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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Shining the Spotlight on Our Guest Performers and Lecturers at The Nathaniel Witherell

According to Mary Bruce, Witherell’s therapeutic recreation director, “In a typical month residents can choose from over 100 programs and events that have been put together after an extensive assessment of residents’ individual capabilities and interests.” Among our very talented guest performers is Patty Carver, a singer, actress, and musical writer who has performed in…

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Witherell Celebrates National Nursing Home Week with Psychedelic 60s Theme

Peace, love, and flower power were in the air as The Nathaniel Witherell kicked off National Nursing Home Week (May 10-16) with a fabulous “Spring into Summer” party, attended by more than 300 residents, families, and friends. The party was followed by a weeklong series of performances and activities that featured a “Psychedelic 60s” theme….

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Witherell’s Music and Memory Program Helps Those with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

The Witherell’s Music and MemorySM program is moving full steam ahead. In our first blog on this topic, we announced that the Witherell was working with Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology. The goal is to create and provide…

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The Nathaniel Witherell to Introduce Innovative Music and Memory ProgramI to Improve Residents’ Quality of Life

It’s probably safe to say that for most of us, music is an essential part of life. From the first nursery rhymes we learned as toddlers to the pop songs of our teenage years and the show tunes or classical music of adulthood, familiar melodies can instantly bring us back to another time and place…

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‘Tis the Season at Nathaniel Witherell: Thirty Days of Celebration!

At Nathaniel Witherell, we go all out to throw a good party. We choose a theme, scour the region to bring in top-notch entertainment, decorate extensively, and top it all off with fresh, tasty, theme-related cuisine. And since it’s so much fun, holiday celebrations here last all month. Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahsare in the…

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Witherell’s Annual Hawaiian Luau a Hit!

Residents at The Nathaniel Witherell were transported to Tahiti and all places Polynesian when they attended the annual Hawaiian Luau at Witherell on September 12. There were no holds barred: Hawaiian traditional dance, Polynesian and Tahitian music, floral leis, straw hats, grass skirts, and some fabulous South Pacific food, created and served by the Witherell’s…

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