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

Activities for the week of September 6

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Michelle McLenithan pairs McLean Hospice Volunteers with Patients and their Families

Meet our Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

McLean Hospice volunteers welcomed Michelle McLenithan (front row, second from left) during their monthly meeting in August.   “Michelle is responsible for volunteer assignments to our palliative and hospice patients. She offers a wealth of knowledge and experience from working with nurse’s aide assignments for McLean’s Home Health and Hospice patients and their families.  She will coordinate and support our team of dedicated volunteers with skill and caring,” said Sara Szafranski, RN, McLean’s Hospice Director.

McLean’s Warm Water Pool Offers Exercise for Every Body

Water therapy, group fitness classes, and open swim times make exercise easy and fun.

 Located in the McLean Wellness Center, the Virginia Darling Young Therapeutic Pool remains at a soothing 92 degrees all year-round. A variety of group fitness classes and open swim sessions, as well as water therapy offered through McLean’s Outpatient Therapy department, offer exercise options for just about every body.

Aquatic exercise in a warm water pool provides joint support, muscle relaxation and pain relief. Participants can improve flexibility, strength, and aerobic fitness while reducing stiffness and pain. Ideal for individuals who have had sports related injuries, arthritis, lower back pain, diabetes, or other conditions that effect circulation, water exercise can help ease circulation, as well as improve balance, mobility and breathing.

McLean’s Wellness Center is handicap accessible. Parking is close and convenient. Follow the signs to the back of the McLean Health Center, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury.

Aquatic Class Schedule and Open Swim Times:

Cardio Fit: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:45 a.m.

Cardio Wellness: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:45 a.m.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Class: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10:45 a.m.

Water Toning: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Hydro Fit: Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

Cardio Blast: Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

Open Swim Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 – 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Pre-registration is required for aquatics classes. Call 860-658-3750 to register or for more information.

Monthly and annual memberships are available and can be tailored to meet specific needs, including pool use, pool classes, and/or gym use. The gym is open Monday – Thursday 2:30 – 6:00 p.m., Friday 2:30 – 4:30,  and Saturday 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Day and evening water exercise classes range from low to high intensity. Meet with a member of the Wellness staff to help determine the right class for you.