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Sweetheart Luncheon - The Cases

Barbara and John Case, who have been married for 64 years, recently enjoyed a special Sweetheart Luncheon at McLean.

McLean Hospice Bereavement Support Groups Offer Help to Those Who Have Experienced a Loss

Whether you have lost a spouse, a child, a friend, a partner, a significant other, or a close associate, a McLean Bereavement Support Group may be of help. We recognize how difficult it can be for you when someone close to you dies. Our Bereavement Support Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to help those who are grieving.

The following Bereavement Support Groups are offered to registered participants at no cost.

Daytime Spousal Loss Support Group – facilitated by Bonnie Lillis, LPC, meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the McLean Health Center’s Cole Conference Room (located on the second floor). Call (860) 658-3955 to register.

McLean Honors Employees for Service

David Bordonaro, President, recognized McLean employees at a special reception on December 4th for their long Rita Rozantes is thanked by David Bordonaro, McLean President, for her thirty years of service.service and commitment to providing excellent customer services. He noted that McLean staff includes professionals in many disciplines who provide healthcare in the Health Center, Home Care & Hospice and Outpatient Rehab Clinic. Other staff provides exceptional services for assisted living residents and The Village community members. “I always begin by saying, what would McLean be without you? McLean’s history of quality and care is what makes McLean special. This year we were honored to receive a Top Workplace Award from The Hartford Courant/Fox News. The healthcare environment requires all of us to embrace change and adapt quickly as the industry of healthcare and elderly services evolves. I am proud that we are doing this as on organization and as individuals especially those who are being honored today for long service. Think of all the changes, new programs and services over your time here. This makes us a better organization today and positions us well for the future. Thank you.”

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 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.”

A lovely note from a daughter

Reminisce with Mary Group had Two Special Guests This Week

Remminisce with Mary Group at McLean Assisted LivingWeekly Mary Mitchell, a well known expert on gerontology who is very skilled in leading reminisce groups, comes to the McLean Assisted Living Center to engage residents of The Robinson, The Atwater, and Day Program clients in fun and interesting exercises.

A Family Reunion at McLean

Jean Douglas,  a resident of The Robinson an assisted living neighborhood at McLean, was delighted when her family suggested they hold their Douglas family reunion at 'her home' at McLean Sunday afternoon, August 12. Four generations from six states planned for over a year to 'gather at Grandma's house' following family vacation week at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Moms, Dads, children, grandchildren, cousins, aunts and uncles gathered in Simsbury for an afternoon of fun, reminiscing, talking, playing games, looking at old pictures, and eating together like old times.

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