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Memory Care Art Show at Allerton House-Hingham

Resident Irene Jefferson and her daughter Carol Ribuado enjoy the varied entries Irene placed in the annual Art Show of the Memory Care Neighborhood at Allerton House in Hingham.

Allerton House in Hingham celebrates the creative talents of the residents of The Cove Memory Care Neighborhood at the Hingham Assisted Living Community with an annual art show. The show offers residents the opportunity to share with their families and friends all of their hard work. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, creative expression such as painting rewards artists with memory loss by boosting their self-esteem.

To find out more about The Cove Memory Care Neighborhood contact Carol Taylor at 781-749-3322 or at ctaylor@welchhrg.com


Artists and resident Irene Jefferson displays her keen eye for color in a lovely painting.

Resident Kathleen Schirf enjoyed sharing her watercolor paintings with her granddaughter Allison at the Art Show.

Resident Kay Conroy and her daughter, Rosemary Conroy, beam with pride as they stand before a collection of paintings that Kay placed in the annual art show.

With a fondness for cardinals, resident Lois Hollander shares a special moment with her daughter Karen Thomson, as they both enjoy the art show at the Allerton House Memory Care Neighborhood in Hingham.

Eleanor McCarthy displays her painting of tulips as she stands before all of her entries at the art show. A detailed view of her blossoms in reflection can be seen below.

Blossoms in reflection were painted by resident Eleanor McCarthy.

Genevieve Reardon holds one of her many watercolor paintings of flowers.

Artist Irene Jefferson captures the mood, the moment and serenity of the setting sun in her painting.

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The Welch Group Supports Alzheimer’s Association in Annual Walk

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Welch Group Vice-President Paul Casale, Sr. congratulates Retta Dwyer, program assistant at the Welch Group’s Village at Proprietors Green, for her Grand Champion medal for personally raising $3,765 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Welch Group employees pledged their support for the Alzheimer’s Association during the recent 2016 South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s held at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth. More than $10,000 in support came from the Welch Group, including the company’s $2,500 Promise Garden sponsorship. The top team fundraisers were from the Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield, raising more than $6,400.

Retta Dwyer, program assistant at Village at Proprietors Green, was awarded a Grand Champion Medal for personally raising $3,765, nearly double what she raised last year. Dwyer has had many loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease and said she was determined to “no longer be on the sidelines.”

Each year more than 1,100 people participate in the annual Walk. Locally, more than $280,000 had been raised as of the day of the event. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The team from Allerton House Assisted Living at Harbor Park in Hingham raised $1,185. Additionally, the Welch Group once again served as a $2,500 Promise Garden Sponsor along with Volta Oil.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and more than five million Americans are living with the disease. Nearly 15 million family members are caring for a loved one with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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The crowd at this year’s Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s held locally in Plymouth was estimated at over 1,100 participants.

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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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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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Fall Memory Care Programs at Allerton House in Hingham, MA

In advance of the November 2013 opening of a new Memory Care Neighborhood at Allerton House Assisted Living at Harbor Park in Hingham, MA, the community is holding several free, not-to-be missed presentations. These offerings allow family members caring for a loved one with memory loss to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the various care options available to them. Additionally, the new Memory Care Neighborhood is offering pre-opening rates for those who sign a permanent lease before October 31, 2013. (more…)

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