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  • Mary Wade Honors First President on Happy Women’s Day

    March 8th, 2016


    Mary Wade Honors First President on Happy Women’s Day Mrs. Joseph Sheffield, in the picture, was the first President of the all women Board of Managers of the Home For the Friendless, now known as Mary Wade Home.  The Home began in 1866, following the Civil War, when a group of ladies representing the Churches…

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  • A Story of Mary Wade – and – In Honor of Women’s History Month

    March 4th, 2016


    A sustained charitable impulse was present in New Haven, Connecticut during the late eighteen hundreds, and there were a number of philanthropic institutions already in operation.  Among the many emergent organizations serving the “virtuous poor”, there continued to be a challenge to attend the needs of and provide tender sympathy to “vagrant young females”. That…

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  • Top Nursing Homes in CT 5 Star Rated

    March 4th, 2016


    Under superb leadership at Mary Wade we have received the Top Nursing Homes in Connecticut 5 Star Rated  Award. We received “Much Above Average” ratings and could not be prouder to recognize our hard working staff. https://www.medicare.gov/  

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  • Brain Fitness – Spring Fling

    March 2nd, 2016


    BRAIN FITNESS at Mary Wade! How you can stay sharp and reduce your chance of dementia The Guest Speaker is Donna Fedus, M.A. • Founder of Borrow My Glasses LLC, Aging and Caring From A New Perspective • First Director of Elder Programs, The Consultation Center, Yale University School of Medicine • Coalition for Senior Medication Safety, Initiator…

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  • Home Made by Daily Nutmeg

    February 23rd, 2016


    Home Made From 1866 to 1966, Mary Wade Home, now a community for seniors in Fair Haven, was called the Home for the Friendless. It wasn’t a refuge for the socially inept. “Friendless” was a euphemism for “vagrant, idle, and homeless girls,” many of whom became pregnant out of wedlock and were then “betrayed” by…

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  • In the Spotlight – Tahshera DeLain

    February 19th, 2016


    I started my career at Mary Wade on October 2, 2012 as a driver for Adult Day Center/Transportation.  As a professional driver with a Certified Driver’s License (CDL), I transported our clients to and from the Adult Day Center safely.  A year later (October 2013), Mary Wade offered CMT (Certified Medication Technician) training to its…

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  • Pet Therapy at Mary Wade

    February 15th, 2016


    It’s time to get up and out of bed.  Zeus and Robin are here. “I’m just the person at the end of the leash. If he could drive a car he wouldn’t need me,” says Robin Viele from Northford, CT. During the past 6 years Robin has blended being a recreational therapist with her talent…

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  • In The Spotlight – Tyisha Barrett

    February 13th, 2016


    I started my career at Mary Wade in 2002 in the Assisted Living Residence as a Certified Nursing Assistant. During this time, I split my shift between Assisted Living Care and the Adult Day Center. While working on the Assisted Living Residence, I became a Certified Medication Technician.  A short time later a joined the full…

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  • A note from the Director of Clinical Services

    February 12th, 2016


    Seasonal Cold & Illness Prevention Each year at this time we begin to hear about people getting colds and even gastrointestinal “flu” symptoms. In the past two years, 2014 and 2015, we have had GI outbreaks at Mary Wade. For the frail, elderly population we serve it is vitally important that we attempt to prevent…

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