For a Happy Life, Skip the Strife

Ukraine, Covid, Politics, Inflation – sometimes the news can get you down, or at the very least, make you anxious – as can working long hours, worrying about a loved one, or experiencing financial hardship. All of it takes a toll on your body:  anxiety can increase your blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart…

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A Healthy Diet is the Key Ingredient to Aging Well: A Q&A with Our Registered Dietitians

While we know that diet plays a key role in overall wellness by enhancing the body’s immune response and reducing the risk of disease, for seniors, proper nutrition is essential to healthy aging. Beyond nutrition, food can also evoke memories of family celebrations and cultural connections. For the Witherell’s registered dietitians, creating meal plans for…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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Nathaniel Witherell’s Culinary Wellness Garden Puts Locally Sourced Produce on The Menu

Being recognized as one of the best nursing homes in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report is a fabulous distinction. Now, we can claim one more: with recent completion and ongoing harvest of fresh vegetables from our Culinary Wellness Garden, we now offer “farm to fork” dining for our residents. Stephanie MacLeay, a registered…

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Witherell Open House a Huge Success!

More than 250 people attended the recent Open House at Nathaniel Witherell on October 14. Music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments were featured at the festive celebration, and guests were invited to tour the recently modernized short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing center, located in Greenwich, Conn.  In addition, entertainment was provided by the Melody Men, the men’s singing group of…

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