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Together, Apart at the Witherell

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Besides all the steps we’ve taken to keep Witherell residents healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, our social workers, therapeutic recreation staff, and volunteer director have stepped up to the plate and are pouring their hearts into creating new routines and engaging activities for our residents. “Our dedicated therapeutic recreation staff is continuing to provide mentally…

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Our Memory Care Unit: Caring for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, an abundance of patience and kindness are something we at the Witherell prize as much as one’s physical care. There is an art to caring for those whose memories are failing them. Gail Carone and Amy Demezzo, two members of our therapeutic recreation team, work at…

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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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Alzheimer’s Disease: A National Crisis That Requires Community Support

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The good news for America’s baby boomers is that they’re living longer. In fact, the 65+ demographic will more than double over the next 40 years, according to recent reports. With longevity on the rise, also comes a rise in those with Alzheimer’s Disease, unfortunately. According to The Alzheimer’s Association, “one in three seniors dies…

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