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Gifts for Seniors: Solving the Annual Dilemma

Gifts for Seniors: Solving the Annual Dilemma

The Saybrook at Haddam is making final preparations for our annual “Holiday Stroll” which we host the first week of each December to kick off the holiday season in style.  We transform our community into a winter wonderland of sorts with beautiful Christmas trees and decorations, plenty of poinsettias and wreaths, menorahs and mangers.  It is a wonderful time and sets the tone for a happy December. We welcome local artisans and vendors to sell their unique and hand-made items, and we bring in carolers and other performers to fill the halls with festive sounds. For many residents and families, this is the best time and place to start (or even finish) holiday shopping. Continue reading “Gifts for Seniors: Solving the Annual Dilemma”

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Why Seniors Need to Think About Legal and Financial Planning

Why Seniors Need to Think About Legal and Financial Planning

Seniors may no longer be dealing with the stresses of raising a family, or working in a challenging job, or meeting other obligations they had when they were younger.  However, they still have to handle important day-to-day and long-term financial issues and should stay on top of their legal documents.  Tax and inheritance laws sometimes change, Medicaid and Social Security benefits are often revised, and a senior’s health or personal life may change – all of which could affect their legal and financial situation. Continue reading “Why Seniors Need to Think About Legal and Financial Planning”

Free Seminar on “Saving for Retirement and Funding Long-term Care” on May 31

Free Seminar on “Saving for Retirement and Funding Long-term Care” on May 31

The second of our three seminars on preparing for senior living will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at The Saybrook at Haddam and will focus on financial planning for retirement.  We are so happy to host this free event — which is sponsored by Elder Life Care Planning —  to help seniors and caregivers in our area find peace of mind as they plan for their senior years.  We will be serving light fare, beverages and desserts. Please RSVP by email to David Downey at dtdowney@thesaybrookathaddam.com or by calling 860-345-3779. Continue reading “Free Seminar on “Saving for Retirement and Funding Long-term Care” on May 31″

New Leadership, New Ideas for the Wellness Team

New Leadership, New Ideas for the Wellness Team

The wellness team at The Saybrook at Haddam includes nearly 30 professional caregivers who work daily with residents to develop and manage very personalized care plans.  The team is the backbone of the most basic philosophy at the community:  to create and maintain a high quality of life for each resident.  Continue reading “New Leadership, New Ideas for the Wellness Team”

Checking in with Safe Harbor’s New Director

Checking in with Safe Harbor’s New Director

The Safe Harbor Memory Care Neighborhood at The Saybrook at Haddam continues to grow and develop as one of the region’s premier residences for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory-related illnesses.  With Kathy Hallett now at Safe Harbor’s helm as its new director, some wonderful happenings are taking place in the community. Continue reading “Checking in with Safe Harbor’s New Director”

Holiday Traditions Still Being Made at The Saybrook at Haddam

Holiday Traditions Still Being Made at The Saybrook at Haddam

From November through the New Year, most families are focused on celebrations, traditions, entertaining and time with family.  As time passes and life changes occur, the holiday season should be a steady source of happiness and love (with a small dose of frenzied madness along the way). Continue reading “Holiday Traditions Still Being Made at The Saybrook at Haddam”