Welch Senior Living Celebrates Residents and Their Families during Assisted Living Week

Allerton House in Weymouth resident Julia Sullivan proudly shares a photograph with Paul Casale, Jr., executive director, Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth.

This year’s National Assisted Living Week theme, “Family is forever” embodies the actions of Welch Senior Living when caring for residents and supporting their families. At this year’s annual celebratory luncheon, Master of Ceremonies Paul Casale, Jr., a fourth-generation Welch family member, summed up the Welch philosophy, when he reminded the residents that Welch staff “will do anything to see you smile.” For more than 65 years, the Welch mission has been to care for residents as if they were family.


Entertainer and singer Carol O’Shaughnessy, known as Boston’s First Lady of Cabaret, wows the crowd at the 2017 Welch Senior Living Assisted Living Week luncheon.

Welch Senior Living Executive Director Paul Casale, Jr. addresses the crowd at the annual Assisted Living Week Luncheon held at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston.

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Welch Senior Living raises over $14,000 for Alzheimer’s Awareness

The Welch Senior Living Team proudly turned out to support the 2017 South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s, to date, raising nearly $14,000.

Welch Senior Living employees pledged their support in a major way during the 2017 South Shore Walk to end Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 17 at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth. Four Welch Senior Living individuals or teams were named Grand Champions, honored for raising $1,000 or more. Additionally, Welch Senior Living was a $2,500 corporate Promise Garden Sponsor, which brings the company’s fund-raising total to date to $13,760 for 2017.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Welch Senior Living offers retirement housing and care options in Duxbury, Marshfield, Hingham and Weymouth. The company’s communities in Hingham and Marshfield offer assisted living memory care, and Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, which offers assisted living, will offer assisted living memory care in 2018.

The Welch Senior Living Grand Champions include Retta Dwyer of Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield who raised $3,495; Caitlin Rankin, also of Village at Proprietors Green, who raised $1,000; Joyce Watson-O’ Neil, MSW, CDP, social worker, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, who raised $1,650 on behalf of the Team At Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth; and the team from Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham, which raised $1,024. In addition, the team from Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth raised $535 and the Welch Senior Living Team in Norwell raised $440.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and more than five million Americans are living with the disease. Nearly 15 million family members are caring for a loved one with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Welch Senior Living includes two independent living communities, the only continuing care retirement community from Boston to Cape Cod offering garden homes and two memory care assisted living communities, one in Marshfield and the other in Hingham, with another opening in Weymouth in 2018.

 


Welch Senior Living principal Paul T. Casale congratulates Welch Senior Living Grand Champion fund-raiser Joyce Watson-O’Neil, MSW, CDP, who raised $1,650 on behalf of Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, which will offer assisted living memory in 2018.

Congressman William R. Keating (D), representing the 9th Congressional District, greeted guests and congratulated walkers.

 

Callie Rasch, and other cheerleaders from the Plymouth South High School Cheerleading Squad, were on hand to cheer on the walkers.

Welch Senior Living was once again a Promise Garden Sponsor for the 2017 South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in Plymouth.

 

Dedicated walkers, carrying flowers for loved ones and friends, are a staple of the annual South Shore Walk to end Alzheimer’s.

Welch Senior Living colleagues (left to right) Ellen Laramee, RN, senior clinical assisted living consultant, and Carol Taylor, marketing director, Allerton House, Hingham, join Director of Community Relations Lynda Chuckran far right, at the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Plymouth.

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Baby Animals Visit Allerton House in Weymouth

Sitting still and regal, a Silkie, enjoys the soothing strokes of resident Joann McLaughlin.

Pets and small animals make people of all ages feel good. Residents at Allerton House at Central Park know this is true and were delighted for a chance to visit with and pet a variety of baby farm animals, including bunnies, kids, and piglets from Farm Visits, a traveling petting farm. In older adults, studies have shown that pets can relieve stress and even help to fight off depression. It’s easy to see by the faces of residents that a visit by the baby animals is truly beneficial.


 

Resident Helen Pilioglos snuggles with one of the bunnies that visited the assisted living community.

Lulu steps very gingerly as she makes her way to each of the assisted living residents that gathered for a visit by piglets, goats, bunnies, and a Silkie, a type of chicken with fluffy plumage.

 

Libby, the kid (baby goat) is wide-eyed and friendly during the annual baby animal visit by the traveling petting farm, Farm Visits.

The Silkie, is an instant crowd-pleaser!

 

A bunny wrapped tight makes a new friend in resident Terry Sartorio at Allerton House Assisted Living in Weymouth.

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Annual Lobsterbake Celebrates the Community’s Referral Partners

Welch Senior Living Director of Community Relations Lynda Chuckran (second from left) stands with her referral colleagues from South Shore Health System, including far left, TJ White, community outreach liaison; Jann Ahern, vice president of home & community care operations; Lisa Royer, director of home & health resources, and Tina Dwyer, director of care coordination/community benefits officer.

For professionals in the senior living industry, the Networking Party of the summer is certainly the Lobsterbake at Village at Proprietors Green. This annual thank-you event celebrates the strong and valuable partnerships between the senior living community and its many referral colleagues, both within and outside the field of healthcare.

During this year’s event, nearly 100 healthcare and business professionals enjoyed a classic feast of lobster, clam chowder and seasonal favorites. Among those catching up with colleagues or touring the community were professionals from visiting nurse associations, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, area hospitals, home care agencies and elder care organizations. 

Managed by Welch Senior Living, Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield offers a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call 781-319-5061.


Kate Granigan, LICSW, C-ASWCM, CEO of LifeCare Advocates and a long-time referral partner for Village at Proprietors Green and Welch Senior Living, gets ready to dive into a delicious lobster dinner.

Mingling with colleagues you don’t see all the time is one of the many benefits of the annual Lobsterbake farewell-to-summer party. Norwell VNA and Hospice CEO Renee McInnes (left) chats with Nancy Zappolo, director of referral and case management, BaneCare South.

 

Ellen Steward, manager of client relations for Brigham and Women’s Hospital takes time for a photo with Tom Anderson, physician liaison at Brigham and Women’s, and (far right) Rose DiPietro, chief transformation officer – South Shore Health System.

Before the Lobsterbake begins, Village at Proprietors Green Executive Director Colleen Ferguson greets Elizabeth White, a Pembroke-based elder law attorney.

 

Sales Manager for Village at Proprietors Green, Mike Iarocci, greets local representatives from the Marshfield Council Aging (left to right) Edris Kelley, Lifelong Learning representative and Sheila Gagnon, vice chairperson of the Marshfield COA Board of Directors.

Plymouth resident and State Representative (First Plymouth District-R) Matt Muratore, enjoys opening remarks as referral partners are welcomed to the Lobsterbake at Village at Proprietors Green.

 

Michelle E. Woodbrey (CSA)®, CEO of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, greets Village at Proprietors Green Sales Manager Michael Iarocci, before the community’s annual Lobsterbake feast.

Among the many healthcare referral partners Village at Proprietors Green welcomed to the Lobsterbake was Eve Masiello, LICSW, director of the senior behavioral health center – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth.

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Author and Actress Marianne Leone shares her New Book at Village at Proprietors Green

Actress and author Marianne Leone’s Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back is a story of Leone’s outspoken and often outrageous Italian immigrant mother. 

Leone, a Kingston resident, was a recent speaker at the Marshfield Council on Aging LifeLong Learning program Pub Chat Series, hosted by Village at Proprietors Green. Her memoir is filled with warmth, wit, and humor. Certainly, Leone’s remembrances will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced life as an “outsider.” And of course, it will hit a chord with all mothers and daughters. 

The author, also an acclaimed actress, had a recurring role in HBO’s The Sopranos and has appeared in several films, including Joy and Goodfellas.


Author Marianne Leone holds a copy of her most recent book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back a memoir about growing up with an Italian immigrant mother. Leone was the featured speaker at a recent Marshfield COA Pub Chat hosted by Village at Proprietors Green.

Marianne Leone signed a copy of her book for Diane Nichols who turned out to hear Leone discuss her memoir at Village at Proprietors Green.

 

 

The Sales Team at Village at Proprietors Green has their photo taken with author Marianne Leone and her husband, actor Chris Cooper. From left to right are: Cathy Baranofsky, sales assistant and move-in coordinator at the senior living community; Leone and Cooper; Mike Iarocci, sales manager and Joann Hicks, sales director at Village at Proprietors Green.

The crowd at Village at Proprietors Green was captivated by author Marianne Leone’s stories of growing up with her Italian immigrant mother. Leone, the author of Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back was the featured guest of the Marshfield COAs Pub Chat Series, presented at Village at Proprietors Green.

 

 

Colleen Ferguson, executive director of Village at Proprietors Green, takes a moment to chat and pose with author Marianne Leone (center) and her husband, actor Chris Cooper. Leone was at the senior living community to talk about her latest book, a memoir.

Elizabeth Pittore waits her turn to received a signed copy of author and actress Marianne Leone’s latest book. Leone was at Village at Proprietors Green to discuss Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back as part of the Marshfield Council on Aging LifeLong Learning program.

 

Author and actress Marianne Leone poses with her husband, actor Chris Cooper, during her recent presentation at the Marshfield COA’s Pub Chat Series. Leone talked about her latest book, a memoir about life with her Italian immigrant mother.

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Patriotic Themed Cookout in Weymouth – 10th Anniversary

Kathleen and Paul Aucion get in the spirit of the patriotic themed annual Summer Cookout for members of Weymouth Elder Services held at Allerton House Assisted Living in Weymouth.

The hottest ticket in town was the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Summer Cookout at Allerton House Assisted Living in Weymouth for Weymouth Elder Services. Red, white, and blue carried the day at the patriotic themed event.

More than 75 Elder Services’ members enjoyed cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, pink lemonade, and home-made cookies. Fun games of trivia and great company were in abundance as guests enjoyed the hospitality of the assisted and independent living community. Welch Senior Living Director of Community Relations Lynda Chuckran served as emcee.

To learn more about Allerton House in Weymouth call or email Al at 781-413-7850 or aewing@welchhrg.com


Peg Gambino holds a scrumptious piece of freshly cut watermelon – one of the many seasonal favorites served at the Allerton House Annual Cookout in Weymouth.

There were plenty of smiles at Allerton House in Weymouth during the Summer Cookout, including from left to right, those worn by Susan DeChristoforo, executive office assistant, Weymouth Elder Services; Lynda Chuckran, event emcee and director of community relations for Welch Senior Living; Al Ewing, marketing director for Allerton House in Weymouth; and Karen Johnston, director, Weymouth Elder Services.

Peg Gambino holds a scrumptious piece of freshly cut watermelon – one of the many seasonal favorites served at the Allerton House Annual Cookout in Weymouth.

Joe Murphy’s warm smile and patriotic cap say it all as he enjoys the 10th Anniversary Cookout at Allerton House in Weymouth.

Emcee Lynda Chuckran smiles having just awarded a prize to Lillian Roy for her winning trivia response at the Annual Summer Cookout at Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth.

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Memory Care Art Show at Allerton House-Hingham

Resident Irene Jefferson and her daughter Carol Ribuado enjoy the varied entries Irene placed in the annual Art Show of the Memory Care Neighborhood at Allerton House in Hingham.

Allerton House in Hingham celebrates the creative talents of the residents of The Cove Memory Care Neighborhood at the Hingham Assisted Living Community with an annual art show. The show offers residents the opportunity to share with their families and friends all of their hard work. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, creative expression such as painting rewards artists with memory loss by boosting their self-esteem.

To find out more about The Cove Memory Care Neighborhood contact Carol Taylor at 781-749-3322 or at ctaylor@welchhrg.com


Artists and resident Irene Jefferson displays her keen eye for color in a lovely painting.

Resident Kathleen Schirf enjoyed sharing her watercolor paintings with her granddaughter Allison at the Art Show.

Resident Kay Conroy and her daughter, Rosemary Conroy, beam with pride as they stand before a collection of paintings that Kay placed in the annual art show.

With a fondness for cardinals, resident Lois Hollander shares a special moment with her daughter Karen Thomson, as they both enjoy the art show at the Allerton House Memory Care Neighborhood in Hingham.

Eleanor McCarthy displays her painting of tulips as she stands before all of her entries at the art show. A detailed view of her blossoms in reflection can be seen below.

Blossoms in reflection were painted by resident Eleanor McCarthy.

Genevieve Reardon holds one of her many watercolor paintings of flowers.

Artist Irene Jefferson captures the mood, the moment and serenity of the setting sun in her painting.

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Allerton House at Central Park Fun Day Supports the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Nothing beats the heat like a train ride with family and friends. Family Fun Day at Allerton House at Central Park was all that and more!

Family Fun Day at Allerton House Assisted Living in Weymouth brings together generations of family and friends to celebrate the pleasures of summer! Children of all ages look forward to the annual event and the Moon Walk, dunk tank, train rides, pony rides, exotic animals, and balloon sculptures. Ticket sales for the hamburgers, hot dog, chips, and soda will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In addition, sales from the 50/50 raffle also will support this worthy cause. To learn more about Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth contact Marketing Director Al Ewing at aewing@welchhrg.com or via phone at 781-413-7850.


Resident Barbara McCarthy is delighted by the games and tricks offered by Activity Assistant Wayne Cushing and DJ Brendan Burchill (L).

Four year-old Evelyn Murphy of Braintree checks out her Princess Face Painting detail at the Allerton House Family Fun Day in Weymouth.

Resident Flora Fucci enjoys the day with Dennis and Paula Thompson. Flora is their aunt.

Jeanette Boudreau, resident services director, Allerton House at Central Park, and Joyce Watson O’Neil, LICSW, MSW, CDP, licensed independent social worker, Allerton House Communities, display the poster for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The organization will benefit from funds raised at the annual Family Fun Day.

Resident Pat Conroy gets into the spirit of the day with fresh cotton candy.

Entertainer Henry Lappen walks through the crowd as he prepares to juggle!

Barbara Barry (L) and Theo Baptiste help resident Barbara Barry hold one of the many exotic animals at the Family Fun Day.

 

 

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“Dads and Doughnuts Social” at Allerton House in Weymouth

Allerton House in Weymouth resident Leon Rinella gathers with his buddies at the recent social for a hot cup of coffee and a jelly-filled doughnut.

The dads of Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth are a socially engaged group. The men often gather to talk about sports, history, and current events. The recent “Dads and Doughnuts Social” was a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day and catch up with one another.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Resident Services Director Jeannette Boudreau is pleased to serve resident Tom Hogan the doughnut of his choice during the recent Father’s Day Celebration.

Balloons, hot coffee, and fresh doughnuts are waiting for residents of Allerton House at Central Park as they celebrate Father’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resident Donald Mathewson shares a smile during the “Dads and Doughnuts Social” at Allerton House at Central Park.

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Kick Off Summer Networking Party at Allerton House in Hingham

Allerton House at Harbor Park Marketing Director Carol Taylor takes a moment to greet colleagues at the annual Kick-Off Summer Networking Event at the assisted living community in Hingham. Left to right are: Lynda Chuckran, director of community relations at Welch Senior Living, Carol Taylor, and Barbara Farnsworth, director of the Hingham Council on Aging.

More than 60 healthcare professionals showed their support for Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham by attending the annual Kick-Off Summer Networking Party. The group – representing rehabilitation and nursing centers, visiting nurse organizations, and home care agencies – has worked together for years on behalf of area seniors. Welch Senior Living’s Allerton House in Hingham offers traditional assisted living and memory care. For a personalized tour and complimentary luncheon or to make a referral, call or email Carol Taylor, marketing director, at 781-749-3322 or ctaylor@welchhrg.com

 


Among the healthcare professionals who networked with colleagues at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham were, left to right: Emily Lynch, director of marketing and communications for BaneCare South; and from Harbor House Rehab Center in Hingham, Kerri Rice, LSW, director of admissions; Jim Sugrue, RN, director of nursing, Danielle Bender, LSCW, social worker, and Michelle Roy, LSW, social worker.

Serving seasonal favorites to guests at the Summer Networking Event are Allerton House at Harbor Park staff members (left to right) Maureen Elms and Carol Masciarelli.

The winner of the Raffle Basket was Emily Lynch, Director of Marketing and Communications for BaneCare South.

Allerton House in Hingham staff member Marie Bertrand was among the more than 60 healthcare professionals who attended the annual Summer Kick-Off Event at the assisted living community.

Laurie Trancell, who directs the Memory care Program at Allerton House at Harbor Park, gave several tours following the festivities.

Allerton House at Harbor Park Resident Care Director Sarah Knight, RN, BSN greets two colleagues from Queen Anne Nursing Home. They are left to right: Paula Hutchinson, LSW, director of social service and Denise Conley, LSW, social worker.

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