December Assisted Living Events Calendar

Update from Our President

November 30, 2011

To the McLean Community,

I am pleased to report that the Department of Social Services has approved, in record time, our application to move ahead with the next step in McLean’s strategic plan. The approval covers the conversion of Sunnyside (Unit V) from a skilled nursing neighborhood to a Memory Care Assisted Living neighborhood.

This means that we may now formally begin the implementation of our plans. You will see changes soon. We will keep you posted as we move forward. I welcome you to call us with any questions.


David Bordonaro, President

Retired Marriott Chef Raves about McLean Cuisine While a Patient at the Post Acute Center

Jefferson Hodges studied to be an executive chef at some of the best schools in the country, The Culinary Institute at Hyde Park and Johnson & Wales College, and went on to have a great career. For nearly a decade, he was the banquet chef at the Marriott in Farmington. Jefferson asked to meet the cooks at the McLean Health Center before he left after his stay in the McLean Post Acute Rehab Center.

Assisted Living November 2011 EventsCalendar

November Health Center Calendar

McLean Health Center Honors Veterans


McLean Honors VeteransMcLean Health Center in Simsbury celebrates Veteran’s Day for many more days than November 11th. The celebrations actually run all month with posters in the lobby with the names of all Veterans who live in the Robinson Assisted Living and in the Skilled Nursing Centers. Many of the Veterans provide photos of themselves in uniform to be posted. Groups gather around the posters all month discussing their service to our country.

The McLean Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Award Information

The McLean Auxiliary awards an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00. In order to be considered for this Scholarship, the following requirements must be met. The candidate must be: 1. A current graduating high school student OR college student 2. Attending college in the fall 3. Pursuing a health care related field 4. A current employee of McLean who works at least 10 hours per week and has completed at least one full year of employment. OR 5. The child of a current McLean employee who works at least 20 hours a week and has completed at least one full year of employment. The Application Process In February: 1. Obtain a scholarship application request at the main McLean Reception Desk. 2.

McLean Home Care & Hospice in Top 500 Agencies in Nation

McLean Home Care & Hospice has been honored for the third time by HomeCare Elite as one of the top agencies in the nation. But in 2011 the recognition is even more prestigious as McLean is one of the top 500 agencies in the nation.

McLean Honors Breast Cancer Survivors

This past week McLean Wellness staff honored Wellness participants who have experienced Breast Cancer, by offering support and camaraderie in all of their wellness programs.

We all know that this disease has affected many women and men in our community. Many people are not comfortable talking about their experiences.  All of the Wellness Staff and Aquatic Instructors offer an atmosphere where participants become very close, and offer each other friendship and support. As a result, many lifelong friends are mad.

 McLean Breast Cancer Survivor Group

Breast cancer survivors and McLean staff enjoy each other’s company. Front row (left to right) Dorothy Villano, P.T., McLean Wellness Supervisor, Carol MacLeod, McLean Wellness Assistant and Fitness Trainer, Traci Tefft  Back row (left to right) Shirley Chapman, Jeanne Ward and Laura Chandler, McLean Aquatic Instructor