Doing Good and Doing Well: Volunteers are the Lifeblood of Nonprofit Organizations

It was five years ago that Mary Tate, Witherell’s Coordinator, Volunteer and Resident Services, decided that the corporate track was no longer for her. She wanted a change. Formerly employed in human resources by Walt Disney Co, Berkshire Hathaway and the United States Olympic Committee, Mary set her sights on the nonprofit sector. Shortly thereafter,…

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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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Visitation at the Witherell: New Hope for the Future

As spring approaches, optimism is in the air! As of this writing, most of our residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and we continue to make strides in vaccinating all staff. New federal data now show that the number of new COVID-19 cases in nursing homes has dropped dramatically since December, when vaccinations of…

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The Nathaniel Witherell Receives Five-Star Rating

When searching for excellent skilled nursing and short-term rehab, positive ratings from trusted resources are critical tools in selecting care. That’s why the news is so important that The Nathaniel Witherell (TNW) has received a coveted 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, The Witherell was previously named a “Top…

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Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

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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