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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week March 10th – March 16th

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is an umbrella term for two respiratory illnesses -- chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In 1998, approximately 107,000 Americans died of COPD.  COPD's prevalence and death rate are rising. In 2020, COPD is projected to become the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD has a higher mortality rate than asthma. The highest increase in mortality has been in white women, as observed between 1960 and 1998. An estimated 30 million Americans have COPD. However, only 16 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with disease.

The good news is that there are many things people suffering with COPD can do to improve their quality of life.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week March 10th – March 16th

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is an umbrella term for two respiratory illnesses -- chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In 1998, approximately 107,000 Americans died of COPD.  COPD's prevalence and death rate are rising. In 2020, COPD is projected to become the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD has a higher mortality rate than asthma. The highest increase in mortality has been in white women, as observed between 1960 and 1998. An estimated 30 million Americans have COPD. However, only 16 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with disease.

The good news is that there are many things people suffering with COPD can do to improve their quality of life.

McLean Financial Reports

McLean is a very strong organization fiscally and in quality of care and services. We welcome questions on our quality and finances.

For more information, please read our 2013 audit report.

A Fantastic Way to Get Involved in Your Community - Recruitment Session Scheduled for Meals-on-Wheels Volunteers

A Meals-on-Wheels driver recruitment session will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Burkholder Restaurant at The Village at McLean, 100 Sarah Lane, Simsbury. All who are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer driver are invited to attend.

 

The Atwater Assisted Living March Events Calendar

Residents Treated to Hartford Symphony Presentation

Hartford Symphony Quartet

McLean residents were recently treated to a performance by a "Piacere String Quartet" from the Hartford Symphony. The event, which was sponsored by the McLean Auxiliary, brought rave reviews from residents and staff. After the performance, resident Jean Stahuber said that she had "been yearning for good music like that," while resident Lina Wagner told staff that "That was the most beautiful concert, a real treat."

The Information You Need for the Care They Deserve...2013 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 impacts their loved one's needs and offer support for those facing the challenges of caregiving.

Click here to see the complete list of events.

McLean Hospice Bereavement Support Group Being Offered in West Hartford

Whether you have lost a spouse, a child, a friend, a partner, a significant other, or a close associate, a McLean Bereavement Support Group may be of help. McLean Hospice  recognizes  how difficult it can be for you when someone close to you dies. Our Bereavement Support Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to help those who are grieving.

The following NEW ongoing Bereavement Support Group is being offered to registered participants at no cost.

Love at First Sight

Sweetheart Luncheon - The Cases

Barbara and John Case, who have been married for 64 years, recently enjoyed a special Sweetheart Luncheon at McLean.

Tech Gear to Help Seniors Stay Independent Featured on Today Show Feb. 5th

Savvy Senior” columnist Jim Miller shared telephone systems, pill dispensers, and more on the Today Show on February 5th.  

The first system he featured was the Lifeline® Emergency Response System offered by McLean Home Care.

 

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