Resident & Family Testimonials

Village at Proprietors Green has received wonderful notes and letters of appreciation from residents, families, and friends. To anyone who has sent in such a message, we say “Thank You!” Caring for your loved ones is our privilege. 

“When I first got here, my friends saw my positive experience first-hand and were all asking me how they could get in here at Village at Proprietors Green, too. The moving process began for me when I realized I no longer needed to live in (or take care of!) a big home. I needed a smaller house. After that realization, it dawned on me that in just a few short years from now, I would likely be selling that smaller home to downsize once again. I wanted to skip that step and go right into renting. That’s when I found Village at Proprietors Green, and haven’t looked back since! I was really attracted to the various amenities and benefits of senior living. I loved the fact that I could rent and simplify my living expenses, and even better, I was fortunate that my family was by my side, encouraging me and serving as a huge help throughout the process from start to finish. Now that I call Village at Proprietors Green home, I still love the fact that I live in a rental senior living community – so much so that I think more people should do it!”

-Paul W., Resident, Village at Proprietors Green

Village at Proprietors Green Resident Paul W. and Executive Director Tom Bell

“I love being around people my own age here at Village at Proprietors Green and the wonderful friendships that we have grown. The highlight of my day is going to dinner and getting to socialize with my tablemates! From the daily entertainment to the friendly and supportive staff, I am so happy with my decision to move to Village at Proprietors Green. I would not have wanted to be anywhere else the past 10 years!”

-Ellie L., Resident, Village at Proprietors Green

“We’re getting on in years and we wanted to have a wonderful place to live. And here we are at Allerton House in Marshfield, Massachusetts! We’ve made all kinds of friends. We love having three meals a day. We love being back in Massachusetts after having lived in Florida, Connecticut, and other places. We are just delighted to be here!”
-Maryanne and David W., Residents, Allerton House at Village at Proprietors Green

VPG Testimonial from Residents Maryanne and David W.

VPG Testimonial from Residents Janet and John Z.

VPG Testimonial from Resident Polly S.

“My mother has been so happy and well-cared for at her memory care facility, The Village at Proprietor’s Green, that I wanted to write a story for Next Avenue about the steps my sister and I took to find the right place for our mom to help others with their search. We knew immediately we made the right decision because the staff was receptive to making provisions to ease my mom’s safety and well-being. Over more than two years, we’ve been impressed by the staff’s dedication. They know our mom, her interests, and her children’s and grandchildren’s names. She is happy and safe. I wrote the story to help others in their search and have never been offered, nor have I requested, any kind of financial incentive for writing the story. My reward is knowing my mom is still learning and engaged with others and her surroundings.”
-Theresa S.B.

Click on the link below to read Theresa’s latest piece written for PBS affiliate, Next Avenue, detailing her family’s journey to find the right fit for a loved one in memory care:

“Please allow me to express my gratitude to your staff for their care during my stay in October at Assisted Living of Proprietors Green. I especially wish to thank Ashley, Laura, Nancy, Kathy, and Dylan who went above and beyond. Please forward this note to them. Thank you to all there that are providing a safe, caring, and quality experience to folks on the south shore.”
-Michael V.

“My mother believes that she’s in the best possible place at this time, which is a comfort to me and my family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
-Denise B.

“I just wanted to thank you and your team for your ongoing efforts to keep everyone healthy and happy. This has been incredibly stressful for so many people and I realize how difficult it is to maintain both a healthy living and work environment during these trying times. Keep up the good work.” 
-Erin W.

“Just a note to say that you are doing an outstanding job communicating with families and residents at VPG.  You and your staff, at all levels, are doing an incredible job of taking care of the residents. It certainly gives me peace of mind knowing they are looked after by caring people.”
-Elaine L.

To learn more about Village at Proprietors Green or to schedule a tour, contact Colleen Carlson at 781.319.5072 or at

Stay Engaged and Entertained

Though we’ve grown accustomed to pandemic-related terms like “social distancing,” there are still many ways to stay engaged, connected, and entertained!

If you love games and puzzles, we found a great online resource for you: has everything from crossword to sudoku, jigsaw to mahjongg.

Insider tip: scroll all the way down to the Ts if you’re looking for “The Daily” puzzles.

Seniors and Students Make Excellent Book Buddies

Residents of the Memory Care Program at Village at Proprietors Green visited first grade students at Martinson Elementary School in Marshfield to share their love of reading. The residents visited with teachers Mrs. Beth Debyah and Mrs. Erica McHugh. The students enjoyed reading their favorite books to their “Book Buddies,” and the residents enjoyed their role as helpers.  A shared love of reading is at the heart of the program.

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Welch Senior Living Honors “Promise Keepers” at Annual Staff Recognition and Awards Dinner

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.

Casale made special mention of the recent Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Allerton House at Central Park, marking the grand opening of the new Memory Care Neighborhood and Independent Living Expansion at the Weymouth community.

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. The annual awards presentation was held at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston.

Welch Senior Living principals and family members attending the Staff Recognition and Awards Dinner include (L to R): Paul T. Casale, principal, and his wife Claire Casale; Susan Casale, wife of Paul Casale Jr., executive director of Allerton House in Weymouth; Alice Welch and her husband Richard Welch, principal of Welch Senior Living. Principal Michael Welch and his wife were unable to attend.

Trust Me, says Author Hank Phillippi Ryan

Author and journalist Hank Phillippi Ryan had the audience at Trust Me, the title of her new psychological suspense thriller. The book was named one of the best thrillers of the summer. Ryan engaged Council on Aging members from Marshfield as she talked about the novel, speaking as part of the Marshfield COA’s ever-popular Pub Chat series. At the heart of the thriller is the question, “Who can you trust?” Ryan signed copies for fans. Continue reading “Trust Me, says Author Hank Phillippi Ryan”

What to Do for Hip and Knee Arthritis

Dr. Antonia F. Chen, MBA, Director of Research, Orthopaedic Arthroplasty Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, came to Village at Proprietors Green to talk about the treatment options for individuals with hip and knee arthritis. Nearly 60 individuals listened intently as Dr. Chen explained the various kinds and causes of arthritis, and how best to weigh one’s options between non-surgical and surgical treatments. It’s estimated that by the year 2025 nearly 67 million people will be living with some form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of the disease. Continue reading “What to Do for Hip and Knee Arthritis”

Village at Proprietors Green and Staff Member Retta Dwyer are Notable Fund-raisers for South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Retta Dwyer, of Village at Proprietors Green (VPG), is the second highest individual fund-raiser with a total of $9,290 in the South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year the Walk was held at Nelson Park in Plymouth. The Total raised by Team VPG is $14,850. Welch Senior Living is this year’s top South Shore group fund-raiser with over $15,000 raised for the Walk. Welch Senior Living was a Silver Sponsor this year. Continue reading “Village at Proprietors Green and Staff Member Retta Dwyer are Notable Fund-raisers for South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s”

Village at Proprietors Green Residents Capture the Moment!

Welch Senior Living’s Allerton House Assisted Living Communities strive to “Capture the Moment!” That is the theme of this year’s 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 communities work to “inspire our residents to seize the day.” Casale, Jr. acknowledged the staff for creating a beautiful experience for the day and a week of celebrations filled with exciting activities. Continue reading “Village at Proprietors Green Residents Capture the Moment!”