McLean Health Center Residents Keeping Connected with Skype

McLean Health Center is very fortunate to have the Sorenson Center and fund which supports keeping seniors connected to the world. Sorenson Center Media Coordinator Stephen Root works with residents and families to help them connect with Skype.

McLean residents SkypeA good example of this is how Maxine Rice, 86 years young, is starting to speak with and see her son each week. At a family meeting, Maxine’s son Stephen learned that McLean could connect his mother and him via Skype. During their first conversation, Stephen and his wife and two dogs sat comfortably in their living room and chatted with Maxine in Simsbury.

Karen Taylor-Good on NBC Connecticut

Karen Taylor-Good on NBC Connecticut.
Karen held a Concert for Caregiver at Mclean in January. Check back soon for video of the performance!

Meet the McLean Hospice Bereavement Specialists and Join Their Support Groups

McLean Hospice has a team of bereavement counselors, spiritual counselors and social workers who are all Masters prepared and have specific training to support those experiencing loss. They are committed to supporting any adult who is experiencing loss whether their loved one was served by McLean Hospice or not. Participants may start with the on-going groups at any time. Just call 860-658-3950 to register or click here for more details on times and locations.


January 2012 Assisted Living Events Calendar

Senior Wisdom

A Celebration of Song and Youthful Voices at McLean


Darling Fellows at McLeanTalented high school students brought joy to McLean residents, staff and patients at the Third Annual Ensign Darling Vocal Fellowship Holiday Performance. The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship at The Bushnell was created by Bob Darling, a long-time Simsbury resident, to provide vocal scholarships to talented high school students. The Fellowship provides monthly Master Classes taught by vocal professionals offering instruction in Classical, Musical Theater and Cabaret repertoire, and weekly private instructions. Blending together two of Bob’s favorite charities, the Holiday Concert is now held at McLean in December, and the final performance at The Bushnell in June. Sharing in the family legacy were also Terry and Elizabeth Darling, Bob’s son and daughter-in-law, and Mary Darling, Bob’s widow.

McLean Honors Long Time Service

Steve Paine McLean Game RefugeMcLean is forty years old. It began as a nursing home and has grown to a senior living community and community based healthcare organization serving more than 4,000 clients a year. Plus we care for more than 4,400 acres of the Game Refuge. Much of its remarkable success is due to the dedication, skills and commitment of its staff, explainedDavid Bordonaro, President, at the Annual Service Awards Ceremony. He noted that the number of staff in all areas of the organization that have worked ten plus years is indicative of the dedication and commitment they bring to their jobs and of the excellent care and service McLean employees are proud to provide.  “McLean wouldn’t be what is without you,” Bordonaro told them.

Still Enjoying an Active Retirement Life Style at 100 Years Young

Chris Smith Celebrates 100 Years

Christopher Smith, a resident of The Village at McLean, recently celebrated his 100th birthday, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Chris, who is a very young 100, attributes his longevity to his daily walks of three to four miles a day.

Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heros 2011

McLean was honored as a finalist in the Corporate Innovation Category at the annual Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes 2011 Luncheon December 6th.

David Bordonaro and the leadership team were hosted by Trustee Chair Mark Wetzel. David thanked the team for their efforts which won national recognition for quality and for their performance that made McLean a financially strong organization in these challenging times in health care.