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The Touchpoints at Chestnut team welcomed the arrival of the Fall season with a staple of Autumn, delicious pies. Residents and staff enjoyed apple and pumpkin pies while the Chestnut team lined up to send a pie to the face of the care center’s administrator, Holly Giuditta-Deming, and Cristina Lazure and Carla Sandstrom, Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing respectively. “We are quite sticky, but the residents and staff really seemed to enjoy it,” Holly s…
iCare Health Network Residents and Staff Attend Annual iFair with a Rocking Music Theme
October 9, 2019On September 26, staff and residents from around the iCare Health Network convened at 60 West in Rocky Hill for the annual iFair. The iFair happens each Fall and has moved around locations, spending the last two years at 60 West. Each iFair has its own fun theme, often tied to Autumn events like football, Halloween and Fall leaves. This year’s event, however, was all about music.
60 West Takes Annual Trek to Hammonasset State Park Beach
October 3, 201960 West took their annual trek to East Beach at Hammonasset State Park to say farewell to summer and enjoy the fantastic weather on Friday, September 13th. A total of 26 residents attended and were able to walk along the water, search for shells or roll down to the beach using adapted beach wheelchairs provided by the park. The staff and residents soaked up the sun, ate a picnic lunch and enjoyed each others company on a trip that has become a tradition for the care center.
60 West Washes Away Stigma for Recovery Month
October 1, 201960 West recommitted to being a Stigma-Free care center on Thursday, September 20th with two special programs. The participants learned a great deal about each other and found common themes in their lives. Through this process the 60 West team collected words that contribute to stigma and symbolically and literally washed those words away.
In recognition of National Recovery Month, Trinity Hill Care Center in Hartford held a ‘Super Recovery Day’ program on Wednesday, September 25th. The event was superhero themed to remind resident in recovery at Trinity Hill that, “no matter how tough the fight may be, we all have the powers within to overcome the battle.” The day began with a super power packed breakfast from followed by an awards ceremony where Certificates of Recognition were to residents in recovery.