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

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

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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Witherell Welcomes in Warm Weather with Culinary Wellness Garden

The Nathaniel Witherell welcomed in the warm spring weather earlier this month with a ceremonial groundbreaking at our Culinary Wellness Garden. The 1/4-acre garden was created by volunteers to grow organic heirloom vegetables for Witherell residents. “Once harvested, the produce from this garden – which will include tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, radishes, salad greens, peas,…

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Seven Tips to Prevent Falls

Simply put, a fall can put you at risk of serious injury. As you get older, physical changes and certain health conditions, as well as some of the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Each year, one out of three adults, ages…

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