U.S. Nursing Shortage Affects Us All

You may have noticed that we’ve been advertising and posting lately for nurses: Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN). On June 12, we are also holding a Job Fair where nursing professionals are invited in to come in, tour our buildings, and meet members of the Witherell staff. Even…

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The Witherell’s Social Workers: A Team That (Literally) Does it All!

The job of a social worker in a skilled nursing facility is challenging and complex. It generally involves overseeing the psycho-social well-being of hundreds of seniors, while also supporting family members before, during, and after the transition of a loved one to long-term care. During the last year, however, the pandemic brought new challenges: health…

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The Witherell Meets the Needs of an Aging Greenwich

There’s much to love about the Town of Greenwich. In fact, Greenwich is so beloved that now more than ever, Greenwich’s senior population is opting to age right here in town, gracefully. It might surprise some to know that 18% of Greenwich’s citizens are 65 or older.  In fact, we are home to more seniors…

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

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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Greenwich Student Volunteer Connects Nathaniel Witherell Residents to Technology

For rising junior Joseph Farrell, the question “How did you spend your summer vacation?” is one he’s more than happy to answer. That’s because this young Greenwich student is piloting a technology program to teach our residents how to use the internet so they can connect to family, world news, and various forms of entertainment….

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Friends of the Nathaniel Witherell Secure $4.49 Million for Project Renew

David Ormsby, Chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, Inc., announced yesterday that the Friends has helped obtain a $4.49 million State of Connecticut historic income tax credit to offset the construction costs of Project Renew, the project to modernize and refurbish The Nathaniel Witherell, the highly regarded, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care center owned…

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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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