Category Archives: Assisted Living Residence

Holiday Spirit at Allerton House in Hingham

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Allerton House Assisted Living resident Mary Isley selects a beautiful ornament to help decorate her Christmas wreath.

Residents at Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham are getting into the holiday swing of things early this year. This week residents began making wreaths for the doors of their apartment-homes. Soon they will begin gathering gifts for the community’s Annual Holiday Giving Tree to make certain that the holiday wishes of young children are fulfilled! Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham is an all rental assisted living community that also offers a memory care neighborhood. To learn more about the community or Trial Stays or to schedule a personalized tour and complimentary luncheon, contact Carol Taylor by telephone at
781-749-3322 or via email at ctaylor@welchhrg.com

 

 

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Allerton House Marketing Director Carol Taylor assists resident Dorothy Doherty with an assortment of ornaments for a wreath that will decorate her door.

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Plenty of pinecones and pine boughs will form the centerpiece of Allerton House resident Mary Klose’s holiday wreath.

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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.
dsc_7300 Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group greeted Tom Rizzo, (second from left), broker with the Weymouth Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. Rizzo is featured with (left to right): Al Ewing, marketing director, Allerton House in Weymouth; Lynda Chuckran, director, community relations, Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group; and Paul Casale, Jr., executive director of Allerton House 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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Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth Honors Welch Healthcare

fullsizerenderWelch Healthcare & Retirement Group received a “Leadership Circle” award at the Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth Community Business Partners Breakfast on October 25. Featured left to right are: Cynthia Outhouse, vice-president of philanthropy for Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth; Paul Casale, Jr., executive director, Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group; Lynda Chuckran, community relations director, Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group; and Jason Radzevich, CFO, Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth.

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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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A Song Brightens the Spirits at Allerton House in Quincy

Allerton House at Quincy resident Bonnie Costello (foreground) brings together other residents in song.

There’s even more music in the air these days at Allerton House at Hancock Park, thanks to a bright idea from Bonnie Costello. Bonnie, a resident of the Quincy assisted living residence since 2012, says, “We have a lot of entertainment programs here, and I noticed a lot of people singing along. So I thought, ‘How about starting a singing group?’”

Bonnie, who sang in her church choir for 20 years, brought the idea to the activities director, and the residents’ signing group began meeting this summer, singing the classics like “My Wild Irish Rose,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” and “Yankee Doodle.” “Everyone is welcome,” says Costello. “You just have to like to sing!”

A tour and more information about Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy, call 781-413-7850.

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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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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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