Therapeutic Recreation

A Fond Farewell to Two Nathaniel Witherell Icons!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Saying “goodbye” is never easy. But saying goodbye to two treasured colleagues – Lynn Bausch, RN, our director of nursing, and Mary Bruce, therapeutic recreation director, is even more challenging. Over a combined 70+ years, the two have inspired excellence and shaped our culture in the most amazing and far-reaching ways. In her 32 years…

read more

Cockatiels, Church, and More: The Important Role of Therapeutic Recreation

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Bingo and bridge, live musical performances and plays, puzzle making and handcrafts—activities that may seem to be nothing more than pleasant hobbies in senior living actually serve an important function. Robust recreation programs are an important tool to promote the health and well being of elderly residents. Studies have shown that stimulating the brain helps…

read more

Greenwich Student Volunteer Connects Nathaniel Witherell Residents to Technology

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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….

read more

Shining the Spotlight on Our Guest Performers and Lecturers at The Nathaniel Witherell

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by supermaster

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…

read more

Witherell’s Music and Memory Program Helps Those with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by supermaster

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…

read more