Your Monthly News & Updates - October 2018
Upcoming Events
Dear McLean Community.... 

Please click the link below to view the October letter from Lisa Clark and Carlene Rhea.

 
 

This Month's Events

Click the link below to view the October Calendar!



Please Join Us for the Next Seminar in the McLean and Hartford Hospital Partnership Series:

"Conditions Affecting the Hand"

Presented by Nicholas Bontempo, MD
Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon 

Wednesday October 17, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Hop Meadow Country Club, Simsbury

Learn more about:
  • Common conditions that cause hand pain
  • Arthritis and how it affects your hand's mobility
  • Non-surgical and surgical treatment options
  • Latest advances in technology
  • The state-of-the-art Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital
Light refreshments provided.

RSVP is required. Please call 1-855-442-4373.

 
The Simsbury Room - a New Gift to the Employees of McLean

The employee "break room" has recently received a make-over, thanks to the generous gift made by the friends and family of former resident, Jean Mulpeter.

The gift was made in recognition of the family's appreciation of the care she received at McLean and their wish to give employees
a beautiful place to relax. The enhancements include:
tables and chairs (including several that are pub height), couches, refrigerator, bookshelf for games and a book swap, computer and computer table, and wall decorations. Charging stations and new curtains will be added soon!

The staff has been so appreciative and is enjoying the space that opened with a ice cream celebration, another piece of this kind and generous gesture.


Dining Update

Resident and family feedback has been  instrumental in helping us identify customer preferences!  With your help, we have been able to learn which meals are the favorites, and which we can change. 

When eggplant parmesan was not well- received, it was replaced with baked manicotti. Sloppy joe on a bun is back by popular demand and roasted vegetable & hummus wraps were replaced by an all-time favorite, macaroni and cheese  
 
We have also included seasonal favorites such as, corn on the cob, avocado, and fresh local tomatoes.
 
The addition of a third menu cycle will help us to offer greater variety.
 
Our Fall/Winter menu begins October 7th , so keep your eye out for apple and pumpkin desserts, savory winter squash and some traditional winter all-time favorites!

 
Community Cafe

 
The next Community Cafe will be held on:

Saturday, October 13th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Koopman Room

Please call 860-658-3941 to register.
 
 
"Dementia & Caregiving:
Focusing on the Person While Understanding the Disease Progression"
 
A 5- Week Educational Series at McLean,  
Presented by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

If you have a loved one with dementia and would like to improve communication and learn how to recognize and respond to common behaviors, it is not too late to attend this educational series in the Burkholder Community Center.

Each session will be offered from 6:00-7:30 pm. A light dinner will be provided.
Registration is required. Call 860-658-3723. Please see the link below for dates and topics.
 
 
McLean Celebrations 
 
The rainy weather didn't stop us from enjoying a summer evening,  indoor "Garden Party" together with groups from across our entire campus.

Health Center and Village residents, family and staff enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining musical performance by "Just Friends" and soft-serve ice cream from the Mr Softee truck just outside our front door.

The band played resident requests, and even an impromtu song with one of our CNAs as the lead singer!

We were so glad some of you were able to make it out to enjoy
these festivities with us!
 
Flu Shot Clinic - Plan Ahead for the Flu Season 
 
McLean Home Care & Hospice will be hosting a flu shot clinic for family members, ages 18 years and older. The Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine will be administered. No appointment is necessary.

October 17th
2:30-5:30 pm
Burkholder Community Center
100 Sarah Lane
 
McLean accepts: Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross, ConnectiCare or $35.00 cash or
check to McLean Home Care.
 
Please call 860-658-3950 if you have questions.
 
We will schedule flu vaccination times for all employees and residents of the Assisted Living and Nursing home in October and the beginning of November.
 
We hope you are able to take advantage of this clinic. It is so important to maximize our health during the height of the flu season, November to March.  
 
 

Seasonal Storage is Available! 
 
Did you know we have storage units available for residents and that upon request, Housekeeping will bring your seasonal belongings to storage or bring them up to you?
 
Each unit measures:  
20" wide x 72" high 
35" deep
 
Items are best stored in plastic containers.
 
Just asked your Care Partner, any member of Housekeeping  or call the Housekeeping Department at extension 3721 for more information.  
 
 
 

From the Development Office 
 
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."  
 
- Maya Angelou
 
Do you experience simplicity and delight in your charitable giving?  Or has it become an overwhelming experience?  Ask yourself: What really matters to me? Where do I really want to make a change and cultivate growth?   
 
Your McLean Development Office can be your resource, whether or not you give to McLean. 
 
 
Vickie Dirienzo, CFRE, McLean Development Office  
860-658-3702  
Vickie.Dirienzo@McLeanCare.org 
 
 
 
 
McLean Auxiliary Update
 
The Auxiliary sponsored an "Afternoon at the McLean Casino -  around the fireplace on September 25. A fun time was had by all!

Please see the attached link for all of their upcoming plans and events, including:

Game Refuge Hike - Join the Auxiliary on Saturday October 6th, for a guided hike, led by Game Refuge Director, Connor Hogan. The easy- to-moderate hike is free and open to the public. Hikers should gather at 9:30 AM at the Rte. 10/202 entrance to the Game Refuge in Granby. Light refreshments will be provided and donations to the McLean Auxiliary will be accepted. The hike will be held rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather.  
 
Auxiliary Membership Drive and Social - The Auxiliary holds their annual membership drive in October. There will be a membership social on Friday, October 19 at 4:00 in the Hartford Room in the Burkholder Community Center. If you would like to learn more about the Auxiliary and become a member, you are welcome to join them! Please RSVP to the Auxiliary voicemail at 860-658-3710.
 
 
If you are interested in helping, please contact the Auxiliary at 860-658-3710 or mclean.auxiliary@mcleancare.org .
 

 

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