A Healthier Life for Seniors: Upcoming Events in March

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March 2-31: Five-part Healthy Brain Series Examines Optimum Aging

WATERBURY – Strategies and information on maintaining a healthy brain is the focus of a free five-part series presented by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. The Healthy Brain Series will be held Tuesdays, March 3 through 31, 2-3 pm, at Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, 84 Progress Lane.

The presenter will be Patty O’Brian, certified dementia specialist, with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Topics will include: Challenge Your Mind Daily – Activities To Keep Your Mind Sharp; Feeding the Brain – The Importance of Diet and Hydration; Benefits of a Purposeful Life: Finding Meaningful Engagement as You Age; Good Sleep and Brain Power; and The Blue Zones – Lessons for Living Longer from the people who’ve lived the longest. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Jessica Warner, respite care manager, WCAAA, 203.757.5449, Ext. 114.

March 3: Redefining the Purpose of Life Throughout the Aging Process

SOUTH WINDSOR – Growing older changes not only the physical self but can impact a person’s outlook on life, wisdom and sometimes, his or her reason for being. The free program, “Growing Older Can Bring New Purpose,” will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 1 pm, at South Windsor Senior Center, 150 Nevers Road. Presenter will be Kaitlyn McKenzie, exercise physiologist, with GoodLife Fitness, the program sponsor.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call South Windsor Senior Center, 860.648.6361.

March 3 (monthly): Chase Family Movement Disorders Center Offers Caregivers Support Group

VERNON – The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center is offering a caregivers support group for individuals who care for people with movement disorders and other neurodegenerative conditions. This free support group is offered on the first Tuesday of every month (March 3), 10:30 am-noon, at the Hartford Hospital Family Health Center, 35 Talcottville Road, in the Chase Family Community Wellness and Education Room. Topics include: communication techniques, caregiver support, benefits of activities, family dynamics, disease stage, safety issues and concerns. Facilitators are Amanda Brill, LCSW, at the Chase Family Movement Disorder Center, and Jennifer McCaughey, MS, resource coordinator, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

For more information, call Amanda Brill, at 860.696.4653, or Jennifer McCaughey at 860.696.4623.

March 3 (monthly): Hartford HealthCare’s Veterans’ ‘Coffee Talk’ Offers Support and Resources

WILLIMANTIC – Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to join a free “coffee talk” on the first Tuesday of every month (March 3), 8:30-9:30 am, at Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave. The meeting is now being held in the 4 West Classroom, which can be accessed from the lobby elevator, up one floor, left off the elevator and at the end of the hall. Facilitator is Sherri Vogt, Hartford HealthCare veterans liaison. Hartford HealthCare at Home is sponsoring. Light refreshments will be served.

Topics of discussion may include presumptive diseases, service-connected disabilities, Aid & Attendance, Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal, burial allowances for survivors of veterans, how to obtain a copy of DD214 (discharge papers), and more. Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served.

All veterans are welcome. To register, call Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, 1.877.4AGING1/1.877.424.4641.

March: Hartford HealthCare Senior Services Offers Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is offering free blood pressure screenings at the following locations in March:

Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 to 10:30 am, Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. (Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging)

Thursday, March 5, 11 am to noon, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. (Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging)

Wednesday, March 11, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (Sponsored by Mulberry Gardens of Southington)

Tuesday, March 31, 10 to 11 am, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. (Sponsored by Southington Care Center)

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is a not-for-profit under Hartford HealthCare. To learn more, click here.

March 3 (monthly): Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging hosts dementia support group in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD – Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a free dementia support group on the first Tuesday of every month (March 3), 10-11 am, at the West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road.

Those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia will be able to learn useful skills while voicing their concerns. Topics include communication techniques, caregiver support, safety issues, benefits of activities and daily routine, family dynamics, stages of the disease process, behavior management and more. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, certified dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, and Elaine Reid, CDP, of LiveWell.

For more information or to register for the dementia support group, contact Wyman at 860.666.7258 or email Michelle.Wyman@hhchealth.org.

March 4 (monthly): Free blood pressure screenings set at Wethersfield Senior Center

WETHERSFIELD – Free blood pressure screenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month (March 4), 11 am-noon, at the Wethersfield Senior Center (Pitkin Community Center), 30 Greenfield St. Cedar Mountain Commons and Jefferson House sponsor the screenings.

March 4: Managing Arthritis’ Program Includes Management and Movement Tips

NEW HARTFORD – With more than 100 different types of arthritis, thousands of people experience its aches, pains and impact on mobility. The free program, “Managing Arthritis,” will be held Wednesday, March 4, 11:30 am, at New Hartford Senior Center, 530 Main St., third floor. Topics will include managing symptoms to provide pain relief, improving movement and strategies for performing daily activities. Presenter will be a therapist with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is sponsoring the program.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Robin Buzzi, New Hartford Senior Center director, 860.379.3980.

March: Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Offers Bereavement Groups

Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care is offering two free monthly bereavement support groups at four locations in March:

Glastonbury: First and third Wednesdays of the month (March 4 & 18), 2 to 3:30 pm, Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., with facilitator Bill Pilkington, supervisor for pastoral and bereavement services.

Hartford: Second and fourth Mondays of the month (March 9 & 23), 1 to 2:15 pm, Hartford Hospital, 85 Jefferson St., Room 116, with facilitator Andrea Burr, pastoral counselor.

Mansfield: First and third Thursdays of the month (March 5 & 19), 11 am to 12:30 pm, Mansfield Center, 34 Ledgebrook Drive, with facilitator Ivan Bilyk, pastoral counselor supervisor.

Meriden: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (March 10 & 24), 5:30 to 6:30 pm, MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., with facilitator Doreen Bottone, MidState chaplain.

For more information, call 1.HHC.HERE/1.855.442.4373.

March 4 (monthly): Center for Healthy Aging Offers Dementia Caregivers Support Group in Norwich

NORWICH – Caring for a loved one with dementia is not easy. A caregivers support group can provide emotional, educational and social support. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging offers a free caregivers support group on the first Wednesday of the month (March 4), 9:30 to 11 am, at Backus Outpatient Care Center, 111 Salem Turnpike.

Facilitator will be Adrianne DeVivo, certified dementia specialist, of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, the program sponsor. Topics to be discussed include communication techniques, caregiver support, benefits of activities, stages of the disease, family dynamics, safety issues and more.

For more information or to register, call DeVivo at 860.456.6877.

Dementia Support Group Meets Monthly in Torrington

TORRINGTON – Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging requiring responsibility for financial decisions, daily tasks, hygiene and managing changes in behavior among many other duties. A support group provides emotional, educational and social support as well as interaction with other caregivers. Facilitators discuss communication techniques, caregiver support, benefits of activities, stages of the disease, family dynamics and safety issues.

Torrington Support Group

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Small Dining Room, Ground Floor, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington

Third Wednesday of the month (March 18), 7 to 9 pm.

Facilitator Karen Cornell, 860.585.3269.

March 5: Understanding the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

TORRINGTON – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is partnering with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services to sponsor a free educational program to help individuals understand the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. “Understanding the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period” will be held Thursday, March 5, 2-3 pm, in Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Memorial Building Conference Hall, 540 Litchfield St.

Marissa Hiebel, a Medicare Educator for Hartford HealthCare, will cover topics such as things to consider when choosing a Medicare Advantage plan and other times throughout the year when it may be possible to make a Medicare plan change. Caregivers and family members are also encouraged to attend.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Spaces are limited and registration is required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE/ 1.855.442.4373 or register here.

March 7: Cedar Mountain Commons Open House

NEWINGTON – An open house showcasing Cedar Mountain Commons, a not for profit independent and assisted living community, will be held Saturday, March 7, 10 am to 2 pm. Marie Pugliese, retirement counselor, will lead the tours. Light refreshments will be served. Cedar Mountain Commons is at 3 John H. Stewart Drive.

People are welcome to just stop by. For more information, call Pugliese at Cedar Mountain Commons, 860.665.7901.

March 10 (monthly): Respite Care Available at Mulberry Gardens Support Group

PLANTSVILLE – Living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder can be challenging and feel overwhelming for families and caregivers. Hartford HealthCare’s Mulberry Gardens of Southington offers a free support group for families and caregivers on the second Tuesday of every month (March 10), 10:30-11:30 am. Facilitators Jenn Doty, BSW, social worker, and Ingrid Kausyla RN, BSN, director of wellness, provide suggestions, community support and a safe environment to listen or share thoughts and feelings. Mulberry Gardens is at 58 Mulberry St. in the Plantsville section of Southington.

During the meeting, respite care is available at Mulberry Gardens’ Adult Day Center. Please call Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, at 860.276.1020 several days in advance to make arrangements or to register for the group.

March 10 (monthly): Arbor Rose Hosts Monthly Dementia Caregivers Support Group

NEW BRITAIN – Arbor Rose at Jerome Home offers a free dementia caregivers support group on the second Tuesday of each month (March 10), 5:30-7 pm, at 975 Corbin Ave. Topics may include communication techniques; medical, legal and behavioral issues; caregiver support; and financial problems. Facilitators listen, guide the conversation and provide information about community resources in a confidential setting. This group is facilitated by Ali Weber, MSW, Arbor Rose resident services coordinator, and Susan Grimes, transitional care coordinator, Hartford HealthCare at Home.

For more information or to RSVP, call Weber at 860.356.8281.

March 11: Eating for Healthy Weight Loss

MERIDEN – To live a full and healthiest life, knowing about healthy foods and a balanced diet can be key especially when considering weight loss. As people age, nutritional needs change thus it may be necessary to modify and vary what they eat. A free program, “Eating for Healthy Weight Loss,” will be held Wednesday, March 11, 10:30 am, at Meriden Senior Center, 22 W. Main St. Tracey Luciani, registered dietician, at Southington Care Center, will lead the nutritional program. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Meriden Senior Center at 203.237.0066.

March 11: GoodLife Fitness Presents ‘How to Fall Safely’

BRISTOL – Avoiding slips and falls isn’t always easy – sometimes they are inevitable. However, there are a few basic strategies to prevent falls and reduce injury if a fall occurs. A free program, “How to Fall Safely,” will be held Wednesday, March 11, at 10:30 am at Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. Presenter will be Lisa Murawski, exercise physiologist, of GoodLife Fitness, the program sponsor.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Bristol Senior Center, 860.584.7895.

March 11: Cough and Cold Medicines: Are They safe?

SOUTHINGTON – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that adults in the United States experience two to three colds per year and children get even more. A free program about cough and cold medicines will be held Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 pm, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Topics will include what cough and cold medications are safe and how to take them. Presenters will be Sean Jeffery, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, FNAP, AGSF, and Christina Polomoff, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, who are both pharmacists with Hartford HealthCare Integrated Care Partners and clinical professors at University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring the program.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Calendar House at 860.621.3014.

March 11: Dementia Support Group Meets Monthly at Southington Care Center

SOUTHINGTON – Caring for a loved one can be daunting, presenting a maze of problems to solve including helping a loved one with daily tasks, communicating effectively, making financial decisions, managing changes in behavior, and more. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., offers a free Alzheimer’s and dementia support group on the second Wednesday of the month (March 11), 6:30-7:30 pm, in the Anna Fanelli Room.

This group is an affiliated support group of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, and is hosted by Southington Care Center and Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. The facilitator is Patty O’Brian, CDP, patient/family engagement coordinator and certified Alzheimer’s/dementia specialist, of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, call O’Brian at 860.628.3830.

March 12 (monthly): Dementia Caregivers Support in Wethersfield

WETHERSFIELD – Caring for a loved one with dementia is not easy. A caregivers support group can provide emotional, educational and social support. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Hartford HealthCare Memory Care Center offer a free caregivers support group on the second Thursday of each month (March 12), 10:30-11:30 am, at Hartford HealthCare, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Excellence Room 2, second floor.

Topics include communication techniques, caregiver support, benefits of activities, stages of the disease, family dynamics, safety issues and more. Facilitators will be Adrianna Foreman, LCSW, CDP, of the Hartford HealthCare Memory Care Center, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, certified dementia specialist, of the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

For more information, call Hartford HealthCare Memory Care Center at 860.545.7550.

March 12: Incorporating Meditation Into Daily Life

CROMWELL – Meditation, the practice of mental mindfulness and relaxation, can bring benefits to the mind, body and spirit. A free program about Focused Awareness Meditation will be held Thursday, March 12, 1 pm, at Cromwell Senior Center, 41 West St. Presenter will be Maquita Sellers, exercise physiologist of GoodLife Fitness, a program of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Participants are asked to bring a large towel or small blanket with them for proper positioning in their chair. GoodLife Fitness is sponsoring.

Space is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Cromwell Senior Center, 860.632.3447.

March 12: Free Memory Screenings

ASHFORD – Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is conducting free, confidential memory screenings on Thursday, March 12 from 10 am-noon at Ashford Senior Center, 25 Tremko Lane. Adrianne DeVivo, dementia specialist, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, will conduct the evaluations which consist of questions and tasks to assess memory.

Registration is required. To make an appointment, call the Ashford Senior Center, 860.487.5122.

March 12: Lunch and Learn: Wound Care — What to Know

NEW BRITAIN – Wounds, which can be prevalent in diabetics, can lead to serious complications and compounded medical problems. The free Lunch and Learn program, “Wound Care – What to Know,” will be held Thursday, March 12, noon-1 pm, at Hospital of Central Connecticut – New Britain Campus, 100 Grand St., first floor Lecture Room. Presenter will be George Perdrizet, MD, PhD, medical director of Hartford HealthCare Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. Topics will include good skin care techniques when there are comprehensive skin wounds, treatments and surgery. Questions and answers with the doctor will follow. This program is sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

Seating is limited and a light complimentary lunch will be provided. Registration is required. To RSVP, call 1.855.HHC.HERE/ 1.855.442.4373.

March 14: Mulberry Gardens of Southington Open House

PLANTSVILLE – An open house at beautiful Mulberry Gardens of Southington, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, will be held on Saturday, March 14, 10 am- 2 pm. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Light refreshments will be served. Mulberry Gardens is at 58 Mulberry St. in the Plantsville section of Southington.

People are welcome to just stop by. For more information, call Terzak at Mulberry Gardens, 860.276.1020.

March 14: The Orchards at Southington Open House 

SOUTHINGTON – The Orchards at Southington, a beautiful independent and assisted living community, is hosting an open house on Saturday, March 14, 10 am- 2 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the senior living community, located at 34 Hobart St., with retirement counselor Antoinette Ouellette.

People are welcome to just stop by. For more information, call Ouellette at The Orchards at Southington, 860.628.5656.

March 15: Arbor Rose at Jerome Home Open House

NEW BRITAIN – An open house at beautiful Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, an independent, assisted living and memory care community, will be held Sunday, March 15, 10 am-2 pm. Denise Lebrocquy, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Light refreshments will be served. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home is located at 975 Corbin Ave.

People are welcome to just stop by. For more information, call Lebrocquy, at Arbor Rose, 860.229.3707.

Marsch 16: Dry Needling for Tight Muscles

NEWINGTON – Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause pain over a large area, leading to difficulty performing everyday tasks. A treatment approach known as dry needling may release the tight muscle bands, leading to decreased pain and improved function. A free program about dry needling will be held Monday, March 16, 1 pm, at Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Presenter will be Matthew Reynolds, physical therapist, Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring the program.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 860.665.8769.

March 16: Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers Support Group

BERLIN – An Alzheimer’s disease caregivers support group can provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers, family and friends. In response to the need, the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter and Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and Hartford HealthCare Memory Care Center are offering a new free support group on the third Monday of every month (March 16), 1-2:30 pm, at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Ave.

The facilitator will be Patty O’Brian, CDP, certified dementia specialist, of the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

For more information or to RSVP, call O’Brian at 860.628.3833.

March 17: Balance Screening for Better Stability

PLAINVILLE – Dizziness, health factors and even medication can all negatively impact balance especially as people age. Balance screenings can be the first step to indicate if there is a problem so that the cause can be diagnosed. Free balance screenings will be held on the third Tuesdays of the month (March 17), 10 am-noon, at Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Laurel Whalen, RPT/CLT, of Jerome Home Outpatient Rehabilitation, will conduct the balance screenings. Jerome Home is sponsoring the balance screenings.

To arrange a time, call Plainville Senior Center at 860.747.5728.

March 18 (monthly): Dementia Caregivers Support Group in Willimantic

WILLIMANTIC – Caring for a loved one with dementia is not easy. A caregivers support group can provide emotional, educational and social support. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging offers a free caregivers support group on the third Wednesday of the month (March 18), 10 am, at Windham Hospital, Johnson Room, 112 Mansfield Ave.

Facilitator will be Adrianne DeVivo, certified dementia specialist, of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, the program sponsor. Topics to be discussed: communication techniques, caregiver support, benefits of activities, stages of the disease, family dynamics, safety issues and more.

For more information, call DeVivo at 860.456.6877.

March 19: Role of CBD in Pain Treatment

PLAINVILLE – It seems like more businesses are popping up touting CBD to treat a variety of health problems. A free program, “CBD and Pain Management,” will be held Thursday, March 19, 1-2 pm, at Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Presenter Michael Peshka, RN, of Hartford HealthCare Pain Treatment Center, will discuss topics including pain, conditions and treatment, including the role of CBD. Hartford HealthCare Pain Treatment Center is sponsoring the program.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Plainville Senior Center at 860.747.5728.

March 19: Dinner with the Doc: Stroke: a Brain Attack

SIMSBURY – Stroke, caused by a blocked blood vessel or brain bleeding, can occur in people of every age. The free Dinner with the Doc, “Stroke: a Brain Attack,” on Thursday, March 19, will cover topics including signs, the effect on the brain and new innovations in recovery. This event will be held 6-8 pm at Hop Meadow Country Club, 85 Firetown Road. Hartford HealthCare and McLean are sponsoring the program.

A light complimentary dinner will be served. Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call 1.855.HHC.HERE/ 1.855.442.4373.

March 23: ‘Keeping Memory Strong’ 

CHESHIRE – As people age, it is a natural process to become more forgetful. However, sometimes forgetfulness may indicate a more serious issue such as dementia. “Keeping Memory Strong” on Monday, March 23 will provide tips to keep the brain sharp and activities to challenge the mind all while having fun. The free program will be held at 10:30 am, at Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave. Presenter will be Patty O’Brian, CDP, certified dementia specialist, of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, program sponsor.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Cheshire Senior Center at 203.272.8286.

March 23 (montly): Veterans’ ‘Coffee Talk’

ROCKY HILL – Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to join a free “coffee talk” on the fourth Friday of every month (March 23), 11:30 am-12:30 pm, at Apple Rehab Rocky Hill, 45 Elm St. Facilitator is Sherri Vogt, Hartford HealthCare veterans liaison. Hartford HealthCare at Home is sponsoring. Light refreshments will be served.

All veterans are welcome. To register, call Apple Rehab Rocky Hill, 860.529.8661.

March 24: Acid Reflux Prevention, Treatment

CROMWELL – Acid reflux is a painful condition that many people experience at least once in their lives. The free program, “Do You Think You Have Acid Reflux?” on Tuesday, March 24 will include information on natural ways to prevent heartburn and medications that can help or worsen stomach acid. The event will be held at 12:30 pm, at Cromwell Senior Center, 41 West St. Presenters will be Sean Jeffery, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, FNAP, AGSF, and Christina Polomoff, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, both pharmacists with Integrated Care Partners Hartford HealthCare Group and professors with University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Cromwell Senior Center, 860.632.3447.

Match 26: Lunch and Learn: Eating for Healthy Aging

NEW BRITAIN – Healthy eating is important at any age but becomes even more so as people reach midlife and beyond. Studies have suggested that as people grow older, eating a healthy diet may help to improve mental acuteness, boost energy levels and increase resistance to illness. The free Lunch and Learn program, “Eating for Healthy Aging,” will be held Thursday, March 26, noon-1 pm, at Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave. The event, which will examine the relationship between healthy eating and aging, will include a cooking demonstration. Presenters will include Maquita Sellers, exercise physiologist, of GoodLife Fitness. Sponsors include GoodLife Fitness and Arbor Rose at Jerome Home.

A complimentary light lunch will be served. Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 860.229.3707.

March 27: ‘Living with Heart Disease’

WALLINGFORD – Living with heart disease can be challenging and limit some of life’s activities. A free program on Friday, March 27, 10:30 to 11:45 am, at Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., will cover many topics including heart failure and coronary artery disease, the importance of conserving energy, and tips for living safely at home. Presenter will be David Santoro, OTR/L, adjunct professor, Quinnipiac University Occupational Therapy program, and Occupational Therapy master’s program students. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call Wallingford Senior Center, 203.265.7753.

March 30: Dementia Caregivers Support Group at Duncaster 

BLOOMFIELD – The dementia caregivers support group at Duncaster meets on the last Monday of each month (March 30), 10:30 am-noon, in the Hospitality Room at Duncaster, 30 Loeffler Road. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, and Sara Therion, MSW.

For more information or to register, call Wyman at 860.666.7258 or Therion at 860.380.5012.

 


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