Category: Featured Stories

Welcoming the Four-Legged Friends

July 10, 2019

When Doris Brodeur started toying with the idea of moving out of her Longmeadow home and into a retirement community several years ago, there were many unknowns. She knew only one thing for sure: her two cats, Willy and Max, were going with her. Once Doris learned Glenmeadow accepts cats and dogs, we rose from […]

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Reconnection for Mother and Daughter

June 18, 2019

Mona Holtman and her daughter Cheryl Mucci see each other at least once a week for fun that ranges from shopping at IKEA to seeking out the clues in a class for people who are interested in crime scene investigations. Four years ago, though, if Mona and her late husband, Sid, wanted to see their […]

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Creating a Dementia Friendly Glenmeadow

June 11, 2019

If you walk through our halls on a Wednesday morning, you’re apt to hear music in varying genres, the jingles and beat of moraccas, tamborines, and drumsticks. Residents will be singing with abandon. They produce the sound of sheer joy as they take part in our new Music and Dance class. “Residents can do whatever […]

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A Home, Before It Was Home

May 28, 2019

When David and Leslie Hastings moved to Hampden from the Boston area in 2012 to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren, they quickly began looking for a home base where David could swim. They found us and our pool, and seven years later, the relationships they built with staff and residents here literally led […]

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