Senior Services

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  • Love of Learning Never Ends for Retired Educators at Cedar Mountain Commons

    July 13, 2018

    Cedar Mountain Commons resident Martha Jurczyk is a senior citizen but she easily recalls her mother’s stories about working in a factory during World War I. “I remember her telling my sisters and me, ‘you are not working in a factory; you are going to get an education,’” Jurczyk recalled….

  • Dementia and Summer Heat: The Dangers of an Unlocked Car

    June 29, 2018

    The statistics are staggering: one in nine people age 65 and older have a diagnosis of a dementia and one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In Connecticut, an estimated 77,000 individuals over the age of 65 are living with dementia and that number growing…

  • How Geriatric Pharmacist’s Home Visit Can Help Southington Residents

    June 28, 2018

    Southington resident MaryAnn Kjellquist was worried about her elderly mother. Angeline Giza, 90, was having mouth problems — dry mouth, sores and cavities — and she suspected that her prescription medications could be the cause. Giza read in the newspaper that a geriatric pharmacist was available for home visits in…

  • Southington Care Center’s Resident-Centered Care Project Receives Barnes Memorial Trust Funding

    June 27, 2018

    The fragrance of flowers, chirping of birds and warmth of the sun can be a welcome respite from a busy world. Spending a moment in a soothing setting can bring peace and comfort as well as evoke pleasant memories. To create a more homelike environment and enhance the quality of…

  • Dementia Committee outing to Carousel Museum takes visitors on ride to the past

    June 26, 2018

    Tom and Sue Scanlon sat side by side holding hands while riding in the carousel chariot as it took them on a “journey” – back in time reminiscing about childhood. The Scanlons and several other Jerome Home residents recently visited the New England Carousel Museum, located at 95 Riverside Ave.,…

  • Cedar Mountain Commons becomes home for couple in the town they built

    June 18, 2018

    Ever dreamed of visiting Thailand, Russia, Australia or other exotic points on the map? Clifford and Jane Stamm have likely been there. Even before globetrotting, they kept a non-stop pace of life with Mr. Stamm often working seven days a week. Now they have slowed down, enjoying retirement at Cedar…

  • Mulberry Gardens Pageant celebrates ‘What a Wonderful World’

    June 12, 2018

    The joy for life, vibrancy and a sense of humor characterized the contestants in the Ms. Senior Mulberry Gardens Pageant 2018 held June 8. The women, whose ages ranged from 75 to 97 years old, all had advice for staying young. “Don’t stay home – keep active. Don’t act like…

  • Hartford HealthCare Senior Services Presents 13 Legacy Awards to Employees

    June 01, 2018

    Thirteen Hartford HealthCare Senior Services employees who have distinguished themselves through their dedication and work ethic were honored at the Legacy Awards Celebration held May 17 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. Honorees received either the Trish Walden Legacy Award – Excellence in Resident-Centered Care or the Clarence J. Silvia Legacy…

  • The Orchards at Southington receives Activate Southington grant

    May 24, 2018

    LeaAnn Blanchard, director of social services at The Orchards at Southington, third from left, gathers with members of Activate Southington and other grant recipients outside the Southington YMCA Women’s Health & Wellness Center. Blanchard’s program, “Laughter with LeaAnn,” received funding to support its expansion to several days each week. The…

  • 9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

    May 02, 2018

    Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today  — or at least until about 500 words from here. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health.   Here are…


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