The McLean Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Award Information

The McLean Auxiliary awards an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00. In order to be considered for this Scholarship, the following requirements must be met. The candidate must be: 1. A current graduating high school student OR college student 2. Attending college in the fall 3. Pursuing a health care related field 4. A current employee of McLean who works at least 10 hours per week and has completed at least one full year of employment. OR 5. The child of a current McLean employee who works at least 20 hours a week and has completed at least one full year of employment. The Application Process In February: 1. Obtain a scholarship application request at the main McLean Reception Desk. 2.

McLean Home Care & Hospice in Top 500 Agencies in Nation

McLean Home Care & Hospice has been honored for the third time by HomeCare Elite as one of the top agencies in the nation. But in 2011 the recognition is even more prestigious as McLean is one of the top 500 agencies in the nation.

McLean Honors Breast Cancer Survivors

This past week McLean Wellness staff honored Wellness participants who have experienced Breast Cancer, by offering support and camaraderie in all of their wellness programs.

We all know that this disease has affected many women and men in our community. Many people are not comfortable talking about their experiences.  All of the Wellness Staff and Aquatic Instructors offer an atmosphere where participants become very close, and offer each other friendship and support. As a result, many lifelong friends are mad.

 McLean Breast Cancer Survivor Group

Breast cancer survivors and McLean staff enjoy each other’s company. Front row (left to right) Dorothy Villano, P.T., McLean Wellness Supervisor, Carol MacLeod, McLean Wellness Assistant and Fitness Trainer, Traci Tefft  Back row (left to right) Shirley Chapman, Jeanne Ward and Laura Chandler, McLean Aquatic Instructor

Important Message Announced by the President of McLean on Our Strategic Plans

October 24, 2011

To the McLean Community,

I hope that this letter finds you well.  As President of McLean, I want to take the opportunity to share some very exciting news regarding the new McLean. McLean continues to be committed to increasing the services people want today and tomorrow. We will be moving ahead to implement even more initiatives in the strategic plan I have discussed over the past couple of years.

Auxiliary Strawberry Festival

McLean Health Center Nationally Recognized for Exceptional Family Satisfaction

Excellence in Action Award

David Bordonaro, President of McLean, and Lisa Clark, Administrator of the McLean Health Center, congratulate a few of the many dedicated McLean employees whose good work lead to the national recognition for resident satisfaction.

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McLean Fashion Show May 2011

Auxiliary Members
McLean Auxiliary Members and friends enjoying Celebrate Your Diva May 14, 2011.


Think the Science Center is Just for Kids? A fun trip for some of the Robinson and Health Center residents...

 “Absolutely worth it,” remarked Doris.  “Very educational and entertaining…I’d go again,” said Janina. These and ten other residents of the McLean Health Center in Simsbury recently had a ball at the Connecticut Science Center. It was a memorable experience that they won’t soon forget.  The multi-storied museum, located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, offered the residents numerous hands-on interactive exhibits and breathtaking views. The interactive exhibits utilized videos, audios, visuals, and tactile components. The Ice Age Trivia game, which could be played along with up to 6 people, was a big favorite of residents Marilyn Peters and Tom Kelly. Many residents also enjoyed the displays of the various rocks, marble, semi-precious stones and minerals found in Connecticut. Especially interested, was Doris Freudenberger, a former schoolteacher, who taught geology in the 1940s to the children of the American forces oversees. 

McLean Outpatient Rehabilitation Patient Surveys Very Positive

Robyn Ligotti, DPT, reported the quarterly quality data from the McLean Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. One hundred percent of the patients completed a survey when they finished their therapy. Every quarter for the past year, more than 98% of the patients would refer McLean Outpatient Rehab to a friend. Dr. Ligotti also noted "I am very pleased that outcomes have continuously improved each quarter, and now exceed the benchmark of ninety-percent."