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Allerton House in Hingham Introduces Book Club

 

Resident Clara Sheskey, a resident of Allerton House in Hingham and one of the Book Club’s founding members is happiest surrounded by books.

A great book has the potential to bring readers on journeys beyond the imagination, open doors to new places and concepts, and melt away everyday concerns. At Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham, residents are taking the benefits of reading one step further with their newly established Book Club. Janeen Culhane, activities assistant at the assisted living and memory care community, says, “The idea of starting a book club was inspired by several residents who always seemed to be absorbed in a book. I thought they might enjoy sharing their common love of reading, and the Book Club took shape.”

Janeen Culhane, activities assistant at Allerton House Assisted Living Community in Hingham, MA, provides more books for the club’s consideration.

Clara Sheskey, a resident of Allerton House in Hingham and one of the club’s founding members, notes, “I think the Book Club is a great idea. Everyone takes something different from a particular book, and it’s interesting to discuss our unique perspectives.” The group discussions not only provide intellectual stimulation, but also create a social setting for exchanging ideas and meeting new people.

The Allerton House in Hingham Book Club meets about every six weeks and welcomes all residents who want to participate, whether they have read the book or not. Culhane explains, “We have a core group of people who read the book, but others have a lot to contribute based on their own knowledge and life experiences.” To facilitate the group, Culhane develops and distributes talking points and questions for discussion.

Still in its early stages, the Book Club continues to evolve. Culhane has selected the books to date, but members of the group will become more involved in choosing future titles. Since the first meeting, for which the books were purchased, the Hingham Public Library has partnered with Allerton House to supply them. “The library is able to get the number of copies we need through their relationship with other libraries, and can even provide large print books and books on tape,” says Culhane.

Sheskey, who notes that she has always been an avid reader and is a frequent visitor to the library at Allerton House, found the first selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, “fascinating.” This true story about how the cells taken without her knowledge from a poor, black mother of five who died of cancer at the age of 31 in the early 50s became one of the most important tools in medicine prompted Sheskey to call her grandson, who is involved in stem cell research at the University of California. “He told me those cells continue to multiply and are still being used for research today,” she says.

“People may think of reading as a solitary activity,” says Culhane. “But at Allerton House it has become very interactive. Everyone who participates in our Book Club is actively engaged and involved.”

For more information about Allerton  House in  Hingham, offering traditional assisted living and memory care, contact Carol Taylor, marketing director, at 781-749-3322 or at ctaylor@welchhrg.com

 

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Alzheimer’s Expert Peter Ham at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield

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Peter Ham, licensed mental health counselor is featured with Colleen Ferguson, executive director of Village at Proprietors Green.

More than 50 people gathered recently at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield, a continuing care retirement community, to participate in a presentation on Alzheimer’s disease by Peter Ham, licensed mental health counselor and former vice-president for programs and services at the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Village at Proprietors Green features three distinct neighborhoods, independent living, traditional assisted living and memory care.

Mr. Ham’s presentation, “Understanding loved ones with dementia: Coping and learning how to help,” drew family members and adult children of individuals dealing with a memory disorder. He talked about how best to understand and interact with someone with dementia, and how loved ones can gain acceptance as they learn how to help a family member or friend through the diagnosis.

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. On the Association’s website, 10 early signs of the memory disorder are identified. A few include: memory loss involving recently learned information; difficulty developing and following plans that include working with numbers; and having a hard time finishing common and familiar day-to-day tasks. For the complete list visit the Alzheimer’s Association online at: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp

The Memory Care Program at Allerton House at Proprietors Green seeks to re-envision daily living for residents and their families – transforming anxiety into an opportunity for therapeutic activities and a vibrant, engaging lifestyle. The program offers the comforts of home and specialized care within a secure, supportive neighborhood. The program features 24-hour supervision, a personalized service plan, medication management, and hydration program – all by an expertly trained staff. Additionally, the neighborhood offers bright, open common spaces and a large enclosed outdoor patio, with umbrella tables and ample seating.  Delicious, well balanced meals and snacks are an essential part of the program.

Village at Proprietors Green is managed by Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group.  To request a free DVD about the Village at Proprietors Green Memory Care Program  visit the following link: http://www.proprietorsgreen.com/senior-living-options/memory-care/

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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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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. (more…)

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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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Assisted Living Residents are Making Connections

Connected Living ® CEO and Co-Founder, Sarah Hoit demonstrates the ease with which the technology can help residents stay in touch with family and friends.

Social connections are essential to a healthy life. Research shows that for seniors, these social interactions are particularly important. The Welch Group’s Assisted Living Communities along the Massachusetts South Shore are launching a new online program designed to keep residents in touch with what matters most to them.

With the implementation of Connected Living ® technology, residents at Allerton House Assisted Living Communities in Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Quincy and Weymouth can choose how to stay connected. The technology facilitates interaction through email, social networking, photo-sharing, online classes, brain-healthy games, music and more. (more…)

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