For a Happy Life, Skip the Strife

Ukraine, Covid, Politics, Inflation – sometimes the news can get you down, or at the very least, make you anxious – as can working long hours, worrying about a loved one, or experiencing financial hardship. All of it takes a toll on your body:  anxiety can increase your blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart…

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Protecting the Most Vulnerable, Governor Lamont Issues Order for Visitors to Nursing Homes

For residents of the Nathaniel Witherell, seeing family members and friends is an important part of staying healthy. With the advent of Covid-19, we’ve encouraged visitation, by adhering to the strictest protocols from CMS and the State of Connecticut in order to protect our vulnerable residents. On January 19, 2022, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order…

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Aging Well, Today and for the Future

Aging well is a big topic. It’s something we all strive for, which is likely why it’s inspired an entire wellness industry. At The Nathaniel Witherell, we’re blessed to count several centenarians among our residents. They’ve aged well, weathering many of life’s storms. But they also have something to teach us about longevity from their…

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Making Our House a Home: The Witherell’s Facilities Team

Residents and visitors to the Witherell say our clean, perfectly maintained, beautiful campus makes everyone feel at home. But, managing a facility where 200+ short and long-term residents live, plus a 20-acre campus, is no small task. Lucky for all, the Witherell has two pros at the helm. Together, they and their staff manage daily…

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A Healthy Diet is the Key Ingredient to Aging Well: A Q&A with Our Registered Dietitians

While we know that diet plays a key role in overall wellness by enhancing the body’s immune response and reducing the risk of disease, for seniors, proper nutrition is essential to healthy aging. Beyond nutrition, food can also evoke memories of family celebrations and cultural connections. For the Witherell’s registered dietitians, creating meal plans for…

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The Witherell’s Social Workers: A Team That (Literally) Does it All!

The job of a social worker in a skilled nursing facility is challenging and complex. It generally involves overseeing the psycho-social well-being of hundreds of seniors, while also supporting family members before, during, and after the transition of a loved one to long-term care. During the last year, however, the pandemic brought new challenges: health…

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