Top Row (L to R): Larry Johnson, Richard Scaife (also pictured with Joan Jakiela
and Tor Alston, from UMH’s Middlewoods communities)
Bottom Row (L to R): Veleka Coon, Kathy Vayda, Donna Brice, and Marissa Salvesen
Wesley Village employees were recognized by United Methodist Homes (UMH) for winning the organization’s annual Values in Action Award. The award, presented at UMH’s annual Employee Recognition Celebration dinner Oct. 30, is given in recognition of employees who have demonstrated extraordinary behavior that exemplifies the organization’s core values of Respect, Spirituality, Excellence, Collaboration, and Stewardship. All employees are eligible to be nominated or to nominate any of their team members and are encouraged to do so for any co-workers who demonstrate any or all of these core values. One individual from each of United Methodist Homes’ six communities is chosen to receive the award. Wesley Village award recipients included: Kathy Vayda (Crosby Commons); Donna Brice (Wesley Heights Assisted and Independent Living Community); Larry Johnson, Veleka Coon, and Richard Scaife (Bishop Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center); and Marissa Salvesen (UMH). The staff were nominated by managers and co-workers for their professionalism, positive attitudes, flexibility, and the excellent care they provide to the residents. They were recognized with a monetary award and a trophy and were praised by their supervisors for their outstanding character and service.
Also honored at the event were 29 employees who were recognized for their length of service of 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25, and 30 years with United Methodist Homes. Twenty-three UMH employees were also acknowledged for 5 years of service to the organization. Over 150 staff from all of UMH’s healthcare and senior living communities around the state attended the event, which was held at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford. United Methodist Homes, a local, faith-based not-for-profit organization based in Shelton, is proud to work with such a wonderful team of staff. For more information about our mission, vision, and values, visit our website at http://www.umh.org/.
This is a press release from Marissa Salvesen, marketing and promotions manager for United Methodist Homes.