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April 1, 2020

Best Defense Against COVID-19

Best Defense Against COVID-19 Wait… What are you doing? Shady Oaks is a small family-owned assisted living home in Bristol, Connecticut. We today have 37 residents. […]
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Now In Bristol

Dear Shady Oaks Community, This letter shares important updates for our home. A highly contagious and lethal disease, COVID-19, just entered Bristol.1 We will fight it. […]
December 20, 2019

2019 Family Survey

Dear Shady Oaks Community This letter shares final results for our 2019 In-Home Family Survey.  We received 30 replies to 53 anonymous surveys we sent to […]
September 28, 2019

Renovations Letter Sept 2019

Dear Shady Oaks Community, This letter provides an update on our home improvements since our prior mid-2018 update letter. We also wish to offer our heartfelt […]
May 1, 2019

Supervising RN Appreciation & Welcome

Appreciation & Welcome The Connecticut Assisted Living Association Awarded A 2019 Honorable Mention Outstanding Resident Service Award to Supervising Nurse Debbie Jawin-Sheak. Dear Shady Oaks Community, […]
December 1, 2018

2018 Pilot Pay Homes

Enrolled ALSA’s & MRC’s     Updated as of 12/12/2018 PARTICIPATING PRIVATE FACILITIES (PILOT)   To view the full list of facilities click here.  
November 10, 2018

Welcome Home

Welcome Home Bristol Press November 2018 It feels like a bed and breakfast where nobody wants to, or is asked to check out. However, three square […]
June 15, 2018
2018 Family Survey

2018 Family Survey Results

2018 Family Survey Results Dear Shady Oaks Community, We are grateful to those who answered our 2018 survey.  I sent 57 surveys to families of current […]
May 15, 2018
Medicaid Toolkit

Medicaid Toolkit

Medicaid Toolkit This blog shares helpful resources for seeking Medicaid supported senior care.  I am not an expert, but I want to be helpful.  If I […]
April 17, 2018
Kay and Vernon Belanger

2018 Renovations & Wellness

2018 Renovations & Wellness   Dear Shady Oaks Community, We are making great progress.  This letter offers an update since my prior December 2016 letter.  It […]
December 26, 2017

Shady Oaks is a Cozy, Caring Assisted Living Center

Shady Oaks is a Cozy, Caring Assisted Living Center Bristol Press Feature Article 26 December 2017 Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI BRISTOL – Shady Oaks assisted living […]
August 15, 2017
Home Care 102

Intro to Home Care

Intro to Home Care My father recently needed home care health services after returning home from Bristol Hospital.  Over 700 Connecticut businesses and organizations provide in-home […]
April 15, 2017
CT Pilot Program

Connecticut Pays Your Nursing

Connecticut Pays Your Nursing I found a program that helps people in need to afford assisted living services.  Its name is the Connecticut Private Pay Assisted […]
February 15, 2017
2018 Family Survey

2017 Family Survey Results

Family Survey Results *Results are updated and complete as of 31 March 2017.* Dear Shady Oaks Community, We value your feedback. We especially thank those who […]
January 15, 2017
Iwo Jima

How to Apply for VA Pensions

How to Apply for VA Pensions   Over 70% of men over age 80 are veterans.  Many women seniors are veterans, veteran spouses, or widows.  This […]
December 15, 2016
Christmas Tree

Update on Renovations & Wellness at Shady Oaks

Update on Renovations & Wellness at Shady Oaks Dear Shady Oaks Community, We have made great progress.  In my 15 June letter, I described my family’s […]
November 15, 2016
Prime Time Shady Oaks Nov 2016 Combined

Bristol Press November 2016

Bristol Press November 2016 Upholding Values Shady Oaks celebrates 40 years Connecticut PRIME TIME • November 2016 Story by Erica Schmitt | Photos by Mike Orazzi […]
October 15, 2016
How to Find Great Doctor

Find a Great Doctor

Find a Great Doctor Our in-home visiting doctor, Dr. Nadeem Behjet, recently retired.  We feel grateful for his many years of medical service for residents in […]
September 15, 2016
Bristol Senior Center Logo

Bristol Senior Center

Bristol Senior Center Bristol, Connecticut cares for its seniors, ages 55 and over. Seniors in neighboring towns (Unionville, Farmington, Plainville, Southington, Wolcott, Plymouth, Harwinton, or Burlington […]
August 15, 2016
History of Senior Care

History of Senior Care

History of Senior Care Seniors go to hospitals for emergencies, but where should they go for long-term senior care?  As they live longer, what goals and […]
July 15, 2016
Mike Orazzi Bristol Press

Our Family

Our Family Dear Shady Oaks Community, My name is Tyson Francis Belanger. I am Vernon and Kay Belanger’s youngest son. My parents began caring for seniors […]