The Nathaniel Witherell Blog

Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Besides all the steps we’ve taken to keep Witherell residents healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, our social workers, therapeutic recreation staff, and volunteer director have stepped up to the plate and are pouring their hearts into creating new routines and engaging activities for our residents. “Our dedicated therapeutic recreation staff is continuing to provide mentally…

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When Caregivers Also Need to Take Care

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Caring for our families comes naturally. So, it’s no surprise to note that about 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50+ in the last year, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. “It’s wonderful to care for someone who once cared for you. But, caregivers should also know the challenges of caregiving,…

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Give Where You Live! Support The Witherell on February 27th!

Donations | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

This year’s Fairfield County Giving Day begins at midnight on February 27th, kicking off a full-day fundraising drive for community nonprofits like The Witherell. Funds raised support important Resident Life programs at the Witherell—like art lessons, exercise classes, birthday celebrations, and even flowers for our interfaith chapel! Help us meet our $7,500 fundraising goal. Your…

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Friends Of Nathaniel Witherell: Supporting a Greenwich Treasure

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

If you’ve ever had a loved one at the Witherell or visited our beautiful campus, you’ve probably seen the imprint of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell—the charitable group that raises funds to benefit our residents’ lives. Funds raised by the Friends touch every corner of our facility, and we’re tremendously grateful for their tireless dedication…

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Friendships Make Seniors Healthier & Happier

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As the “aging at home” movement grows, an important concern has surfaced: new research shows that social isolation may be a precursor to memory loss. So, for seniors who choose to reside alone at home, cognitive decline may be a real possibility. The good news is that lifestyle improvements can make a significant difference. “As…

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