It's Like Being at Camp Again Except the Food Is Better

Camp

This is how the Logee's describe their move to the Robinson at McLean. "We have lots of fun, we have wonderful meals, we have made new friends, and all our former worries about maintaining a home are gone," explained Nonnie and Al as they attended their first cookout for the Robinson in the lovely gardens at McLean. Susan Safino, RN, Supervisor of the Robinson, an assisted living and residential care neighborhood in the McLean Health Center, took over the reins of the grill. First she grilled shrimp kabobs for the appetizer. This was a real treat for the residents. The chef grilled the steaks while the staff delivered corn on the cob and all of the other treats.

Mary Giannotti suggested that wine would be nice with the festivities, so Freddi Hoffmann, VP of Marketing, arrived with a few bottles to thank the residents for being so gracious showing their units to prospective residents and their families. She noted "You are such a welcoming community. We have several new residents and they all feel very included in your daily walks, activities and conversations. As the Logee's describe, it is like the feeling we all had many years ago going off to camp. We went with a few friends and instantly made many more as we lived, learned and partied together."

 It was a beautiful evening and the residents lingered in the gardens long after the meal was done. And some took their usual walks around the entire perimeter of the campus walking off all of the calories they had enjoyed.