Doing Good and Doing Well: Volunteers are the Lifeblood of Nonprofit Organizations

It was five years ago that Mary Tate, Witherell’s Coordinator, Volunteer and Resident Services, decided that the corporate track was no longer for her. She wanted a change. Formerly employed in human resources by Walt Disney Co, Berkshire Hathaway and the United States Olympic Committee, Mary set her sights on the nonprofit sector. Shortly thereafter,…

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Together, Apart at the Witherell

Visitors and volunteers are a big part of life at the Witherell. Since we’ve had to restrict both during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve gotten creative. The good news is that our therapeutic recreation staff, social workers and chaplaincy have risen to the occasion.  We’ve implemented many unique opportunities to offer (safe) interaction and activity for…

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We’ve Got Jane Brody on the Brain

Forget your keys? Struggling to recall a name? Having memory lapses? As we age, these are typical experiences, but they don’t necessarily mean you have dementia. According to Jane Brody, long-time Personal Health Columnist for The New York Times, they are just symptomatic of a changing brain, which naturally occurs with age. She thinks, therefore,…

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Cheers to Volunteers! You Make It Happen

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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Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Honor Dr. Francis X. Walsh at Benefit Dinner

The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell brought together Greenwich community leaders and citizens to honor Dr. Francis X. Walsh, a 45-year member of the Witherell’s medical team and its current Medical Director, at a special dinner held on Thursday, November 1st at the Greenwich Country Club. The sold-out event raised over $90,000 to create quality of…

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