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Middlewoods of Farmington is Reaching Out this Holiday Season!

Photo Caption: Residents from Middlewoods of Farmington pose by their decorated tree on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees and Traditions on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Photo Caption: Residents from Middlewoods of Farmington pose by their decorated tree on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees and Traditions on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Residents and staff at Middlewoods of Farmington Assisted and Independent Living Community are making the holiday season a bit brighter this year by reaching out to their local community….and beyond! Beginning with their Turkeys for Tours program last month, the community donated one turkey for every tour they gave during the month before Thanksgiving, delivering a total of 12 turkeys to Food Share for families in need. The program, unique to Middlewoods of Farmington, was created as a fun way to showcase the community, while giving back to those in need, a cause that residents at Middlewoods were eager to champion.

For the past few years and again for 2013, Middlewoods of Farmington proudly partnered with the Wadsworth Atheneum for their annual Festival of Trees and Traditions. Residents at Middlewoods created ornaments to decorate their Christmas tree, which was donated to the Wadsworth Atheneum for the festival. The Festival of Trees directly benefits the museum, to which the residents are frequent visitors. The community also partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, an International Relief organization based in North Carolina, to collect shoe box donations, which are hand-delivered by the organization’s volunteers to needy children around the world. The staff, residents, and families of Middlewoods of Farmington organized a shoe box collection within their community and donated a dozen shoe box gifts together with the Middlewoods Resident Council, which covered the cost of shipping for the boxes.

The community also served as a drop-off point for Toys for Tots, in collaboration with the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, and is currently collecting hats, gloves, scarves, and toys for a “Mitten Tree,” which will all be donated to the Salvation Army for families in need. To learn more about Middlewoods of Farmington or to drop off a donation for the “Mitten Tree,” please contact us at 860.284.5700 or visit our website at www.middlewoodsoffarmington.org. Middlewoods of Farmington is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes (UMH), a local not-for-profit organization based in Shelton, CT. For information about UMH, visit www.umh.org





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