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106 Well Lived Years in Simsbury!

McLean Celebrates Mrs. Martin's 106th birthdayDecember 6th was a very special day in Simsbury and, in particular, at McLean. Bernice Martin shared her 106th birthday with many friends, loved ones and staff. For several days leading up to the big one, she happily opened many cards delighting particularly in the ones with kittens and flowers. Mrs.

December Assisted Living Events Calendar

Update from Our President

November 30, 2011

To the McLean Community,

I am pleased to report that the Department of Social Services has approved, in record time, our application to move ahead with the next step in McLean’s strategic plan. The approval covers the conversion of Sunnyside (Unit V) from a skilled nursing neighborhood to a Memory Care Assisted Living neighborhood.

This means that we may now formally begin the implementation of our plans. You will see changes soon. We will keep you posted as we move forward. I welcome you to call us with any questions.


David Bordonaro, President

Important Message Announced by the President of McLean on Our Strategic Plans

October 24, 2011

To the McLean Community,

I hope that this letter finds you well.  As President of McLean, I want to take the opportunity to share some very exciting news regarding the new McLean. McLean continues to be committed to increasing the services people want today and tomorrow. We will be moving ahead to implement even more initiatives in the strategic plan I have discussed over the past couple of years.

Think the Science Center is Just for Kids? A fun trip for some of the Robinson and Health Center residents...

 “Absolutely worth it,” remarked Doris.  “Very educational and entertaining…I’d go again,” said Janina. These and ten other residents of the McLean Health Center in Simsbury recently had a ball at the Connecticut Science Center. It was a memorable experience that they won’t soon forget.  The multi-storied museum, located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, offered the residents numerous hands-on interactive exhibits and breathtaking views. The interactive exhibits utilized videos, audios, visuals, and tactile components. The Ice Age Trivia game, which could be played along with up to 6 people, was a big favorite of residents Marilyn Peters and Tom Kelly. Many residents also enjoyed the displays of the various rocks, marble, semi-precious stones and minerals found in Connecticut. Especially interested, was Doris Freudenberger, a former schoolteacher, who taught geology in the 1940s to the children of the American forces oversees. 

It's Like Being at Camp Again Except the Food Is Better

McLean Adult Day Program and Robinson Residents Savor the Last of the Summer GardenMcLean ASL fun

Sun Dried FlowersIt's a sad day when the summer blooms fade away. But not at McLean! The Robinson at McLean Assisted Living residents and Day Program clients decided to walk in the beautiful gardens on the 120 acre campus and gather the last of the blooms. They picked Hydrangeas.


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