Medical research supports the negative clinical impacts on an individual’s health when isolated and without social interactions. Waveny LifeCare Network has always addressed these issues in an active and compassionate way through its therapeutic recreation, structured activities, and Pastoral Care services. In this new norm, these programs have become increasingly vital to the health of seniors in our community.
The scope of these programs continue to expand in light of the viral pandemic to meet those increased needs. While Waveny employs a fulltime Director of Spiritual Services—Reverend Tom Lilly, families and residents alike would benefit from the expansion of spiritual services.
We have been blessed to have had – pre-COVID, several local clergy to assist us in our Wednesday and Sunday services. The Reverend Derrick Fallon, of St Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan has been one of those supporters and based upon our staff’s feedback, we have asked him to join our Waveny team on a more formal, employed, part-time basis in addition to his responsibilities at St Michael’s. We are overjoyed that he has agreed to join our community outreach team. This will enhance our ability to respond to our residents’, patients’, and their family’s; as well as, our staff’s emotional needs.
We are thrilled that Derrick who is a longtime friend of our Waveny family, has agreed to join our team. We know that he will be a continued blessing to our residents, their families, and our staff. Welcome.