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 the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich; the Grace Notes, the women’s a cappella group dedicated to bringing the joy of music to Greenwich and surrounding communities; and the Matryoshka string trio based out of Greenwich.

Support for the Witherell’s renovation project came from the Town of Greenwich and Project Renew: The Capital Campaign for the Nathaniel Witherell (organized by the Friends of the Nathaniel Witherell), the facility’s first capital campaign in its 111-year history.

Photo credits: J. Cook Photography.


(Left to right) Allen Brown, Nathaniel Witherell’s executive director; David Ormsby, chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell; and Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei partake in the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new family meeting room at the recently renovated Nathaniel Witherell.


(Left to right) David Ormsby, chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell; Penny Monahan, former Greenwich Selectman; Allen Brown, Witherell’s executive director; Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei; and Selectman David Theis partake in the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new family meeting room at the recently renovated Nathaniel Witherell.


(Left to right) Cameron Hopper, Steve Grimm, Peggy Hopper, Bill Kies, Barbara Kies, Betsy Raftery, Carole McIvor, and Stefanie Kies.


(Left to right) Patricia Burns, Project Renew co-chair Debby Lash, and Sally Harris.


(Left to right) Scott Neff, development director for the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell; Louise Puschel, board member of The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell; Lynn Bausch, Witherell’s director of nursing; and Gerald Puschel.


(Left to right) Project Renew co-chair Karen Sadik-Khan; Larry Lawrence; David Ormsby, chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell; and Alice Duff.


Thomas Saccardi (left), Witherell board member; and Jim Lash, former Greenwich First Selectman.


(Left to right) Witherell board vice president ChrisThurlow, Harry Roberts, and Carolyn Holcombe.


Conn. State Representative Livvy Floren.


(Left to right) Jack Moffly, Lloyd Bankson III, Nathaniel Witherell board member; Ray Augustine, Witherell’s CFO; and Bob Brady, former Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) member.


(Left to right) Bill Deutsch, Ronald and Davidde Strackbein; and David Ormsby, chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell.


The Melody Men.


The Grace Notes.


The Matryoshka Trio.

The event was highlighted by festive fall decorations, elegant hors d’oeuvres, a Witherell cake, and delicious desserts…





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