The Nathaniel Witherell Blog

Share Holiday Magic With A Loved One In Skilled Nursing

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The holidays are a time for families to come together and celebrate. But what about when a grandparent or parent has transitioned to a skilled nursing facility? When the dynamic changes, those cherished family traditions will change, too. But with planning and thought, and with the help of skilled nursing support teams, the elderly can…

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Culinary Wellness Garden Update: Giving Thanks For a Great Harvest

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

In April of this year, we broke ground on our Culinary Wellness Garden, a ¼-acre parcel created by volunteers to grow organic heirloom vegetables for Witherell residents. Throughout summer and early fall, we harvested a bounty of fresh vegetables that were used in meals to offer real farm to table dining at Nathaniel Witherell. In…

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Veteran’s Day: A Time To Reflect & Remember

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

America’s service veterans are a special group, and honoring them on Veteran’s Day is one of our favorite events. Each year, the Nathaniel Witherell partners with Masonicare of Connecticut for a “Day of Proclamation” in our chapel. Residents who served in diverse branches of our armed forces come together for a patriotic celebration and a…

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The Holidays Arrive Early at Nathaniel Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

You may be wondering why there is a Christmas tree already on display in the Witherell Family Lounge before Thanksgiving. The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell has signed up to decorate a holiday tree for the upcoming Junior League’s Enchanted Forest fundraiser. This three-day winter holiday event takes place from Thursday, November 16, 2017 to Saturday,…

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Cockatiels, Church, and More: The Important Role of Therapeutic Recreation

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Bingo and bridge, live musical performances and plays, puzzle making and handcrafts—activities that may seem to be nothing more than pleasant hobbies in senior living actually serve an important function. Robust recreation programs are an important tool to promote the health and well being of elderly residents. Studies have shown that stimulating the brain helps…

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