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January Newsletter

Holiday Notes Ring Through the Village



The mood was festive at the Burkholder Community Lounge on Thursday afternoon, December 11, as everyone gathered together to enjoy a performance by the Westminster School’s talented Chamber Choir.

The beautifully-decorated room set the scene for a preconcert reception of champagne punch and hors d’oeuvres. Everyone commented that bruschetta spread and champagne dressed with cranberries were a delicious treat!

The Chamber Choir, accompanied by piano, performed a series of holiday songs for approximately 40 minutes. They delighted the McLean audience with their repertoire and contagious enthusiasm. The students passed out song sheets and invited the group to join them in a sing–a-long toward the end. Everyone happily chimed in to Christmas favorites like Jingle Bells and Silent Night.

The Westminster Chamber Choir is directed by David Chrzanowski, who is also the school’s chapel organist. It is comprised of high school students, grades 9-12, who have been selected through an audition process.

McLean was proud to host them as we ring in the season!

Celebrate the Arts with McLean


 Local artists on display for the holidays and year-round

Each month, McLean exhibits a showcase of works created by our talented local artists, for the enjoyment of our residents and the entire community.

This December we invite you to visit us and see the beautiful paintings by our feature artists of the month; Deborah Boemmels and Maria Cyr!

This display is located just off our main lobby entrance. Feel free to stop by and simply enjoy -- or consider purchasing one for your home or a gift. Reasonable prices make them holiday treasures your loved ones can cherish for years to come.

Both of these artists will have their paintings on display with us through the end of December, so there is still plenty of time to take a break from the holiday rush.

We look forward to welcoming an exhibit by Lee Ora to start off the new year in January!

Strolling Singers from the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club

Strolling Singers from the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club serenaded residents and staff, spreading holiday joy throughout the McLean Health Center on December 19.

Activities Calendar for the Upcoming Week

McLean Hospice Volunteers Deliver Holiday Cheer to Patients and their Families

McLean Hospice volunteers display the whimsical bags they created for 25 patients and their families. This year’s theme “Brown Paper Packages Tied up String,” perfectly suits the goodies inside, including home-made fudge, chicken soup mix, hand-knit prayer shawls and holiday amaryllis. Pictured left to right: Jane Erie, Mary Porter-Wright, Louise Polistena-D’Agosto, Catherine Jahne, Taffy Wilcox, Kathie Fallon, Gail Kostruba, Meghan Lucker. To learn more about the McLean Hospice program or volunteer opportunities, call 860-658-3954 or visit us at www.McLean

Students Spend a Day at McLean to Explore a Career Path in Healthcare

McLean Administrator Among Those Honored at HBJ Health Care Heroes Event

Lisa Clark, Vice President and Administrator of the McLean Health Center, was among those recognized as a finalist, as part of the Connecticut Culture Change Coalition Steering Committee, at the Hartford Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Award Luncheon on December 2.

December Special Events at McLean


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