Blog- Senior Living at The Greens at Cannondale Assisted Living
January 21, 2020

Combating Senior Loneliness: The Importance of Staying Connected

We live in technologically advanced times that allow us to readily interact and communicate with family and friends, near or far. Despite this increase in the ability to connect, our elder population continues to suffer from loneliness. Older adults are more likely, than other age groups, to ... Read more
January 15, 2020

Wilton Meadows Employee Spotlight

Stephanie Bottex began her career at Wilton Meadows as a CNA in 2006. She furthered her education at Stone Academy becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Stephanie has only worked at one other long-term care facility and appreciates the home-like feel of private ownership. “Wilton Meadows ... Read more
January 9, 2020

Healing Through Art

Part of what makes Wilton Meadows a high-quality healing environment is the exceptional internship programs run by both the Social Work and Therapeutic Recreation Departments.  Alexandra Paye, Master of Science in Art Therapy, Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed New York State Creative Arts ... Read more
December 27, 2019

Gifts for the Tiniest of Tots

We’ve all heard of Toys for Tots, but what about gifts for the Tiniest of Tots (and something for their moms, too!). The team at Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation and Health Care Center reached out to Greenwich Hospital’s NICU to find out if they would be able to accept a gift for the holidays. ... Read more
December 19, 2019
Evergreen Memory Care Patient at The Greens

Get a Complimentary 2 Week Memory Care ‘Easy Stay Your Way’ at The Greens

Caring for a loved one with dementia and need some relief? Does your loved one suffering from dementia need the next level of care and more socialization? Consider an Evergreen Memory Care ‘Easy Stay Your Way’ Designed to maintain your loved ones’ cognitive abilities, the ... Read more
November 7, 2019
Mock evacuation at Wilton Meadows

Mock Evacuation Exercise at Wilton Meadows

A mock facility evacuation was conducted at Wilton Meadow Rehabilitation & Health Care Center on Wednesday, November 6th.  The mock exercise was conducted by The Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan. Although rare, the evacuation of a healthcare facility is a complex event requiring ... Read more
October 24, 2019
AHA Bronze Award

Wilton Meadows Receives Bronze Award from American Health Care Association

American Health Care Association awarded Wilton Meadows with the Bronze Quality Award. The Bronze Award, presented by the National Quality Award Program,  is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is the foundation of the metric-based ... Read more
October 15, 2019
senior and grandson

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain as We Age

What’s the magical formula for keeping your mind sharp and your brain healthy as you grow older? Sudoku? Walking at the mall? Pickle-ball tournaments? The truth is, there’s no secret sauce for memory problems or other brain changes that come along with aging. But this doesn’t mean your ... Read more
September 20, 2019

Is It Time to Evaluate Assisted Living for Your Elder Loved One?

Transitioning a loved one to assisted living is a complex, difficult, and often heart-wrenching decision for caregivers. Guilt, obligation and a whirlwind of other emotions make that decision one of life’s biggest challenges. But sometimes, caring for someone at home becomes unsafe or nearly ... Read more
August 20, 2019

Seniors: Are You Strong Enough?

As we age, a gradual decline in strength happens if we’re inactive. While it is more challenging to build and maintain muscle tone, after the age of 65, it is possible. With a guided exercise routine, proper nutrition, and good living practices, maintaining strength can help avoid the risk of ... Read more
August 15, 2019
National Nutrition Month

Wilton Meadows Chefs and Staff Support Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Wilton, Inc., a not for profit organization, delivers meals to Wilton residents, regardless of age, who are home bound, frail elderly, disabled, have chronic illnesses or who are recovering from acute illnesses, surgery or childbirth. A nominal fee is charged for the meals, ... Read more
August 5, 2019
healthy aging

Healthy Aging Tips

Finding ways to stay healthy as we get older can be challenging. We have aches and pains that we didn’t have in our younger years. It can be difficult to stay healthy when various ailments creep up on us. There are, however, plenty of good habits and practices that can help keep our bodies ... Read more
July 23, 2019
AHCA Bronze Award

Wilton Meadows is Recipient of AHCA ‘Commitment to Quality’ Award

We are delighted to announce that Wilton Meadows has received the Bronze “Commitment to Quality” Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The AHCA is the nation’s largest organization of long term and post-acute care providers. The AHCA advocates for quality care and services ... Read more
July 23, 2019
sleep duration recommendations

The Benefits of Sleep for Mind and Body

As adults, the benefit of sleep is underrated. We get busy with life and work, and suddenly sleep seems less a priority than it had been when we were younger. The benefits of sleep for mind and body are well researched and documented. Additionally, there are several good habits that one can make to ... Read more
July 1, 2019

Dinner Presentation: The Benefits of Sleep for Mind and Body

Date: Thursday July 11th Location: 435 Danbury Rd. Wilton CT Time: 5:30 PM Complimentary Dinner 6:30 PM Presentation Please RSVP: 203.834.0199 or crose@thegreensatcannondale.com Sleep is your body's super power! Learn how insufficient or poor-quality sleep can inhibit cognitive ... Read more
June 14, 2019
Wilton Meadows' Recreational Director

Wilton Meadows Announces New Therapeutic Recreation Director

Wilton Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation is pleased to have Alexandra (Ali) Paye as our Therapeutic Recreation Director. A Board-Certified Art Therapist with a Master of Science in Art Therapy, Ali is licensed in New York State as a Creative Arts Therapist. Ali has been a public servant for ... Read more
May 30, 2019
Victoria Kozar

Wilton Meadows Employee Receives Aging Services Award of Excellence

We're pleased to congratulate Victoria Kozar, the Dementia Program Coordinator at Wilton Meadows, for receiving a 2019 LeadingAge Connecticut Aging Services Award of Excellence! LeadingAge Connecticut is an association of 130 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of ... Read more
May 16, 2019

A Recipe for Success – Giving Back

Why would a senior care company invest $10,000 to promote the career advancement of a local high school senior? “Because it’s the right thing to do,” say the owner and leadership team of The Greens at Cannondale and Wilton Meadows and The Greens at Greenwich. We think of senior care ... Read more
May 14, 2019
aging eyes and ears

The Aging Ear Health Series Presentation on June 20th

Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Presentation Call or email to RSVP by 6/17 203.761.1191 crose@thegreensatcannondale.com    As we age, changes in our vision and hearing are likely to occur.  It’s important to be aware of eye-related or ear problems that could cause ... Read more
April 11, 2019
Joint Replacement Seminar ar The Greens

The Right Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions of the joints and affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., mostly in their knees and hips. There are a variety of ways to treat osteoarthritis, including physical therapy before surgery, which is called prehabilitation, and/or ... Read more