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The McLean Auxiliary held its Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival on Monday, June 3rd. For more than 45 years, the very dedicated members of the McLean Auxiliary have supported the programs, residents and staff at McLean. This was another wonderful year with dozens of volunteers running the gift shop, offering special programs, and hosting fundraising events, reported McLean Auxiliary President Alison Hampton Bigman.
The meeting opened with the presentation of the $1,500 Auxiliary scholarship by Lorraine Daigle, chair of the Scholarship Committee. Mrs. Daigle said “It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Jennifer Wilkinson, a full time Certified Nursing Assistant at McLean, is the 2013 recipient. Jennifer, a resident of Granby, is a goal oriented, determined and intelligent young woman. Jennifer currently holds an AD from Asnuntuck Community College, and while working full time as a CNA is pursuing full time her LPN at A.I. Price Technical School. Additionally, Jennifer is the mother of two school aged children and, when time permits, volunteers with her church. Jennifer’s references describe her as “dedicated, hardworking, conscientious, and committed to giving excellent care to her patients.” They also told us she shows great potential to become a wonderful nurse.
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Please note that the cookout planned for the Chapel Crossing residents and families for June 12th is postponed to
Wed. July 24th at 4:30 PM.
We hope many families will join us. RSVP to 860-658-3725.
As someone who works with vibrant seniors daily and who is about to be Medicare eligible myself, I’m fascinated with this research on ageism and with the conversations especially about healthcare reform and who will pay and for what.
Early in the morning McLean Hospice volunteers gathered in the greenhouse to arrange dozens of flower arrangements. They then spread out to many towns delivering their May Day best wishes to patients and their families. The volunteers purchased the flowers and gathered them from their own gardens. Kathy Mock of East Granby is chair of this annual service project called Operation Hope which brings hope to families in the end of life journey. Operation Hope is one of many McLean Hospice Enhancing Life Programs called HELP.
A bit later in the morning, nineteen members of the McLean Auxiliary gathered in the craft room to assemble bud vases for residents of the McLean Home and short term rehab patients in the Health Center Post Acute Center. The best part of the day were the personal visits the Auxiliary members enjoyed with each resident or patient. This annual tradition has been carried out for several decades. Gloria Knierim, Cindy Ash and Helen Molsted chaired this event.
We had more than 40 people come to our two workshops today. At these we focused on assisted living, skilled nursing and home care. If you missed the workshops and would like the handouts, please email me.
I welcome calls and email and would be happy to help you through the maze so you can find the best level of services and best place for yourself or your loved one.
Freddi Hoffmann 860-658-3744