Nutrition

Culinary Wellness Garden: Our ‘Farm to Fork’ Update

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

It’s summer harvest time at the Witherell, as our residents dig into the produce harvested from our own Culinary Wellness Garden! As you may remember, the Culinary Wellness Garden was created by Harry Shea and Bob Willis—long time friends and business partners. Harry and Bob, both food industry veterans with a passion for giving back…

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

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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It’s Spring Planting Time! We’re Looking for Green Thumbs and Big Hearts

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Witherell’s Culinary Wellness Garden is about to enter its 2nd year of providing fresh, locally grown produce to Witherell residents under the expert guidance and direction of Alan Gorkin, a Greenwich agronomist. Locals may know Alan from Sleep Cat Farm here in Greenwich. The kick off of the 2019 season will begin with our…

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Culinary Wellness Garden Update: Giving Thanks For a Great Harvest

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

In April of this year, we broke ground on our Culinary Wellness Garden, a ¼-acre parcel created by volunteers to grow organic heirloom vegetables for Witherell residents. Throughout summer and early fall, we harvested a bounty of fresh vegetables that were used in meals to offer real farm to table dining at Nathaniel Witherell. In…

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

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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