The Nursing Home Visitation Program
The Nursing Home Visitation Program began in 2002. It is designed to provide visits to residents of the six facilities in the Famington Valley. (Avon Health Care, Apple Health Care, Cherry Brook Health Care Center, Governor's House, Meadowbrook of Granby and Mc Lean Home.) The Recreational Director at each facility provides us with names of residents that either have few or no visitors or who would benefit from a visit by someone outside their family.
Teams of two Simsbury Woman's Club members visit two or three "friends" once a month. These are the same people each time. Should something happen to one of our new "friends", we are given new names. We were told that each individual visit should not be longer than one half hour. So, our members give approximately one hour a month to this program. The Crafty Ladies provide us with little handmade gifts that we bring to our "friends", or we bring a small item, if we so wish. All our little gifts are well received!
Currently we have 27 members in this program who visit 29 people. Our members DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! It is common knowledge that you can hear our members say "how much more we get out of the visit than we give".
If you want to learn more or just ask questions, please either contact Nancy Buggy [email protected].
Marathon Bridge consists of 4 groups of 16 women each (8 pairs). They get together once a month according to a schedule and play in each other's homes. The cost to join for the year is $15. Sixteen hands of bridge are played. At the end of the season there is an awards luncheon held and prizes are given to the highest score in each individual group and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are given to the overall group.
Contact Marjorie Wickersham 860-658-5739 or [email protected] for further information.