Gathering at Southington Care Center for the check presentation are Sharon Robinson, regional director for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, Chris Conlon, and Southington Care Center executive director, William Kowalewski.
September 8, 2017 03:23PM
Plantsville resident Chris Conlon thinks big. Conlon has helping his community in a different way than when he was a career firefighter, first in Southington then in West Hartford. He’s behind multiple fundraisers, bringing the 25-foot smoker and food to events such as the Calvanese Foundation’s Wine and Beer Fest. Other times he hosts the fundraisers in his restaurant, benefiting causes such as the YMCA’s Camp Sloper scholarships, through which he has funded 62 campers.
For four years, Southington Care Center has also been the recipient of Conlon’s annual donations. The contributions have supported the nail salon, the resident dining room and this year, a planned patio addition at the community which offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. He has left it up to the care center to designate the funds.
For his community commitment, Conlon has received multiple awards from the United Way, Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office, City of New Britain, and the list goes on. He credits others for doing more.