January 2012 Assisted Living Events Calendar

Senior Wisdom

A Celebration of Song and Youthful Voices at McLean


Darling Fellows at McLeanTalented high school students brought joy to McLean residents, staff and patients at the Third Annual Ensign Darling Vocal Fellowship Holiday Performance. The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship at The Bushnell was created by Bob Darling, a long-time Simsbury resident, to provide vocal scholarships to talented high school students. The Fellowship provides monthly Master Classes taught by vocal professionals offering instruction in Classical, Musical Theater and Cabaret repertoire, and weekly private instructions. Blending together two of Bob’s favorite charities, the Holiday Concert is now held at McLean in December, and the final performance at The Bushnell in June. Sharing in the family legacy were also Terry and Elizabeth Darling, Bob’s son and daughter-in-law, and Mary Darling, Bob’s widow.

McLean Honors Long Time Service

Steve Paine McLean Game RefugeMcLean is forty years old. It began as a nursing home and has grown to a senior living community and community based healthcare organization serving more than 4,000 clients a year. Plus we care for more than 4,400 acres of the Game Refuge. Much of its remarkable success is due to the dedication, skills and commitment of its staff, explainedDavid Bordonaro, President, at the Annual Service Awards Ceremony. He noted that the number of staff in all areas of the organization that have worked ten plus years is indicative of the dedication and commitment they bring to their jobs and of the excellent care and service McLean employees are proud to provide.  “McLean wouldn’t be what is without you,” Bordonaro told them.

Still Enjoying an Active Retirement Life Style at 100 Years Young

Chris Smith Celebrates 100 Years

Christopher Smith, a resident of The Village at McLean, recently celebrated his 100th birthday, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Chris, who is a very young 100, attributes his longevity to his daily walks of three to four miles a day.

Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heros 2011

McLean was honored as a finalist in the Corporate Innovation Category at the annual Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes 2011 Luncheon December 6th.

David Bordonaro and the leadership team were hosted by Trustee Chair Mark Wetzel. David thanked the team for their efforts which won national recognition for quality and for their performance that made McLean a financially strong organization in these challenging times in health care.

106 Well Lived Years in Simsbury!

McLean Celebrates Mrs. Martin's 106th birthdayDecember 6th was a very special day in Simsbury and, in particular, at McLean. Bernice Martin shared her 106th birthday with many friends, loved ones and staff. For several days leading up to the big one, she happily opened many cards delighting particularly in the ones with kittens and flowers. Mrs.

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.

December Assisted Living Events Calendar