Friendship is ‘Gift from Heaven’ for This Pair

November 27, 2018
Glenmeadow residents Ann Togneri and Beth Young

When Ann Togneri moved to Longmeadow in 2001, the once hospital pharmacist shifted her focus to caring for her husband and daughter, both of whom struggled with medical problems. “I didn’t make good friends because I was needed at home,” Ann remembers. Beth Young lived and breathed her work as a reading specialist for the […]

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Welcoming Two New Dedicated Team Members

November 13, 2018
Glenmeadow staff Meaghan Carrier and Chris Einhaus

While in school, Meaghan Carrier considered both psychology and social work as good career fits for her. Social work won because Meaghan saw it as more of a helping profession. “I wanted to make a difference,” says the newest member of our staff team, who came on board in July as the director of Glenmeadow […]

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News and the Forecast on Alzheimer’s Care

October 24, 2018

Cancer, heart disease and stroke come to mind in considering the top 10 leading causes of death. The sixth leading cause is less obvious, though. It’s Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s on the rise, according to the presenter of our recent Glenmeadow Learning program, “Dementia and Brain Health: Risk Factors, Interventions, Research.” Kelsey Gosselin, the manager […]

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Building Relationships, One Thursday at a Time

October 12, 2018
Glenmeadow volunteer Danny McLean with staff and residents

Dan “Danny” McLean wheels through Glenmeadow’s front doors every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with his aide, Gary Smith, at his side. Mary Gleason is there to greet him with, “Hi Danny, how are you?” “Hi, Mary,” Danny types without fail on his LiteWriter, a device he uses to communicate. “How are you?” A 27-year-old East […]

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