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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Nathaniel Witherell Eighth Annual Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament a Huge Success

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for the Eighth Annual Witherell Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament, which took place on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course in Greenwich. Local sports celebrities in attendance included former heavy weight boxing contender Gerry Cooney, former New York Giants wide receiver Don Herrmann, and…

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The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Welcome Fred S.C. Li to Board of Directors

The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell are excited to announce that Riverside resident Fred S.C. Li has joined the Friends Board of Directors. The Friends support the work of The Nathaniel Witherell, the highly regarded, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care center owned by the Town of Greenwich. Mr. Li is Vice President of HLK Services, a family-run engineering…

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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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Nurse Manager Jayne Kennelly Joins Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge “Big Wall of Empowerment”

Jayne Kennelly, Nathaniel Witherell Nurse Manager on the Specialized Dementia Unit, is in good company. She has been selected to join Maria Shriver, Ann Romney, Chris Evert, Rosalynn Carter, Brooke Shields, and dozens of other inspirational women featured on Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge “Big Wall of Empowerment.” The online Challenge encourages readers to…

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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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“Pooches on Parade” a Howling Good Time

The Nathaniel Witherell recently hosted the first of its quarterly “Pooches on Parade” programs for 2015. The highly anticipated event attracted 14 four-legged friends that mingled with dozens of Witherell residents in the facility’s spacious auditorium. The dogs were joined by their human companions, including staff, family members, volunteers, and members of the community who had seen the notice for the event placed in local newspapers. During the program,…

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Partners in Caregiving, Part II: Three More Tips for Families Supporting Loved Ones in a Nursing Facility

As we discussed in our last blog, transitioning a family member to a skilled nursing facility can be an unexpected emotional challenge. Understanding this, the Nathaniel Witherell makes every effort to help families establish a relationship with the medical staff caring for their loved one, become active members of the care team, and get involved in…

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