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By: Chelsea Sayegh on May 10th, 2017

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Wesley Village Honors Volunteers


Wesley Village Celebrates VolunteersWesley Village honored and recognized their dedicated team of volunteers with a week-long celebration during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29th. The Wesley Village Campus is proud to partner with over 150 volunteers, ranging in ages from 14 to over 100 years old.On any given week, dozens of active volunteers work in the three communities on campus, fostering caring relationships with residents, staff, and family members, and enriching the lives of those they serve.

Photo May 03, 5 29 34 PM.jpgCelebrations for the special week culminated with a volunteer appreciation dinner, held at the campus on Wednesday evening, May 3rd. Volunteers honored at the dinner included residents, employees, and members of the local community. Those who had reached 100 (or more) hours of volunteer service were presented with a special appreciation gift. Volunteer Service Award recipients included: Dawn Bartlett, Megan Bisson, Joan Blais, Linda Boncek, Colin Brown, Marilyn Cocking, Carol Ellis, Yvonne Esposito, Camerin Gumbs, Susan Meek, Sarah Montagna, Barbara Moore, Patricia Peabody, Laura Quiriconi, and Madelyn Raymond, as well as Ginny Thompson (2500 hours).

Wesley Village Celebrates VolunteersAlso honored at the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration was a small group of volunteers who were presented with the Volunteer “Values in Action” Award, a new volunteer award for 2017, given by Wesley Village and United Methodist Homes. These awards were presented to volunteers who exemplify the core values of United Methodist Homes: Respect, Spirituality, Excellence, Collaboration, and Stewardship. To be eligible, volunteers must have completed a minimum of 1 year and 100 hours of volunteer service. Staff members from the Wesley Village communities submitted nominations and winners were selected to receive this prestigious new award. Volunteer “Values in Action” recipients include Joan Blais, Adam Emanuel, and Doug and Carol Osgood.

Wesley Village Honors Volunteers“This event is always such a special evening,” shared Marissa Salvesen, Manager of Mission Development for United Methodist Homes. “Each of our volunteers is such an important part of our community of caring here at Wesley Village and it is truly a pleasure to work with them. We are so grateful for the many ways they support our staff and serve and care for our residents.”

Wesley Village always welcomes new volunteers! For more information about volunteer opportunities at Wesley Village, please contact Vicky Dompierre at 203.944.8279 or visit https://offers.umh.org/assisted-living-volunteer-opportunities. The Wesley Village senior living campus is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, CT and is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a mission-based, not-for-profit organization serving all members of the community.

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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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