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Watermark in Bridgeport to host senior driving safety class

On Friday, April 10, The Watermark at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host an AARP-sponsored safe driving course designed for individuals over the age of 50. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior living community.   The course will be taught by an AARP instructor, who […] [Read More]
The 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby.

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host prom safety awareness night

  Juniors and seniors of Lower Naugatuck Valley high schools and their parents are invited to the 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St.,  Derby. The free event will feature a panel of emergency medical technicians, police officers, a physician from Griffin Hospital’s […] [Read More]
Categories: accidents, Derby

CDC: 1 in 3 truck drivers in fatal crashes weren’t wearing seat belts

More than one in three truck drivers who died in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report states that buckling up could have prevented about 40 percent of these deaths, and names seatbelts as the “single most effective intervention” in […] [Read More]
Senior Motorists

Senior driving class at Bridgeport Hospital

AARP’s Smart Driver Course takes place Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the first-floor Administration Conference Room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, which covers handouts and instructional materials. Classes are taught by trained AARP instructors. Successful completion may entitle […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host AARP driver safety program

Griffin Hospital in Derby  will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the […] [Read More]
Toys with small pieces, such as these, are among those that safety experts advise against buying for small kids this holiday season.

Be savvy about toy safety this holiday season

With holiday shopping season unofficially underway, you’ll likely be looking for items for the little ones in your life this year. But experts advise caution when picking playthings. As toys have advanced technologically, so have their associated risks, according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Unfortunately, every year, recalls are issued for toys and other products […] [Read More]
Categories: safety

AARP sponsors driving course for seniors in Bridgeport

On Friday, Sept. 19, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host the AARP Smart Driver™ Safety Course, a class designed to help people over the age of 50 navigate roads more safely and comfortably. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Ave. […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, traffic safety
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s physicians and staff from the Injury Prevention Center were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sarah Eagan- State Child Advocate, and Jack Harder from the American Red Cross Thursday to discuss summer safety.

Be safe this holiday weekend

Though you and your family are likely anticipating the holiday season, it’s not without its dangers. This summer, children ages 14 and under will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times for serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes, drownings, bike crashes, pedestrian incidents, falls and other hazards.  But staff at Connecticut Children’s […] [Read More]

Summer safety tips from the Department of Health

With summer officially upon us, the Connecticut Department of Public Health wants you to keep safety in mind as you go about their daily activities this season. “Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities, get exercise, and spend time with family and friends,” stated DPH Deputy Commissioner Katharine Lewis in a news release. […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s named a model of safety in OSHA report

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport was recently featured on the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration educational website for hospitals as a model of hospital that practices safe patient handling. OSHA’s profile of St. Vincent’s Medical Center cites a “safety trumps all” attitude and a “high reliability” culture  that  have resulted in […] [Read More]