About Mystic Geriatrics Institute

MGI is a non-profit organization with a mission to make a significant difference in improving the lives of the elderly and to make our region a center of excellence for elder well-being through specialized health care and education.

A letter from our President: 

Dear Friends of MGI,

     As the year draws to an end we have much to be thankful for and much to be concerned about. Our hope for a panacea to eradicate COVID-19 has not materialized. Nothing could point out the irrationality of human beings more succinctly than forsaking the opportunity to avoid disease by those who have refused immunization.  The vast majority of the immunized have avoided hospitalization and serious illness.

     We are thankful for the progress made in understanding the virus and the development of several effective and safe vaccines.  We are thankful for a government that has confronted our national problems and is working to assist the average person and to avoid economic stagnation. We are thankful for the many people who have survived the pandemic and who will be able to gather with their loved ones during this holiday season.

     At MGI we have begun to emerge from the pandemic. We are offering a program for family caregivers starting in early 2022.  Our program will give participants the information needed to prepare for the daunting task of taking care of a family member.   We will also outline the resources available in each of the eight modules we have developed.

     The eight modules will be divided into two sessions, each four hours long. In the first session, January 15th, we will cover legal and financial issues, ways of avoiding loneliness and isolation, and caring for the caregiver.  In the second session, January 22, we will cover adapting the home, nutrition, activities of daily living, and medical issues such as medical emergencies and access to available community resources.

     Sessions will be free of charge, and light food and beverages will be provided. The sessions will take place at the Mystic YMCA. Registration is necessary to prevent crowding and starts at 9:30 am.  Andrew Ely, who cared for his father, will deliver a brief keynote address at each session.

     Please register for the event by emailing us at mgisymposium@gmail.com, or by calling 860-857-2110. Please let us know if you will be attending one session (and date) or both sessions. If the session is oversubscribed, we will let you know when it will be repeated. Because of on-going COVID concerns we ask that you be immunized and wear a mask.

My very best wishes for a joyful holiday season,
Sincerely,

Christopher Morren, MD  President

Our Mission

Create an organization in our region to foster the development and communication of effective geriatric care.

Coordinate responses to elder issues, broadcasting effective strategies to invested audiences though workshops, conferencing and symposia.

Educate and collaborate with communities to establish infrastructure and services that promote elder well-being.

Our Mystic Geriatrics Institute Board of Directors

CHRIS MORREN, M.D.
President

Board Certified Geriatrician

MICHAEL FELTES, M.D.
Vice President

Board Certified Geriatrician
Mystic Geriatrics, LLC.

ROBIN ELY, R.N., D.N.P.
Secretary

Mind Matters, LLC

SANDRA A. SHARR, ESQ.
Treasurer

State of Connecticut (Retired)

ROBERT LOWELL, Ph.D.
U.S. Navy (Retired) and Engineer

CURTIS LYNCH
Business Consultant

REP. KATE ROTELLA
State Representative, 43rd District

REV. MARK A. SANTUCCI
Episcopal Priest (Retired)

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