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  • Fairview Newsletter for the

    Community of Fairview Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut

    Have Our Cake and Eat it Too!

    E at Drink & Bid was a success. All attendees had a wonderful time at Fairviews Annual Auction! Special thanks to our Lead Sponsor, the Stonington Lodge #26, and to Susette Tibus for serving as our guest auctioneer! For a list of all our generous sponsors and to see glimpses of the grand evening, please see page 5.

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    Honoring Extraordinary Commitment to Fairview

    E ach year, the Fairview Medal Dinner celebrates those who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, dedication, and

    support of Fairview through the awarding of Fairview

    Medals, Community Partner Award, and Longevity

    recognition for staff. The recipients

    of the Fairview Medal (above) were

    Warren Smith and Marshall Kalin.

    continued on page 4



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    Friendship Love & Truth

    Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT235 Lestertown Road, Groton, CT 06340


    MISSION STATEMENTFairview, the Odd Fellows Home of

    Connecticuts 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 FAIRVIEWThe 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

    Above: City of Groton Mayor, Marian Galbraith, Nolan Nixon, Charles Ebbinghaus and Tricia Cunningham

    Charles Ebbinghaus, a longtime Fairview volunteer, was the recipient of the 2016 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for his many years of Giving Back to the Community. The award was presented by the City of Groton and Groton Utilities at the annual City of Groton Day celebration. As part of this recognition, Charlie was given the opportunity to have $1,000 donated to the charity of his choice and he chose Fairview. Congratulations Charlie and thank you for your commitment to Fairview and our residents!

    Tricia Cunningham of Fairview Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut accepted a $5,000 check from Rene Fournier on behalf of the Chelsea Groton Foundation, the final installment of a $25,000 gift for the land development project.

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    Award-Winning Caregivers

    C ongratulations to Elaine Livingston and Herlande Leriche for receiving the Excellence

    in Caregiving Award from the

    Alzheimers Association - CT

    Chapter. Fairview was proud

    to nominate both! Elaines

    nomination read: Elaines husband

    was a resident in Fairviews Guided

    Journeys program. Despite all the

    struggles that family caregivers

    experience with dementia/

    Alzheimers, Mrs. Livingston always

    reached out to support others.

    Unfortunately, Mr. Livingston

    passed away this summer. Despite

    her grief, Mrs. Livingston continues

    to give back as a volunteer at


    Herlande Leriche has been a CNA

    for two years in Fairviews Memory

    Care Program. She was nominated

    because, she takes the time to get

    to know each resident individually

    and treats them with respect and

    dignity. Her co-workers admire her,

    the family members and caregivers

    appreciated her, and the residents

    love her. Herlande is a true

    champion and wonderful caregiver

    for Fairviews Alzheimers patients.

    Walk to End AlzheimersFairview is once a again a top fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimers. This year, our team of 45 walkers raised over $7,000! As the number one fundraiser for last years event, reigning champs Fairview had the honor of cutting the ribbon. The Fairview team cheered on its CEO and Administrator James Rosenman as he cut the ribbon to kickoff the 2016 walk.

    Fundraiser extraordinaire Michelle Doty

    with Tricia Cunningham.

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    Fairview Medal Dinner (continued from cover)

    Warren Smith and Marshall Kalin join the

    distinguished ranks of past winners of the Fairview

    Medal. This prestigious honor is given annually to two

    individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary

    commitment to Fairview over an extended period of

    time. These men and women have risen above their

    peers by providing invaluable assistance to Fairview,

    whether through personal effort, selfless gifts of time,

    financial aid, or other behind-the-scenes involvement.

    Without such people, Fairview could not maintain its

    high level of excellence.

    1 In addition to honoring these two individuals, we were proud to present Fairviews Community Partner Award. This award is given to a business or

    organization in the region that has consistently offered

    its support to Fairview. Fairview presented this award to

    Stonington Odd Fellows Lodge #26 I.O.O.F. as they

    have been a steadfast supporter of Fairview and our


    2 This year the Kalin Scholarship was presented at the dinner. The Kalin Scholarship was started by Marshall Kalin in honor of his wife, Edith Kalin, and

    may be awarded to a Fairview staff member who has

    been with Fairview for two years or more and is enrolled

    in an LPN, RN, or BSN Program at any accredited

    college or university. This years recipient was Brittany


    3 Fairview also recognized five longstanding staff members for their years of commitment to Fairview with the Longevity Award:

    Cynthia Mantle 26 years

    Maligwas McGillivray 23 years

    Susana Darigan 23 years

    Arlene Savago 21 years

    Janine West 19 years

    These five staff members had a combined total of 112

    years of service to Fairview and its residents.

    Fairview greatly appreciates the commitment from its

    dedicated staff and the continued efforts from the

    Community Partner Award recipient Stonington Odd

    Fellows Lodge #26 and the honored Fairview Medal

    recipients Warren Smith and Marshall Kalin. Their

    collective dedication and service to Fairview have been

    an inspiration.

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    SAVE THE DATESunday, February 12, 2017

    at the Mystic Marriott 1:003:30 p.m.

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    Thank you to all our sponsors!

    LEAD SPONSOR Stonington Lodge #26 I.O.O.F.

    PLATINUM SPONSOR Grand Lodge of Connecticut I.O.O.F.


    SILVER SPONSORS Chelsea Groton Bank Welcome Rebekah Lodge

    BRONZE SPONSORS Blum Shapiro Accounting Edie & Marshall Kalin Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Medline Industries, Inc. PharMerica Corporation Rebekah Assembly of Connecticut, Inc. The Schuster Group Smith Brothers

    FRIENDS OF FAIRVIEW DiCesare-Bentley Engineering Dominion Resource Services, Inc. Hank Lucas Liberty Bank Linda Kidder, Esq. Kahn Tractor & Equipment, Inc. Mohegan Sun Raintech Pochal & Pochal, LLC Sysco Thames Valley Communications U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary George P. Ververis, Jr.

    SUPPORTERS Diane Arnold Barnes Moving & Storage Evelyn Kennedy Bryan King Nosahogan Lodge No. 21 I.O.O.F. Mercy Rebekah Lodge Townsend # 89 I.O.O.F. Unity Rebekah Lodge

    Eat, Drink & Bid Recap (continued from cover)

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    Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for Fairviews Annual Raffle, including: Susan Adam Irene Adille Diane Aguzzi Karen Anderson Edward Andruskiewicz James Andruskiewicz Bill Anhalt Anne Anselmo Kathleen Arasimowicz Diane Arnold Barbara Ashley Joseph Atwood Lisa Bailey Yannoula Ballassi Kimberly Barahona Donna Barber-Dunn Lila Bareford John Barkley Eileen Barkley Estrich Sandra Barnes Michael Barrett Scott Beattie Louis Beebe Geri Anne Benning John Bitters Bo Bohanen Vince & Vicki Braucci Larry Bright Patricia Briscoe Randy Brooks & Grover Insurance David Brown Nancy Bulkeley Mary Ann Burkard Ellen Cameron Colin Campbell Robert Campbell Marion Campo Tom Carbone Cardinal Honda Michael Caronia Susan Carpenter Robert Carson Jack Cervera Marilyn Citron Cluff Carpet One Matthew Cowles Carolyn Crandall Jean Creaven Gail Cueto Paula Cuminale James Cunnian Vladimir Cruz & Tricia Cunningham Tricia Cunningham Amy Mullins & Tricia Cunningham Robert Davis Mark Densmore Debbie Dethlefsen Kim Deveau Mildred Devine Susan & Tom Dombrowski Lea Doran Michelle & Jonathan Doty Lucy Doyle Greg Drab Nancy Driscoll Ken Duenz