(Center) Miles Ballex, Northbridge Recreation Department, and the Quinnipiac Volleyball Team

Quinnipiac team visits seniors at Northbridge

During the Labor Day weekend, the Quinnipiac University Volleyball team, Hamden, visited residents of Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, and spent the afternoon painting nails, delivering mail, making room visits, playing games, helping staff, and reminiscing. The visit was part of the community services required by the University, however, the young women far exceeded their […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly
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Garfunkel to perform at senior service gala

The Women’s Auxiliary of Jewish Senior Services will host the 2014 Fall Gala on Thursday, Oct.23 at the Inn at Longshore in Westport.  Highlighting the evening will be a concert by legendary performer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Art Garfunkel.  The gala will pay tribute to Lydia Gerard of Fairfield for her […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Marissa Zingaro of Milford receive a quality care award from Bridgeport Hospital.

Nurse, Milford resident, gets award from Bridgeport Hospital

Marissa Zingaro of Milford, a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit, is the latest monthly recipient of the Bridgeport Hospital Quality Award for her compassionate patient care. Zingaro, who joined the hospital two years ago, was nominated after caring for a young man who suffered a fatal injury in August. “Marissa devoted three shifts […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, Milford

CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The awards will strengthen state and local programs aimed at fighting these chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in […] [Read More]

Use LeanSpa products? You may qualify for a refund

If you bought acai berry and “colon cleanse” products from the Branford-based company LeanSpa, you likely qualify for a refund, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau announced in a news release Thursday. The Federal Trade Commission has authorized claims administrator Rust Consulting to send claim forms to what the FTC calls “Possible victims of alleged LeanSpa […] [Read More]
Categories: weight loss

Walking your dog is good for your health

In preparation for National Walk Your Dog Week (Oct. 1-7), Pet360 surveyed more than 4,000 dog owners to find out how often the average canine is walked by a human companion. The survey found that only 56 percent of dog owners walk their dog at least once per day. Even more surprising is the fact […] [Read More]
Categories: exercise

Lecture on hip and knee pain in Shelton

There will be a lecture on surgical and non-surgical options for hip and knee pain from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. Speakers include orthopedic surgeons Dr. David Bindelglass and Dr. Joel Malin, orthopedic nurse Karen Essig and physical therapist Amy Mooney. The lecture is sponsored […] [Read More]
Valley Goes Pink

Breast cancer awareness effort starts next week

The kickoff for Griffin Hospital’s 5th Annual Valley Goes Pink will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at Wellington’s Restaurant, 51 Huntington Ave., Shelton. The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to create awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, and […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer