The Nathaniel Witherell to Introduce Innovative Music and Memory ProgramI to Improve Residents’ Quality of Life

It’s probably safe to say that for most of us, music is an essential part of life. From the first nursery rhymes we learned as toddlers to the pop songs of our teenage years and the show tunes or classical music of adulthood, familiar melodies can instantly bring us back to another time and place…

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‘Tis the Season at Nathaniel Witherell: Thirty Days of Celebration!

At Nathaniel Witherell, we go all out to throw a good party. We choose a theme, scour the region to bring in top-notch entertainment, decorate extensively, and top it all off with fresh, tasty, theme-related cuisine. And since it’s so much fun, holiday celebrations here last all month. Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahsare in the…

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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Nancy Gillon

If you’re looking for Nancy Gillon, more often than not you’ll find her in the beauty salon at The Nathaniel Witherell – as a volunteer! Gillon, age 69, has clocked more than 820 hours volunteering at the Witherell during the past year, helping in the beauty salon and transporting rehab patients and residents to and…

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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Nancie Bourne

The Nathaniel Witherell’s longest tenured volunteer, Greenwich resident Nancie Bourne began helping out here 35 years ago. She’s donated her time to various activities, from sprucing up the grounds as a member of the local Green Fingers Garden Club to running the Auxiliary (which merged with the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell in 2007). For the…

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Witherell Resident Spotlight: Ruth Albert

Some very interesting folks with fascinating personal stories reside at The Nathaniel Witherell. Every few weeks, Witherell features a new “Resident Spotlight” article, which is framed and found on the wall by the chapel foyer. From time to time, we’d like to share some of these stories with you on the blog. Below is our…

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Halloween Edition of “Pooches on Parade” Draws Paws and Applause

Last Saturday, The Nathaniel Witherell hosted some very special four-legged visitors in the auditorium during its quarterly “Pooches on Parade” event. In honor of the Halloween season, many of the visiting dogs were dressed in costume. Residents gathered in a large circle in the auditorium, and spilled into the adjacent solarium.  Each dog/owner team came…

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Witherell Open House a Huge Success!

More than 250 people attended the recent Open House at Nathaniel Witherell on October 14. Music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments were featured at the festive celebration, and guests were invited to tour the recently modernized short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing center, located in Greenwich, Conn.  In addition, entertainment was provided by the Melody Men, the men’s singing group of…

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