The Nathaniel Witherell Blog

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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Falls Prevention: Important Tips for Reducing Risk

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Did you know that every 11 seconds, an elderly person is treated in an emergency room for a fall? And, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in seniors. From broken bones to traumatic brain injury, falls can have long lasting…

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Our Memory Care Unit: Caring for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, an abundance of patience and kindness are something we at the Witherell prize as much as one’s physical care. There is an art to caring for those whose memories are failing them. Gail Carone and Amy Demezzo, two members of our therapeutic recreation team, work at…

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