William J. Fiocchetta, left, president and CEO of the Mercy Community, chats with Jim and Louise Healy of West Hartford, friends of the Mercy Community, during the annual President’s Reception Oct. 9 at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford.
Mr. Fiocchetta thanked about 95 guests for their support of the community, which includes St. Mary Home, providing skilled nursing, rehabilitation, dementia, hospice, palliative, subacute, residential and adult day care; and The McAuley, a continuing care retirement community.
Private donations and foundation grants have made possible a "newly accessible, easily navigable entry to our campus" at St. Mary Home, as well as improvements and additions to other buildings, he said. He also noted that partnerships with the University of St. Joseph, Trinity College, the University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford have made possible continuing education for residents.
The "Living Library Project," announced last year as a way to preserve on film the lives of the Mercy Community’s residents, has expanded to include two more oral histories, those of Carolyn Dodd and Paul Anderson, he said.
Videos of these residents, plus one of resident Betty DeNoyon, may be viewed at
www.themercycommunity.org/TheLivingLibraryProject.aspx. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)