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

Film about seniors and relationships screens in Bridgeport

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, AARP is hosting the Connecticut premiere of a new documentary, The Age of Love, by NY-based film director, Steven Loring.  AARP’s relationship expert, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, will co-host with Loring, a pre-screening reception and participate in a post-screening discussion and audience Q&A about love and dating after age 50.  The event […] [Read More]

Alzheimer’s support group meets in Bridgeport

An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet Monday, Sept. 15,  from 6 to 7 p.m., at Northbridge Health Care Center, 2875 Main St., Bridgeport, (directly across the street from St. Vincent’s Medical Center).  RSVP to Lisa Fratarcangeli, director of social Wwork, at 203-336-0232, ext. 151.   [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport

Yale study: You’ll enjoy chocolate ‘s’more’ if you eat with a friend

Turns out chocolate eaten with a friend is twice as sweet as chocolate eaten alone, according to a new Yale University study. The study stemmed from a realization by Yale psychologists Erica Boothby, John Bargh, and Margaret Clark that people regularly seek out others with whom to share experiences. People summon partners outside to join […] [Read More]
Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk-Run Race Director Christian Meagher, left, accepts a $5,000 sponsorship check from Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle.

Ansonia club helps sponsor Griffin cancer fundraiser

The Ansonia Rod & Gun Club continued its generous support of the Annual Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run with a recent donation of $5,000 to be the event’s finish line sponsor. The donation was spearheaded by Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle, who also serves as a Volunteer Ambassador […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia, cancer, Derby

Anti-obesity group emphasizes importance of whole grains

For September, Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is providing a wealth of information to help area residents shop for, prepare and eat whole-grain foods to gain the maximum health benefit. The group’s website,, offers a variety of easy recipes using whole grains, including eight high-fiber […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition, obesity
The presentation of the CPR unit to Griffin Hospital included, from left, James Fleming, President, Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, Rick Foehrenbach, President, Curtiss Ryan Honda, Daun Barrett, Director, Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nursing, Cathi Kellett, Coordinator, Griffin Hospital CPR Training Center, and Edward DeMarseilles, COO, Curtiss Ryan Honda.

Auto dealers give CPR unit to Griffin nurses

The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, Curtiss Ryan Honda in Shelton, and the Connecticut Auto Retailers Association have teamed to give a CPR training unit to Griffin Hospital’s Parish Nurse Program. The unit will be used at the hospital’s CPR training center, which provides free and reduced price CPR training to the community. The unit […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Shelton

Blood pressure screenings

Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. For information, call (888) 357-2396. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, Sept. 8, 9:30 – 11:30 am Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Sept. 15, 9:30 – 11:30 am Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., Monday, Sept. 22, […] [Read More]
Categories: hypertension