Our efforts continue! Thrive at Home has been offering to go grocery shopping and pick up prescriptions so that our valued members don’t have to risk being exposed to COVID-19 in public places. We personally deliver these daily necessities to their home. We’re here 24/7 to help our members stay home and stay safe!
Thrive at Home has been offering to go grocery shopping and pick up prescriptions so that our valued members don’t have to risk being exposed to COVID-19 in public places. We personally deliver these daily necessities to their home. We’re here 24/7 to help our members stay home and stay safe!
Thrive at Home with Whitney Center is committed to helping our members respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in the best and safest way possible. We are taking all possible safety precautions with our staff, service partners and members and following all communications from the CT Department of Public Health, the CDC, and local emergency management. If you are … Read More
Description: “Gov. Ned Lamont had just finished stating that Connecticut has tens of thousands of jobs it can’t fill. Herb Kolodny responded with a pitch for how to fill some of them: hire more people with disabilities to fill the state’s labor shortage. Lamont had finished his cheesecake and two of the three raspberries on the plate and mounted the … Read More
One of our Thrive at Home members Leila Daw is a well-known artist who is currently participating in two upcoming exhibitions in Connecticut. The first is an 8 person show at the exciting, expanding, Five Points Center for Visual Arts, 33 Main St., Torrington, CT, opening Friday, Jan 31, 6PM. One of Leila’s 4 pieces that are being showcased can … Read More
Calling all colleagues and seniors interested in addressing social isolation! Whitney Center is hosting an informational event about a social isolation project being conducted by Quinnipiac University in collaboration with AARP: Building Socially Integrated Communities. The prevalence of social isolation is a growing problem among older adults. The literature has shown that older adults and healthcare organizations could benefit when … Read More
“Old age is NOT synonymous with poor health. This stereotype perpetuates poor-quality medical care that disregards genuine symptoms of illness as inevitable effects of aging. Health and functioning in older age can vary widely between people of the same age and is often correlated to socioeconomic standing and education level. #BustAgeism in healthcare”-LeadingAge. Article Link: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/leadingage_bustageism-activity-6584898223838638081-lXxb
Description: “People with accurate perceptions of aging can expect to live 7 and a half years longer, on average, than people brainwashed by negative myths and stereotypes, according to a 2002 study published by the National Institutes of Health. Not only that, they walk faster, heal quicker and are less likely to develop dementia — even if they’re genetically predisposed … Read More
One of our Thrive at Home members Leila Daw is a well-known artist who is currently working on an immersive installation. The installation is called “Ages of Life: Entering the Fossil Record”, to be installed at Yale West Campus for City Wide Open Studios, from November 2nd-3rd. The theme of this year’s Open Studios is “Older but Younger” and she … Read More
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