Flute Music Floats through McLean

Allison Mackenzie Hughes plays her flute in a hallway of the McLean Health Center.Allison Makenzie Hughes of Simsbury studies flute at Hartt College at the University of Hartford. She will spend much of her summer at performing arts centers but thought that spending three weeks with elders would be a great experience. The residents of the McLean Health Center have welcomed Allison with open arms. She reports that she is falling in love with many of them. Spending three to four hours a day playing for the residents is a great way to for her practice and a wonderful gift she is giving to others. She visits residents in their rooms and pays soothing music.

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June 2013 Best Life Newsletter

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McLean Auxiliary Celebrates a Great Year at the Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival

Lorraine Daigle, McLean Auxiliary Scholarship chair (left), awards Jenifer Wilkinson of Granby, a CNA at the McLean Health Center and full time LPN student, the 2013 Scholarship.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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