Cheers to Volunteers! You Make It Happen

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and boy do we appreciate our volunteers! Witherell volunteers donate countless hours to enriching the lives of our residents– and the results are just amazing. Last year alone, a cadre of more than 300 local volunteers supported our staff by providing residents with more than 11,000 hours of loving attention….

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What Retirement? The Witherell is Buzzing with Activity!

Some seniors dread retirement, envisioning unstructured days with not much to do. At the Witherell, our golden years are just that—a priceless time to pursue new activities and socialize with friends. Our robust monthly calendar of therapeutic recreation programs means that days are filled with fun and excitement. And, no two days are the same!…

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Get Into the Holiday Spirit at The Witherell!

At the Witherell, December is a month unlike any other. It’s a time when our holiday spirit and robust activities calendar rival anything in the community. Friends and family (and pets, too) are always welcome. Here, we spotlight exciting events and traditions we can’t wait to enjoy: Performances and Plays Beautiful music and vocal performances…

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Residents In the Spotlight: Author & Illustrator, Carolyn Moynihan

From Kipling to Emerson, writers have long found inspiration for their tales from nature. For Carolyn Moynihan—author, artist, and Nathaniel Witherell resident—inspiration struck when a chipmunk skittered across her path while on a walk with her daughter. From that encounter, an idea for a children’s book series was born. Carolyn wrote the first in the…

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The Arts are Alive at the Witherell!

From landscape and pottery painting to photo exhibits and artist lectures—the arts are an important part of life at the Nathaniel Witherell. Our community is home to several former artists, and we’re a place where budding creative talent is nurtured. Our therapeutic arts program is robust. Residents can participate in hands-on arts projects, or can…

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A Greenwich Treasure Makes His Home at the Witherell

If you grew up in Greenwich, chances are you’ve sat in Tony Sciarrillo’s chair at Tony’s Barber Shop, where for 68 years, the shop was a fixture in Chickahominy. It’s where Greenwich guys headed for a shave or a haircut. It’s also where they brought their sons for their first cut. It’s where Tony held court….

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