Village at Duxbury residents take the no-fear approach to trying new activities. The retirement living community recently began offering instruction in how to play the ukulele. Judging by the turnout, the new offering was music to everyone’s ears!
Opening the Welch Senior Living 2018 Awards Dinner by congratulating the staff on their role as the “Promise Keepers,” Principal Paul T. Casale reminded employees that they are the ones who provide the care, comfort, energizing activities, and home-like atmosphere that ensure residents a wonderful life, and families, peace of mind. Casale said that keeping the promise is all about providing a “culture of caring” and “doing the right thing.”
This staff commitment and longevity of service at the senior living company was celebrated throughout the evening, culminating with the formal awards presentation for individuals who have been with the company five years or longer. This year many awards were given to employees who have been with Welch Senior Living for 15 years or longer.
Welch Senior Living comprises five assisted living communities along the South Shore, and one senior living community in Brighton, as well as two retirement living communities – one in Duxbury and the other in Marshfield. Village Home Services is located at The Village at Duxbury. Mary McLean of Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham was honored as Employee of the Year. James Welch, of The Village at Duxbury, was honored for his 30 years of service. The annual awards presentation was held at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston.
Welch Senior Living’s Allerton House Assisted Living Communities strive to “Capture the Moment!” That was the theme of the recent National Assisted Living Week celebrations. Addressing the Welch luncheon crowd at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Welch Senior Living Executive Director Paul Casale, Jr. said the day-to-day hope is to “inspire our residents to seize the day.” He thanked the residents for entrusting the company with their care. Casale, Jr. acknowledged the work of the staff to create a beautiful experience for the day, and a week of celebrations filled with exciting activities.
Professional colleagues joined The Village at Duxbury in the first-ever, “Spring into Summer,” Networking Event. The celebration was a “Thank You,” to the many professionals who refer their clients to independent or assisted living at The Village.
The festive celebration under the tent featured Island Creek Oysters, fresh fruit, shrimp, cool summer drinks, and sweet treats.
The Plymouth Girl Scouts (Troop #66019) graced The Village at Duxbury with beautiful voices and an abundance of holiday cheer. Directed by Scout Leader Sunny Beane, the girls performed “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night,” among other holiday favorites.
Duxbury is a community that likes to give back. During the 21st Annual Duxbury Community Volunteer Awards Dinner individuals were honored for their commitment to service and their dedication to Duxbury. More than 300 volunteers, all Duxbury residents, have been recognized at the annual dinner since the award’s inception.
Award winners included:
Karen Wong – Duxbury Community Volunteer of 2017
Mike Tenney, honored posthumously – The Lifetime Achievement Award
Lynn Marples – The Spirit of Bonnie Jernigan Award
Duxbury FACTS Committee – The Community Impact Award
The Duxbury High School Student Council – The Inaugural Harry Katz Award for Community Service
Actress and author Marianne Leone enthralled The Village at Duxbury audience as she read excerpts from her new book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back. Leone’s remembrances of her Italian immigrant mother will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced life as an “outsider,” and of course, all mothers and daughters. The memoir tells the story of Leone’s outspoken and often outrageous mother with warmth, wit, and humor.
Leone, a Kingston resident, signed copies of her book for residents and staff during the wine and cheese reception following the presentation. The author, also an acclaimed actress, had a recurring role in HBO’s The Sopranos and has appeared in several films, including Joy and Goodfellas.
The regular fitness-balance class at The Village at Duxbury made way for gardeners during National Garden Month. Fitness instructor Vito Fiorentino led the class in a series of gardening warm-up exercises along with post-gardening stretches.
We’re all familiar with the ways gardening promotes a sense of well-being and helps to improve balance and overall physical conditioning. Not to mention the reward from a bountiful garden. Who doesn’t love the vibrant colors of spring and summer flowers along with the savory flavor of fruits, herbs, and vegetables freshly picked?
Residents of The Village at Duxbury enjoy a large dedicated outdoor garden space, as well as a greenhouse where plants can winter-over and seedlings can be nurtured.
For a complimentary tour and luncheon, call 888-336-1349 and experience a lifestyle that is active, interesting, and rewarding.
Spirits were high at The Village at Duxbury as members of the Men’s Chorus and other residents celebrated Opening Day for the 2017 Boston Red Sox. There was plenty of Red Sox pride on hand as the team took on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park, beating them 5 to 3. Ceremonial first pitch honors went to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
There is no downside to learning the art of ballroom dancing. A recent class at The Village at Duxbury was brimming with eager dance enthusiasts. Ballroom dancing is known to help with balance, posture, and poise. Instructor Michael Winward who gingerly led residents in a variety of dance steps, is obviously having as much fun as the dance students. Instruction can include a variety of styles, including samba, waltz, and foxtrot.