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Boston Ballet Dancer Visits Allerton House in Hingham

20161121_111550margaret-papile-with-sarahwrothBoston Ballet dancer Sarah Wroth is teaching a physio ballet class at Allerton House Assisted Living Community in Hingham. She is featured here demonstrating to resident Margaret Papile elements of a basic ballet movement that can be done while seated.

Some of the other classes offered at Allerton House include Exercise and Balance, Strength Training, Tai Chi and Yoga. Contact Carol Taylor at Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham to learn about all of the various activities that the community offers, or to schedule a personal tour and complimentary luncheon. Carol can be reached via email at ctaylor@welchhrg.com or by telephone at 781-749-3322.

 

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Allerton House in Weymouth Thanks Partners

Enjoying the Allerton House at Central Park pre-Thanksgiving “Thank You to Partners” are from left to right: Tina Dwyer, director of care coordination and community benefits officer within the Home & Community Division at South Shore Health System, Paul Casale, Jr., executive director, Allerton House at Central Park; Lisa Royer, also of South Shore Health System; and Lisa Melchonionna of South Shore Hospice.

Enjoying the Allerton House at Central Park pre-Thanksgiving “Thank You to Partners” are from left to right: Tina Dwyer, director of care coordination and community benefits officer within the Home & Community Division at South Shore Health System, Paul Casale, Jr., executive director, Allerton House at Central Park; Lisa Royer, also of South Shore Health System; and Lisa Melchonionna of South Shore Hospice.

Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth thanked partners from the local community, hospitals, visiting nurse associations, skilled and rehabilitation centers, home care agencies and area businesses in a pre-Thanksgiving celebration. The assisted living community works closely with these professionals, serving as a resource when their clients, friends, family or colleagues find they are in need of a short stay or make a determination that a senior living community with a focus on assisted living is the right next step for their new permanent home. To learn more about Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth click on this link:

http://www.welchhrg.com/assisted-living-ma/weymouth/index

dsc_7293 Paul Casale, Jr., executive director, Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth greets Michelle Lyons, director of social service at Colonial Rehab Center in Weymouth.
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Karen Johnson, director, Weymouth Elder Services, paused for a moment to chat and have a photograph taken with Al Ewing, marketing director of Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth.

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Welch Group Assisted Living Luncheon Speaker Embodies National Theme: Keeping Connected

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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News & Events for Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group

Mary Brennan Move-in Coordinator Allerton House in Duxbury

Mary Brennan
Move-in Coordinator
Allerton House in Duxbury

People who decide to make their home at Allerton House Assisted Living in Duxbury can experience a small sampling of the community’s friendly staff and helpful services even before moving in, through the community’s complimentary Moving Made Easy program. “We recognize that just thinking about making a move can be physically and emotionally daunting,” says Mary Brennan, move-in coordinator. “But putting it off doesn’t make it any easier. We’re here to help every step of the way.”

 

Brennan helps residents make a smooth transition, guiding them through the process and coordinating their moves. “We know what to do to make moving as seamless as possible, and are happy to lend a hand any way we can,” says Brennan. “We can recommend moving companies, help select just the right pieces to bring to your apartment, and even recommend the services of a professional organizer.”
 

As a special incentive, Allerton House is offering eight hours with professional organizer Courtney Newcomb of Arrange South Shore free of charge for individuals who reserve an apartment at Allerton House in Duxbury by August 31, 2016.

Call Sales Manager Harriet Voyt today at 888-336-1349 for a personal tour. And, don’t forget to ask about a Summer Trial Stay. Visit the Village At Duxbury Website at: www.VillageAtDuxbury.com

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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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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. (more…)

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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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