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Have You Heard the News?

March 20th, 2017

For an eighth straight year, Essex Meadows has been listed among the best retirement homes in the nation, receiving a 5-Star rating for skilled nursing at its health center by U.S. News and World Report! The rankings come from data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and only around 13% of communities […]


Essex Meadows Named One of the Best Retirement Homes

March 3rd, 2017

Originally posted on Essex Meadows Health Center, part of the continuum of Essex Meadows Life Care Community, is celebrating an 8th consecutive year of being rated as one of the top health services and skilled nursing providers in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.



July 27th, 2016

On July 21, Essex Meadows welcomed over 250 guests to sample an array of Connecticut-grown food and locally-crafted beers and wines. The Ivoryton Playhouse actors performed hit tunes from the Broadway musical, Chicago, and Essex Meadows employee, Bryanna Tobin, performed musical classics from the 30’s and 40’s to the delight of our visitors.    


Third Annual Car Wash Benefits Essex Meadows Scholarship Foundation

June 10th, 2016

Scholarship Recipients (left to right) – Kevin Dean, Alyssa Daneault, Joel Driscoll, Heidi Harger, Makayla Urquhart, Kelly Duggan, Sam Spitzschuh, Lisa Flynn, Amber Parciak, Ariedne Velex, Johanthan Metsack, McKenzie Davis, Erika Mulé, and Tabitha Parciak A job well done!  On June 6, Essex Meadows staff and scholarship recipients washed and vacuumed 70+ cars and raised […]


Essex Meadows Receives Hospitality Award

Congratulations to the staff of Essex Meadows! We have received the 2015 Life Care Services Award for Excellence in Hospitality. This award represents Outstanding Resident Satisfaction in Hospitality as reflected in our most recent Resident Satisfaction Survey.


Essex Meadows Featured in INK Magazine

June 2nd, 2016

Please click on the link below to read about Essex Meadows in Ink magazine. “Ink was conceived to identify the people of Connecticut who will be remembered for being here and leaving their mark, showcasing their achievements, and applauding their everyday successes.”


Essex Senior Ready to Conquer ‘Tour de Lyme’ Cycling Event

May 16th, 2016

Originally posted on This year’s Tour de France might be a couple of months away, but that’s not stopping one Essex senior from channeling his inner Chris Froome. Eighty-five-year-old Don Shildneck, a resident at Essex Meadows, the retirement community located on Bokum Road in Essex, is earnestly gearing up for this year’s Tour de […]


Middlesex Hospital Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

December 13th, 2015

At a recent Middlesex Hospital breakfast meeting held at Essex Meadows, the hospital announced that they have joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Essex Meadows is very fortunate to have such exceptional medical services available to our residents, and the resident were very pleased to learn about how Mayo Clinic expertise will be available to […]