Allerton House in Quincy Celebrates Heart Month

Juicing DemonstrationIn celebration of American Heart Month in February, Allerton House Assisted Living at Hancock Park in Quincy, MA recently held a special Heart Healthy Day.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Additionally, new research suggests that although great strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, it is still “under-diagnosed and under-treated” in women, according to the American Heart Association. It is estimated that more than 53,000 American women die each year from heart attack.

To encourage women and men to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle, the 42-unit rental Allerton House at Hancock Park assisted living residence scheduled several events. A juicing demonstration and a “Cooking with Heart” program, featuring a grilled chicken salad, minestrone soup and strawberry mouse took center stage. In addition, Wayne Cushing, personal trainer, held a Tai chi class at the community. Tai chi is recognized as an ancient Chinese form of self-discipline and exercise that many people today see as a graceful form of expression with stress-reducing benefits.

“We were pleased to provide this heart-healthy series of activities designed to showcase the attention to the healthy lifestyle we promote at Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy,” says Kelly Richards, marketing director.

The programs were reserved for current residents and their families, and adult children and seniors who have been in the process of gathering information to help their loved ones determine when it’s time to move into assisted living. For more information about Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy call 617-471-2600.

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Join Village at Proprietors Green for an Open House!

Wild berries in chocolate close-upDates: Sunday, January 24  & Saturday, February 6
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Discover the best care and housing option for yourself or a loved one. Tour and learn more about independent living, assisted living and memory care at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield. Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and mini-pastries. Come with questions!

Call 888-418-9831 to Reserve Your Spot Today! Or visit our Events Page online and let us know you will be attending: http://www.proprietorsgreen.com/

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Allerton House in Quincy Resident Has Help When She Needs it

Maura Cahill, who moved to Allerton House Assisted Living in Quincy a little over a year ago, likes the community’s amenities, but doesn’t miss the chores!

Maura Cahill, who moved to Allerton House Assisted Living in Quincy a little over a year ago, likes the community’s amenities, but doesn’t miss the chores!

Maura Cahill moved to Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy in 2014. “It’s very convenient here,” she says. “I can come and go as I please.” In Maura’s case, she is often on the go, enjoying the community’s musical entertainment programs and participating in a variety of other offerings. She notes, “I exercise every morning, and enjoy the trivia and quiz-type activities. We keep busy here.”

Thanks to the convenience of the community’s amenities and services, Maura has the time to take in her favorite activities. She says, “I have no cooking to do, no washing to do, and I always have help when I need it.” She also has lots of company with her children, 25 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren living nearby. “They all live on the South Shore,” says Maura. “They know they are welcome to visit anytime.”

Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy is a beautiful 42-rental apartment assisted living residence. For a complimentary luncheon and tour, contact Al at 781-413-7850.

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Exciting 2016 Events at Allerton House Assisted Living

Enjoy tasty treats at the Valentine Luncheon at Allerton House in Hingham.

Enjoy tasty treats at the Valentine Luncheon at Allerton House in Hingham.

Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, located in five towns along the Massachusetts South Shore, are gearing up for the New Year with an exciting roster of events. These events are designed to engage and inform seniors and their adult children about the assisted living lifestyle. They include Lunch & Learn events, concerts, programs on planning for the future and themed luncheons.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau by 2050 there will be nearly 84 million Americans who are 65 years-old or older – nearly double the figure of 43.1 million in 2012. The increased number of older adults will continue to fuel demand for senior housing, personalized care and socialization services such as those provided by Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s assisted living communities.

To encourage socialization, the five Allerton Houses are opening their events to seniors and families who have a serious interest in assisted living. According to the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass ALFA), assisted living residences have a dual purpose. The communities are designed for individuals 62 and older who need personalized care and supportive services and housing to meet their needs. Additionally, assisted living is defined by assistance with the activities of daily living that an individual may require. These may include routine activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, or eating.  Allerton House Assisted Living Communities provide supportive housing and services in an environment that emphasize dignity and independence.

The early 2016 events are designed for individuals and couples 62 and older who may be seeking independent living, assisted living or assisted living memory care, or their adult children who are helping with the search.

Some of the 2016 Allerton House Community Events include:

February 11 – Noon – Valentine Luncheon – Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham, MA. Reservation required.

781-749-3322

February 12 – Noon – Luncheon and Concert – Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, MA.

Reservation required.

781-335-8954, ext. 2500

February 25 – 10:30 AM – Music with Pianist Jack Craig – Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy, MA.

Reservation required.

617-471-2600, ext. 481

March 8 – 5:00 PM –“What if …Workbook Presentation,” by Gwen Morgan. This is a discussion about the gathering and preparation of essential documents – Allerton House in Duxbury, MA.

Reservation required.
781-679-5040

March 15 – Noon –St. Patrick’s Day Lunch and Learn – Allerton House in Marshfield, MA. Reservation required.

866-939-1070

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I Won’t Miss the Slippery Sidewalks Says Resident of Allerton House in Duxbury

DSC_8676-Allerton House at DUxbury Resident Dan Hardenbergh

Allerton House at Duxbury resident Dan Hardenbergh says he quickly made himself at home at the Allerton House Assisted Living Community.

Dan Hardenbergh discovered Allerton House while recuperating at Bay Path Rehabilitation & Nursing Center from a winter fall near his Back Bay home in Boston. He says, “I visited Allerton House and it looked wonderful.”

Dan felt welcome from day one, saying, “I was invited to join the Village Voices choral group, which is currently rehearsing for a spring concert.” In the summer, Dan directed a new men’s chorus at the community, noting, “Developing the program was a group process and a lot of fun.”

Recognizing how important a warm welcome was to him, Dan now volunteers to welcome and assist Allerton House at Duxbury newcomers. He is also a skilled bridge player who plays two or three times a week. Committed to maintaining his strength, he is a regular at the community’s fitness center, too. “I’m really enjoying being here,” says Dan. “And I won’t miss the slippery sidewalks this winter.”

For more information about Allerton House in Duxbury contact Harriet Voyt at hvoyt@welchhrg.com or by telephone at: 781-585-2334.

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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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Village at Proprietors Green holds Program on Low Back Pain – Sign up Today!

Dr. Brett Teran, Physiatrist Plymouth Bay Orthopedics and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth

Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield is presenting a free program on Treating LowBack Pain. The presentation, by Physiatrist Dr. Brett Teran of Plymouth Bay Orthopedics and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, from 5 – 7 PM.

Physiatrists specialize in rehabilitation and are experts in the treatment of illnesses or injuries that affect how an individual moves. Dr. Teran’s presentation will focus on non-surgical approaches to treating low back pain.

If you, a loved one or friend is dealing with low back pain this program is not to be missed! Learn about the causes of low back pain, ways to prevent it and how best to  manage the pain without surgery.

To reserve your spot, call 866-649-7993. Or, RSVP online at the Village at Proprietors Green website: http://www.proprietorsgreen.com/treating-low-back-pain-physiatrists-non-surgical-approach/

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Village at Proprietors Green Assisted Living Residents in Marshfield Discover New Talents

Albert

Village at Proprietors Green Resident Albert DiBenedetto stands before the Art Gallery in the Country Kitchen, which contains some of his artwork.

Visitors to Village at Proprietors Green’s Country Kitchen are pleasantly surprised to see that it’s not only a great place to gather with family and friends, but is also an art gallery in which original works of art created by the assisted living community’s residents are displayed. “We started the art program about three years ago,” says Valeri Williams, resident services director. “The residents who participate are discovering talents they never knew they had. Their paintings are amazing.”

From landscapes to seascapes, nature scenes to a range of still life paintings, the gallery currently features more than 50 original pieces. The group of aspiring artists meets every Monday afternoon with Jeanne Runewicz, an artist and activity assistant at another Welch Group community, who lends her artistic experience and expertise to about a dozen participants. Williams explains, “Each week, Jeanne brings a picture for the residents to recreate as a freehand watercolor, encouraging them to explore their artistic side and learn new skills.” The class is also a good opportunity to sharpen skills such as hand/eye coordination, strategic thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Williams says, “It also builds confidence and a sense of camaraderie among the group. They look forward to it. It brightens their day. Some of the residents get together on their own time during the week to work on their projects.”

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Village at Proprietors Green Resident Barb Donovan’s painting is also on display in the community’s Country Kitchen.

Twice a year, the Village hosts an art show that brings residents, families, and friends together to admire the artwork while enjoying wine, cheese, and, most importantly, each other’s company. Runewicz offers an art class for residents of the community’s Memory Care Neighborhood, as well. The Village at Proprietors Green will also will feature a revolving display of fine art reproductions beginning September 3 in the Independent Living Club Room. When asked why it is important to offer programs like these throughout Village at Proprietors Green, Williams responds, “Who doesn’t love art?”

Learn more about Village at Proprietors Green: www.ProprietorsGreen.com

 

Flowers by Margo

Margo Champagne’s summer flowers

ships

Mildred’s painting of ships under a dramatic sky

Creative process!

Mildred Conlon, a resident at Village at Proprietors Green enjoys the creative process!

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Enjoy the Latest Allerton House Assisted Living Newsletter

The fall newsletter is here!
Please click the link below to view/ download the pdf.

Allerton House Impressions – Fall 2015

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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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