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Connolly of Wilton Donates Laptops to Waveny Care Network

Posted on December 7, 2010

Waveny staff joined representatives from Connolly of Wilton to receive a generous gift of eight laptops. From left to right: Libby Alexander, Waveny Board member and CEO Connolly Healthcare, Mitch Podob, Connolly HR Manager; Anne Marcus, Connolly Marketing; Heather Neff, Waveny Care Network CEO; Dalila Berlingo, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at Waveny; Joanne Boyer, Waveny Director of Development; and Elyse Dent, Waveny Administrator.

New Canaan – In the holiday spirit of giving and generosity, Connolly, a Recovery Audit firm with an audit support center in Wilton, Conn. recently donated eight refurbished laptops to Waveny Care Network of New Canaan. The laptops will be used by patients, residents and Adult Day Program participants within Waveny’s comprehensive continuum of care, for activities including games, email, web browsing and Skype® video chat with loved ones.

This donation to Waveny is just the most recent part of Connolly’s larger, continuing act of giving throughout the greater Fairfield County community, which has included the donation of laptops, food, and mentoring materials to several local nonprofits.

“We are so grateful for this wonderful donation, which will enable those we serve to do interactive internet-based activities on a daily basis at Waveny,” said Dalila Berlingo, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at Waveny. “These laptops will allow us to do online programming on a larger scale than ever before. Applying laptop technology to leisure activities will include sharing and receiving pictures, chatting over the internet with loved ones, and so much more. Our Therapeutic Recreation department is delighted to help Waveny continue to lead the way in technology and innovation.”

“We believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Libby Alexander, CEO, Connolly Healthcare. Connolly’s Employee Activities Committee (EAC), a volunteer group that identifies and executes various charitable and social opportunities for the Wilton employees, organized the donations. 

Connolly is the largest privately-held recovery audit firm in the world, with offices located throughout the US, and in Canada, and the UK.  Connolly’s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia and its Audit Support Center is in Wilton, Connecticut.  Connolly assists clients in numerous industries ranging from Consumer Products to Manufacturing to Energy, through their three lines of business, Retail, Healthcare, and Commercial.

Waveny Care 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 New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program available six days a week with transportation to and from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite and hospice care programs at The Village and Care Center. For more information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.