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A Woman of WWII

Merrimack Valley’s oldest female veteran, 98, looks back on service, life METHUEN — From a well-worn armchair in the Methuen Village retirement home, 98-year-old Theresa Skorupka smirked about the rebellious teenage decision that shaped her life. During a time when her classmates were disappearing from school to join the workforce — including her three sisters…

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Methuen Village Assisted Living Celebrates 10 Years

METHUEN, MA — It was just a short ten years ago that Methuen Village Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support opened its doors to local seniors. It was the area’s first community of its kind, offering both assisted living and a renowned memory care neighborhood on the same campus. Today, the community which is located…

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Methuen Shop Owner Now Assisted Living Van Driver

When we last checked in, longtime Methuen auto detailer Keith Burdin was closing his shop after 30 years to change careers, even if he wasn’t sure exactly where that would lead. We have an update. On March 28, he closed Keith Burdin Auto Detailing on Pine Street, then sold the business to Auto Spa Car…

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Horses Bring Joy, Calm to Methuen Village Residents

Six Methuen Village Assisted Living residents who are living with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease recently experienced a relaxing day getting to know three horses at Ironstone Farm in Andover, courtesy of its Equine Therapy program. “Touch Therapy, as it is called, is a relatively new form of therapy that I was interested in providing to…

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Methuen Village Residents Help Fill Backpacks for local YWCA

Monday, July 30th, Methuen, MA – Each year, The Mother Connection, a local non-profit, holds a Backpack Drive for the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts. This year, residents at Methuen Village Assisted Living (pictured above) helped fill 50 backpacks with donated school supplies. This program serves over 300 school-age children between the ages of 6 and…

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Methuen Village Residents Donate to Haitian Orphanage

Methuen Village Assisted Living Residents recently took a trip to Worcester to deliver donations that will be brought to children living in Brit’s Home, an orphanage in Haiti. Collections for Be Like Brit Foundation Inc. began earlier this year, and donated items included toiletries, cake mixes for children’s birthday celebrations, canned chicken and tuna, batteries and…

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Methuen Village Residents Learn about Haitian Culture

Residents at Methuen Village Assisted Living took a trip to Haiti in spirit, learning about the country’s culture through the Grab Your Passport program. The day was also used as an opportunity to raise money for the Be Like Brit Foundation, Inc, which was formed in memory of Britney Gengel, a Massachusetts college student who died in…

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Lawrence Native Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lawrence Native Honored with Methuen Village Lifetime Achievement Award Adele LaFrenier has held a lot of titles in her life: teacher, singer, dancer, wife and mother, to name a few. She was recognized for all of that and more recently when she received the Methuen Village Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony there surrounded by more…

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Methuen Village Donates $6K to Alzheimer’s Association

Methuen Village Assisted Living Community Raises $6K for Alzheimer’s Association Methuen Village Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support recently hosted their annual Casino Night, an evening of spectacular food and games, to support a cause. This year, all proceeds were donated directly to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. Read More in the Valley Patriot »

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