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  • Fairview Newsletter for the Community of Fairview

    Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut Winter 2014-15

    The Sweetest Way to Support Fairview

    Y our taste buds will thank you—and we will too—when you come out for Fairview’s Art of Chocolate, Sunday, January 25 from 1:00–4:00

    p.m. at the Mystic Marriott! The event features

    an entire afternoon of non-stop

    chocolate-themed food tastings and

    entertainment from Marcy and Izzy

    from Sugar Free.

    continued on page 3

    2014 Employer of the Year! The Employer of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual or business for outstanding service to his or her employees. The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce recognized Fairview Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut this year with the Employer of the Year Award. Despite tough economic times over the years, Fairview has continued to demonstrate commitment to its employees by offering retirement contribution and annual salary increases along with possible bonuses. This is impressive given the fact that Fairview is a not-for-profit organization in a competitive healthcare industry. Fairview encourages employees to continue their education and provides scholarships to those who want to further their nursing education. A constant effort to show staff members they are valued as both individuals and members of a team that gives the best quality of care to seniors in our region makes Fairview worthy of this distinction as the Employer of the Year.

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  • 2Fairview point o' view

    Friendship Love & Truth

    Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT 235 Lestertown Road, Groton, CT 06340

    860-445-7478 •

    MISSION STATEMENT Fairview, the Odd Fellows Home of

    Connecticut’s mission is to provide our

    residents with the best nursing care and

    rehabilitation services, while enhancing the

    quality of their life in a dignified atmosphere

    by using the skills and compassion of our staff,

    and utilizing the latest advances in technology.

    ABOUT FAIRVIEW The Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut was

    established in 1892 to provide care for the aged

    and indigent members of the Independent

    Order of Odd Fellows, their wives, widows, and

    orphaned children. A century later the Odd

    Fellows Home has expanded to include:


    Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

    Fellowship Manor and Chelsea Cottage

    Independent Apartment Living

    Thames Edge at Fairview

    Independent Living Homes

    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and

    Rebekahs continue to provide humanitarian

    care. There are no fraternal restrictions. We

    welcome individuals and families to apply for

    admission to our health care center and our

    senior housing facility.

    Fairview Point O’ View Publisher Tricia Cunningham

    Director of Development and Community Relations

    [email protected]


    Design Caffeinated Thinking


    W hat a year of tremendous progress and excitement 2014 has been at Fairview!

    We have neared completion of

    Thames Edge at Fairview, Phase 1,

    and construction on the second

    phase is beginning this month. The

    clubhouse is nearing completion—

    this will feature a modern gym and a

    soon-to-be announced restaurant.

    In the nursing facility, we have been busy with modernization and

    area enhancement projects such as the new PT/OT/Speech area,

    recreation therapy space, multiple apartment refurbishments in

    Fellowship Manor, an enhanced conference room, the beginning

    of planned room refurbishments, the auditorium renovation, and

    improvements to some clinical areas such as bathrooms.

    The new memory care program, Guided Journeys, is operational on

    our second floor. We are one of the few programs in Connecticut

    to have a certified Music and Memory program—to name just

    one of many innovative ways that we improve the quality of life

    for our residents. We are striving to become one of the most

    comprehensive skilled-nursing based memory care programs in the

    state and we are well on our way toward that goal.

    Fairview was named “Employer of the Year” for 2014 by the

    Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. This is an honor and

    recognition of the excellent employees that provide outstanding

    care and service every single day.

    We had a successful fundraising year with our raffle and auction—

    and we look forward to the Art of Chocolate event in January.

    Thank you to all who support and dedicate themselves to Fairview

    in so many ways to help make us a world-class organization. On

    behalf of Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut, I wish you

    Very Happy Holidays!

    James Rosenman, CEO & Administrator

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    Art of Chocolate (cont. from pg. 1)

    Art of Chocolate participants include:

    • Amigos

    • Berry’s Ice Cream & Candy Bar LLC

    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Semolina

    • Fairview

    • Flanagan’s

    • Foxwoods

    • Gourmet Galley Catering

    • Hard Rock Café

    • Levant Café & Boutique Roastery

    • Mystic Diner

    • North End Deli

    • Octagon

    • You Take the Cake

    • Zest Fresh Pastry

    We will also be featuring a special drawing

    with an opportunity to win custom jewelry

    featuring chocolate diamonds from Simply

    Majestic located in Mystic. Tickets for the

    Art of Chocolate are $20 in advance, $25

    at the door, $10 for children and will be

    available at Simply Majestic, Fairview and

    the Octagon.

    Thank you to our sponsors Advanced

    Improvements, AT&T, Carlin

    Construction, Carriage House of New

    London, Full Power Radio – 106.5, 107.7,

    99.5, 94.9, Gira! Events and Florals,

    Grover Insurance, Mystic Marriott,

    Putnam Bank - Gales Ferry, Strategic

    Building Solutions, Simply Majestic and

    Stifel Nicolaus!

    Fairview Screens Award-Winning Documentary Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to

    reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.

    Alive Inside won the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film

    Festival. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the

    astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who

    have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening

    to music. His camera reveals the unique human connection

    we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where

    prescription medication falls short. Fairview had the opportunity

    to share this film on November 12.

    This moving documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen,

    founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he

    demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore

    a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett

    visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of

    personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating

    interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-

    selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the

    Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

    Fairview is proud to be one of the few facilities in the state certified

    to offer the Music & Memory program.The

    positive response to the film has grown as it

    continues to earn accolades and recognition

    around the world, recently taking home the

    prize for Best Documentary at the Milan

    International Film Festival.

  • 4Fairview point o' view

    Donor support of Fairview directly benefits our residents and helps to enhance their quality of life. The donors listed made a contribution to Fairview—and made a difference—between August 2 through December 1, 2014. Donations made in honor of or in memory of individuals may have been designated for one of the following: Annual Fund, Residents’ Fund, Fellowship Manor or Land Development Fund.

    Grants and Individual Contributions Marhsall & Edith Kalin—Thames Edge Rebekeh Assembly—Rose Garden Savings Institute Bank & Trust—Memory Care

    Unrestricted Annual Fund Joe DeMayo • George & Louise Farrah • Edward & Pat Fialkosky • Shannon Flewelling • David Gebhard • Neal & Jane Lassen Bobruff • George Mathanool • James Mitchell • Osprey Rebekah Lodge No. 20 • George Rathbun, III

    ROCK Employee Appreciation Fund Marshall & Edith Kalin

    Music & Memory Program Wilfred Nelson • Osprey Rebekah Lodge No. 20 • Stonington Lodge No. 26

    IN MEMORY OF Jennie Apicelli .......................... James Apicelli

    John & Jennie Apicelli .................. Joan Tully

    Arlene Baker ........................... Jeri Baker & Gregory Simonds • Yvonne & Frank Marino • Jean & Andrea St. Martin

    Beatrice Bibeault ....................... Rita Steward

    Paul Bowden ........................... Michele, Ed, Brennan, & Chris O’Donnell