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On Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. in The McAuley Auditorium, author and Broadway show manager Tom Santopietro will come to The McAuley to discuss his book, The Sound of Music Story, which chronicles the making of the 1965 classic film.   To reserve a seat, residents of The McAuley should call 860.570.8301; members of the public who wish to hear Mr. Santopietro’s presentation, attend a book signing reception, and then take a tour of The McAuley should call 860.920.6319. 

Monday, December 12 is Foundation Day:  the 185th anniversary of Catherine McAuley’s founding of the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland.  We will celebrate with a Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in The Archbishop John F. Whealon Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy on the third floor of Saint Mary Home.  At 2:30 p.m. on Foundation Day, we will officially close the “Year of Mercy” with a very special service in The Maximilian E. and Marion O.

Through December 2016, individuals and families seeking support as they care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s may call 860.570.8453 to speak with Ellen Sanders-Nirenstein, director of Community Health & Well Being. Ellen will be conducting individual counseling sessions throughout this month. On January 2, she will post the schedule for 2017 Family Caregiver Support Group meetings to be held at Saint Mary Home.

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The Mercy Community is pleased to announce the official dedication and opening of two new projects on their sprawling 32-acre campus – a Labyrinth, dedicated in Honor of Sister Maureen M. Reardon, RSM, Ph.D. of West Hartford, and a new state-of-the-art Palliative Care Center inside Saint Mary Home.

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The Mercy Community will honor and remember the Sisters of Mercy in a special way during the week of September 19, 2016. Each year at this time, we mark not only the internationally-recognized Mercy Day, but also plan a week of special programs and celebrations to express our gratitude for the Sisters’ good works around the globe. The following Mercy Week 2016 events will be free and open to the public:


After working under a management contract with Michigan-based Trinity Senior Living Communities (TSLC) since April 2012, Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation in Waterville, ME has been granted a Certificate of Need by the State of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services and will transfer sponsorship to TSLC effective Friday, July 1, 2016.

Under the terms of agreement, Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation will be governed by The Mercy Community, West Hartford,

The Mercy Community, West Hartford’s premier continuing care retirement community, honored three West Hartford residents during its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception held April 11 in the Saint Mary Home Auditorium.  Mr. Howard Hahn of Ironwood Road received Saint Mary Home’s Volunteer of the Year Award; Reverend Leonard Clough and Mrs. Mildred Neusner, both of Steele Road, were lauded for their work as volunteers at The McAuley.  More than 80 individuals from the community attended the event,

Try to ‘Stump the Schwab’ in sports triva; make a hole-in-one to win a trip to the 2017 Masters and more at this year’s Circle of Mercy Golf Outing

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.— (May 23, 2016)—The Mercy Community, West Hartford’s premier continuing care retirement community, is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Circle of Mercy Golf Outing will take place Monday, June 13, 2016. The tournament benefits The Mercy Community (a not-for-profit organization),

The Mercy Community is proud to announce that The McAuley – one of the premier Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Connecticut – has recently been featured in the March/April edition of Hospital Newspaper.

Since 2001, Hospital News has been covering new healthcare developments and medical issues that reach all healthcare professionals, administrators, patients, case managers, visitors and students.



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