HARTFORD, CT - State Representatives Livvy Floren, (R-149), Stephen G. Walko (R-150), Fred Camillo (R-151) joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D) for a ceremonial ground breaking to celebrate the beginning of a long awaited construction project to renovate and improve Nathaniel Witherell.
All three members of the Greenwich delegation spoke highly of Nathaniel Witherell, citing its importance as a unique facility and an asset for the citizens of Greenwich. Each of them expressed excitement for its promising future.
“In my opinion, Nathaniel Witherell is a Greenwich treasure … a jewel in our quality of life crown. Project Renew promises to restore the facility’s luster – new leadership, realistic goals and objectives, and a revised business plan which includes more physical rehabilitation patients ensure a viable and vibrant future," Rep. Floren stated.
"I am pleased to see Project Renew finally moving forward. Nathaniel Witherell is an important asset of the Town of Greenwich. It represents the generosity of our forefathers who so willing gave their land and buildings to the Town, it represents the importance to the Town to care for its most vulnerable citizens, the sick and the and elderly; and it represents the hard work and dedication of our mainly volunteer government who through the Nathaniel Witherell Board, BET, and First Selectman have spent hours debating the finances of Project Renew to ensure that when the dust clears and the final coat of paint is applied, Nathaniel Witherell will not only receive 5 stars from the rating agencies but 5 stars from the citizens of Greenwich. I am honored to have been part of the process in funding Project Renew. A job well done to David Orsmby and the Nathaniel Witherell Board and Building Committee," Rep. Walko said.
"The Nathaniel Witherell , a short-term rehab and skilled nursing center in Greenwich, is one of the institutions that sets our community apart from most. The staff and programs as well as the care that both short and long term patients and residents receive at the facility is why so many people have fought to make Project Renew a reality. As a person who, at different times, had many relatives at the center, I know what a gem this place really is. I would like to thank the staff, volunteers, board members, members of the BET, the RTM, Greenwich's " Citizen K", Joe Kaliko, my Connecticut General Assembly colleagues, Livvy Floren, Scott Frantz, Stephen Walko, former colleague Lile Gibbons, former State Senator Bill Nickerson, former State Representatives Claudia “Dolly” Powers and Christel Truglia, and Governor Malloy for making this day possible. We look forward to a bright and sustained future for The Nathaniel Witherell in Greenwich, and to the present and future residents there who will be able to enjoy the benefits it provides in this truly wonderful setting," Added Rep. Camillo.
Nathaniel Witherell is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, operated by the Town of Greenwich for over 100 years.