Allerton House at Central Park Assisted Living Community in Weymouth received an award at the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) annual Awards Dinner at the Boston Marriott Burlington. Wayne Cushing, fitness and activities assistant for Allerton House at Central Park, received the Program Innovation Award for providing a variety of unique and entertaining resident services programs focused on physical health and education at the Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group assisted living community.
In this photograph, Mass-ALFA President Emily Meyer and Billy Costa of Kiss 108 & Boston’s TV Diner are presenting Cushing with the award. The Welch Group was a Silver Table Sponsor for the event, which honors those who make a difference in the lives of seniors.
Cushing has been with Allerton House at Central Park since 2003, developing programs that include Tai-Chi, Chi-Gong, Yoga and the popular program, “Deliteful Dining,” which focuses on educating seniors about healthy food choices. “Wayne is an integral part of our vibrant resident services department,” says Paul Casale Jr., executive director, Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth. “He continually entertains and challenges members of our active senior community with his unique and educational approach to physical health,” adds Casale.
Allerton House in Hingham Program May 23 - Caring for yourself while Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
Join Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham and Overlook Care VNA for this helpful program. Click here for more information and to reserve your seats.
Alzheimer’s educator and author Jolene Brackey spoke last night at Allerton House in Hingham, which in the fall of 2013 will open a new, secure Memory Care Program. The Memory Care Program at Allerton House in Hingham will feature 13 rental apartments, including 10 studios and three companion suites.
Brackey talked about the many ways families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and memory care issues can create “Family Moments of Joy,” every day. The evening dinner program offered individuals from Hingham and the surrounding towns an opportunity to receive practical advice about their own interactions with their loved ones who are experiencing memory loss.
Allerton House Assisted Living Community at Harbor Park in Hingham is part of a continuum of care that includes traditional assisted living, and in the fall will include assisted living memory care. The campus also features an Adult Day Memory Care Program and provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care at Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
For more information about the new, secure Memory Care Program at Allerton House in Hingham, contact Carol Taylor by telephone at 781-749-3322 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This May, join nationally known author and Alzheimer’s expert Jolene Brackey at one of two Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group Events. The author of “Creating Moments of Joy,” will offer the following presentations:
Creating Moments of Joy – Allerton House in Hingham
Wednesday, May 8 at 5:15 PM
Allerton House Assisted Living at Harbor Park in Hingham
15 Condito Road, Hingham, MA
New, Secure Memory Care Assisted Living Program with 13 apartments opens Fall 2013!
Jolene Brackey will empower you to “Create Moments of Joy” for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers. Learn about the New Secure Memory Care Program at Allerton House in Hingham.
RSVP Required: Call 781-749-3322
Celebrating Family Moments in Memory Care – Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield
Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 PM
Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield
10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA
Jolene Brackey helps families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s create family moments of joy every day.
RSVP Required. 781-834-7885
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Tuesday, March 26 – 5:30 PM
Seating is Limited.
Heart Healthy Presentation at Village at Proprietors Green – February 26
5:30 PM – Heart Healthy hors d’oeuvres
6:00 PM – Presentation
Learn About Vascular Disease: From Head to Toe
RSVP – 866-458-9422
Barker Tavern Executive Chef Juerg Kummer delighted residents of Village at Proprietors Green with an exquisite gourmet meal featuring a choice of Roasted Rack of Lamb Chops with a mint reduction sauce, served with green bean bundles wrapped in bacon and stuffed potatoes or Grilled Swordfish with Mediterranean vegetables and baked stuffed potatoes. Additionally a roasted butternut squash soup with chestnut cream, and home-made bread were offered. Following the main meal, guests were treated to the Barker Tavern's signature dessert, a Raspberry Mille-Feuille, which is a homemade sugar cookie with raspberry and whipped cream.
The Barker Tavern chef, who has held center stage at the Scituate restaurant since 1994, worked alongside the senior living community’s Executive Chef Tom Jablonski and Dining Room Manager Edward Sawan. The food was elegantly prepared and presented, and paired with wine choices to complement the flavors of the meal. The event is just one of many such culinary adventures residents have come to enjoy and expect as residents of Village at Proprietors Green.
Featured here is Barker Tavern Executive Chef Juerg Kummer as he plates a gourmet meal at Village at Proprietors Green.
Village at Proprietors Green, the latest senior living community on the South Shore from Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group, offers independent living, assisted living and assisted living-memory care.
Reserve your spot at the community’s upcoming Chocolate Open House on February 5, from 1 – 3 PM by calling 888-905-2812.
The Duxbury Senior Center recently held its Annual Black Tie Bingo night. The sold-out event offered a perfect mix of good times and good works. Each year business and community leaders and caring neighbors come together to raise money to ensure that individuals in need of heating assistance have fuel delivered through the cold winter months.
The event is sponsored by the Duxbury Council on Aging, the Duxbury Interfaith Council and by area businesses with their game sponsorships, auction items, gift certificates and gift baskets and donations of food, such as passed hors d’oeuvres. In the past, the event has raised as much as $15,000 for those in need of fuel assistance, including, but not limited to senior citizens. Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s senior living community, The Village at Duxbury, and Bay Path Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, were pleased to sponsor a game of Bingo for $250 and to provide desserts. Lynda Chuckran, director of community relations for Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group, was one of this year’s celebrity Bingo Callers.
Featured from left to right are: Peter Muncey, Duxbury Council on Aging Board Member and partner with Delaney & Muncey, PC, Attorneys at Law in Plymouth; Lynda Chuckran, a guest Bingo Caller at Saturday’s Black Tie Bingo in Duxbury, and director of community relations at Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group and Luke Kramer, executive director at The Village at Duxbury.
The results of a National Alliance for Caregiving survey indicate that about 65 million people in the U.S. are unpaid caregivers for family members, with the majority caring for someone over age 50. While there may be a high level of comfort and an abundance of rewards for both parties, there can also be physical and emotional demands that threaten the caregiver’s health and well-being over time. Many of the family caregivers in Massachusetts may want to consider taking some time to recharge at the beginning of the New Year. Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s five assisted living communities on Boston’s South Shore offer several ways to do this.
Caregivers need to remember that they can only give their best to their loved ones by taking care of themselves. Planning how to take breaks—without guilt or remorse—refuels the caregiver’s physical and emotional resources. Here are three tips to consider:
· Make the time to do the things that will keep you healthy, like eating nutritious meals, exercising regularly, socializing, and scheduling and keeping appointments for appropriate medical care. Perhaps these activities can be coordinated with visits from a visiting nurse or home health worker, while your loved one is socializing at an adult day health center, or when a friend or neighbor can visit with your family member.
· Investigate all of your options as a family (and be sure to include the family member for whom you are caring). Taking turns in the caregiver role will give everyone a chance to spend quality time with the person who needs care and alleviate the pressure that is often felt when one person takes on all of the responsibility.
· Look into a Winter Short Stay at one of the five Allerton House Assisted Living Communities on Boston’s South Shore. A vacation for you can be a vacation for your loved one, too, complete with a modern and fully furnished apartment, fine dining, a wealth of people and activities, and a professional and caring staff to provide any assistance your loved one may need. Ask about our Winter Short Stay Special – residents stay for two weeks, but only pay for one week. This offer expires on January 31, 2013 and is based on apartment availability. Contact the Allerton House most convenient to you in Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Weymouth or Quincy, MA.