Health & Fitness
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...
'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...