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Hospital for Special Care Community Meets New Faces at Fall Reception

December 18, 2023
Anthony Rinaldi, Psy.D, ABPP-CN, Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Health, Neuropsychologist and Abir Rahman, DO, FABPMR, Neuromuscular Physiatrist


Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) hosted a Fall Reception on November 9th to welcome community partners and supporters back into the hospital following COVID-19 pandemic limitations. “It was important to reconnect with our community in person after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have lifted,” says Lynn Ricci, President, and CEO, “We are so proud of our progress over the past couple of years with new visionary leaders and advances to care, all thanks to the generous support of our community.” Attendees celebrated an evening of good cheer and met new Hospital for Special Care leaders and providers, and were inspired by patients using art and community programs as part of their therapeutic journeys.

Over the past couple of years, HFSC has welcomed new leaders and providers to our team to continue to advance clinical care. These new faces included:

Jeffery and Sara Buell pose in front of the art exhibit.


The event also featured a Parkinson’s Art Exhibit with two local artists, Jeffery Buell and Joani Olsen Kenney. Jeff, HFSC ambassador and founder of the Neuroscience Innovation Fund, has found painting, specifically, complex paint-by-number projects, to provide a functional and beautiful strategy to adapt to his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Joani, regular attendee of HFSC’s LOUD Crowd® Parkinson’s program, has had a professional career in art education and business. She featured her unique creation of dragon-like creatures to stimulate the imagination of children of all ages and backgrounds.

Individuals from the Ambulance Services of Manchester


Special thanks to a number of partners and generous donors that were in attendance, including:

  • Jeffery and Sara Buell, Founders of the Neuroscience Innovation Fund
  • Ambulance Services of Manchester
  • Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
  • Downes Construction
  • Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation
  • The Petit Family Foundation



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