Healthy Aging

Carissa Ronish is Our New Therapeutic Recreation Administrator—Welcome Aboard!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Nathaniel Witherell is widely recognized for our excellent therapeutic recreation program. We offer fitness classes, art and music therapy, pet therapy, events and celebrations, and spiritual services (sometimes all in one week!). We believe that therapeutic recreation is a crucial service, proven to enhance emotional and physical well-being. So, we’re thrilled to announce the…

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Aging in Place: How to be Safe & Healthy at Home

Cardiac Rehab | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Home is where the heart is. That’s why it’s no surprise that some seniors are choosing to age in the place where they raised kids, doted on grandchildren, and enjoyed some of the best memories of their lives. But aging in place can create challenges, especially when it comes to doing routine tasks like cooking,…

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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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Nathaniel Witherell’s Culinary Wellness Garden Puts Locally Sourced Produce on The Menu

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Being recognized as one of the best nursing homes in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report is a fabulous distinction. Now, we can claim one more: with recent completion and ongoing harvest of fresh vegetables from our Culinary Wellness Garden, we now offer “farm to fork” dining for our residents. Stephanie MacLeay, a registered…

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Top Five Reasons Why Inpatient Rehab is the Best Choice After Major Surgery, Trauma, or Illness

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by John Hallman

There’s no place like home, unless you are recovering from a major health event that requires physical rehabilitation. If you or a loved one need rehab after orthopedic surgery, a heart attack, stroke, car accident, or any other event that leaves you or them with serious functional limitations, then inpatient rehabilitation programs, like ours at…

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