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Helping Your Loved Ones Consider Assisted Living

McLean is offering a free lecture series for individuals considering Assisted Living or Memory Care Assisted Living for themselves, friends or family. The lectures will take place at either McLean Health Center or at McLean Village, Burkholder Community Center. R.S.V.P. 860-658-3906.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: The Importance of Guided Physical Activity for Those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's DiseaseIn a recent review of research from the National Parkinson’s Foundation on the importance of exercise, it noted “Taking all of the results together, it becomes clear that patients with PD (Parkinson’s disease) should integrate regular physical activity into their daily lives. Furthermore, doctors and healthcare professionals working with patients with PD should advise that vigorous exercise begin immediately on diagnosis, if possible, and continue throughout the course of the disease for as long as the individual is able to exercise.” Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder associated with the degeneration of dopamine producing neurons.

Recovering Well at McLean's Post-Acute Center after a Terrible Fall

Beatrice Rugsley and Physical Therapist, Michelle Herbert

Physical Therapist, Michelle Herbert, works with Beatrice Pugsley at the McLean Post-Acute Center.

Heart Talk Videos for Patients, Families and Caregivers

Click here to watch the Qualidigm Heart Talk videos for Patients, Families and Caregivers. McLean is proud to be a partner with Qualidigm on the project to reduce hositalizations of those who have heart probelms.

Click here for more details on McLean's Living with Heart Failure Program.


McLean Hospice Bereavement Support Groups

Daytime Spousal Loss Support Group

Meets second and fourth Wednesday mornings

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Cole Conference Room

Evening Spousal Loss Support Group

Meets second and fourth Thursday evenings

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Brown Sargent Room

Bereavement Support Group for All Who Have Experienced a Loss

Meets first and third Tuesday evenings

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Gift Certificates are available for the Wellness Center or Therapeutic Pool

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.

McLean Honors Breast Cancer Survivors

This past week McLean Wellness staff honored Wellness participants who have experienced Breast Cancer, by offering support and camaraderie in all of their wellness programs.

We all know that this disease has affected many women and men in our community. Many people are not comfortable talking about their experiences.  All of the Wellness Staff and Aquatic Instructors offer an atmosphere where participants become very close, and offer each other friendship and support. As a result, many lifelong friends are mad.

 McLean Breast Cancer Survivor Group

Breast cancer survivors and McLean staff enjoy each other’s company. Front row (left to right) Dorothy Villano, P.T., McLean Wellness Supervisor, Carol MacLeod, McLean Wellness Assistant and Fitness Trainer, Traci Tefft  Back row (left to right) Shirley Chapman, Jeanne Ward and Laura Chandler, McLean Aquatic Instructor

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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