Crosby Commons Resident Recognized for Distinguished Accomplishment

Tim Donovan, an 8 year resident of Crosby Commons Independent and Assisted Living Community, was recently recognized by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), with the Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award. This award honors the service and accomplishments of senior living residents. Donovan was nominated to receive this prestigious award because of his extraordinary example of aging and his exceptional contributions to the community.

“Tim, at the tender young age of 98, is a true gentleman. A man of integrity, sincerity, honesty and humor,” shared Lori Pisani, Executive Director of Crosby Commons. Many of Tim’s award-winning water color paintings have been displayed throughout Crosby Commons and the Derby Art Gallery. Tim also effortlessly leads weekly art classes at the Shelton Senior Center and is a member of the Connecticut Classic Arts Association.


In addition to Tim’s artistic interests, he generously volunteers his time and organizes Crosby Common’s morning Flex and Stretch exercise class. Additionally, at least three days a week, Tim leads his fellow residents in a miniature bowling game. “The laughter, chatter, cheering and encouragement fills the entire community during this fun game,” Pisani continues. Even more impressively, Tim has participated in many road races hosted by United Methodist Homes. His “Can Do” attitude successfully places him over the finish line. His friends and family could not agree more with Pisani when she says, “Tim Donovan is a special person and role model to us all.”

Donovan and nineteen other selected recipients throughout the state were honored at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Congratulations, CALA award winners!

Crosby Commons is located on the Wesley Village Campus and offers independent and assisted senior living. The campus is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton and is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local mission-based, not-for-profit organization. To learn more, visit or contact Lisa Bisson at 203.225.5024.

Photo Caption: (From left to right) Lori Pisani, Executive Director of Crosby Commons, CALA award winner Tim Donovan, Crosby resident John Balogh, and Crosby Commons Activity Director, Kelly Coppola.

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