Category: Opinion

March 14th, 2016 by Cathrine Moraski

McLean Home Care and Hospice is one of the most popular adult care companies servicing Granby, Connecticut. They have been servicing Granby citizens for years and helping elderly return to independent living after a surgery or provide needed support for those requiring long term help.

There are multiple reviews from previous patients of McLean Home Care and Hospice that speak highly of their services and there is good reason. McLean Home Care offers coordinated care and specialized programming that has been nationally recognized and has won several awards.

McLean Home Care has been recognized for a consistently low hospitalization rate, a high level of patient satisfaction, and has been ranked with the HomeCare Elite agency for a long time.

McLean has made a special point to work towards developing treatment programs for some of the most common illnesses affecting those in the Granby community. As a result they have the tools and training necessary to help those suffering from COPD, have problems with speech and need speech therapy, those needing physical rehabilitation, among many other abilities and treatments.

McLean is not just for the elderly. They are there for anyone needing help recovering from a previous illness or injury that can leave someone debilitated for a period of time. Ultimately, they can help individuals avoid a long hospital stay and hopefully are able to reduce expensive health care costs.

Just a few of their long term care services include palliative care, help for those living with heart failure, wound care management, help with medical social services, and hospice.

McLean Home Care is located at 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070. They can be reached by phone by calling 860-658-3700.

Many of their healthcare professionals are trained if an emergency occurs and a patient is in need of CPR. CPR is learned by those who obtain BLS, ACLS, or PALS certification.

Posted in Community, Health, Opinion

March 13th, 2016 by Cathrine Moraski

The Connecticut Spelling Bee held on an annual basis was recently conducted at Quinnipiac University. It was open to students ranging from grades 4th through 8th that had previously won local spelling bees in their community. As per usual, our city of Granby was represented. One of our own 8th graders that attends Granby Memorial Middle School won after beating sixty-two students from around the state.

The winner from Granby Memorial Middle School is named Dwarith Ramesh. She is just 14 years old. She will now be representing the state of Connecticut in May of 2016 at the Scripps National Spelling Bee that will be conducted in National Harbor, Maryland.

Because of her victory here in Connecticut her flight and hotel expenses will be taken care of by the Quinnipiac University School of Education. Quinnipiac University is at the forefront of helping to educate young minds and motivate our youth to find value in education early on in life.

While the spelling bee was held at Quinnipiac University, the Connecticut Spelling Bee is heavily endorsed by United Medical Education who provides continued emergency medical training. Some of their training courses include ACLS recertification online. Besides providing ACLS recertification online, United Medical Education publishes free training materials on how to perform CPR.

Many other local businesses and volunteer organizations are starting to take interest in the Connecticut Spelling Bee and recognize it’s ability in setting a standard of education for our local youth. Because of this, the spelling bee has started to receive more media attention and community support in recent years.

If you are interested in helping endorse the Connecticut Spelling Bee along with other more local spelling bees feel free to message us here at The Granby News for details. You can also subscribe to learn more about current news and events taking place here in Granby, Connecticut.

Posted in Community, Education, Family, Granby News, Health, Opinion, Study

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February 7th, 2016 by Victoria Knox

It’s time to get ready for the third annual fundraiser hosted by Waste Not Want Not (WNWN) at St. Therese Church. There will be a performance by the Hungry Hearts Irish Cabaret, which also includes dinner for those who attend. Tickets are just $35 and the event will take place at 6:30pm on the 12th of March, 2016.

Waste Not Want Not is a 501c3 which means the donations made are tax deductable. They provide regular meals every Wednesday for free to those in need on a weekly basis in our community. They also provide basic food items, clothes, and sleeping supplies.

This is a great opportunity for you to enjoy an evening of fun at a very reasonable price with your family while volunteers put on a fantastic show. Show your support to the less fortunate in the community by attending the event. WNWN will begin the event at with a silent auction and appetizers. This will then be followed by a sit down dinner which includes entertainment by a whole host of local artists and performers. This is one of the best opportunities you will have all year to socialize with your community in a fun atmosphere while contributing to a great local cause.

WNWN started this fundraiser three years ago and continued organizing the event on an annual basis because of it’s success. Since they are a non-profit organization they rely heavily on the support of community members to make their organization a success. WNWN helps provide support for the needy where the government often falls short. They have been a true friend to the city of Granby but without community members taking part in the cause we could lose the very help they supply.

The event will take place at the St. Theres Church Hall of Granby, CT, 120 West Granby on Sunday the 12th of March at 6:30pm.

If you would like to reserve tickets you can email birchhillgirl@cox.net or call (860)653-3838

Posted in Community, Granby News, Opinion