Allerton House Memory Care Program in Hingham features Alternative Art Program

Life Enrichment Coordinator for the Memory Care Program at Allerton House in Hingham, Jeanette Champagne, stands alongside resident artwork proudly on display in the community.

Thirty-eight original watercolor paintings are currently on display at Allerton House at Harbor Park for the enjoyment of residents, staff, family and friends. The artists are residents of the Hingham Allerton House Assisted Living Community’s Memory Care Neighborhood, which offers specialized care, support and opportunities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory disorders.

One such opportunity is the neighborhood’s Alternative Art Program. “The Alternative Art Program encourages residents to explore their artistic sides and learn new skills. It is designed to engage all of the participants in a positive and accepting environment in which the outcome is always successful,” says Jeanette Champagne, life enrichment coordinator at the Allerton House Memory Care Neighborhood.

The Alternative Art Program participants work with a variety of mediums using multiple techniques. They design and create painted silk scarves, hand-painted beaded jewelry, headbands and greeting cards in addition to landscape, still life and floral paintings. Champagne says, “The beauty of art is in its originality. All of the residents can start off with the same project, yet the end results are completely unique to each individual.”

The program was created by Jeanne Runewicz, an artist and activity assistant at another Welch Group community, Allerton House in Duxbury. According to Champagne the Alternative Art Program began when the Hingham Memory Care Neighborhood opened in 2013. Champagne and Runewicz meet each week with the resident artists, lending structure, guidance, assistance and support.

The program’s projects continue to evolve to accommodate the needs and interests of the residents, and are broken down into manageable steps to ensure success. “The feeling of accomplishment and pride that comes from creative endeavors is difficult to describe, but easy to see when a resident engages in and completes an art project,” says Champagne. “We have a lot of talented individuals here in the Allerton House Memory Care Neighborhood.”

The Memory Care Neighborhood features 16 rental apartments – 10 studios and three two-bedroom companion suites. The program follows the Alzheimer’s Association Habilitation Therapy Methods. For more information contact Carol Taylor at ctaylor@welchhrg.com

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Medicare Seminar at The Village at Duxbury Provides Clarity on Long-Term Care Coverage

Speakers during the Medicare coverage seminar included (L to R): Holly K. Harris, elder law attorney; Diane Buckley, RN, BSN, vice-president of corporate compliance with Harmony Healthcare; Elisa Bovee, MS, vice-president of operations with Harmony Healthcare; and Nancy Zappolo, director of case referral and case management for Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group.

The Massachusetts Chapter of Elder Law Attorneys recently sponsored a seminar for staff members of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group and their colleagues at The Village at Duxbury. The program entitles, How to Overcome the Twin Hurdles to Nursing Facility Rehabilitation Coverage: Hospital Observation Status and the Improvement Standard Under Jimmo, clarified the understanding of Medicare coverage available for older and disabled individuals diagnosed with chronic and long-term medical conditions. Among the speakers were: Nancy Zappolo, director of referral and case management for the Welch Group; Elisa Bovee, vice-president of operations with Harmony Healthcare International, a long term care consulting firm; and Holly Harris, an elder law attorney. Continue reading

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Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth Fair to Benefit Hospice of the South Shore

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Village at Proprietors Green supports Magic Moon Foundation

Village at Proprietors Green staff featured with Magic Moon Foundation Director Donna Green (holding check) are from left to right: Activities Assistant Debbie Stockdale; Resident Services Director Valeri Williams and Executive Director Colleen Ferguson.

Teamwork is at the heart of Village at Proprietors Green annual Holiday Boutique fundraiser, featuring arts and crafts made and donated by residents and staff of the Marshfield senior living rental retirement community. This year “the team” gathered to present a check for $1,660 to Magic Moon Foundation Founder and Director Donna Green from the boutique sales during the holidays. The charitable organization is dedicated to the support of children and families who are coping with cancer. According to Magic Moon, the non-profit foundation empowers “children to use their inner strengths to manifest miracles in their lives.”

For residents of the senior living community, the fundraiser is a labor of love – with the planning and work to create the crafts beginning in January for the traditional December event. Nothing makes the residents and staff at Village at Proprietors Green happier than being part of the larger community, according to Executive Director Colleen Ferguson. “Residents here are active, engaged and full of purpose,” adds Ferguson.

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Village at Proprietors Green offers Veterans Assisted Living Information at January Program

Village at Proprietors Green, a Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group managed community in Marshfield is offering an informational program for wartime veterans or their surviving spouses. During the program individuals will learn whether they qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit toward assisted living. The presentation will cover eligibility requirements, income qualifications, and the potential for reducing monthly assisted living costs.

Aid and Attendance Benefit Program at Village at Proprietors Green

Presenter: Patty Servaes of Elder Resource Benefits Consulting

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time:

6:00 PM – Hors d’oeuvres

6:30 PM – Presentation

RSVP Required. Call 888- 299-3642 to reserve your space.

To determine what you should bring to the seminar, call 508-270-7556.

Village at Proprietors Green offers spacious, sophisticated rental assisted living apartments, as well as independent living and memory care.  The community is decorated in beautiful, seaside pastels and offers residents a range of studios, and one- and two-bedroom options, depending on the neighborhood. Impeccably appointed common and family gathering spaces include a living room with fireplace, private dining room, library, fitness center and theatre, as well as onsite physical therapy. Chef-prepared meals are offered along with several dining options. Activities and special events include numerous musical and entertainment events as well as ballroom dancing, art classes, book clubs and Wii games.

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Holiday Fair at Allerton House-Weymouth, November 22!

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Family Day at Village at Proprietors Green delights Residents

It’s a family affair Village at Proprietors Green residents Pat Dalziel (far left) and her husband, Jack (far right) at the annual end-of-summer party. They are featured with their daughter Kathy Howie and their granddaughter Audrey Leahy.

Exotic animals, face painting, cotton candy and popcorn are just a few of the treats at the annual Family Day at Marshfield’s Village at Proprietors Green. Every year the rental senior living community welcomes residents and their extended families to enjoy the summertime gathering. This year’s Family Day drew more than 350 people. “We look for fun ways to bring families together, and to make them an integral part of their loved one’s lives,” says Colleen Ferguson, the senior living community’s executive director. Continue reading

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Fall Events at Allerton House

Allerton House in Duxbury, MA – Bring on Broadway

Dinner & Show

Enjoy Broadway Show Tunes by Big Smile Entertainment.

Sunday, September 7
5:30 PM

Seating is Limited.
RSVP Requested.

Call: 781-585-2334

Location:
Allerton House at The Village at Duxbury, Duxbury, MA

Allerton House in Weymouth, MA – Harvest Moon Festival &
German Oom-Pah Band

Hearty Food & Drink

Wednesday, October 8

Noon

RSVP Requested.

Call: 781-335-8061, x500

Location:
Allerton House at Central Park, Weymouth, MA

 

Allerton House in Hingham, MA – Fall Fun Name that Tune

Delicious Treats & Prizes

Wednesday, October 29

1:30 – 2:30 PM

RSVP: 781-749-3322

Location:
Allerton House at Harbor Park, Hingham, MA

 

Allerton House in Quincy, MA – Evening Halloween Concert

Rick Walsh & Dave Becker

Thursday, October 30

6:00 PM

RSVP: 617-471-2600, x481

Location:
Allerton House at Hancock Park, Quincy, MA

 

Allerton House in Marshfield, MA – Holiday Boutique!

Shop early for a wide assortment of gifts & crafts.

Saturday, November 22

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Call: 781-834-7885

Location:
Allerton House at Proprietors Green, Marshfield, MA

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June, July & August Events at Allerton House

Allerton House in Duxbury, MA – Summer BBQ & Open House

Saturday, June 14
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Enjoy hamburgers hot dogs, ice cream and cupcakes.

This Event features:
Photography by Duxbury Resident Karen Wong
Local Puppeteer and Entertainer Stephanie Chase – “Mamasteph”
The Paul Weller Band

Seating is Limited.
RSVP Requested.

Call: 888-604-6884

Location:
Allerton House at The Village at Duxbury, Duxbury, MA

 

Allerton House in Hingham, MA – Taste & Tour Open House

Tuesday, June 17
11:30 AM

Enjoy an outdoor BBQ with all the trimmings!

Seating is Limited. RSVP Requested.

Call: 781-749-3322

Tour Traditional Assisted Living and The Memory Care Neighborhood

Location:
Allerton House at Harbor Park, Hingham, MA

 

Allerton House in Weymouth, MA – Concert on The Courtyard

Thursday, June 19
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Enjoy an outdoor concert with East Coast Acappella.

Seating is Limited. RSVP Requested.

Call: 781-413-7850

Location:
Allerton House at Central Park, Weymouth, MA

 

Allerton House in Marshfield, MA – Summer Concerts on Proprietors Green

All concerts are free on Proprietors Green in Marshfield.

Sunday, June 29
6:30 PM

Quintessential Brass

Sunday, July 13
6:30 PM

South Shore Bay Band

Sunday, August 3
6:00 PM
Fathom’s Band

Sunday, August 17
6:30 PM

East Coast Acappella

Location:
Allerton House at Proprietors Green, Marshfield, MA

 

Allerton House in Quincy, MA – Steve Caddick & Avalon

Thursday, July 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Great summertime music.

Seating is Limited.
RSVP: 339-788-2979

Location:
Allerton House at Hancock Park, Quincy, MA

 

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