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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.
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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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Friendship Love & Truth
Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT 235 Lestertown Road, Groton, CT 06340
860-445-7478 • www.fairviewct.org
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
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:
• Berry’s Ice Cream & Candy Bar LLC
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Semolina
• Gourmet Galley Catering
• Hard Rock Café
• Levant Café & Boutique Roastery
• Mystic Diner
• North End Deli
• 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
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
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.
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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