Parents Object to New Transition Academy Loca... MARK DIPAOLA The Town Council and Superintendent of Schools Michael Emmett were ready to go ahead with the relocation of the Wethersfield Transition Academy, currently housed in the Pitkin Community Center, but a group of concerned parents are urgi... FULL STORY | MORE WETHERSFIELD NEWS
Terriers Football Off to a Rocky Start JOSH HOWARD A 27-0 home loss to Avon wasn’t the way that Rocky Hill’s Mark Fritz wanted to start the season, but the second-year head coach saw several positives that his young team can build on. “Our effort was great tonight, that’s wha... FULL STORY | MORE ROCKY HILL NEWS
Adelbrook Hosts Annual Fun Day, Cheers Event This month, Adelbrook Behavorial and Developmental Services will host two of its popular annual events, the Autism Awareness Fun Day and Cheers for Adelbrook. Autism Awareness Fun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.... FULL STORY | MORE CROMWELL NEWS
TPZ Discusses Updating Commericial Vehicle Re... MARK DIPAOLA The Town Planning and Zoning Commission (TPZ) is trying to establish the definition of a commercial vehicle in order to to update existing regulations pertaining to what is permissible for homeowners to have parked at the front of thei... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
ROCKY HILL - The Post 105, R.C.P. (Rocky Hill, Cromwell & Portland) 19U baseball team finished the season 36-8, winning its fourth-straight CT Zone 7 Championship and seventh in the l...
WETHERSFIELD - It took a little bit longer for some areas, but Wethersfield High School is open and the building is rolling into the new school year with some new touches. A freshly-r...
NEWINGTON - Newington Public Schools has gone in-house to fill a newly-created digital content management position. Superintendent of Schools Bill Collins has announced the hiring ...
NEWINGTON - The Town Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Transit-Oriented Development public hearing Sept. 24 in order to solicit public comment pertaining to development regu...
Business Spotlight
Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford
NEWINGTON - The team at Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford is dedicated to offering professional, personalized in-home care with a revolutionary approach. Christine Durrer’s commitment to providing exceptional senior care services stems from her own experience as a caregiver in college and a decade of overseeing the care of her own parents. Durrer extends her care and compassion not only to clients, but to her own staff, regularly going above and beyond for her caregivers. The result is a happy team with patience, experience and reliability. Caregivers can assist with a wide variety of tasks, including cooking, grocery shopping, laundry and light housekeeping, bathing and grooming, companionship, exercise, errands, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, assistance with walking and bed transfers, changing of linens and more. Home care plans vary by client, and can involve just a few hours a week to live-in care. All caregivers are trained and certified and keep a detailed binder with emergency and client rights information and care notes. In the event that a client requires more than one caregiver, client notes allow each caregiver to see what has been done with the previous caregiver to address client needs. Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford caregivers are also trained in the “Balanced Care Method” and the “Happy to 102 Method,” cognitive therapy programs that utilize mental and physical exercises that work on dexterity, memory and more. The team at Home Care Assistance also places importance on connecting with the community, visiting local senior centers. They recently took a trip to the South End Senior Center in Hartford to play Bingo and Mind Fit activities with the seniors. The business was also recently awarded Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice by Home Care Pulse. Happy clients and their family members are the true testament to the commitment Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford provides its clients. “I do not know how you seem to know exactly what people need, but you do,” said client Lynn of Durrer. “No wonder you chose this line of work. You are excellent at it and we are gratefully reaping the benefits.” Lynn added the caregivers that were sent were equally dependable. “They are all doing a great job,” she said. “We have been so impressed with everyone coming on time and being willing to do whatever is needed.” “From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, your agency and dedicated staff for the ‘gift of life’ you have provided this past year on our mother’s behalf,” said another client, Carolyn. “Our lives have truly been made richer and fuller by your support, commitment and unconditional dedication to a service that provides quality, integrity and respect to its clients. More importantly, you commit to a personalized and caring lifestyle, with great thought, that sees the client as a real person with individualized needs and wants.” Kathy, a caregiver, showed her appreciation for Durrer’s dedication as an employer, as well. “I would like to deep thank you for your commitment to our clients,” she said. “On a personal note, I try have never met such a compassionate, dynamic, generous woman. It is such an honor to know you and be a part of your vision.” Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford is located at 10 East Cedar St. (Route 175), Newington. For more information call 860-372-4500 or visit www.HomeCareAssistanceHartford.com.

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