McLean Auxiliary Update
The McLean Auxiliary held their Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival on June 4th and awarded $16,600 in grants to McLean. McLean staff accepted these grants for: Patient Personal Needs, Comfort Bags,
Megapulse Shortwave Diathermy System
, sun baskets and supplies for the new courtyard, music and entertainment programs, ceramic supplies, flowers for resident arranging, mobility sheets for home care patients, emergency preparedness bags, wheelchair cushions, aquarium, books for reminiscing, and another recliner for the post-acute unit.
The group also awarded two scholarships at time. Natalie Muller, a Certified Nursing Assistant at McLean, was the recipient of the annual $1,500 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to an employee, or a child of an employee, who will be attending college in the fall to pursue a career in a health care related field. Natalie is pursuing a BS degree in Allied Health at the University of Connecticut. Dylan Teixeira received the $500 Merit Scholarship in memory of past Auxiliary member and President, Jane Schlichter. Dylan has worked as a Dietary employee at McLean for two years and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Central Connecticut State University.