Health & Fitness
New fitness facility has grand opening Saturday

New fitness facility has grand opening Saturday

Two  personal trainers have teamed up to launch River Walk Cross Training, a fitness training facility set to open its doors in downtown Ansonia this weekend. The grand opening of River Walk Cross Training, 1 Chestnut St., Bulding 4, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19. “RWCT is like no other gym,”...
Staff members at assisted living center get kudos for their willingness to help

Staff members at assisted living center get kudos for their willingness to help

Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village was the recipient of two Connecticut Assisted Living Association Awards (CALA) for outstanding resident service. Crosby dining room supervisor Cathy Brelsford, and wellness center director Dianne Terrace, were honored at CALA’s Annual Resident Service Awards. Brelsford, a member of the Crosby team for the past six years,...
Easton doc recognized for going above and beyond by St. V's Medical Center

Easton doc recognized for going above and beyond by St. V’s Medical Center

Neurologist Dr. Anthony Quan Hong of Easton received the St. Vincent de Paul Award and has been named St. Vincent’s 2014 Physician of the Year. The award honors the attending physician who best demonstrates the qualities exemplified by St. Vincent de Paul, one who truly lives the mission and values of the medical center. Quan...
'Meditation for Beginners' begins July 29

‘Meditation for Beginners’ begins July 29

Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center will host a free introduction to meditation Tuesday, July 29. Chaplain Cormac Levenson will host “Meditation for Beginners,” a round table discussion about meditation, how to meditate and its benefits, from 2-3 p.m. at the Health Resource Center in Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby. This program is the...
Griffin Hospital is holding free skin cancer screenings

Griffin Hospital is holding free skin cancer screenings

Griffin Hospital is raising skin cancer awareness and helping protect individuals with free skin cancer screenings this month. The screenings will be held on Tuesday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 29, from 4-7 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby. An additional screening is planned for Aug. 12....

Bridgeport Hospital fundraiser includes E! host, local help

It’s incredible how many people we can help just by sharing our story.” Giuliana Rancic More than 580 people attended the June 13 Rose of Hope Luncheon in Fairfield to support Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Proceeds are expected to top last year’s mark of $335,000, which would set another record for...
Free CPR training set for August

Free CPR training set for August

Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurses are encouraging individuals to be a hero and learn how to save a life by offering free CPR Anytime training sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 2. CPR Anytime is a non-certifying CPR program for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and AED awareness. Participants will receive their...
‘How ya doin’, Man’ talks focus on men’s health issues

‘How ya doin’, Man’ talks focus on men’s health issues

Griffin Hospital will host two men’s health talks and free health screenings this June to help men know and understand their health numbers. Dr. Brian Sperling will present “How ya doin’, Man?” on Thursday, June 12, and Tuesday June 24, at 6 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby. In recognition of Men’s...
Bridgeport Hospital gets help from firefighters for its burn center

Bridgeport Hospital gets help from firefighters for its burn center

Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 recently presented the proceeds of its latest United for Recovery fundraiser to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. This year’s donation of nearly $50,000 brought the total amount raised in the annual fundraiser’s three years to more than $116,000. [wide] [/wide] The proceeds supported the construction and ongoing maintenance of...
Auxiliary gives Bridgeport Hospital $100,000

Auxiliary gives Bridgeport Hospital $100,000

Also honors physicians from Woodbridge, Fairfield

Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary spring gala honored physicians and gave money to the hospital. [wide] [/wide] More than 150 people attended the gala May 22 at the Birchwood Country Club in Westport. During the event, the auxiliary presented a $100,000 check from its past year’s fundraising activities to support the renovation of the SurgEase ambulatory surgery...

Pancakes at Chip’s benefits Parkinson’s Research

The third Annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper is set for Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road in Orange, on Tuesday, June 10, with four seatings for diners at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The price is $12 per person. There will be a raffle with many prizes, including an Ipad, wine basket...
Seeing well: Eye health and safety tips

Seeing well: Eye health and safety tips

Your eyes are your precious gateway to the world and taking the best care of them helps to prevent damage, disease and loss of vision. Of course, with age, your eyesight can diminish, but taking care of your eyes by following the tips below can help preserve your vision for a lifetime.   Get regular...