Senior Living Programs in Simsbury, CT

Enriching Lives, Including Your Own

McLean is proud to offer a vast array of resources, programs and services that really make a difference in the lives of seniors at McLean and in our surrounding communities. Get involved today and make both a positive difference and a bunch of new friends.

Open to seniors in Simsbury, CT, and the surrounding areas, it offers a full array of engaging activities, physically and mentally stimulating programs, and social connectivity. Participants thrive in a vibrant community setting with friendly caring team members always nearby.

It also provides a way for spouses or other family caregivers to take a break, knowing that their loved one will be happy, engaged and well cared for.

For an affordable daily fee, our social model Adult Day Program provides:

  • Companionship with peers
  • Stimulating activities and entertainment
  • Morning snack and delicious, chef-prepared midday meal
  • Daily exercise program
  • Respite care for caregivers
  • A comfortable introduction to the lifestyle at McLean

McLean’s Adult Day Program is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is conveniently located on our McLean Health Services campus. For more information, please call 860-658-3786.

McLean offers a number of support groups on our campus and around the community for caregivers touched by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, they offer a caring and understanding place where people can go to learn more about dementia, share caregiving ideas, express their feelings, hear about advances in research and advocacy, and help other caregivers who are in need. Please click here or call 860-658-3941 for more information.

The Community Café is a Memory Care initiative that gives caregivers and their loved ones with early-stage Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia a safe place to gather for social interaction, engagement and friendly support. It’s a free program that’s open to the community and meets the second Saturday of every month at McLean. Registration is required. To learn more, please call 860-658-3941.

The McLean Meals on Wheels program makes an enormous difference in people’s lives. Through the dedicated service of community and McLean resident volunteers, it provides daily support to the health and well-being of the five-town area of East Granby, Avon, Canton, Granby and Simsbury.

Meals are prepared fresh each weekday morning in McLean’s Independent Living kitchen and consist of a complete hot meal, a cold meal, drinks and dessert items. This important program helps fight the threat of hunger and provides much-needed contact for homebound seniors who live alone in isolation. To learn more or to volunteer, please call
860-658-3980.

Driving a car is a vital part of American life and a privilege held dear by most adults, closely tied to their independence. The McLean Driver Assessment Program is designed to keep seniors safe on the road, not take them off of it.

In partnership with AAA and open to the community, this three-hour assessment consists of a one-on-one 90-minute clinical evaluation from a trained Occupational Therapist who assesses visual, cognitive, perceptual and physical abilities. It’s then followed by an on-the-road driving assessment with the Occupational Therapist and a AAA driving instructor in a specially adapted vehicle. McLean is the only senior living community in the state to offer this valuable program.

Driver Rehabilitation Program
FAQs
Consent for Driver Evaluation
Patient History Form
Directions to McLean

To request an application or to learn more, please call 860-658-3745.

Since 1972, the McLean Auxiliary, a dedicated group of volunteers, has provided life enhancement support and wellness to McLean residents, families and team members.

From the beautiful gift shop to annual fundraisers to numerous activities with and for residents, it’s an integral part of the McLean family. Anyone can join the Auxiliary – current and former employees, residents, family members, friends and neighbors.

The McLean Auxiliary is financially supported by membership dues, fundraisers and the gift shop. The Auxiliary awards grants annually to support residents’ services and quality of life activities. Grants are given for residents’ special needs, such as haircuts, personal items and eyeglasses, life enrichment activities and entertainment programs, as well as equipment that enhances patient care. For more information click here.

The Sorenson Media and Technology Center provides residents with a fun way to learn new technologies and stay connected with family and friends from all over the world.

From the use of Skype, Facetime and email to participating in research projects, such as genealogy software to trace their ancestry, the center offers access to a full range of technology to enhance seniors’ quality of life, including:

  • The Pocket Talker amplifier for those who are hearing-impaired
  • Large button devices including remotes and telephones
  • Extensive music library of over 6,000 songs for individualized playlists
  • Genealogy services
  • The Great Courses System of Education
  • Yale University online courses
  • Foreign language instruction

McLean’s Smart House showcases new connected technologies that promote independence and reduce isolation for seniors who are living on their own. It also assists caregivers by providing increased security and convenience.

The Smart House is open to the community and is located in a cottage at The Village of McLean. Showcased products include Echo show and smart speaker, medication dispensers/reminders, guide lights and sensors, vision and hearing assistance, security alarms/wander guards, home assistance and adaptive devices and memory assistance.

McLean Smart House is open the first Tuesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. ­– 4:00 p.m. To learn more, please call 860-658-3786.

Volunteering at McLean

We’re always looking for compassionate volunteers to play an important role in the success of our community. You’ll find a wide range of opportunities to get involved, including sharing your talents or interests, lending a hand with craft programs, Sunday services, special events, travel assistance, book club, and helping in the greenhouse or Sorenson Media and Technology Center. To learn more about becoming a McLean volunteer, please call 860-658-3941.

 

Hospice volunteers are specially trained to provide social support and companionship to patients and families when they need it most. To learn more about becoming a Hospice volunteer, please call 860-658-3907.

Hospice Volunteer Application

Dedicated and highly trained in dementia care, these specialized volunteers know how to engage with someone with memory loss. Memory Care residents are matched with a compatible volunteer who offers companionship and shares in activities like reading, going for walks in our beautiful new courtyard, taking them to church and reengaging them in the things they like.

Developed through a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, McLean is the only community in the country to offer this highly recognized program.

To learn how you can become a McLean Memory Care volunteer, please call 860-658-3941.

Memory Care Volunteer Application

The McLean Auxiliary

Since 1972, the McLean Auxiliary, a dedicated group of volunteers, has provided life enhancement support and wellness to McLean residents, families and team members.

From the beautiful gift shop to annual fundraisers to numerous activities with and for residents, it’s an integral part of the McLean family. Anyone can join the Auxiliary – current and former employees, residents, family members, friends and neighbors.

The McLean Auxiliary is financially supported by membership dues, fundraisers and the gift shop. The Auxiliary awards grants annually to support residents’ services and quality of life activities. Grants are given for residents’ special needs, such as haircuts, personal items and eyeglasses, life enrichment activities and entertainment programs, as well as equipment that enhances patient care.A group of McLean Senior Living team membersMembers of the McLean community accepted nearly $17,000 in grants supporting resident activities and programs awarded by The McLean Auxiliary during the Annual Grant Awards Reception and Strawberry Festival on June 3, 2019. Those present included (left to right); McLean President David Bordonaro; Director of Nursing Diane Bristol, Director of the Village Megan Gill, VP and Administrator McLean Health Center Lisa Clark, Director Assisted Living and Resident Services Carlene Rhea, Director of Home Care & Hospice Sara Szafranski, and Auxiliary Board Members Jane Stevenson and Connie Norstrom.

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

McLean Auxiliary Bylaws

  • All volunteer-run gift shopa pile of valentine's day gifts
  • 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)a bouquet of red flowers and american flags
  • Strawberry Festival awarding annual grants and scholarship
  • Angel Hearts Gifts — Valentine gifts for all residents
  • Scholarship program
  • Artists reception for residents

Our gift shop is for one-stop shopping. We guarantee you’ll find something for the gift shop at McLean Senior Living Community in Simsbury, Connecticut 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 daily from:
Sunday: 1:30 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. – 4:30 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 gift shop at McLean, a senior living community in Simsbury, CT

We award 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 (please click here) and are due back to the Auxiliary by March 31st. The scholarship is awarded at the Auxiliary Annual Meeting in June.

the winner of the McLean Auxiliary Scholarship Award

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Annual Scholarship presented by McLean Auxiliary. Chairperson, Ann O’Donnell! Samantha Burzynski and Olivia Koretz (not pictured) were both awarded scholarships toward their education to pursue health care careers at the Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival Monday afternoon.
We wish these woman well in their studies and future endeavors!

 

The McLean Auxiliary Board MembersMichele Baker
Sandi Cady
Lucian Cascio
Angela Cleveland
Vickie Dirienzo
Linda Duff
Judy Fitzgerald, Corresponding Secretary
Pat Gallagher
Judy Goff, Recording Secretary
Rebecca May, Vice President
Connie Norstrom, Treasurer
Ann O’Donnell
Louise Polistena-D’Agosto
Jane Stevenson, President