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"How do I answer THAT?"


 Join Mal Allard, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Consultant, to learn effective techniques of communicating with those who have memory impairment.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Pfirman Dining Room

 RSVP 860-658-3941



McLean Memory Care Volunteers Give the Gift of Time to Those with Dementia and their Families

McLean Memory Care Volunteer training session begins September 15

Generosity comes in many forms. For the Memory Care Volunteers at McLean, it means sharing a few hours a week providing personalized attention and participating in activities that bring meaning, enrichment, satisfaction and joy to those with memory loss. McLean’s Memory Care Volunteer Program will begin a training session for those interested in giving the gift of their time September 15. This unique program matches specially-trained Memory Care Volunteers with clients who live at McLean or in the community. Volunteers are supported by a mentoring program and monthly in-service training on timely and useful subjects. For more information call Gao Vang or Kathy Garneau at 860-658-3941 or to download the application go to Application deadline is August 29.

Photo caption: Volunteers Terry Gellin, Linda Ernst, Suzanne Moran and Judith Westman, pictured here with Gao Vang, Memory Care Volunteer Coordinator (second from left) enjoy their time sharing the enriching and rewarding experience of working with those with memory loss and their families.

Training sessions to become a Memory Volunteer at McLean begin September 15. For more information, call Gao Vang, McLean Memory Care Volunteer Coordinator at 860-658-3941.

Giving the Gift of Your Time

Giving the Gift of Your Time

Join McLean’s Memory Care Volunteer Program to provide support to caregivers

The McLean Memory Care Volunteers provide non-medical services as needed for the Memory Care client and their family.  The broad range of services for clients may include one-to-one social interaction, sharing a passion for art or teaching a new hobby, music therapy, writing someone’s life history, reading aloud, or just simply engaging in conversation.  Clients may be served in their home or in assisted living or in a skilled nursing facility.

 It is easy to get started with a few simple steps and you can begin to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their care givers.

Please register no later than March 1st

 To complete the application go to:   An interview is required as well as a 12-hour training class.

For more information, call Gao Vang, Volunteer Coordinator for Memory Care, 860-658-3941.

National Wear Red Day

Home Care & Hospice Free Seminars

McLean Home Care & Hospice is offering two new, free seminars inspired by The Conversation Project at your location.

New Seminar Offerings:

  • "Don't Tell Him He's Dying-It Will Kill Him! The Trouble with Living and Dying in Oour Society."
  • "Baby Boomers-Will They Be the Generation That Will Change End-of-Life Care?"

Click this link for more information

October 2013 Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

McLean Butterfly Garden in Full Bloom

ThanksMcLean gardens to the generosity of The Hartford, McLean is blessed with a large butterfly garden.  This year it is particularly lovely, report the residents. 

McLean wishes to thank the members of the Village, lead by Nancy Mixter and John and Jean Sziklas, who lovingly and tirelessly tend the garden for everyone’s enjoyment.

McLean village gardeners

August 2013 Newsletter

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