Together, Apart at the Witherell

Visitors and volunteers are a big part of life at the Witherell. Since we’ve had to restrict both during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve gotten creative. The good news is that our therapeutic recreation staff, social workers and chaplaincy have risen to the occasion.  We’ve implemented many unique opportunities to offer (safe) interaction and activity for…

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

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

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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Jane Brody Shares What Works and What Doesn’t to Maintain a Healthy Brain

The good news for brain health? A Mediterranean diet and a daily glass of wine are A-OK. The bad news? Cheese, ice cream, and red meat, which should only be consumed moderately. So advised New York Times personal health columnist, Jane Brody, to a crowd of mentally sharp (and hoping to stay that way) Greenwich…

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New York Times Columnist Jane Brody to Keynote Friends Luncheon on Nov 7th

The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell have tapped New York Times columnist Jane Brody to share her wisdom on brain health and healthy aging at a luncheon to benefit the work of The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, Thursday, November 7, at Greenwich Country Club, beginning at 11:30 a.m. This event is a continuation of Witherell’s popular…

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We’ve Got Jane Brody on the Brain

Forget your keys? Struggling to recall a name? Having memory lapses? As we age, these are typical experiences, but they don’t necessarily mean you have dementia. According to Jane Brody, long-time Personal Health Columnist for The New York Times, they are just symptomatic of a changing brain, which naturally occurs with age. She thinks, therefore,…

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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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