Health & Fitness
Special presentation helps public learn about Medicare

Special presentation helps public learn about Medicare

A presentation on Medicare 101 for the public will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Ave. Bill Gary, a Medicare specialist, will discuss Medicare parts A, B and D, Medicare Advantage and supplement insurance programs. The session will provide insight on how people can...
Crosby Commons residents are given smiles

Crosby Commons residents are given smiles

Residents from Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village were treated to smile arrangements this summer as part of Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week. Each resident received a special arrangement in a yellow smile face mug to brighten their day. Shown here are Helen Musante (Crosby Commons), Bunnie Hovan (Hovan’s Flowers), Kathy Patavino and...
Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course, led by nutrition professional Samantha Heller. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” is a series of classes. Heller is the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, and a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist. The...
Participants needed to help cancer patients

Participants needed to help cancer patients

Area businesses and community groups are needed to take part The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18. [wide] [/wide] The course winds through the streets of Derby and Ansonia near the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby, and draws runner and walkers from...
Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Sept. 3,  5:30–6:30 p.m. for its caregiver “Sandwiched” education series. The topic for this session is called “The Top 3 Tools for Caregivers: Education, Resources and Stress Management.” Learn a easy language change to improve the emotions of you and the person for whom you care. Pamela...
Low vision support group meeting explores summer challenges

Low vision support group meeting explores summer challenges

Do you or someone you know struggle with the difficulties of low vision? [wide] [/wide] Learn to See the World is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community on the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton. The meeting will be held in the library on the first...
Health Notes: Bereavement support, free hearing tests and more

Health Notes: Bereavement support, free hearing tests and more

Bereavement support Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A 10-week program meets at St. Stephen’s Parish, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, Wednesdays, 4-5:30. Registration required: 203-268-6217. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care offers an ongoing bereavement support group every Friday, 10-11 a.m., VITAS Office, 99 Hawley Lane, suite 1204, Stratford. To register or for more...

Taking a bike ride will help MovingWithHope

The Down by the River Festival will feature the Bike for Hope, music, a chili cook-off, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and family activities on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk), in Shelton. The event will raise funds for MovingWithHope, a non-profit organization that provides programming scholarships and adaptive equipment for...
Help your aging loved ones get better nutrition by going to this presentation

Help your aging loved ones get better nutrition by going to this presentation

Help your loved one on the path to better nutrition when you join a special presentation related to caregivers of aging parents. Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. for its Sandwiched caregiver education series. The topic for this session is entitled The Path to Better Nutrition: Helping Your...
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...