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St. Patrick’s Day Party at Village at Proprietors Green

Resident Services Director Valeri Williams and resident Sam Ganguly take no time getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield holds an annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for residents to honor Irish cultural traditions. Residents  wear green, sport shamrocks, and enjoy a traditional New England boiled dinner. For more information about Village at Proprietors Green, with independent living, assisted living and memory care, visit: www.ProprietorsGreen.com

 

When the games began, residents paid strict attention!

Much like the tribute song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” residents Lucille Ferruzzi and Lydia Hale are pleased to be a part of the annual celebration.

 

 

Dressed fittingly in green, Village at Proprietors Green resident Mary Hanlon enjoys the festivities.

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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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Memory Care Neighborhood Allerton House Staff Receive Certified Dementia Practitioner Certificates

Featured from L to R: Clinical Social Worker for Allerton House Communities Joyce Watson-O'Neil, MSW MPH ; Resident Services Director Cindy Hughes, RN; Program Director Laurie Tranchell; and Enrichment Coordinator Jeanette Champagne.

Certified Dementia Practitioner certificates have been awarded to the staff at the new Memory Care Neighborhood at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham, following their completion of eight hours of core curriculum overseen by a CDP-Trainer. According to the National Council of Certified Dementia Care Practitioners, the certification was created “to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease education training to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to dementia clients.” The certification training provides education about Alzheimer’s disease, best practices in dementia care and changes in brain physiology among individuals with dementia. (more…)

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Alzheimer’s Educator Jolene Brackey gives Presentation at Allerton House in Hingham

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 (more…)

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April 30 Allerton House & Norwell VNA Dinner Program for Adult Children Caring for Parents with Memory Loss

Allerton House Assisted Living Community at Harbor Park in Hingham and the Norwell VNA & Hospice will present a program for caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or memory loss. Titled, “Challenged by a Loved One with Memory Loss,” the dinner program will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:15 PM at Allerton House at Harbor Park, 15 Condito Road, Hingham, MA. Joan Wright, CMC, of the Norwell VNA & Hospice will answer your (more…)

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Allerton House Assisted Living Communities Encourage Older Adults To Bone Up on Bone Health

The fact that most people achieve their maximum bone strength at age 30, and then begin to lose more bone than they make sounds pretty daunting. What’s a person to do in their 40s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s? Lots of things! And you can enjoy doing them.

Like so many other parts of the body, our bones respond to what we do, what we eat, and how much we know about the things that keep them strong and make them stronger.

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Ask the Experts – Village at Proprietors Green-Marshfield Learn about Senior Housing & Care – March 26

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Tuesday, March 26 – 5:30 PM
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Five Fun Reasons to Move to an Allerton House Assisted Living on the South Shore of Massachusetts

There are lots of good reasons to move to one of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s five assisted living communities on the Massachusetts South Shore. No doubt, many families and seniors, age 62 and older, know the advantages they will find at an Allerton House. Beyond the beautiful private apartments, delicious dining and care if needed, fun activities and a chance to socialize more must be at the top of the list. Check out the top five weekly and monthly activities residents enjoy at Allerton House Assisted Living Communities.

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National Assisted Living Week Activities at Allerton House September 9-15

Allerton House at The Village at Duxbury: “Art for the Ages”

Sunday, September 9 – 1:00-3:00 PM
The event is in observance of National Assisted Living Week.
It was designed as a way to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and members of the community-at-large.

The event includes demonstrations of music, painting tai chi, and features food, prizes and children’s activities.

The public is invited.
Call 781-585-7136, x 121 for more information

Location:
Allerton House at Duxbury, Duxbury, MA

For more information on National Assisted Living Week® visit www.nalw.org.


Allerton House at Hingham: “Senior Living Choices”
Dinner Presentation

Thursday, September 13
Dinner – 5:30 PM
Presentation – 6:00 PM
Co-sponsored by Allerton House & North River Home Care

Discussion points include:
·         How to determine when a senior needs assistance
·         The Services to help seniors maintain independence
·         Options for assisted living and homecare services

Seating is Limited.
RSVP Required: Call 781-749-3322

Location:
Allerton House at Hingham, Hingham, MA


Allerton House in Weymouth: “Matt McCabe Piano Tunes”

Monday, September 10 – 2:00 PM
Enjoy the fantastic melodies of Matt McCabe on piano.

This musical event is part of National Assisted Living Week Activities.

Get to know Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth by sampling  the entertainment.

Take & Tour & Schedule a Complimentary Luncheon.
RSVP Required for this Event.
Call 781-335-8666

Location:
Allerton House at Central Park, Weymouth, MA


Allerton House at Proprietors Green in Marshfield: “Make your Own Sundae”

3:00 PM
Get to know Allerton House at Proprietors Green. Enjoy a Tour of our Model Apartments.

Sign up to attend an exciting fall educational event.
RSVP Required
Seating is Limited
Call 781-834-7885

Location:
Allerton House at Proprietors Green, Marshfield, MA


Allerton House in Quincy: “Entertainer Harry French”

Friday, September 14 – 1:00 PM
Musician, guitarist & harmonica player Harry French plays music from the 50s to the present.
Call about this event or to attend one of the newest clubs at Allerton House in Quincy.

Take a Tour & Enjoy a Complimentary Luncheon.

RSVP Required
Seating is Limited
Call 617-471-2600

Location:
Allerton House at Hancock Park, Quincy, MA

 

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