McLean Honors Long Time Service

Steve Paine McLean Game RefugeMcLean is forty years old. It began as a nursing home and has grown to a senior living community and community based healthcare organization serving more than 4,000 clients a year. Plus we care for more than 4,400 acres of the Game Refuge. Much of its remarkable success is due to the dedication, skills and commitment of its staff, explainedDavid Bordonaro, President, at the Annual Service Awards Ceremony. He noted that the number of staff in all areas of the organization that have worked ten plus years is indicative of the dedication and commitment they bring to their jobs and of the excellent care and service McLean employees are proud to provide.  “McLean wouldn’t be what is without you,” Bordonaro told them.

Still Enjoying an Active Retirement Life Style at 100 Years Young

Chris Smith Celebrates 100 Years

Christopher Smith, a resident of The Village at McLean, recently celebrated his 100th birthday, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Chris, who is a very young 100, attributes his longevity to his daily walks of three to four miles a day.

Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heros 2011

McLean was honored as a finalist in the Corporate Innovation Category at the annual Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes 2011 Luncheon December 6th.

David Bordonaro and the leadership team were hosted by Trustee Chair Mark Wetzel. David thanked the team for their efforts which won national recognition for quality and for their performance that made McLean a financially strong organization in these challenging times in health care.

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.

McLean Bereavement Support Group for adults who have experienced any loss in the past year held at McLean:

An open-ended McLean Bereavement Support Group for adults who have experienced any loss in the past year is held at McLean:

First and Third Tuesday evenings

6:30 to 9 PM

Register at 860-658-8277

This group is open ended so people may attend as many sessions as they need. The group will be held on the in the Brown Sergeant Room at McLean, 75 Great Pond Rd., Simsbury. The group will be led by Mike Covault, LCSW and Bereavement Counselor.  Your loved one or friend need not have received care from McLean Hospice for you to take part in this group. It is open to all.

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

Retired Marriott Chef Raves about McLean Cuisine While a Patient at the Post Acute Center

Jefferson Hodges studied to be an executive chef at some of the best schools in the country, The Culinary Institute at Hyde Park and Johnson & Wales College, and went on to have a great career. For nearly a decade, he was the banquet chef at the Marriott in Farmington. Jefferson asked to meet the cooks at the McLean Health Center before he left after his stay in the McLean Post Acute Rehab Center.

McLean Health Center Honors Veterans


McLean Honors VeteransMcLean Health Center in Simsbury celebrates Veteran’s Day for many more days than November 11th. The celebrations actually run all month with posters in the lobby with the names of all Veterans who live in the Robinson Assisted Living and in the Skilled Nursing Centers. Many of the Veterans provide photos of themselves in uniform to be posted. Groups gather around the posters all month discussing their service to our country.

McLean Home Care & Hospice in Top 500 Agencies in Nation

McLean Home Care & Hospice has been honored for the third time by HomeCare Elite as one of the top agencies in the nation. But in 2011 the recognition is even more prestigious as McLean is one of the top 500 agencies in the nation.

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.


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