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Laurel House Artwork Graces Halls Of New Canaan Senior Residence

Residents at The Inn were joined by Laurel House leadership to welcome a special art installation while learning about the organization’s mission to assist people within their personal journeys of mental health recovery.
Residents at The Inn were joined by Laurel House leadership to welcome a special art installation while learning about the organization’s mission to assist people within their personal journeys of mental health recovery. Photo Credit: Contributed

New Canaan – In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, a collection of art produced by members of Laurel House Artists’ Workshop will adorn the walls of The Inn, Waveny LifeCare Network’s senior living residence for independent living, throughout the month of May. The exhibit features a wide range and variety of expressive art that reflects the artists’ personal journeys of mental health recovery.

“It’s a wonderful expression of people’s feelings,” said Inn resident Jane Corcoran. “It’s amazing what they’ve done considering their challenges,” added Inn resident Helen Tomaselli.

Founded in 1984, Laurel House is a nonprofit organization located in Stamford that provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness to lead fulfilling and productive lives in the communities where they live, work and go to school. Utilizing its ‘Resources to Recover’ approach, Laurel House emphasizes services designed to help people reintegrate in their communities with improved skills, health, and confidence. Laurel House serves the towns of Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

Located at 73 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, The Inn provides carefree, independent senior living and welcomes older adults from all areas. Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Geriatric Care Management, an Adult Day Program available on weekdays with flexible hours, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.

Photo: On the left are Judy Bentley, Waveny Development Committee Member and recent Laurel House honoree; Linda Autore, President and CEO of Laurel House; Barbara Rossi, Director of Development and Volunteers at Laurel House; and Barbara Jeffries, Assistant Director of Resident Activities at The Inn.

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