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Retired living centers are considered a thoughtful choice for caring families of the elderly, disabled, and others in need of skilled care

CROMWELL, Conn. — Story by Connor Szrejna

Retired living centers are considered a thoughtful choice for caring families of the elderly, disabled, and others in need of skilled care.

Wayne Price comments on how nice the people are in his section of Covenant Living. He is a resident at Covenant Living of Cromwell and is very happy with the food, activities and especially the kindness of the employees. He continues to say that the people here are very friendly.

However, providing certain accommodations doesn't always come easy.

Valeresa Dundy, Dining Service Manager, at Covenant Living, mentions that sometimes outside influences can hinder the level of care that they want to provide. For example, the COVID outbreak has affected our production of items and also the labor industry which has altered the goods and services that are provided at Covenant Living.

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Even in adverse situations, employees of Covenant Living continue to plug along, knowing the importance of a comfortable and immersive living experience for all residents. Whether hot or cold, rain or shine, employees have to be there. Residents need to eat every day. If there is a big storm coming, Covenant has to be prepared. Empty apartments on campus are offered to employees with the necessary essentials for the day if needed, says Dundee.

During the winter season, Covenant Living does their best to provide happy holidays for all their residents. Even for those that can’t make it home for the holiday season. There are a lot of activities provided for the residents.

Price states that Covenant Living encourages residents to be more religious and to have faith and understand the meaning of Christmas. And best of all, there are some parties around too. The holidays here are in full swing, says Emily Pagan, the Care Coordinator at Covenant Living, so Covenant does a lot of fun activities. Price said people really enjoy it here.

Families of residents in Covenant Living can be rest assured that an utmost living and care experience will be provided at all costs, and especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

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