Free meditation at Griffin

Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center will host a free introduction to meditation Tuesday, July 29. Chaplain Cormac Levenson will host “Meditation for Beginners,” a round table discussion about meditation, how to meditate and its benefits, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Health Resource Center, located in Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. This […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
Linda Blackwell is the new chair of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Advisory Board

Breast center board names new chair

Linda Blackwell of Fairfield assumes the chairmanship of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Advisory Board effective immediately.  In addition, she will serve as president of the center’s President’s Council. Blackwell replaces chair Beth Davis, who died May 31 at age 57. Blackwell, a Fairfield County native, is a senior vice president of sales […] [Read More]
Dr. Bernie Siegel, the author of several books, will speak at Crosby Commons in Shelton this month.

Authors to speak at Crosby Commons

The “Smiles within a Village” Happiness Club at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community will welcome Dr. Bernie Siegel and Janet Pfeiffer at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 14 at Crosby Commons’ Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. There will be a discussion on  Siegel’s current new book, Animal Miracles. Hear about the transformational connections, miracle […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Shelton

Blood drive in Trumbull

A blood drive is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 17 at Congregation B’Nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull. This is the second annual blood drive scheduled at the synagogue since it merged with Temple Beth Sholom in Stratford three years ago. The Stratford synagogue hosted semi-annual blood drives for years and brought […] [Read More]
Categories: Trumbull
Boaters compete in last year's Sail Park City Regatta to benefit St. Vincent's Medical Center's SWIM Across the Sound. This year's regatta takes place July 26.

Regatta will benefit St. Vincent’s

The 2014 Sail Park City Regatta will take place  Saturday, July 26 at the Fayerweather Yacht Club, 51 Brewster St., Bridgeport.  Proceed from the regatta will benefit St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s SWIM Across the Sound, Connecticut’s premier cancer charity. The regatta will consist of up to two races, depending on conditions. There will be Spinnaker […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer

Better Breathing meeting canceled

The Better Breathing Club meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29, 1:30 pm, at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St., has been cancelled. For more information, call 203- 336-7375. [Read More]

It’s National Dance Month!

Can you boogie your way to fitness? Local health advocates certain think so. Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is urging people to celebrate National Dance Month by enrolling in dance classes, dancing the night away or just putting on some music and twirling around the living […] [Read More]
Categories: fitness
Gov't Study Shows Young Adults Under 30 Not Taking Skin Cancer Sun Exposure Warnings Seriously

Griffin hosts skin cancer screenings

Griffin Hospital is sponsoring several free skin cancer screenings this month. The screenings will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 29at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., in Derby. An additional screening is planned for Aug. 12. To reserve a screening appointment, call […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, skin cancer