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.

June 2013 Assisted Living Events Calendar

June 2013 Family E-Newsletter

McLean Health Center Activity Schedule

Click here to see all of the special activities our residents are enjoying for June. We welcome you to join us.

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.

McLean Health Center Nurses Will be Singin' in the Rain…

Nurses Week at McLean HomeHow do you thank dedicated nurses for their hard work throughout the year? This is an annual challenge for the McLean Health Center. The leaders came up with a creative idea this year. They ordered umbrellas for the dozens of nurses who work with the post acute patients and long term residents in the nursing home in Simsbury.

The surprise gifts were personally delivered to each nurse thanking him or her for their commitment to exceptional person-centered care and their part in making McLean a 5 star nursing home under Medicare. McLean was delighted with the response. They loved them. Many said it was the best gift they had been given over the years. The photos show how much they enjoyed using them as parasols in the sun, but you can be sure they will be singin’ in the rain…that’s just the positive caregivers and people that they are.

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.”



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