Residents of Methuen Village since February, Larry and Ann DeAngelis, were recently celebrated with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Raised in Stoneham, Ann worked at Grants Department Store during high school and enjoyed going to dances. In fact, it was at a dance at the Greenwood School in Wakefield that Ann met Larry!
Larry was from Wakefield, served in the National Guard, and was an Electrolux salesman until retirement. Larry and Ann were married in 1951 and raised their five children in Stoneham. At Methuen Village, they share their apartment with their cat Nahla! They enjoy many of the community activities especially socials, movies, outings, and happy hour.
Senior Living Residences created the Lifetime Achievement Award Program in 2010 to offer an antidote to the isolation and anonymity experienced by individuals with memory loss. It was so well received and beloved by everyone involved in the process – residents, their families, our staff, and outside referral partners – that we expanded it beyond our Compass Memory Support Neighborhoods to all residents in our Assisted Living communities.
Throughout the last decade thousands of seniors living in an SLR community have received this special award of personal recognition. ◊