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Free document shredding event 

McLean will sponsor a document shredding event for the community Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front parking lot of their facility at 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury. The free event is to help residents safely destroy and dispose of sensitive documents, and protect themselves from potential financial fraud.

Secure on-site paper shredding will be provided by Iron Mountain. Bring up to three boxes/bags of paper (per person). You may leave in staples, paper clips and envelopes. Please remove any binder clips.

The event will be held rain or shine. Please call 860-658-3723 with any questions.

Thinking about downsizing or moving?

McLean is holding a four-week Moving Bootcamp to help get you on track.

Sessions will be held on Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, from 2 to – 3:30 p.m. in the Burkholder Community Center. Learn from local professionals and meet others in our Independent Living community who can help you organize an upcoming move and prepare your home to sell.

April 9: “Making the Move – How to Get Started and What to Expect.” Presented by Regina Sanchez, Health, Wellness and Organizational Coach, along with McLean Resident Panel.

April 16: “Which Tax, Estate, Investment, Insurance Records and Bills Do You Need To Keep to Protect You and Your Family.” Presented by Gary Schwarz, JD, LLM in Taxation.

April 23: “Staging Your Home to Sell and Understanding the Real Estate Market.” Presented by Matt Lloyd, Keller Williams Realty.

April 30: “Interior Design—Decorating Your New Home.” Presented by Lynne Einsel, Lynne Einsel and Associates.

Call 860-658-3786 to register. This event is free.

Join McLean’s memory care volunteer program

Become a Memory Care Volunteer with McLean, and help support those in our community who are living with dementia—and their caregivers.

Our memory care volunteers are a close- knit group of caring individuals who provide a range of non-medical services to those with memory impairment and their families.

Services for clients may include one-to-one social interaction, sharing a passion for hobby, music or art therapy, writing someone’s life history with them, reading aloud, or just simply engaging in a much needed conversation. Visits may take place in the client’s home, an assisted living community, or a skilled nursing environment. The frequency may vary depending upon client needs and volunteer availability.

McLean will provide an orientation and training session to get you started. This includes an in-person interview, eight-hour class featuring a curriculum handbook and presentations from expert guest speakers covering a wide-range of relevant topics.

Volunteers also gain a practical understanding of the work through a mentoring program and are encouraged to participate in valuable monthly in-service training on timely and useful subjects.

The training sessions will take place on May 1 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information call Ann Pavano at 860-658- 3941 by April 18, or visit.