Activites for the week

Continuity and Preservation: Past, Present and Future

Grant from Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Will Replace Water-Outflow Control System in Spring Pond at McLean Game Refuge

Thanks to a generous grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Spring Pond in the McLean Game Refuge will receive a new, water-outflow control system.

Senator McLean built two ponds in the McLean Game Refuge: Trout Pond and Spring Pond. Both ponds represent a confluence of conservational vision and national importance. Three Presidents, Coolidge, Taft, and Hoover were guests of Senator McLean at Trout Pond. Additionally, Gifford Pinchot, originally from Simsbury, and later first head of the U.S. Forest Service and Governor of Pennsylvania, also frequented the ponds with Senator McLean.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Trinity College to offer course at McLean

Religion & Secularism in a Free Market: Belief, Belonging & Behavior among 21st century Americans”

Taught by Barry A. Kosmin

Dates: September 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4

Time: 2:30-4:00 PM

Location: McLean, Burkholder Community Center, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 0607

Cost: $125 ( Must pay for the entire session)

Barry A. Kosmin is a research professor of Public Policy & Law and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & culture at Trinity College

Course Description:  For two centuries the U.S. has operated a free marketplace of ideas which allows different generations and groups to seek different responses to their spiritual and religious needs.  Change is a constant feature so whatever you learned about religion in the U.S, a generation ago is out of date.  Whether you are a political consultant, a marketer, a religious leader or a social scientist, it’s impossible to fully understand American society today without understanding what’s happening to religion in America.

For questions please call Tina at 860-658-3727

McLean hosts "So Much More" Educational Series

Winter Wellness

 Healthy Habits to build your immune system and reduce stress during the holidays, Simple indoor exercises to increase strength and balance, best ways to improve circulation and stamina

Monday, October 6, 2014

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

McLean 75 Great Pond Road

The Burkholder Community Center

RSVP: Karen (860) 658-3786

Click here for information on the four speakers.

Laughter, Camaraderie and Commitment!

Dedicated Golf Sponsors and Volunteers enrich McLean’s

Home Care and Hospice Programs

A glorious day of sunshine, golf and support for the cause brought together broad community of support for McLean’s 24th Annual Tournament at Hop Meadow Country Club.  The tournament netted nearly  $45,000 and proceeds benefitted McLean’s Home Care and Hospice program.  Golfers enjoyed excellent company, a great course, delicious food, coveted auction items and, of course, Simsbury’s own Bob Maxon, to kick-up the evening with humor, energy and charitable support.  A special thanks to presenting sponsor, Sodexo and Platinum Sponsors BrightStar, Landmark Partners, Marsh & McLennan, McKesson, Newfield Construction, Omnicare, Willis, Sage Age Strategies and S/L/A/M.

McLean’s Dedicated Golf Committee: Decades of Combined Commitment!

Left to Right: Doug Barrett, Bob Griffin, Mark Nelson, Bob Ellis (Chair), David Bordonaro (President, McLean), Joe Shinman and Bill Gombert.  Missing from photo: Bob Hensley, Denis Horrigan, Mark Murnane and Joe Cuticelli, Sodexo.


Activities for the Week of September 20

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McLean Game Refuge

Fall 2014 Caregiver Educational Seminar Series

The Atwater at McLean invites you to a series of events designed to help caregivers better understand how Alzheimer's and dementia impact their loved ones and offers support for those facing the challenges of caregiving.

The series starts on Wednesday, October 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Burkholder Community Center at McLean.  A light supper will be provided.

Activities for the Week of September 13

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Valley Collector Car Club visits McLean with an Ice Cream Social Event

The residents at the Village at McLean were treated to a wonderful social gathering from the members of the Valley Collector Car Club on Thursday, September 4.


Many members from the car club brought their classic cars to be admired by the residents and a few residents were able to sit in the cars and relive those “Good Old Days”.

 All  were treated to an ice cream sundae while they socialized and enjoyed a beautiful evening.

Thank you Valley Collector Car Club for a wonderful evening.


The mission of Valley Collector Car Club Inc. is to foster interest in classic, antique, special interest and modified motor vehicles. The Valley Collector Car Club Inc. is an organization formed by individuals with an interest in the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of all classes of cars.

Nationally recognized motivational speaker, coach and author, Dr. Steven Sobel visits McLean on September 18th. All are welcome

 Dr. Sobel will be speaking on “The Power of Attitude – Creating an Extraordinary, Healthy,  and Joyful Future,” on Thursday September 18th  at 2:30PM in the Pfirman Dining Hall.   Thanks to the generosity of the McLean Auxiliary, we are looking forward to a wonderfully  uplifting and joyous presentation with nationally adored motivator, educator, coach and  author, Dr. Steve Sobel.

 Steve will bring his trademarked humor, insights and wisdom that helps all of us to gracefully manage life's inevitable changes and challenges, both professionally as well as personally. Steve is the author of The Good Times Handbook-Your Guide to Positive Living and an Exciting Life and numerous CD and DVD programs.

He writes for several healthcare publications and has been featured on INSIDE EDITION and also has been profiled in the Hartford Courant, Boston Globe and many other large newspapers. Steve is also the head coach of the premier men's summer pro-am basketball team in New England, The Springfield SLAMM, where he has coached many players from UCONN, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, University of Hartford and other CT based schools. He is also a former award winning school principal.

Come enjoy an afternoon with the man who regards "boring presentations as truly slow forms of torture”, our friend, Dr. Steve Sobel on Thursday, September 18th from 2:30-3:30pm at McLean, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury