Resident Elvira and Recreation Staff member, Miles, in costume

Luau at Bridgeport health center

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Residents at Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, enjoyed a Summer Luau on June 18 with steel drum music and island snacks.  The Sunshine Room was transformed into an island setting complete with palm tree decorations on the tables.  Residents wore leis and staff dressed in grass skirts. Northbridge Health Care Center, located in the Greater […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly, General

AARP offers tips to avoid skin cancer

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It’s finally summer and the sun seems to be making simmering appearances on a somewhat daily basis. That’s good for those of us still thawing out from the brutal winter. But the increased prominence of the sun means it’s time to worry about skin cancer. About 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin […] [Read More]
Categories: skin cancer
Photo: The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (OSM) of Trumbull’s
physicians and this year’s scholarship winners. Standing (l-r): James Spak, M.D.,
David Martin, M.D., Gerard Girasole, M.D., Hector Reyes, Colin Keyes, Diamond Allen,
Thomas Adzima, Alison Forger, Joshua Kreitler, Andrew Goldstein, Mark Wilchinsky, M.D.,
Daniel Weiland, M.D., Michael Redler, M.D.

Trumbull orthopaedic medicine center offers scholarships

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The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center of Trumbull recently announced the winners of its annual scholarships. The awards were given to high school scholar athletes planning to attend college this fall. OSM offers these scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who excel in three areas: student athletic achievements, academic accomplishments and community service. The scholarship […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Trumbull

Griffin sponsors health screenings for men

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Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men invites men to receive free health screenings, earn some free games and take a chance to win a grill at its Second Annual Men’s Health Day set for Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Sports Center of Connecticut, 784 River Road in Shelton. Held […] [Read More]
Pictured (Left to Right): Barnum Festival “Queen”, Monica Gorton, of Bunnell HS, Stratford; Northbridge Resident and Honorary Ringmaster, Arlene; and “King”, Benjamin Slowik, of Derby HS.

Barnum Festival visits health care center

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The Barnum Festival brought its fun and merriment to the residents at Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport on Tuesday with a police escort, a parade of vintage convertibles holding the Ring Master and Royal Court and a tour bus.  The crew from the Barnum Festival have spent the last few weeks making visits to area […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Fairfield County Foundation grants $30,000 to health centers in Norwalk

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The Human Services Council is pleased to announce that the Fairfield County Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $31,000 to its Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers. This partnership will help to directly minimize barriers that would otherwise prevent Norwalk Public School students from accessing basic healthcare. According to the Human Service […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
Ansonia High School senior Sanjida Shamim is one of many student volunteers gaining work experience and skills at Griffin Hospital.

Volunteer opportunities for students at Griffin Hospital

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Summer is here and Griffin Hospital in Derby is offering high school students on hiatus a variety of volunteer opportunities. Students can serve as hospitality greeters/receptionists, arts and crafts helpers (sewing, knitting, crocheting), room service providers, clerical support, and providers of soft touch massage, Reiki or Therapeutic Touch. Students are able to work in a […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, hospitals

Talk on caregiving in Shelton

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Balancing the responsibilities of work, finances, family life, and caring for an aging loved one can leave you feeling “Sandwiched” and in need of support. Caregivers are invited to  Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, for a caregiver education series. The topic for this session […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, Shelton