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Dangerous Bill in Congress must be Stopped

The Issue:

Congress is in the finals stages of passing major tax legislation, H.R. 1, that has serious negative implications for older adults and aging services providers. We are opposed to its passage. We urge Congress to defeat this legislation and find better solutions for older Americans.

The House and Senate have each passed their own version of H.R. 1 and are now starting a House/Senate Conference Committee to iron out their differences. Both bills are bad for older…

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Added by David V. Hunter on December 5, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Community Based Independence for Seniors Act

Added by David V. Hunter on July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mary Wade's Community Parade

Added by David V. Hunter on June 9, 2017 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

Testimony to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

In Opposition to

House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

Submitted by David V. Hunter, President & CEO, The Mary Wade Home

April 25, 2017

On behalf of The Mary Wade Home in New Haven, I respectfully submit the following testimony in strong opposition to House Bill 7322,…

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Added by David V. Hunter on April 24, 2017 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Received the Corporate Heritage Award at the Annual Meeeting of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

David V. Hunter Remarks on the occasion of receiving the Heritage Award in honor of Mary Wade’s 150 years of service

April 13, 2017

 

Greetings!  We’re thrilled to be receiving this Corporate Heritage Award, and wish to thank Tony, Larry Bingaman and the Board Members for recognizing Mary Wade is this fashion.  I am here with Mary Wade’s Leadership which includes Trustees and Senior Staff.

Leo Connors offered an…

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Added by David V. Hunter on April 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Earns 5 Star Rating Designation by Government Agency Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Mary Wade has maintained its 5 Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) which is the Federal Agency that provides Medicare and Medicaid Services and additionally performs annual inspection visits to the Nation's 15,600 nursing homes.  Mary Wade is the only nursing home in New Haven with a 5 Star Rating from the Federal and State Government.

Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Reviewing health inspection…

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Added by David V. Hunter on March 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Receiving Chamber's 2017 Heritage Award

Mary Wade Home is grateful to be the 2017 Recipient of the Corporate Heritage Award presented by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce which will be presented at the Chamber's 223rd Annual…

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Added by David V. Hunter on March 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Message to Elected Officials of the Connecticut Legislature

The Mary Wade, is a nonprofit senior care community located in New Haven.  We were founded, and continue serving the community, in our same location 150 years ago, and have developed into a full continuum of senior care services, that includes a Skilled Nursing Center, Residential Care Home, Adult Day Center, Home Care, Community Navigator, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Primary Care and a transportation program, serving the senior population and their families in the…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 1, 2017 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Mary Wade hosts U.S. Senator Chris Murphy for discussion on Alzheimer's Disease

Mary Wade was proud to host a major discussion among providers and activist around the topic of Alzheimer's Disease, research and need for caregivers with Senator Chris Murphy and Connecticut Aging Commissioner Betsy Ritter:

http://wnpr.org/post/sen-murphy-backs-initiative-alzheimers-caregivers

Added by David V. Hunter on November 28, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Statement to American Medical Association opposing Physician Assisted Suicide

David V. Hunter

October 25, 2016

 

I have been employed in health service for my entire career, first in the emergency medical response field and for the past 38 years I have worked in the post-acute, long term care and home and community-based services fields. I currently serve as president & chief executive officer for a nonprofit continuum of care organization in New Haven, Connecticut. This…

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Added by David V. Hunter on October 25, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Connecticut Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation’s Settings Rule

Comments to the Connecticut Department of Social Services Home and Community Based Services Unit by David V. Hunter

 

September 21, 2016

I am the President & CEO of Mary Wade, which is a nonprofit senior living campus located in New Haven.  Mary Wade provides a continuum of programs and services including adult day health center, transportation, primary care, out-patient rehab, and 45…

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Added by David V. Hunter on September 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mary Wade – Past, Present, Future

Mary Wade’s Mission of Service

Mary Wade is planning to expand its mission to meet the growing needs in the community.  Connecticut is undergoing a permanent and historic transformation in its demographics - it is aging. Between 2010 and 2040, Connecticut’s population of people age 65 and older is projected to grow by 57%, with less than 2% growth for people age 20 to 64 during the same period. Moreover, residents born in Connecticut today can expect to live to be 80.8…

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Added by David V. Hunter on July 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call to Action to Save Vital Services to the Seniors of Connecticut from Legislative Funding Cuts

To Connecticut Legislators and Governor Malloy:

April 29, 2016

Urging You Not to Cut Long Term Services and Supports

The proposed cuts to nursing home rates and other long term services and supports funding will damage the network of services for aging adults and it will upset our state’s rebalancing effort.

The newly proposed budget plans to cut over $21.4 million in state and the federal match funding for long term services and…

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Added by David V. Hunter on April 29, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Celebrates Its History and Mission

New Haven’s Mary Wade Home, at 150 years, continues to expand mission

‘The people here are like family’

NEW HAVEN >> Millie Sullivan is…

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Added by David V. Hunter on April 11, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Home 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 of New Haven, were inspired to begin a program to…

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Added by David V. Hunter on March 8, 2016 at 2:16pm — No Comments

A History of Mary Wade by the Daily Nutmeg

Home Made…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 29, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Testimony to the Appropriations Committee Submitted by David V. Hunter February 11, 2016

Regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposals Related to Human Services and Aging HB 5044, An Act Making Adjustments to State Expenditures for the Fiscal Year June 30, 2017

I am unable to testify before the Appropriations Committee today, but am concerned enough to submit this written testimony to Senator Bye, Representative Walker and members of the Appropriations Committee.  I am David V. Hunter, the Chief Executive Officer of The Mary Wade Home, a nonprofit senior care…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 16, 2016 at 2:08pm — No Comments

THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT AND AN AGING POPULATION

By David V. Hunter 

January 14, 2016

 

Connecticut is undergoing a permanent and historic transformation in its demographics - it is aging. Between 2010 and 2040, Connecticut’s population of people age 65 and older is projected to grow by 57%, with less than 2% growth for people age 20 to 64 during the same period[1]. Moreover, residents born in Connecticut today can expect to live to be 80.8 years old—the third highest life expectancy in the nation…

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Added by David V. Hunter on February 1, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

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Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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