Where were you December 7th 1941?

WWII memorabilia brings back memories at McLeanAfter setting up an amazing collection of WWI memorabilia Grace Durgin of Granby has collected, she asked “Where were you December 7th 1941?” Residents of the Birchview and Skyview Terrace neighborhoods in McLean Home immediately starting telling her their whereabouts that fateful day.  Grace’s visit is one of several WW II reminisce activities during this week before Memorial Day.WWI remembered at McLean Home

McLean Home Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Nursing Home WeekMcLean held a special reception in the Health Center for residents, patients, family members, staff and special guests so they all could receive thank you’s from the leadership. “It takes a dedicated partnership of all of us to consistently achieve the top 5 star Medicare rating,” explained David Bordonaro, President. “To recognize this, we had a simple reception, enjoyed star shaped sugar cookies and reminded everyone what a special place McLean is and what special people they all are. We are all proud to be part of the McLean team that delivers exceptional short term rehabilitation and long term care.”



News from McLean

Older Americans Month - Researchers Find Three Causes to Ageism

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.

McLean May 2013 Assisted Living Events Calendar

Chickens and Ducks Arrive on Skyview Terrace

chickens on the rooftop terrace at McLeanA highlight of spring for the residents of the Health Center Skyview Terrace and Birch View neighborhoods is when their favorite volunteer family brings in chickens to pat. This year they also brought in two ducks who loved pecking in the Rooftop Garden but not being patted. It was a beautiful sunny warm day on the rooftop garden. The residents delighted in the visit with the pets.

May Day Flowers Abound at McLean

McLean Hospice volunteers Charlotte Sullivan, Dolores Gutfran, Marlene Snecinski, Jean Ann Buffo, Kathy Mock and Stoddard Reynolds create May Day arrangements to deliver to patients across the neighboring towns. 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 Nineteen McLean Auxiliary members including several residents of The Village at McLean assemble bud vases before their May Day visits with all resident sand patients at the McLean Home.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.

Understanding the Senior Care Services Alphabet

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