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September 2013 Newsletter

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.



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.

McLean Auxiliary Art Galley Hosts Woodcraft Show

Pierre Bastien art exhibit in the McLean Auxiliary Gallery at the McLean Health Center.Monthly the McLean Auxiliary invites different artists to their display work in the art gallery in the McLean Health Center, 75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury. Visitors, residents, and patients all enjoy the variety of mediums and subject matter. Pierre Bastien of Broad Brook is the July artist. His exhibit is wooden bowls, candle sticks and other pieces created on his lathe. Pierre loves to work with a wide variety of woods so the items are each very different and special. He seasons his own wood appreciating donations from his brother-in-law who manages the Quabbin Resevoir. McLean Home resident, Pam Yost, is an artist herself. She delighted in the many types of woods and patterns of Pierre’s pieces.

July Newsletter

Flute Music Floats through McLean

Allison Mackenzie Hughes plays her flute in a hallway of the McLean Health Center.Allison Makenzie Hughes of Simsbury studies flute at Hartt College at the University of Hartford. She will spend much of her summer at performing arts centers but thought that spending three weeks with elders would be a great experience. The residents of the McLean Health Center have welcomed Allison with open arms. She reports that she is falling in love with many of them. Spending three to four hours a day playing for the residents is a great way to for her practice and a wonderful gift she is giving to others. She visits residents in their rooms and pays soothing music.

Weekly Resident Activity Schedule

June 2013 Special Events Calendar


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