SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

To Live Exceptionally Well Is to Live Life Boundless

It’s about having all the choices and opportunities to enrich the human spirit and embrace each new day. To us, true wellness is Boundless and it’s an important piece of everything we do and offer to deliver the ultimate in senior health and wellness. To be Boundless is to Flourish.

Based on seven dimensions of wellness, Boundless reaches far beyond treadmills and nutrition. Boundless is an intangible, holistic philosophy that breaks down barriers regardless of age or abilities. It opens our minds to new ideas and experiences. It fosters more meaningful relationships and a closer connection to our surroundings. It keeps us productive and satisfied – all to achieve a greater state of balance and harmony.

Get on the Boundless path to whole-person wellness by filling out the request form.

To be Boundless is to Flourish.

Our 7 Dimensions of Wellness

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Emotional

Being emotionally well is more than just handling stress. It’s the ability to understand your feelings and cope with the challenges life can bring. To be able to acknowledge and share these feelings allows you to achieve greater emotional stability and better enjoy the journey.

Physical

Lifestyle choices that help maintain or improve health and fitness can often lead to living longer. Physical activity, exercise and proper nutrition, while avoiding harmful habits, can help keep you looking good and feeling great while enhancing self-esteem and determination

Intellectual

A healthy mind requires stimulating activities, creative endeavors, problem solving and reasoning. Opening your mind to new ideas and experiences, applying what you’ve learned, and sharing your gifts with others are all ways to keep engaged with the world around you.

Social

Social wellness is achieved through building healthy relationships, a connection with those around you and a support system that includes family and friends. It helps combat the feelings of isolation and loneliness that can plague people as circumstances change.

Vocational

The ability to do what you love is important to your overall well-being. Making use of your skills and talents helps you stay productive and satisfied. Whether it’s to produce something or to help someone else, it’ll help you feel a greater sense of purpose, happiness and enrichment.

Environmental

Living a lifestyle that is respectful to your surroundings contributes to a healthier world. Interacting with nature and protecting your environment, having adequate shelter and personal safety are all factors that contribute to your overall wellness.

Spiritual

The path to spiritual wellness is a personal matter. While different individuals may have different beliefs, spiritual wellness is generally considered the search for meaning and purpose in life. It leads one to strive for harmony while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world.

Well Within Your Nature

Here on our beautiful, 125-acre forested campus, our entire dedicated Life Enrichment Team empowers residents to pursue their highest potential through personalized programs.

Yet we go wherever we need to go to provide self-actualization, happiness, fitness and spirituality. Whether it’s a 5-mile hike at the McLean Game Refuge or Avon Mountain, a symphonic concert at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, attending a lecture at St. Joseph College, shopping in Simsbury or playing a round of golf at Hop Meadow Country Club, the ability to live your best life is Boundless.

Well Within Your Reach

Below are just some of the Boundless senior wellness programs, amenities, and senior health services designed to keep you active, healthy and whole:

  • Healthy, Fresh Choices dining options
  • Hooks & Needles class
  • Hop Meadow Country Club social membership
  • Walking trails
  • Outings for shopping, theater, cultural and community events
  • Intergenerational experiences, including partnership with Montessori school
  • Music appreciation class
  • Sorenson Media and Technology Center with brain fitness training software
  • Book clubs
  • Library
  • Support groups
  • Massage and aromatherapy
  • Painting, ceramics and crafts programs
  • McLean Game Refuge
  • Wildlife and horticulture programs
  • Meditation
  • Bible study
  • Strategy games such as bridge, cribbage, molkky and trivia
  • Volunteer opportunities on and off campus

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.

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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

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  • 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

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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 McLean.Auxiliary@mcleancare.org 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 O’Donnell, President

Jane Stevenson, Vice-President

Doris Rothe, Treasurer

Sandra Cady, Recording Secretary

Judy Fitzgerald, Corresponding Secretary

Angela Cleveland

Colleen Casavant

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