Category Archives: Uncategorized

Alzheimer’s Expert Peter Ham at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield

PeterHamwithColleenFerguson2

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/

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, assisted living boston, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living Cost, Uncategorized.

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group Honors Employees at Annual Awards Dinner

Members of the Welch family congratulate the 2015 recipients of the Welch Group sponsored Florence May St. John Scholarship. Pictured: Front row (L to R): Emily Rapport from Colonial in Weymouth; Colleen Bates from Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham; Taniqua Furtick from Harbor House in Hingham; Phyllis Lindsay from Bay Path in Duxbury; and Mary Carr from Bay Path in Duxbury. Back row (L to R): Jennifer Sheets from Bay Path in Duxbury; Kristen Delory, LPN, from John Scott House in Braintree; Michael Welch; Richard M. Welch; Paul T. Casale Sr.; Marianne Welch-Martinez; Nicholas Doyle from Harbor House in Hingham; and Kameika Hayles from Hancock Park in Quincy

Reward and recognition are essential components to any successful work environment. Rewarding employees for exceptional service is a hallmark of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group – one of the oldest senior services organizations in Massachusetts. Welch Group, a leading provider of senior services for more than 65 years, recently honored long-time employees during the organization’s Annual Staff Recognition Dinner, held at Pembroke Country Club.

“We invest in our employees and our employees invest in us,” says Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group President Richard M. Welch, referring to the extraordinary length of service of so many Welch Group employees. “Welch Group employees embody our company’s goals and values, providing the highest standard of care to seniors,” adds Welch.

This year Welch Group employees receiving top honors for their years of service to the company include John Howe, a 42-year dietary staff worker at Colonial Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Weymouth; Sandra Benotti, RN, an MDS/MMQ coordinator at Hancock Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Quincy who has been on staff for 41 years and Donna Griffin, director of social services at John Scott House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Braintree, who is a 40-year employee.

Innovation and quality care are the backbone of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group – increasingly important with an estimated 72 million Americans expected to be 65 years old or older by 2030. That commitment has made the Welch Group a leading provider of continuum of care services to seniors and their families who may need housing or care options, including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, Alzheimer’s care, adult day health or home care services. A significant company milestone later this year is the 20th anniversary of Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Hingham.

In addition to awards for distinguished length of service, the Welch Group each year honors individuals who plan to continue their education in healthcare or related services. This year there were 14 recipients of the Florence May St. John Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Welch Family to honor St. John, who began caring for seniors in her home and would later set the model for her own daughter, Rita M. Welch who with her husband, Thomas, opened their first nursing center in Braintree -  the John Scott House.

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s Annual Staff Recognition Dinner is scheduled during National Nursing Home Week (May 10-16, 2015), an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association. Skilled nursing centers around the country held events highlighting this year’s theme, “Bring on the Fiesta: Familia, Vida and Amor (Family, Life, Love).” The special events are meant to encourage residents, families and friends to reach out to and visit with their loved ones and caregivers.

The Welch Group, with facilities, located in Braintree, Brighton, Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Quincy and Weymouth, employs over 2000 staff members. To learn more about Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group visit online at: www.welchhrg.com

This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

Enjoy our Assisted Living Newsletter & RSVP for Events

Click here to download the Newsletter

This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

Holiday Fair at Allerton House-Weymouth, November 22!

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living Duxbury MA, Assisted Living MA, Assisted Living Residence, Harbor Park Assisted Living, Marshfield MA Assisted Living, Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, Senior Community Events, Uncategorized.

Assisted Living Residents are Making Connections

Connected Living ® CEO and Co-Founder, Sarah Hoit demonstrates the ease with which the technology can help residents stay in touch with family and friends.

Social connections are essential to a healthy life. Research shows that for seniors, these social interactions are particularly important. The Welch Group’s Assisted Living Communities along the Massachusetts South Shore are launching a new online program designed to keep residents in touch with what matters most to them.

With the implementation of Connected Living ® technology, residents at Allerton House Assisted Living Communities in Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Quincy and Weymouth can choose how to stay connected. The technology facilitates interaction through email, social networking, photo-sharing, online classes, brain-healthy games, music and more. (more…)

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living Duxbury MA, Assisted Living MA, Assisted Living Residence, Harbor Park Assisted Living, Marshfield MA Assisted Living, Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, Senior Community Events, Uncategorized.

Welch Group Social Workers Ease Transitions and Empower Older Adults

Joyce Watson O’Neil, LICSW, MPH (Left), Karen Duke, LCSW (Right)

National Social Worker’s Month is particularly important to the South Shore-based senior healthcare and housing organization Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group. Joyce Watson-O’Neil, LICSW, MPH, a social worker with the company’s Allerton House Assisted Living Communities since 1998, says, “The Welch Group was ahead of the assisted living industry in bringing a clinical social worker on board. The longevity of all of our social workers within the company brings a depth and breadth of experience that enhances the resident experience across the continuum of care.” The vital role social workers play extends through the Welch Group continuum, including senior living and assisted living communities; Alzheimer’s and memory care neighborhoods and programs; skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; and adult day health and home care programs.

(more…)

This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

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…)

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living MA, Assisted Living Residence, Harbor Park Assisted Living, Marshfield MA Assisted Living, Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, Memory Care Neighborhood, Senior Community Events, Uncategorized.

Make a Reservation Today for the New Memory Care Assisted Living Neighborhood in Hingham

The Memory Care Assisted Living Neighborhood at Allerton House conveniently located off Route 3A Hingham, MA is opening in October. Reservations for apartments are now being taken.

The neighborhood will feature a total of 16 rental apartments – 10 studios and three, two-bedroom companion suites. The program will follow the Alzheimer’s Association Habilitation Therapy Methods.  Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group, with more than 60 years of experience in senior care, housing and services on the Massachusetts South Shore owns and manages Allerton House in Hingham. The Allerton House at Harbor Park has a rich 15-year history within the Hingham community. (more…)

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living Duxbury MA, Assisted Living MA, Assisted Living Residence, Harbor Park Assisted Living, Marshfield MA Assisted Living, Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, Senior Community Events, Uncategorized.

Fall Events at Allerton House

Allerton House in Hingham, MA – Harry French Music & BBQ

Thursday, September 19
5:30 PM
Enjoy great music & food!

Seating is Limited.
RSVP is required.

Call: 617-749-3322

Location:
Allerton House at Harbor Park, Hingham, MA
Including Memory Care

 

Allerton House in Marshfield, MA – Talk, Tour & Taste

Tuesday, October 8
Noon

Enjoy lunch & learn all about Village at Proprietors Green

RSVP is required.

Call: 888-890-3749

Location:
Allerton House at Proprietors Green, Marshfield, MA

 

Allerton House in Weymouth, MA – Fall Festival of Food

Thursday, October 10
Noon

Join Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth for all your fall favorites.

RSVP is required.

Call: 781-335-8031, ext 500

Location:
Allerton House at Central Park, Weymouth, MA

 

Allerton House in Duxbury, MA – A Night out for Caregivers

Wednesday, October 16
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join Stacey Shipman, M.Ed at Allerton House in Duxbury and learn about ways to alleviate stress, including yoga.

RSVP is required.

Call: 781-679-5036

Location:
Allerton House in Duxbury, Duxbury, MA

 

Allerton House in Quincy, MA – Fall Music Festival

Tuesday, October 22
2:00 PM

Join Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy. Celebrate the season with song!

RSVP is required.

Call: 617-471-2600, Ext. 481

Location:
Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy, MA

 

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living Duxbury MA, Assisted Living MA, Assisted Living Residence, Harbor Park Assisted Living, Marshfield MA Assisted Living, Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, Senior Community Events, Uncategorized.

Allerton House in Quincy supports One Fund

Donations from staff, family and friends of Allerton House assisted living community and Hancock Park nursing center have raised over $600 dollars for the One Fund.

A day before a host of band headliners rocked Boston’s TD Garden to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the staff of Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy were doing their part to raise money to assist individuals and families hurt in the blast. For the month of May, staff at the Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group Assisted Living Community have been selling stickers of the letter “B” in the country store, taking spare change in a donation jar inside the store and selling Hilliard’s chocolate bars in the community’s lobby.  (more…)

This entry was posted in Allerton House Assisted Living, Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Community, Assisted Living Duxbury MA, Assisted Living MA, Assisted Living Residence, Harbor Park Assisted Living, Marshfield MA Assisted Living, Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, Senior Community Events, Uncategorized.