Pet Therapy

Pooches on Parade: a Spring Tradition at the Witherell!

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Spring is one of our favorite seasons at the Witherell. The Rose Garden is in bloom, the days are longer and milder, and the pups—well, if it’s spring, it must mean they’re on parade! On Friday, May 3rd, we once again kicked off a new season with our heartwarming, tail-wagging Pooches on Parade event. It…

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Cheers to Volunteers! You Make It Happen

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and boy do we appreciate our volunteers! Witherell volunteers donate countless hours to enriching the lives of our residents– and the results are just amazing. Last year alone, a cadre of more than 300 local volunteers supported our staff by providing residents with more than 11,000 hours of loving attention….

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The Witherell Has Gone to the Dogs (and Cats and Birds)!

Dementia Care | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We all remember our first pet. Even as we age, memories of our childhood pets remain, long after dates, places, and faces fade from recall. For residents at the Nathaniel Witherell, those fond connections to companionship are renewed often through the Witherell’s Pet Therapy Program. The Witherell has always been a place where pets are…

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Carissa Ronish is Our New Therapeutic Recreation Administrator—Welcome Aboard!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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Fairfield County Giving Day Starts at Midnight

Friends of Nathaniel Witherell | 0 comments | by supermaster

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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