McLean Presents: “Your Parents – Their Next Chapter”

Join us for this free event and learn how you can help your parents or loved ones to plan for a more secure future.


Thursday March 12

6:00-8:00 pm

The Hop Meadow Country Club

85 Firetown Road

Simsbury, CT 06070

RSVP 860-658-3723


McLean’s Memory Care Volunteers Review “Tips for Success” From Alzheimer’s & Dementia Specialist, Mal Allard

McLean Memory Care Volunteers with Mal Allard, Licensed Nurse and Alzheimer's & Dementia Specialist

Mal Allard with McLean’s Volunteer Coordinator for Memory Care, Gao Vang, and Volunteers.

Front row left to right: Gao Vang, Kathie Fallon, Leslie Lahue, Theresa Buggy, Mal Allard and Erika Hayes. Back Row left to right: Debby Franco, Lorraine Davis, Deborah Carey and Linda Ernst.


It’s Time to Take the Red Out of your closet…. And Join McLean’s Home Care Team in Supporting American Heart Month This February

Sara Szafranski, Director of McLean Home Care & Hospice, Patricia Adams, Administrator of McLean Home Care & Hospice, Barbara DiPinto, McLean Hospice Clinical Supervisor, and Barbara Evans, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Home Care Supervisor wear red to support heart health in February. Learn more at

Nearly  5 million Americans are currently living with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and approximately 550,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year.  Heart Failure is the leading cause of hospitalizations for people over the age of 65.  McLean Home Health Care’s Living with Heart Failure program for homebound patients is aimed at improving overall quality of life while reducing the risk of hospitalization for individuals diagnosed with heart failure.  

"How do I answer THAT?"


 Join Mal Allard, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Consultant, to learn effective techniques of communicating with those who have memory impairment.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Pfirman Dining Room

 RSVP 860-658-3941



Meals-on-Wheels Volunteer Information Session Rescheduled

Due to snow, we've rescheduled the Meals-on-Wheels volunteer information session to:

Tuesday, February 3


Burkholder Restaurant

RSVP 860-658-3980

 Join us to learn how you can donate your time and help McLean’s Meals-on-Wheels Program serve homebound residents in your community.

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January Newsletter

Holiday Notes Ring Through the Village



The mood was festive at the Burkholder Community Lounge on Thursday afternoon, December 11, as everyone gathered together to enjoy a performance by the Westminster School’s talented Chamber Choir.

The beautifully-decorated room set the scene for a preconcert reception of champagne punch and hors d’oeuvres. Everyone commented that bruschetta spread and champagne dressed with cranberries were a delicious treat!

The Chamber Choir, accompanied by piano, performed a series of holiday songs for approximately 40 minutes. They delighted the McLean audience with their repertoire and contagious enthusiasm. The students passed out song sheets and invited the group to join them in a sing–a-long toward the end. Everyone happily chimed in to Christmas favorites like Jingle Bells and Silent Night.

The Westminster Chamber Choir is directed by David Chrzanowski, who is also the school’s chapel organist. It is comprised of high school students, grades 9-12, who have been selected through an audition process.

McLean was proud to host them as we ring in the season!

Celebrate the Arts with McLean


 Local artists on display for the holidays and year-round

Each month, McLean exhibits a showcase of works created by our talented local artists, for the enjoyment of our residents and the entire community.

This December we invite you to visit us and see the beautiful paintings by our feature artists of the month; Deborah Boemmels and Maria Cyr!

This display is located just off our main lobby entrance. Feel free to stop by and simply enjoy -- or consider purchasing one for your home or a gift. Reasonable prices make them holiday treasures your loved ones can cherish for years to come.

Both of these artists will have their paintings on display with us through the end of December, so there is still plenty of time to take a break from the holiday rush.

We look forward to welcoming an exhibit by Lee Ora to start off the new year in January!

Strolling Singers from the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club

Strolling Singers from the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club serenaded residents and staff, spreading holiday joy throughout the McLean Health Center on December 19.


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