Connecticut ranks 12th in senior health

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Connecticut ranked 12th for senior health this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior reports. “United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report is a valuable tool for measuring and understanding the key challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut’s senior population,”  Donald Stangler,  medical director for UnitedHealthcare of New England, said in […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly

Griffin to host safe driving class

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Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 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 course is […] [Read More]

Alzheimer’s expert to speak in Bridgeport

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The Watermark at 3030 Park is pleased to announce that it will host The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Peter V. Rabins  for a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 10 from 2 -4 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Ave. in Bridgeport. […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport
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Greenwich to screen nursing documentary

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In celebration of nurses throughout the community, on Wednesday, May 28, Greenwich Hospital will present two free screenings of The American Nurse: Healing America, a documentary film that follows five American nurses as they care for their patients in conventional and non-traditional healthcare settings. The film, which debuted nationwide during National Nurses Week, May 6 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Greenwich, nursing

The link between smoking and education

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A new Yale study shows that the links between smoking and education in adulthood are in fact explained by characteristics and choices made in adolescence. The study appears in the journal Social Science Research. According to a news release from Yale, the study uses data collected over more than 14 years to link the smoking […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, smoking

AARP sponsors forum on family caregiving

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AARP Connecticut is hosting an informational forum on family caregiving on June 17,  featuring AARP’s national Family/Caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, author of the ebook “Juggling Work and Caregivng.”  Choosing to Care: A Forum on Family Caregiving, is aimed at empowering family caregivers with knowledge and resources to assist them in caring for loved ones who […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly
The winners from last year’s Bowling for Bullying event are from left, Andrea Goodman, Catherine Gallagher and Shaun Amberg, all from Fairfield, and Steve Hodson and Tom Gallo from Trumbull. Debra Greenberg of Monroe, president and CEO of The Center, is pictured far right.

Bowling against Bullying in Fairfield

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Friday, June 6, the focus is on bullying at Nutmeg Bowl in Fairfield, at the fourth annual Bowling Against Bullying to benefit The Center for Family Justice (formerly The Center for Women and Families). Through its education programs in the six towns it services — Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull — The Center […] [Read More]
Center For Discovery will open its newest eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment facility in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Visit centerfordiscoverynewengland.com for additional details.

Eating disorders facility to open in Greenwich

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Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, recently announced plans to open its newest eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment facility in Greenwich.  The facility will provide treatment for adults and adolescents diagnosed with issues related to anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.  The new site, which is Joint Commission of Accreditation of […] [Read More]