Greenwich Symphony Orchestra’s Big Brass Quintet Rings in the Season With a Special Concert at the Witherell!

Despite the challenges we’ve all experienced in 2020, the silver lining continues to be the way our community goes above and beyond to support our beloved residents and staff. This support was on full display last weekend, when the acclaimed Greenwich Symphony Orchestra sent its excellent Brass Quintet to perform a special outdoor concert at…

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Therapeutic Recreation Is Fun and Flexible at the Witherell!

Safeguarding the health of our residents is number one. But we also know that an essential part of well-being, and an important tool in preventing cognitive decline, is keeping seniors mentally engaged and emotionally connected. So, we’ve gotten very creative lately! Even though group activities are restricted currently, our therapeutic recreation team continues to offer…

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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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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’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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Fairfield County Giving Day Starts at Midnight

Support the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell  Take Part in 24 Hours of Online Giving, March 5, 2015, beginning at midnight! The time to support Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, as part of Fairfield County’s Giving Day, has arrived!  Giving Day is a 24 hour online event to Give Where You Live in celebration of the work of outstanding local…

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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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