Duxbury House Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting, Senatorial Citation

On Thursday, October 14, Duxbury House Memory Care Residence, a Welch Senior Living Assisted Living Memory Care Community, formally celebrated its 1-year anniversary with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event.

“A building is just a building but here at Duxbury House and in our Welch Senior Living communities, it’s about so much more,” said Paul T. Casale, Sr., Managing Principal, Welch Senior Living. “It’s about bringing our staff, residents, and family together to become a family of their own. We remain very grateful to the families who place their trust in what we do here day in and day out. I am particularly proud that we have been able to make this beautiful space feel like home to our residents in such a short amount of time.”

While a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony would have been preferred in 2020 upon the building’s official opening last year, Casale and the Welch team put the health and safety of their community first in observing proper COVID-19 precautions and were happy to celebrate safely, gathering outdoors to commemorate the building’s first year.

Duxbury House staff, residents, friends, and family were joined by Massachusetts State Senator Patrick M. O’Connor and Massachusetts State Representative Josh S. Cutler as they gathered in front of Duxbury House, part of the continuum of care at The Village at Duxbury, for the main event. Special guests of honor were several of Duxbury House’s first residents, including Anne Donovan and Robert (Bob) Tripp.

Following the ribbon-cutting, Senator O’Connor was on hand to help mark the occasion with the presentation of a Senatorial Citation.

“I’d like to congratulate you on your one-year anniversary,” shared O’Connor to Casale and the crowd. “We wanted to say ‘thank you’ to the Welch family for their commitment and dedication. You’ve truly done an amazing job here with the staff residents, families – making them all feel like family themselves. We appreciate the investments you’ve made, not just here on The Village campus in Duxbury, but throughout the entire South Shore as well. You’re making a huge impact in so many people’s lives, so thank you.”

Echoing the sentiments of O’Connor, Casale noted that a locally rooted, family-focused environment is a core value and guiding principle for all that Welch Senior Living does. Furthermore, they will continue to remain as a leader, and active voice, in the Massachusetts senior living industry on behalf of Duxbury and each of the communities they serve.

“The care our residents receive is transformative and is in direct alignment with our mission to ensure their independence, choice, and dignity,” said Casale. “Within 365 short days, we have seen the need for this type of residential memory care option here on the South Shore, and look forward to continuing to enhance the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias here at Duxbury House for many years to come.”

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For more information about Duxbury House, visit www.duxburyhouse.com or contact Executive Director Merry Dalahmeh at mdalahmeh@welchhrg.com.

Duxbury House is structured as two uniquely small and intimate homelike memory care households, one on each floor, with recognizable features of a home. Resident-centered care is the genesis of the household layout. The 12 private resident suites on each floor encircle a country kitchen and dining area, living rooms, and activity spaces where residents can socialize in group gatherings or in quiet relaxing conversation with easy access to outdoor patios, porches, and a sunroom. To learn more about Duxbury House Memory Care Residence, visit www.duxburyhouse.com.


Founded in 1949, Welch Senior Living is committed to providing unsurpassed senior housing and care for the South Shore in Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, and Weymouth.  Welch Senior Living offers a range of housing choices, hospitality, and care services in supportive, compassionate, and caring environments, ensuring independence, dignity, and continuity of care. These include independent living, assisted living, and assisted living memory care. To learn more about Welch Senior Living, visit www.welchseniorliving.com.