McLean Continues Popular Senior Wisdom Series

McLean is once again offering its free Senior Wisdom Series to help you plan for the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. All lectures will take place on Mondays, from 1-2:30 PM at The Village at McLean, Burkholder Community Center, 100 Sarah Lane, Simsbury (located behind the McLean Health Center).  R.S.V.P. 860-658-3906.

Helping Your Loved Ones Consider Assisted Living

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact: Rita Rozantes

Helping Your Loved Ones Consider Assisted Living


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact: Rita Rozantes

Helping Your Loved Ones Consider Assisted Living

McLean is offering a free lecture series for individuals considering Assisted Living or Memory Care Assisted Living for themselves, friends or family. The lectures will take place at either McLean Health Center or at McLean Village, Burkholder Community Center. R.S.V.P. 860-658-3906.

McLean Hospice Seeks New Volunteers

Hospice provides holistic care for individuals who are making life’s final journey.  The McLean Hospice Interdisciplinary Team - nurses, social workers, counselors, home health aides and volunteers - prides itself on helping patients find comfort to enjoy the richness of time they have left with loved ones, while surrounding families with the caring support and 24/7 availability of the professional team. Our Hospice focus is ensuring this final journey is filled with a rich sense of dignity and the best quality of life possible.

We are seeking mature individuals who can commit time to volunteer with our Hospice program, and can effectively support our mission, program and team.  Trained volunteers may visit patients and families in the community in their homes, apartments, or in assisted living or nursing facilities to provide social support, respite, companionship, a listening ear, and a caring presence.  They may also help families with specific tasks such as running an errand, planting flowers, walking a dog, or making a meal. 

McLean Hospice Volunteers Participate in Cutting Edge Training

More than twenty-five of the sixty-five McLean Hospice Volunteers attended the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Volunteer Day.  It was a day set aside especially for Hospice volunteers to continue education and was a component part of the national 2012 Hospice Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference entitled Ignite the Future. 

 While the week had been primarily set aside as a virtual conference for leaders of hospice volunteers, the Volunteer Day was a specially designed webinar conference.  The day featured expert speakers, six relevant topics, facilitator discussion guides and ability for national chats amongst volunteers themselves.

August Assisted Living Events Calendar - see the fun we're having!

Yale Courses Stream Live to the McLean Health Center Sorenson Center

August 1, 2012

Sorenson Media CenterImagine being able to take a Yale history course on Gettysburg even if you lived in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

Flower Therapy Brightens the Day for McLean Hospice Patients

Hospice Volunteers

(Shown left to right) McLean Hospice volunteers, Jerri Pease, Simsbury; Jane Erie, W. Simsbury and Kathy Mock, East Granby

On a recent rainy Monday morning, Hospice volunteers gathered at McLean’s greenhouse with their garden flowers in hand.  It was time for their “Operation Hope” project of the day…sharing beautiful and colorful flowers with McLean Hospice patients to brighten their days.  There were white daisies, lilies, black-eyed susans, hydrangeas, carnations, greens, lavenders, and a host of other flowers


McLean Hospice Holds Volunteer Recognition Event

Taffy WilcoxLucian Cascio

Taffy Wilcox (above) of Avon, and Lucian Cascio (right) of Granby, were recently chosen as McLean Hospice's "Volunteers of the Year."


On Tuesday, July 10th, McLean Hospice held its 2011 Volunteer Recognition Picnic to honor the work provided by their more than 60 Hospice volunteers.  The event was graciously hosted at the North Granby home of Kathy and Nelson Toussaint, incredible hosts for the second year in a row!