The Atwater Assisted Living July Events Calendar

July Assisted Living Events Calendar

McLean Auxiliary Awards Scholarships, Grants and Elects New Officers

Samantha and Lorraine

Shown in photo above: Samantha Christensen (left), winner of the McLean Auxiliary scholarship in memory of Gregory B. Thomas, RN, and Lorraine Daigle, Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

McLean Opens The Atwater…a different kind of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Atwater Ribbon Cutting CeremonyMonday, June 4th was a very busy day on the campus of McLean in Simsbury. The public was invited to have a sneak peek of The Atwater, the new memory care assisted living neighborhood in the McLean Health Center, before residents began moving in on Tuesday. David Bordonaro, President, explained “We have been planning this for a long time. Extensive research went into every detail of the design of the environment and the program to maximize people’s independence and their enjoyment of life, while providing a safe, supportive place for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. With this new program McLean offers a full continuum of lifestyle options and healthcare for elders. This continuum of care makes McLean unique in the Farmington Valley. Families now have the peace of mind that McLean is with them for this difficult journey. It is a small intimate neighborhood for 22 residents. Plus the residents have access to McLean outstanding healthcare services including rehabilitation and hospice and can enjoy the amenities such as the gift shop, chapel, beauty salon, walking trails on the beautiful campus, and live musical performances in the Health Center.”

Gail Johnson Retires After 35 Years

Gail Johnson, RN

Gail Johnson, RN, McLean Evening Nursing Supervisor, was recently honored at a retirement reception in recognition of her 35 years of service to McLean. Shown in the photo above are, from left to right: David Bordonaro, President of McLean; Gail Johnson, RN; and Bonnie Ku, VP, Human Resources.

Weekly Resident Activity Schedule

May Assisted Living Events Calendar

Weekly Resident Activity Schedule

McLean’s National Award Winning Home Care and Hospice Agency Expands to Burlington

Award Winning Home CarePatricia Adams, Administrator of McLean Home Care & Hospice, announced on May 1st that the agency is expanding its coverage area to serve the town of Burlington. “McLean is very pleased to be able to now serve the residents of Burlington. We have been asked by hospitals and key physician groups to add Burlington as they appreciate the quality care we offer to those patients who are returning home after hospital stays and to those who have chronic illnesses,” explained Adams.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: The Importance of Guided Physical Activity for Those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's DiseaseIn a recent review of research from the National Parkinson’s Foundation on the importance of exercise, it noted “Taking all of the results together, it becomes clear that patients with PD (Parkinson’s disease) should integrate regular physical activity into their daily lives. Furthermore, doctors and healthcare professionals working with patients with PD should advise that vigorous exercise begin immediately on diagnosis, if possible, and continue throughout the course of the disease for as long as the individual is able to exercise.” Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder associated with the degeneration of dopamine producing neurons.

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