Blog- Senior Living at The Greens at Cannondale Assisted Living
April 4, 2019
senior citizen on computer

Tech-Savvy Seniors Stay Connected

According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, 58% of those over 65 use the internet. The benefits of staying connected can be just as important as maintaining a healthy body. Technology can’t take the place of face-to-face interaction, but video chat services like Skype or internet-based ... Read more
March 7, 2019
National Nutrition Month

Wilton Meadows Celebrates National Nutrition Month

In a skilled nursing environment there are many therapies that need to be administered beyond the basic physical and occupational therapies. Recreation must engage a group in daily programming as well as a one-to-one experience. At Wilton Meadows we are grateful that our residents have the same ... Read more
March 7, 2019
United Healthcare logo

Wilton Meadows Now Accepting United Healthcare as an In-Network Provider

Established and privately owned since 1988, Wilton Meadows has made it our mission to provide the highest level of person-centered care, in the heart of Fairfield County, for both the caregiver and patient. Our program acknowledges the entire team in the caregiving circle because rehabilitation and ... Read more
February 11, 2019
alzheimer's association

Educational Program: Effective Communications Strategies During All Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

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January 11, 2019
Elderly mother and her daughter

Hearing Health a Priority for Seniors

Age related hearing loss has recently been linked to an increase of health risks including dementia, depression, falls and cardiovascular disease. According to a NY Times article published in December, two new studies show that uncorrected hearing loss appears to be the cause of these health ... Read more
January 10, 2019

Lunch Seminar: Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

Join Chief of Pain Medicine at Stamford Hospital, Dr. Ofer M. Wellisch, for a discussion and Q&A on pain management, addiction and the opioid epidemic. This epidemic is affecting multiple communities regardless of socioeconomic status, generation or age range. When: Friday, February 8th 2019 ... Read more
December 28, 2018

Wilton Meadows Employee honored by Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter

Wilton Meadows employee Cynthia Frantisak was recently honored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at Benchmark’s new building Sturges Ridge of Fairfield. Ellen Casey the Administrator of Wilton Meadows nominated Cynthia for her seven plus years’ service to the ... Read more
December 11, 2018

Pets for Seniors: The Life-Enhancing Benefits of Pets

Pet ownership, regardless of age, has many benefits. Caring for another living being can provide great satisfaction, adding value and meaning to one’s life. Studies have shown that pets not only help reduce stress and lower blood pressure, they can increase social interaction as well as physical ... Read more
November 6, 2018
ABC's of Antibiotics

Antibiotic Resistance – What You Need to Know

The growing rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria puts everyone at risk, but it's especially dangerous for senior citizens. Why? The aging body heals more slowly, responds more slowly to infections, and is less effective at producing antibodies (MedlinePlus). Essentially, we need more help ... Read more
October 19, 2018
Music therapy session

Using Music to Stimulate, Engage and Heal the Elderly

The Greens at Cannondale has won multiple awards related to its broad and meaningful use of music.  In addition to two staff musicians, and insightful music lectures, The Greens offers a one-of-a-kind certified music therapy program led by Rafel Sgammato, the founder and executive ... Read more
October 16, 2018
Senior screenings and immunization seminar

Preventative Wellness for Seniors with Dr. Joseph M. Wakim

The Greens at Cannondale recently hosted a Preventive Wellness seminar presented by Dr. Joseph Wakim, a geriatric physician in Darien who specializes in family and senior care medicine. Dr Wakim is a regular presence on the Wilton Campus and sees residents living at Wilton Meadow as well as at The ... Read more
October 9, 2018
Five Star Quality Rating

Wilton Meadows Earns Five Star Quality Rating

Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, has recently earned a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System assigns nursing facilities nationwide with a rating between one and five stars. Those care ... Read more
October 2, 2018
wellness seminar

October Events at The Greens at Cannondale

Mark your calendars for the follow events happening at The Greens at Cannondale this month:   October 10, 2018 –         “Preventative Wellness” with Dr. Joseph M. Wakim With cold weather approaching, Dr. Wakim will discuss flu-related and ... Read more
September 9, 2018
National Assisted Living Week

The Greens at Cannondale Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation and advocacy among assisted living communities. NCAL annually  sponsors Assisting Living Week (Sept. 9 – Sept.15), an exciting seven-day event designed to recognize the vital role ... Read more
August 16, 2018
Wellness Series in Wilton, CT

Summer Wellness Series: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Summer Wellness Series: Fueling Your Mind, Body and Soul Part 2:  Laughter Is the Best Medicine The second part of the Summer Wellness series at The Greens at Cannondale/Wilton Meadow will teach us the therapeutic value of laughter! Presenter Dr. Joyce Saltman, a professor Emeritus of ... Read more
August 10, 2018

Summer Wellness Series: Physically Fit and Eating Fresh

Summer is the season to eat fresh and stay active! This week, at the first workshop of our Summer Wellness series called Physically Fit and Fresh Eating, attendees learned how to fuel the mind and body with the season’s bounty! The workshop included fresh cuisine samplings by our Chef Biagio ... Read more
July 27, 2018

The Greens at Cannondale Hosts Wellness Events- Open to the Public

The Greens at Cannondale and Wilton Meadows are dedicated to enhancing the wellness of our residents on all levels – mind, body and spirit! To that end, in August, we will offer a special series of events focusing on different aspects of wellness in the elderly population. On Wednesday, August ... Read more