See What Our Amazing Residents, Families and Dedicated Team Have to Say

“McLean is like coming home in so many ways. It’s the fact that you have people who care about you – someone is always coming around to see how we are. We are just thrilled to be here.”

— Ellen McCabe, IL Resident

“That’s really the essence of living here – It’s an experience that makes you feel younger and hopefully will make us live a lot longer.”

— McLean Resident

“The McLean staff is simply unbeatable.”

— Nancy Fields, Family Member

“This is family. They treat everyone alike and have enabled me to make a difference in the lives of others.”

— Lola Mitchell, McLean Care Partner

“I cannot say enough words to express my gratitude for just the wonderful, compassionate care McLean has given us.”

— Don Dickey, IL Resident and McLean Family Member

“I’m thankful for McLean, for the quality of care my father receives here. The staff is just superb and I’m particularly mindful of just how hard they all work.”

— McLean Family Member

“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the exceptional care my husband received from the entire Hospice team. Their service was beyond expectation. Without question, I would highly recommend McLean Hospice to anyone needing end-of-life support for both patient and family.”

— McLean Hospice Family Member

“My mother-in-law is treated like a member of the family here at McLean.”

— Rebecca May, Family Member

“It’s very friendly, very heartwarming. McLean is like living in a big family community. Everyone is caring and wants to take care of everyone else.”

— Michelle Schmitt, Inpatient Rehab Coordinator

“The atmosphere here is that people matter. To me, McLean has got it right!”

— Rev. Rebecca Brown, Hospice Spiritual Counselor

“When you have someone who gives you a hug when you come in and who really cares about how you’re feeling, that’s the difference at McLean – it’s the people.”

— McLean RN

“I’m thankful I can get up each day and love my job and realize I made a difference in someone’s life.”

— Deb Blake, McLean RN

“The whole philosophy at McLean is one of caring. We are a family here.”

— McLean RN

“Thank you all for the compassionate care you provided to our mother and our family. We never felt alone through our journey because of McLean.”

— McLean Hospice Family Member

“You are truly special people.”

— McLean Hospice Family Member

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful care you all provided for my mother. She loved you very much!”

— McLean Hospice Family Member

“I’d like to express my appreciation and gratitude for the care and service I received from the entire home care staff.”

— McLean Resident

“My Home Care nurse is an outstanding nurse, combining her excellent nursing care and uplifting personality – perfect for the ailing patient! Thank you, once again, for your excellent services!”

— McLean Resident

“We so appreciate your time, energy and cheer in arranging the Conversation Project. You are a valuable resource!”

— McLean Community Partner

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Contact Us

Send us your questions, comments or requests by using the form below. You can even request to schedule a virtual appointment for our brand new Expansion, our Independent Living, or our Assisted Living. Please fill out our request form, and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.


Auxiliary Membership

The McLean Auxiliary relies upon its members for charitable support and the contribution of time. To become an Auxiliary Member, fill out our application  Membership Brochure 2021-22

McLean Auxiliary Bylaws

Our Activities

A pile of Valentine's day gifts

  • All volunteer-run gift shop
  • Membership socials
  • Fundraisers
  • Bake sale
  • Casino games for residents
  • Dining room holiday flower arranging with residents
  • May Day and Veterans Day flowers for all Health Center residents
  • Holiday gift wrapping for residents
  • Art lounge (different artist each month)
  • Strawberry Festival awarding annual grants and scholarship
  • Angel Hearts Gifts — Valentine gifts for all residents
  • Scholarship program
  • Artists reception for residents

A bouquet of red flowers and American flags

The McLean Auxiliary Gift Shop

Our gift shop is for one-stop shopping. We guarantee you’ll find something for someone you love — and you, too! Even better, your purchase is a gift that keeps on giving. The store is run entirely by volunteers, and purchases support a multitude of activities and needs for McLean residents.

The shop is located in the lobby of the McLean Health Center and is open:
Monday through Friday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 3 p.m.

If you’re interested in volunteering in the gift shop,please contact the Auxiliary at or call 860-658-3710.

The McLean Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Award

The McLean Auxiliary awards an annual scholarship up to $1,500 to an employee or child of an employee who’s pursuing a post-high school education in a medical or health care-related field.

Applications are available to employees in the McLean Human Resources office.  Application can be made at any time. Decisions will be made annually during the last week of July.  If granted assistance will be paid after successful (grade C or better) completion of the course.  

The McLean Auxiliary will announce winners of the scholarship at their Membership Social in October.


The McLean Auxiliary Board Members

Ann ODonnell, President

Jane Stevenson, Vice President

Doris Rothe, Treasurer

Sandi Cady, Recording Secretary

Judy Fitzgerald, Corresponding Secretary

Colleen Casavant, 

Angela Cleveland 

Louise Polistena-D'Agosto

Carolyn Suffern

Carlene Rhea, McLean Liaison 

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