The Welch Group Supports Alzheimer’s Association in Annual Walk


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.


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


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.



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!

Allerton House at Proprietors Green in Marshfield

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.







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!

Allerton House in Duxbury

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.








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.

Allerton House in Weymouth

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.






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.

Allerton House in Hingham
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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The Village at Duxbury Lifestyle – now, “In Vogue!”


Residents and staff at The Village at Duxbury have always known that the seaside town of Duxbury is a great place to live. All you have to do is ask them! Now Vogue magazine is treating its readers to what it’s really like to embrace the Duxbury lifestyle, invoking the charms of the community’s village-style, seaside location, boating and sailing community, as well as its delicious seafood, history and scenic beauty.

In the most recent issue of the magazine online, Vogue  has sampled many of the alluring aspects of Duxbury. The article focuses on what makes Duxbury such a great summer fit. But, The Village at Duxbury, a Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group senior living community for individuals 62 and older, believes that Duxbury is a great place to live year-round.

The Village at Duxbury offers residents, their families and friends a world of opportunities. The community features independent living apartments and free-standing Garden Homes. The Village promotes an active lifestyle, with an indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center and juice bar, and the kind of intellectually engaging activities that encourage participation. Stimulating lectures, TED Talks, classical concerts and art shows are just some of the activities and entertainment residents of the retirement living community enjoy.

Residents also enjoy forays to Duxbury Beach, outings for golf at the Duxbury Yacht Club and such onsite activities as the Sunday Night Piano Bar and stretching, strengthening and balance Pilates Classes.

Call 888-336-1349 to learn all about the amenity-rich senior living community, The Village at Duxbury, and the assisted living residence on the same campus, Allerton House at Duxbury.

Learn more about the Duxbury Lifestyle in the Vogue article featured on The Village at Duxbury Blog:


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Marshfield Couple Loves Everything About Village at Proprietors Green

DSC_0288Maura and Ken Rand found exactly what they wanted at Village at Proprietors Green – the perfect blend of independence and convenience to compliment their busy lives. Maura, who enjoys the regular visits hummingbirds make to their terrace door, says, “The atmosphere here is incredible. Our apartment is spacious, open and has a wonderful garden view.” 

The couple, who live in Independent Living, particularly enjoys the community’s location and all of the opportunities it affords. Ken is a sixth generation Marshfield native who is happy with the easy commute to family businesses Rand-Handy Oil Company and Shore Pools and Services. Maura appreciates the close proximity of Roche Brothers and being able to walk to Marshfield Tavern to listen to Bob Sylvia on acoustic guitar. “The town has a lot to offer,” she says.

Village at Proprietors Green has much to offer onsite, too, and the Rands are pleased with its wide array of amenities and services. “The dining room is charming, and the dinners are always delicious,” says Maura. “And the servers are wonderful. When we see them around town they always stop to chat.” Entertainment programs, the putting green, movie nights, cocktail parties, and special events are also on the couple’s social calendar. “I recently left early from an event I was attending so I could get back to the Village in time for that day’s entertainment,” says Maura. “It’s also nice to see a good movie and not have to get into the car and drive home afterward.”

The Rand’s 13-year-old yellow Labrador retriever Toby settled right into his new home when the couple moved to Village at Proprietors Green in July 2015. A trained Canine Good Citizen dog, he loves going for walks and the attention he gets from neighbors and friends.

“I can’t say enough about the people who work here,” says Maura. “The staff is such a warm, accommodating group of people. We feel like they are our friends.”

Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield, MA is a rental senior living community with a continuum of care, offering independent living, assisted living and assisted living memory care.

To learn more about Village at Proprietors Green visit online at:, or call today at: 888-327-1666.

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Allerton House Assisted Living Offers Summer Short Stays

15809461_ladies_cookiesWelch Healthcare and Retirement Group’s Allerton House Assisted Living Communities offer Summer Short Stays in furnished apartments that provide seniors the privileges of long-term residency without a long-term commitment. Amenities and services include three delicious meals daily, 24-hour staff and emergency response system, medication reminders, wellness programs, and a range of activities, events and outings.

Individuals who elect this short-term option can enjoy the comforts of home and peace of mind. There are several different kinds of Short Stays to choose from.  

Often, adult children who serve as caregivers will opt for a Vacation Short Stay for one or both of their parents during the typically heavily scheduled summer vacation months. Other times, family members may find that a respite stay is a perfect transitional step following a parent’s hospitalization. Still other times, the Respite Stay serves as a bridge between short-term rehabilitation and a safe transition back home or to long-term residency at one of the company’s assisted living communities.

Many Short Stay residents, once having taken a “test drive” of the assisted living lifestyle, decide to make a permanent home with Allerton House, according to the communities’ marketing directors.   

Find the Assisted Living Community most convenient to you on the Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group website. 

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Village at Proprietors Green
Book Signing on
Spiritual Needs of those with Alzheimer’s

mom_daughter-copybooksignJoin Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield and Reverend Colette Wood, Chaplain at Village at Proprietors Green, as she signs copies of her book, “Do This, Remembering, Me.” The book deals with the ways caring for the spiritual needs of individuals with dementia can improve quality of life.


Date: Monday, June 27 

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Books will be available for purchase. To learn more visit online at:

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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:

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Falls Prevention Program at Village at Proprietors Green

thumb.thumb.FallsPreventionResidents at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield are participating in a new, complimentary program designed to decrease the risk of falls, build confidence in mobility, and improve overall safety and quality of life. Exercise Your Right Not to Fall is a collaborative initiative of Village at Proprietors Green and CAREtenders Home Health Care and Rehabilitation. Through this program, CAREtenders professionals visit interested residents to:

  • Evaluate the safety of the resident’s apartment and identify potential hazards such as loose scatter rugs, cords, and other items known to increase falls risk.
  • Conduct individualized balance testing in the comfort and privacy of the resident’s own apartment.
  • Recommend next steps to improve balance and safety.

If recommendations include additional intervention to reduce falls risk, Village at Proprietors Green and CAREtenders professionals coordinate services such as physical or occupational therapy with the resident, his or her family, and his or her personal physician. Residents may choose CAREtenders or the home health agency of their choice to provide these services and have them billed to their health insurance carriers or Medicare.

Falls and fall-related injuries are common among older adults. In fact, an estimated one in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, leading to more than 2.5 million emergency room visits. Village at Proprietors Green staff, including the community’s wellness director, fitness center physical therapist, and the entire nursing staff encourage all residents to participate in Exercise Your Right Not to Fall as a simple and effective way to avoid falls, gain confidence, and live life to the fullest.

Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield, MA is managed by Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group. The senior living community with a continuum of care offers independent living that focuses on hospitality and amenities; assisted living that emphasizes personal care; and assisted living memory are that creates more joyful moments. To learn more visit:

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Personal Healthcare Choices Program at Village at Proprietors Green

iStock_000015451137MediumGain the Peace of Mind that Comes from Making Your Personal Healthcare Choices Clear
To help people ensure that preferences are known and wishes are honored at all times by all people, Village at Proprietors Green is hosting a special event on May 4 from 6 – 7 PM to educate, inform and assist individuals in making and documenting important healthcare-related decisions.

National Healthcare Decisions Week is April 11-16.

At the Village at Proprietors Green event in early May, representatives from Honoring Choices® Massachusetts will address a variety of topics and walk participants through the process of documenting their decisions. Kate Granigan, LICSW, Vice President of Overlook CARE and Joanne Erickson, elder law attorney are presenting the program.

“We know how important it is to make personal healthcare choices known, and the Honoring Choices Program will further ensure that we can advocate for our residents and the community-at-large,” says Colleen Ferguson, executive director of Village at Proprietors Green.

Through this program, participants will learn how to go about making the healthcare choices that are right for them. They will also gain access to helpful resources and tools to facilitate essential conversations with family members and healthcare providers. Designating a health care proxy, creating a personal directive or living will, assigning durable power of attorney, and establishing parameters for medical orders for on May 4 life-sustaining treatment and comfort care/do not resuscitate orders will be explained and discussed, as well.

Getting your health-related affairs in order is well-worth the time and effort it involves. It gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your wishes are clear and will be respected, and gives your family members and healthcare providers the information they need to carry those wishes out.

Honoring Choices:
Essential Healthcare Documents
Wednesday, May 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Light Refreshments Served.

RSVP by calling 866-305-6443 or visiting online at:

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Village at Proprietors Green Event:

Miranne-Jeannine-MDPost-Menopausal Health Concerns

Join Village at Proprietors Green and Jeannine M. Miranne, MD, MS, FACOG, Division of Urogynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for an informative program about the latest treatments for bladder concerns.
Dr. Miranne specializes in overall bladder health, incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders and will answer common questions that aren’t always easy to ask.

DATE: Thursday, April 7

TIME: 5 – 7 PM

Light appetizers & refreshments will be served.

WHERE: Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield. A vibrant, all-rental Senior living retirement community, Village at Proprietors Green offers independent living, assisted living and assisted living memory care.

To RSVP for the event call 888-723-0716 or go to the Events Page of the Village at Proprietors Green website:

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