A Miniature Garden Enthralls McLean Home Residents

Sappho Petrowski points out the gnome in her miniature gardens she created at McLean

Sappho Petrowski had a large doll house built in the 1920s as an adult. She made all of the furniture and furnishings. Before she moved to McLean a year ago, she ordered a kit to make a greenhouse. Just because she now lives in the McLean Home, she didn’t want to stop making miniature worlds. Once she moved in, she began to order bunches of delicate little flowers. Sappho then made many tiny arrangements and pots of flowers creating a delightful garden experience.

McLean Home Care Goes High Tech Helping Physicians

In today’s world, physicians and medical personnel rely more and more on technology to look up and sort through vast amounts of information. McLean Home Care & Hospice is working closely with physicians to help them identify patients with serious chronic illnesses who may be eligible for palliative care programs through home care or hospice services.

McLean developed apps for physicians and medical office teams to download on their mobile devices with the guidelines to identify palliative home care and hospice patients. Dr. Kevin Baran, McLean Hospice Medical Director, thinks these apps will be very helpful to the professionals and allow them to refer patients earlier for effective management of their illnesses. This includes expert management of pain and other symptoms to achieve comfort, close communication and coordination of care with patient’s physicians, illness-specific education and/or consultation for patients and caregivers, guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices, and so much more.

McLean Special Caregiver Educational Lectures Start Sept. 4th and run through Nov.

The Information You Need for the Care They Deserve

McLean invites you to a series of lectures designed to help caregivers better understand how Alzheimer’s and dementia impact their loved one’s needs, and offer support for those facing the challenges of caregiving.

The lectures are free will be held at the McLean Health Center, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, except for the very special lecture - “If It’s Not Alzheimer’s, What Is It? Understanding Various Forms of Dementia and Other Factors That May Cause Memory Loss” • Thursday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. to be held at Hop Meadow Country Club.

McLean will provide a simple supper and an activity for loved ones, so the caregivers can be free of caregiver responsibility.

To RSVP, call 860-658-3786 or click here for more details on the workshops and to RSVP. 

Retirement Living Luncheon Lectures Start Sept. 9th

Presented by The Village at McLean

A FREE lecture series to help you plan for the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of is being presented by The Village at McLean.

Come enjoy a light lunch and meet our residents.  

The lectures will be held on Mondays,

12:45–2:30 PM

at The Village at McLean, Burkholder Community Center,

100 Sarah Lane, Simsbury, CT.

Please register by calling 860-658-3786 or click for details and RSVP form.

Did you watch the Frontline special on Assisted Living?

We encourage you to ask questions of us and others.

This link may be helpful to you as you form questions and compare facilities. We are confident you will be happy with what you learn at McLean.

 

 

McLean Butterfly Garden in Full Bloom

ThanksMcLean gardens to the generosity of The Hartford, McLean is blessed with a large butterfly garden.  This year it is particularly lovely, report the residents. 

McLean wishes to thank the members of the Village, lead by Nancy Mixter and John and Jean Sziklas, who lovingly and tirelessly tend the garden for everyone’s enjoyment.

McLean village gardeners

August 2013 Newsletter

Long Standing Tradition of Monday Morning Men’s Coffee at McLean

Long Standing Tradition of Monday Morning Men’s Coffee at McLean Who knew that Brigitte Bardot was an animal rights activist? This brought a great chuckle to the McLean Monday Men’s Coffee group as they pondered answers to brain teasers on Famous Do Gooders. It was the only puzzler that someone in the group didn’t answer very quickly.

Almost from the very inception of the McLean Home in 1971, men from the community and the McLean campus have gathered every Monday to chat about current events, topics of special interest, and generally just have a good time together. Calvin Fisher, a well know Simsbury resident, historian and author, lead the group for many years. After Calvin passed away, various members of the community lead the group. Most recently The Village at McLean members Frank Schooley and Walter Collins facilitated the conversation. Recently, they decided it was time for a new leader. Dane Woodberry from Simsbury offered his time and talent. Dane even has name tag tents he made for the participants, but many have known each other for years.

Long Standing Tradition of Monday Morning Men’s Coffee at McLean

Dane Woodbury facilitates the McLean Monday Men’s Coffee.Who knew that Brigitte Bardot was an animal rights activist? This brought a great chuckle to the McLean Monday Men’s Coffee group as they pondered answers to brain teasers on Famous Do Gooders. It was the only puzzler that someone in the group didn’t answer very quickly.

Almost from the very inception of the McLean Home in 1971, men from the community and the McLean campus have gathered every Monday to chat about current events, topics of special interest, and generally just have a good time together. Calvin Fisher, a well know Simsbury resident, historian and author, lead the group for many years. After Calvin passed away, various members of the community lead the group. Most recently The Village at McLean members Frank Schooley and Walter Collins facilitated the conversation. Recently, they decided it was time for a new leader. Dane Woodberry from Simsbury offered his time and talent. Dane even has name tag tents he made for the participants, but many have known each other for years.

McLean Outpatient Therapy in New Location on Campus

The McLean Outpatient Rehab Team celebrates the opening of their new clinic in the Wellness Center on the McLean campus, 75 Great Pond Rd., Simsbury.We are pleased to announce the Outpatient Rehab Clinic has moved to the McLean Healthy Living Wellness Center. Barbara Evans, MSPT, Outpatient Rehab Supervisor, reports “The Clinic is open and serving patients.

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