Recent Hospice Bake Sale A Success!

Hospice Bake Sale a Success

McLean resident, Doris Freudenberger(right) is shown purchasing an array of delicious desserts from Hospice Volunteer, Meghan Lukler.


2011 McLean Hospice Memorial Quilt of Remembrance Unveiled


quilter, Dottie SzypulskiGroup at UnveilingQuilter, Dottie Szypulski, at the quilt unveiling.

Sharing memories at the 2011 Hospice Memorial Remembrance Quilt unveiling are, from left: Christine Gundaker, Jane Berger and Louise Willet of Simsbury, and Joell Snow Rzbczyk and Russell Snow from East Granby.


McLean Hospice Welcomes New Volunteers

McLean Hospice volunteer class Nov. 2013McLean’s 17 new Hospice volunteer graduates are from many backgrounds. They are retirees including a former nurse, a hospital worker, guidance counselor and property manager, to an active policewoman, a singer, two Reiki masters, active industry or insurance professionals, a pet therapist, a high school student and a homemaker with school-age children.  Volunteers are dispersed geographically throughout McLean’s service area coming from Avon, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, Enfield, Granby, New Hartford, Simsbury, W. Suffield, and Windsor Locks.  Most will participate in direct patient and family support while others will support program administration. 

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McLean Meals-on-Wheels Clients Were All Set with Emergency Meals During Storm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy came and found the recipients of McLean’s Meals-on-Wheels program well prepared. After the devastating storms last year, McLean received a generous grant from the Fisher Foundation to provide shelf-stable, emergency meals for all Meals-on-Wheels recipients. 

The meal-packs were delivered to clients on Tuesday, October 23rd.  “With a shelf life of more than five years, no one imagined they would be needed so quickly!” remarked Rollin Shank, Meals-on-Wheels volunteer driver:  “Had the donors been able to see the recipients’ reactions today, they would understand that their gift was so much more than worth the effort.  My clients were absolutely beaming when they realized what had been done for them.”

McLean Residents and Local Homeschoolers Donate Blankets


Project Linus blankets

Project Linus blanket creators shown above include: (top row-left to right) grandmother, Kris McCue and mother,Wendy James, (middle row-left to right) McLean residents, Susie Freudenberger, Maxine Rice, Marie Hudnall, Pam Yost, Rachel Love, and Carol Sgarellino, (front row-left to right) homeschoolers, Micayla and Brayden James.

McLean Presents, Coping with the Holidays 2012

Freddi Hoffmann, Susan Trovato, Bonnie Lillis and Debra Feldman discuss ways caregivers and those who have had a loss can create and celebrate memories. They will also share details on the upcoming community gathering.

McLean a Top Workplace

David Bordonaro proudly congratulated the McLean Employees for making McLean a leader in senior living, senior healthcare and a 2012 Courant, FOX CT and Hartford Magazine Top CT Workplace. “We are very proud of all the awards and accolades that the dedication and good work of our team continues to earn. We are very proud to announce the latest achievement of being a TOP CT Workplace.”

The Atwater Assisted Living October Events Calendar

National Physical Therapy Month Celebrates Baby Boomers and How They Can Stay Active and Healthy

According to the 2011 "AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise," approximately 7 in 10 adults age 45 and older (71%) are physically active. If you are a baby boomer, physical therapists can help you stay physically active, including helping you deal with common injuries associated with aging, such as tendinitis and meniscus tears as well as the effects of arthritis.

Beginning October 1 and continuing through November 19, the American Association of Physical Therapy will be hosting its "50 Days 50 Ways – Fit After 50" challenge. During this challenge they will be providing 50 days’ worth of tips to boomers on how to prevent injury and get and/or stay fit and mobile with the help of a McLean physical therapist who is passionate about working with boomers and seniors.


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