Jane Brody Shares What Works and What Doesn’t to Maintain a Healthy Brain

The good news for brain health? A Mediterranean diet and a daily glass of wine are A-OK. The bad news? Cheese, ice cream, and red meat, which should only be consumed moderately. So advised New York Times personal health columnist, Jane Brody, to a crowd of mentally sharp (and hoping to stay that way) Greenwich…

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We’ve Got Jane Brody on the Brain

Forget your keys? Struggling to recall a name? Having memory lapses? As we age, these are typical experiences, but they don’t necessarily mean you have dementia. According to Jane Brody, long-time Personal Health Columnist for The New York Times, they are just symptomatic of a changing brain, which naturally occurs with age. She thinks, therefore,…

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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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Get Into the Holiday Spirit at The Witherell!

At the Witherell, December is a month unlike any other. It’s a time when our holiday spirit and robust activities calendar rival anything in the community. Friends and family (and pets, too) are always welcome. Here, we spotlight exciting events and traditions we can’t wait to enjoy: Performances and Plays Beautiful music and vocal performances…

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Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Honor Dr. Francis X. Walsh at Benefit Dinner

The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell brought together Greenwich community leaders and citizens to honor Dr. Francis X. Walsh, a 45-year member of the Witherell’s medical team and its current Medical Director, at a special dinner held on Thursday, November 1st at the Greenwich Country Club. The sold-out event raised over $90,000 to create quality of…

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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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