McLean Meals-on-Wheels Clients Were All Set with Emergency Meals During Storm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy came and found the recipients of McLean’s Meals-on-Wheels program well prepared. After the devastating storms last year, McLean received a generous grant from the Fisher Foundation to provide shelf-stable, emergency meals for all Meals-on-Wheels recipients. 

The meal-packs were delivered to clients on Tuesday, October 23rd.  “With a shelf life of more than five years, no one imagined they would be needed so quickly!” remarked Rollin Shank, Meals-on-Wheels volunteer driver:  “Had the donors been able to see the recipients’ reactions today, they would understand that their gift was so much more than worth the effort.  My clients were absolutely beaming when they realized what had been done for them.”

McLean Residents and Local Homeschoolers Donate Blankets


Project Linus blankets

Project Linus blanket creators shown above include: (top row-left to right) grandmother, Kris McCue and mother,Wendy James, (middle row-left to right) McLean residents, Susie Freudenberger, Maxine Rice, Marie Hudnall, Pam Yost, Rachel Love, and Carol Sgarellino, (front row-left to right) homeschoolers, Micayla and Brayden James.

McLean Presents, Coping with the Holidays 2012

Freddi Hoffmann, Susan Trovato, Bonnie Lillis and Debra Feldman discuss ways caregivers and those who have had a loss can create and celebrate memories. They will also share details on the upcoming community gathering.

McLean a Top Workplace

David Bordonaro proudly congratulated the McLean Employees for making McLean a leader in senior living, senior healthcare and a 2012 Courant, FOX CT and Hartford Magazine Top CT Workplace. “We are very proud of all the awards and accolades that the dedication and good work of our team continues to earn. We are very proud to announce the latest achievement of being a TOP CT Workplace.”

National Physical Therapy Month Celebrates Baby Boomers and How They Can Stay Active and Healthy

According to the 2011 "AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise," approximately 7 in 10 adults age 45 and older (71%) are physically active. If you are a baby boomer, physical therapists can help you stay physically active, including helping you deal with common injuries associated with aging, such as tendinitis and meniscus tears as well as the effects of arthritis.

Beginning October 1 and continuing through November 19, the American Association of Physical Therapy will be hosting its "50 Days 50 Ways – Fit After 50" challenge. During this challenge they will be providing 50 days’ worth of tips to boomers on how to prevent injury and get and/or stay fit and mobile with the help of a McLean physical therapist who is passionate about working with boomers and seniors.

The Need is Great - The Rewards are Real - McLean Meals-on-Wheels is in need of Volunteers

The McLean Meals-on-Wheels program is a fantastic way for residents to get involved in their community. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors. They also provide companionship and a safety check for residents in the community. All it requires is a two-hour commitment once or twice a month, and access to a car. Become one of the Meals-on-Wheels volunteers and make a difference in someone’s life. Drivers are needed for the Avon, Canton, Granby, and East Granby routes. The meal pick-up points are McLean and Avon Valley Baptist Church. 

A lovely note from a daughter

Reminisce with Mary Group had Two Special Guests This Week

Remminisce with Mary Group at McLean Assisted LivingWeekly Mary Mitchell, a well known expert on gerontology who is very skilled in leading reminisce groups, comes to the McLean Assisted Living Center to engage residents of The Robinson, The Atwater, and Day Program clients in fun and interesting exercises.