Middlewoods of Newington Senior Living Community residents having eventful summer

Published on Friday, 5 August 2022 10:09


NEWINGTON – Residents at Middlewoods of Newington Senior Living Community are having an eventful summer. 

Residents have taken advantage of several trips and outings to favorite local spots, including Elizabeth Park, The Creamery, Old Wethersfield Historic District, the Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, Lenny, Joe’s Fish Tale, Belltown Hill Orchards, Hammonasset Beach State Park and more.

Residents were excited to have beautiful weather at their annual beach cookout at Hammonasset Beach in Madison. Shared Activities Director Laura Gibbons and Middlewoods Chef Manager Dave Tovey joined the group and prepared a barbeque on the grill. 

Resident Gail Westermeyer was excited about the trip, saying it was the first time she had been to the beach in a few years. Westermeyer also enjoyed the barbeque.

“It was a beautiful day,” she said. “It was nice to have our own quiet spot for our lunch. I liked that I got to know our chef better as he prepared our barbeque meal; he seemed to really enjoy being there with us. The whole trip was my favorite part.” 

Most recently, a “Shark Week” celebration kicked off on July 25 with documentaries, ocean water floats and other shark-themed activities and events for both the shark-lover and casual observer. Earlier summer events also included a Hawaiian luau, a visit from the Ice Cream Emergency truck, a presentation with Horizon Wings, a monthly summer-themed acrylic painting class and “Mocktail Mondays” happy hour. 

“The ice cream sundaes we got were so big, it was hard to finish,” resident Catherine Carter said. “It was very good and the people that served us were very good. It was a fun time.”

Residents enjoyed their sundaes under the shade of the Middlewoods front porch, a favorite summer spot. 

The Middlewoods community is having a National Parks Week event, which will have plenty of events for fans of both the outdoors and indoors and a weeklong celebration in September for National Assisted Living Week. 

“Residents thrive thanks to the social support experienced here at Middlewoods,” said Executive Director Stacy Kesl. “Summer opportunities like picnics, ice cream parlor visits, gardening and all our weekly trips and outings help prevent the damaging effects of solitary living and provide a chance to enjoy life together with others.”

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Friday, 5 August 2022 10:09. Updated: Friday, 5 August 2022 10:11.