Paul Casale, Jr., executive director of Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth is featured here introducing Sarah Hoit of Connected Living to the gathering of residents.
Each year during National Assisted Living Week, the Welch Group celebrates residents with week-long festivities in four Allerton House Assisted Living Communities along the South Shore. One of the highlights of the week is the Assisted Living Luncheon, held at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston.
Paul Casale, Jr. executive director of Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, and emcee for the annual celebration, said staying at the forefront of new technological advances is part of the Allerton House mission.
By way of introducing the Luncheon’s guest speaker Sarah Hoit, he said she embodied the theme, “Keeping Connected.” Hoit is the CEO and co-founder of Connected Living, an award-winning program that helps residents get online using a secure, easy-to-use cloud-based social network, coupled with customized training and support that teaches seniors how to use technology, and also provides ongoing support that helps them to stay connected for the long-term. Hoit’s program is in use in all Allerton Houses, and soon the company will roll out a new App for families and residents.
The family-owned Welch Group offers assisted living communities along the South Shore, in Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, and Weymouth. The company 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.
CEO and co-founder of Connected Living, Sarah Hoit, and Village at Proprietors Green resident Bob Davis share a laugh, as Bob proudly displays the iPad he brought to the luncheon so he could stay connected by relaying the event to family and friends!
Allerton House at Proprietors Green in Marshfield
Allerton House at Proprietors Green in Marshfield showcased the community’s Connected Living availability for residents with a “Let’s Get Connected” presentation in the Country Kitchen. The community also engaged residents in a special “Guess Who?” program in which information about a resident was relayed to the group who then had to determine who the profile best described.
Maureen Crowley, executive assistant to the director at The Village at Duxbury, is all smiles with Allerton House in Duxbury resident Dan Hardenbergh, who is fond of saying that his move to the Allerton House Assisted Living community is, “one of the smartest decisions,” he ever made!
Allerton House in Duxbury
At Allerton House in Duxbury, all activities had a theme related to connectivity, including interactive group exercise classes that encouraged making connections with other residents; brain games; a current events discussion that emphasized connecting with the world; a luncheon with staff; and a resident get-together.
Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth residents Yvonne Gillis and Richard Burns are pleased to share a moment before lunch with the community’s Resident Services Director Amanda Annis.
Allerton House in Weymouth
At Allerton House in Weymouth, A Grandparents’ Day Ice Cream Sundae Party was the week’s kick-off event. Entertainment with Bill Burke; a Talent Show; Barn Babies visit; and a “Broadway at the Pops” presentation were highlights of the week.
Allerton House in Hingham residents Mary Lou Simmons (left) and Ruth Potter (right) pose for a photo with Kim Vallatini, the community’s activities director during the recent Welch Group Assisted Living Week Luncheon at Indian Pond Country Club.
Allerton House in Hingham
Focusing on the theme, “Keeping Connected,” Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham encouraged residents whose loved ones were out-of-state to set up special sessions online to “Skype,” which they did. Additionally, the traditional Grandparents’ Day event with entertainment by Rick Walsh kicked off the week, along with several birthday lunches for residents and a Family Pizza Night.