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Staton Earns Employee of the Month




December 17, 2021

Kaylee Staton received the December 2021 Employee of the Month award at Country Living at Westview Commons. Kaylee is a member of the dining staff at Westview Commons; primarily fulfilling the duties of a mealtime server in the Great Room...
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Taylor Earns Employee of the Month




December 10, 2021

Louise Taylor has earned the distinction of Country Living at Westview Commons’ Employee of the Month for November 2021. In her role as the Activities Director at Westview Commons, Louise is responsible for developing and delivering a great...
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Crossman Earns Employee of the Month




November 10, 2021

Jennifer Crossman has been designated as October Employee of the Month in the setting of Country Living at Westview Commons. As an evening Administrative Assistant, Jen is among the first of many smiling faces that one will see upon entering...
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Educational Lecture with Dr.Botta and Dr. Candow




October 25, 2021

Dr. Joe Botta of Dr. Joseph J. Botta and Associates has provided numerous informational lectures to Westview Health Care Center over the years, and on Thursday, October 21, 2021 he further propelled this excellent educational series by...
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Deojay Earns Employee of the Month




October 19, 2021

Hannah Deojay was named September’s Employee of the Month in the setting of Country Living at Westview Commons. Hannah performs her duty as a member of the Westview Commons’ support services staff and she fulfills a range of responsibilities...
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The Return of the Bald Eagle




October 1, 2021

This week, the growing population of Country Living at Westview Commons was enlightened with a presentation about another growing population in Northeast Connecticut: bald eagles. Our country’s majestic national bird (Haliaeetus leucocephalus....
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Lizee Earns Employee of the Month




September 24, 2021

Faith Lizee was awarded the honor of August 2021 Employee of the Month for Country Living at Westview Commons. Faith is a member of the well-celebrated kitchen team at Westview Commons; performing as a line cook and working to achieve both....
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Rainey Earns Employee of the Month




August 20, 2021

Beth Rainey earned the honor of Country Living at Westview Commons’ Employee of the Month in July. As a member of the hospitality staff, she has direct interaction with dozens of the residents during the dining hours and this distinction....
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Barks Earns Employee of the Month




June 18, 2021

Matthew Barks is the June Employee of the Month at Country Living at Westview Commons. In the context of the new independent and assisted living facility, Matt is one of the gourmet chefs responsible for the delicious dishes that....
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Hemmig Earns Employee of the Month




May 20, 2021

Chef du cuisine Jeffery Hemmig is the Employee of the Month at Country Living at Westview Commons. Since his hiring in August of 2020 he has worked towards identifying the best ways to use his particular skill set at this grand, new....
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Elisabeth von Trapp at Westview Commons




May 14, 2021

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Elisabeth von Trapp brought her legendary voice, sensational joy, and heartfelt gratitude to the Westview family. Her microphone and guitar were connected to a sound system in the Great Room at Country Living at Westview....
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Kirca Joins Westview Commons




April 19, 2021

Sandra Kirca, RN is pleased to bring over three decades of professional expertise in nursing care to Country Living at Westview Commons as the Nurse Supervisor of Assisted Living Services. By Sandy joining the brand new, state-of-the-art....
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Blais Receives Employee of the Month




April 19, 2021

Mary Blais of Danielson, CT graciously received the accolade of Employee of the Month at Country Living at Westview Commons for the month of April 2021. Hired as an Administrative Assistant in August 2020, Blais’ bright and cheerful presence has....
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Alive ... with the Sound of Music!




April 15, 2021

Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, is scheduled to bring her talents to Country Living at Westview Commons on Friday, May 7th for a private concert among the residents of the new independent and assisted living facility....
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Bouchard Awarded Employee of the Month




March 25, 2021

Woodstock, CT resident Andre Bouchard was recently awarded the distinction of Employee of the Month at Country Living at Westview Commons for March 2021. Bouchard has been employed as a cook at the independent and assisted living facility since September 2020 ....
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Johnson Awarded Employee of the Month




February 25, 2021

Eric Johnson of Danielson, CT was recently named Country Living at Westview Commons’ Employee of the Month for February 2021. Hired in August 2020 for the position of Support Services Supervisor, Mr. Johnson proved to be an ideal candidate for the position ....
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Keating Earns Employee of the Month




February 4, 2021

Brooklyn resident, Hannah Keating, has earned the inaugural distinction of Employee of the Month for the recently opened independent and assisted living facility, Country Living at Westview Commons in Dayville, Connecticut ....
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Val Rogers at Westview Commons




October 26, 2020

Last week, the sensationally sounding vocalist Val Rogers and her longtime collaborator and pianist Bill Groth visited Country Living at Westview Commons and performed an outdoor concert for the residents. The set list....
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Meet Jeff Hemmig




October 23, 2020

“Of all the things I’ve learned to cook, one of my favorite meals is just a perfectly roasted chicken. The type of recipe that doesn’t really need to be a recipe: combine a full bird with some potatoes and vegetables....
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Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture




February 7, 2020

At Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors, we are committed to guiding clients toward meeting their financial life goals. Our unique and strategic Plan Well. Invest Well. Live Well.TM process alleviates wishful thinking around performance....
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Downsizing: Tips, Tricks and Techniques




January 8, 2020

When the time comes to move, downsizing can be emotionally and physically challenging. Physically sorting through hundreds of household items and a lifetime of memories can seem like a daunting task – but downsizing actually helps create a....
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Aging in Rural America




December 18, 2019

Aging away from the stimulating bustle of the city can present a unique set of challenges. Seniors in rural areas are more likely to encounter mobility and transportation concerns, social isolation, and food insecurity, according to a recent AARP survey...
Aerial photo of construction progress at Westview Commons in Dayville, CT

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Building For Generations




October 18, 2019

Legacy. Is that something left behind? Or is that something projected forward? In Dayville, Connecticut, nestled on the corner of the Thompson Turnpike and Ware Road lies an example which sits squarely in the middle of both ideals.
Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz visits Westview Commons in Dayville, CT

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Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz Visits




September 20, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz made an extensive trip through Westview Health Care Center and the future site of Country Living at Westview Commons, touring the Dayville campus on September 17th. Her trip was wide-ranging in both subject and space. She and her contingent covered ground everywhere from the main entrance, through the various wings of the facility, and all the way to the construction site across the street into the 75 unit and 115,000 square foot structure that is presently being built.

Connecticut State Representatives Rick Hayes and Anne Dauphinais with Donna Copeland

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State Representatives Visit




September 13, 2019

Connecticut State Representatives Anne Dauphinais and Rick Hayes recently visited Westview Health Care Center as well as the site of Country Living at Westview Commons—the soon-to-be-built independent and assisted living community in Dayville, CT. The pair of State House Members began by touring the skilled nursing facility and met with some of the residents and patients—many of whom are constituents of Mrs. Dauphinais and Mr. Hayes in their representation of the 44th and 51st districts respectively.

Congressman Joe Courtney, David Panteleakos and Donna Copeland

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Congressman Joe Courtney Visits




August 24, 2019

U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) recently visited Northeast Connecticut and the construction site for Country Living at Westview Commons, an independent and assisted living facility being built on the corner of Ware Road and Thompson Pike in Dayville.
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Westview Commons Executive Director Appointed




March 6, 2018

Country Living at Westview Commons, an independent and assisted living center to be constructed at 117 Ware Road in Dayville, has announced the appointment of Donna Copeland from Putnam, CT as their Executive Director.