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”

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”

Valentine’s Day Tea

It was a lovely day for a Valentine’s Day Tea at Village at Proprietors Green. Delicious heart-shaped chocolate cookies, steaming tea, pressed linens, trivia, and women in their finest hats were all part of the festive celebration. Valentine’s Day fell on Ash Wednesday this year, marking the beginning of Lent, and many residents, in keeping with their faith tradition, received ashes on their forehead.

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Singer Mary Clark Thrilled Residents!

Mary Clark, classically trained as an opera singer, sang for residents of Village at Proprietors Green. She was a true crowd-pleaser, with a beautiful rendition of composer Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”

Singer Mary Clark is in her element performing at Village at Proprietors Green.
Resident Kathy Tyson is clearly enjoying the recent Mary Clark concert at the senior living community.
Resident Services Director Valeri Williams (right) takes a moment to thank Mary Clark for presenting a beautiful concert.
Village at Proprietors Green resident Adele Milani was one of many residents pleased to attend the Mary Clark concert.

Talk, Taste, & Tour Luncheon

Take a tour after lunch and discover why residents love life at Village at Proprietors Green. The intimate luncheon in our private dining room is for individuals who are planning a move to a senior living community.

Click here to RSVP or call Cathy at 781-319-5061

Every Little Effort Will Do Your Heart Good

You’re probably not thinking about heart health when you floss your teeth and get into bed every night, but both regular flossing and getting a good night’s sleep are among the things you already do that help keep your heart healthy. The Cleveland Clinic includes both daily flossing and getting more than six hours of sleep a night in an article titled, “5 Things To Do Daily To Keep Your Heart Healthy.”

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease risk factors include having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and/or diabetes – conditions you can identify by visiting your healthcare provider, who may prescribe medications to help control them. But making small changes to things you already do can make a positive impact on heart health. Healthcare providers recommend eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meat and to exercise within safe limits. One way to make what we should do more fun is by trying foods you’ve never tried before or participating in an activity you’ve always wanted to try.

Throughout the year, residents at Village at Proprietors Green have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including wellness and fitness programs, ballroom dancing, walking on the community walking path in nice weather, and Wii bowling, to name a few.

Chances are, you’re already engaging in some good habits to reduce your heart disease risk. Keep in mind that every little effort you make to step up those healthy habits will do your heart even better. Also, remember to consult your personal healthcare provider about your individual nutritional and exercise needs.

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Professional Networking Paint & Sip

The collegial and cozy first-ever Paint & Sip Professional Networking Event at Village at Proprietors Green brought out everyone’s inner artist. Referral partners from around the South Shore had an opportunity to engage with their colleagues as they hand-painted two wine glasses. Art teacher Jeanne Runewicz provided instruction. Anyone who had not previously toured the community was encouraged to do so.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is the Village at Proprietors Green Paint & Sip Professional Networking Event.
Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, C-AWCM, CEO, LifeCare Advocates, is intent as she paints one of her wine glasses during the community’s Paint & Sip.
Mother and daughter get into the Valentine spirit. In the foreground from left to right are: Linda Felix, community relations manager, North River Home Care and her daughter, Emily Felix, LNHA, senior care advisor at 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors.
Village at Proprietors Green Sales Director Joann Hicks listens to instruction as she finishes the sizzling Valentine’s Day motif on her wine glasses.
Edith Mahoney, regional administrator for Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, enjoys Village at Proprietors Green first-ever Paint & Sip Networking Event for professionals.
Sales Manager Mike Iarocci stops to chat with two members of Norwell VNA and Hospice. Featured on the left is Joann Wright, CDP, director of community relations for Norwell VNA and Hospice and on the right is Noreen Cataldo, director of business development for the organization.
A beautifully painted heart motif on a glass at the community’s Paint & Sip Event
Village at Proprietors Green Executive Director Colleen Ferguson completes her two-tone stemware at the community’s first-ever Paint & Sip.
Doreen Coggeshall, director of community relations, Hahn Home Health Care, Inc., raises her newly painted wineglass at the professional networking event at Village at Proprietors Green.
Lynda Chuckran, director of community relations, Welch Senior Living, greets longtime colleague and referral partner Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM, CEO of LifeCare Advocates.

Say Goodbye to Loneliness

There is a growing body of evidence that social isolation and loneliness take more of a toll on individuals who lack social connections than most people realize. Researchers presented the most recent findings on this subject at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, and concluded that loneliness and social isolation are serious public health issues that must be addressed.

At Village at Proprietors Green, we understand the importance of social engagement and offer older adults a wide variety of ways to stay socially active. The community features art and exercise classes, exciting lectures and themed parties, author talks and book signings, musical entertainment and frequent inter-generational events and programming, to name a few of the many opportunities for social engagement.

Check out our latest newsletter, Life on the Green, on our blog to see what residents are enjoying. Frequent the website Events Page, to see who’s coming to perform. Or, find us on Facebook to see how residents continue to stay active and involved at Proprietors Green, and in the Marshfield community-at-large.