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A Message from the President

June: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Jun 1, 2012

My past few columns have encouraged planning for your long-term health care needs. You might think uncertainty makes it easy to procrastinate, but instead it should be a powerful motivator. Start by embracing your own “person-centered care.” This means taking...

May: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

May 1, 2012

I believe it was Ben Franklin who said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Everyone knows the filing date for income taxes is April 15. However, you may not know that April 16 is becoming known...

April: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Apr 1, 2012

This month I would like to follow up more specifically on my message of last month to “plan, plan, plan” for your later years. Things to ask ourselves are: Where will I be in 10 years? Where will my children...

March: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Mar 1, 2012

Remember the phrase “things happen in three’s?”  In late January, I participated in a panel discussion at Masonicare at Ashlar Village on the importance of planning.  Sharing the podium with me were an elder law attorney, a social worker and a...

Februrary: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Feb 1, 2012

Late last month, a draft of the State of Connecticut’s Long-Term Care Right-Sizing Strategic Plan came across the desk of every long-term care provider in our state. Facilitated by the consulting firm Mercer, this much anticipated report outlines what has...

January: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Jan 1, 2012

The new year is often a time of resolutions and reflection. Last month, in cooperation with Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut, Masonicare co-sponsored a “Tree of Life” ceremony in Stamford. This annual event is designed as a...

December: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Dec 1, 2011

It’s hard to believe that at this time a year ago, I was reflecting on what those who were newly elected in Hartford and Washington might bring to future of healthcare, especially as it relates to the vulnerable population we...

November: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Nov 1, 2011

It’s November and the time of year when we strongly urge everyone to get their annual flu shot. Every year, many cases of the flu – especially serious cases – could have been avoided or ameliorated if the patient had...

October: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Oct 1, 2011

I’m blessed to have two grown daughters. Both have promising careers, one in Washington, DC, the other New York City. When they were growing up, I was struck as a parent how society provided more opportunities for boys. Thankfully, through...

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