Healthy Living

Culinary Wellness Garden: Our ‘Farm to Fork’ Update

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

It’s summer harvest time at the Witherell, as our residents dig into the produce harvested from our own Culinary Wellness Garden! As you may remember, the Culinary Wellness Garden was created by Harry Shea and Bob Willis—long time friends and business partners. Harry and Bob, both food industry veterans with a passion for giving back…

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Weight Training: A Workout That Works for Seniors

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We’ve heard about the importance of exercise for adults and children. But what about the elderly? Studies show that cardiovascular exercise and weight training can help prevent disease, improve cognitive function, reduce fall risk, and boost social interaction for seniors, too. What’s the best way to get started? We consulted Ailinh Tu, Rehabilitation Manager at…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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It’s Spring Planting Time! We’re Looking for Green Thumbs and Big Hearts

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Witherell’s Culinary Wellness Garden is about to enter its 2nd year of providing fresh, locally grown produce to Witherell residents under the expert guidance and direction of Alan Gorkin, a Greenwich agronomist. Locals may know Alan from Sleep Cat Farm here in Greenwich. The kick off of the 2019 season will begin with our…

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What Retirement? The Witherell is Buzzing with Activity!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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