Crosby Commons awarded by Connecticut Assisted Living Association

Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village received three Connecticut Assisted Living Association Awards (CALA), including one humanitarian award, one distinguished resident accomplishment award and one distinguished service award. The awards were presented at CALA’s annual meeting and awards program recently.

Lois Poutney, executive director of Crosby Commons, was the recipient of the 2013 Humanitarian Award, an award “presented to an individual whose personal integrity, decency, and contributions to the elderly best exemplify the ideals of CALA’s member organizations and their missions who serves as an inspiration to all.”

Crosby Commons resident Jeannette Dermody, 97, was presented with the 2013 Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award in acknowledgment of the achievement of goals that have brought her personal fulfillment, meaning and purpose and have benefited others in the community and the community at large.

Beth Schave-Bemis, vice president of marketing and assisted living operations for United Methodist Homes, was given the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, an award “presented to an individual whose dedicated leadership, outstanding service, and personal commitment over a period of years have furthered the goals of CALA and enhanced the quality of life of the elderly we serve.”

Crosby Commons is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes (UMH), a faith-based, not-for-profit organization based in Shelton. For more information about Crosby Commons, call 203-225-5000 or visit