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  C     arole Pagani made the decision to try to get in better shape before
        her knee replacement. She was in a lot of pain, so she thought warm
  water exercise could help her without putting stress on her knee. Carole
  enrolled in the McLean Healthy Living Program for a month and a half
  enjoying the pool and doing exercises personalized for her by a Physi-
  cal Therapist. After surgery, Carole spent a week in McLean’s Post Acute
  Rehab Center and went home having made wonderful progress.
      She then decided to accept her neighbors’ help to bring her to
  Outpatient Therapy skipping Home Care. Carole understood she needed
  to get out of the house having lost her husband six months prior. She
  explains that all the McLean staff and the McLean Hospice bereavement
  group were very supportive of her two challenges—recovery from the
  surgery and grief. Carole continues in Outpatient Therapy and is using
  the free membership in the Healthy Living Program, which all McLean
  Outpatient clients are given, to continue with her warm water exercises.
                                                                              2008 Annual Report
        S   hirley Heintzelman lives with her daughter Lori who brings
            her mother to the McLean Adult Day Center for a day of
        programs, medical care, companionship and her lunch. Shirley
        needs a safe setting while Lori works. Shirley’s favorite programs
        are Trivia, Pearl’s baking group, and Mary Mitchell’s Reminis-
        cences. Shirley loves living with her family especially with her
        granddaughters who run joyously into the Day Center to greet
        Grandma at the end of the day. The support from the Adult Day
        Center program and staff permits the family to stay together, as
        Lori explains, and keeps Shirley living in the community rather
        than a facility.

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                                                                  Lori Gail

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I  magine 14 couples dressed in their Sunday finest celebrating
   their marriages of 49 to 66 years at a very special Valentine’s
Day Luncheon organized by the McLean Therapeutic Recre-
ation staff in the newly renovated craft room. A small ensemble
from Sweet Adeline’s serenaded the couples. The dining services
staff served special beef filet dinners. The ladies each wore a rose
corsage. A photo editor from Channel 30 filmed the couples tell-
ing stories of how they courted and how they are still very much
in love even when one of them lives at McLean and one is in
McLean Village or living out in the community.
    Harry Deaton told us at the luncheon that it was love it first
sight, but Mary laughed that it may have taken her a couple of
dates. Harry lives in East Hartland and is one of the most fre-
quent visitors to McLean sharing each day with Mary. They have
been married for 66 years. This was a very special date.

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        J   ane Schlichter worked for McLean many years as Director
            of Human Resources. She was retired by the time the Vil-
        lage apartments were built, but she reports she toured them
        and remembered how lovely they were. Jane stays active on the
        Auxiliary Board and chairs the selection committee for the Aux-
        iliary Scholarship for a McLean employee each year. When her
        husband was deteriorating, Jane found the burdens of running
        the house while caring for him were too much. So she decided to
        move to the next available apartment in McLean Village having
        been on the waiting list for a while.

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                                  McLean                excellent
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                                when Wa                           Walt here
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                               companio                away, I w
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        P   at and Den Healy, of Canton, owned the Western Auto store
            in Simsbury for a decade then came to work for McLean—
        Den for 10 years and Pat for 23 years. When they retired in
        2002, they took on a weekly Meals-on-Wheels route in Granby
        and East Granby. Most volunteers drive a route once or twice a
        month, but the Healy’s love this time together each week. They
        do not just deliver food. They deliver a friendly visit to a home-
        bound person and a safety check.

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J  une Murli is a young, 51 year old, nurse who had a debilitat-
   ing stroke one day while working. Luckily she was at work at
UConn Hospital and had life saving surgery that day. After her
care at UConn and six weeks at the Rehab Center at Mt. Sinai,
June chose McLean for Post Acute, Home Care and Outpatient

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                                   McLean Annual Report in brief:
Healthy Living Program/Wellness Programs                 •	 53% of our Hospice patients resided in their
     •	 315 members with 14,582 visits                      own home and 47% resided in Skilled Nurs-
Adult Day Center                                            ing facilities: McLean, Duncaster, Cherry-
     •	 90 clients                                          brook and Avon Health Center
     •	 6,016 days of care                               •	 192 family members received bereavement
McLean Village Independent Living
     •	 98 current residents of apartments            Outpatient Rehab
        & cottages                                       •	 783 new clients
     •	 11 new residents over the year                   •	 11,259 total visits—8% increase
The Robinson - Assisted Living                        Home Care
     •	 16 Assisted Living residents over the year       •	 1,288 patients served—18% growth in
        —average 12                                         admissions
     •	 16 new residents over the year                   •	 9 local towns serviced
     •	 10 Home for Aged residents                       •	 Recognized nationally as one of the TOP
                                                            25% HomeCare Elite agencies based on our
Sorenson Adaptive Technology
                                                            clinical and fiscal outcomes
     •	 253 individuals served
                                                      Auxiliary & Volunteers
                                                         •	 275 volunteers
     •	 155 clients served in Simsbury, Granby,
                                                         •	 3,984 volunteer hours
        East Granby, Avon, and Canton
     •	 28,096 meals served                                 McLean Auxiliary:
                                                               •	 Gift Shop, open seven days a week,
McLean Health Center
                                                                  staffed by more than forty volunteers,
     •	 168 patients served over the year with long
                                                                  raised in excess of $30,000
        term care
                                                               •	 325 members
     •	 Plus 582 Post Acute patients
                                                               •	 Provided $25,250 in grants proposed
Hospice                                                           by staff
     •	 168 patients—a 42 % increase
                                                            McLean Foundation Golf Committee:
     •	 27.8 average daily census
                                                               •	 Raised $66,600 for Hospice in honor
     •	 10,124 days of service—a 49% increase
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