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Seniors: How to Stay Active, Healthy During COVID-19 Crisis

Seniors are among the most vulnerable in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Older people are at least twice as likely to have a serious case of COVID-19, according the early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The immune system, as we age, is less efficient at fending off...

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Why Soap and Water Is More Effective Than Hand Sanitizer Against COVID-19

Store shelves may be wiped clean of hand sanitizer but soap is more effective for protecting yourself from COVID-19, according to infectious disease specialists. “If at all possible, wash your hands with soap and water,” said Dr. Virginia Bieluch, the chief of infectious diseases at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, “If...

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Center for Healthy Aging Adds Virtual Dementia Caregivers Support Group

Support groups provide emotional, educational and social support in a positive and uplifting atmosphere. In meeting the needs of dementia caregivers who may be unable to attend an in-person group, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is now hosting four call-in support groups each week. Led by dementia specialists and...

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How You Can Tell the Difference Between Allergies, Cold, Flu and COVID-19

Eyes watering? Runny nose? Feel like your head is locked in an ever-tighter vice? Sounds like the start of seasonal allergies, maybe a cold or flu . . . but not COVID-19. To keep anxiety levels down, and reduce the crush on local healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important...


How to Control Coronavirus Anxiety

Whether it’s wiping out a store’s stock of hand sanitizer and toilet paper to overzealously taking children’s temperatures, people’s fears about the coronavirus are escalating. The facts bear some concern, according to experts at the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN). Respiratory symptoms and illnesses, which can be associated with...

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Jefferson House Receives National Best Nursing Home Designation

Jefferson House, a skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care community at 1 John H. Stewart Drive in Newington, recently received the highest Best Nursing Homes Rating from U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson House, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, received the top “high performing” rating for...

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Free Seminar: ‘Medicare 101: Understanding Your Options’

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is partnering with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services to sponsor a free educational seminar to help members of local community understand Medicare options. Marissa Hiebel, a Medicare Educator for Hartford HealthCare, will cover topics such as what Medicare is and how it works, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare...