Wesley Village Halloween 5K and Fun Walk on October 24th.

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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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