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  • A Healthier Life for Seniors: Upcoming Events in March

    February 08, 2020

    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,…

  • Olson Named VP of Hospice by Hartford HealthCare at Home

    January 29, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare at Home, in supporting its patient centered goals to enhance and expand its hospice services, has selected its new vice president of hospice. “I am pleased to announce that Ann M. Olson has joined us as vice president of Hospice for Hartford HealthCare at Home across the state,”…

  • Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

    January 24, 2020

    By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you…

  • In Litchfield County, Geriatric Care Managers a Vital Link to Services, Home Assistance

    January 21, 2020

    Family members who care for an older loved one can be overwhelmed by the responsibilities, difficulties in navigating the health care maze, trying to understand the changes in physical and mental abilities, arranging home assistance, tackling finances, driving to appointments – all while trying to keep their own life in…

  • Need Help With Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment?

    January 20, 2020

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is partnering with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services to sponsor free educational seminars to help members of local community understand the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. Marissa Hiebel, a Medicare Educator for Hartford HealthCare, will cover topics such as things to consider when choosing a Medicare Advantage plan…

  • Monthly ‘Coffee Talk’ for Veterans Feb. 6 in Litchfield

    January 20, 2020

    Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to join a free “coffee talk” on Thursday, Feb. 6, and the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at Brandywine Living at Litchfield, 19 Constitution Way. Sherri Vogt, Hartford HealthCare’s veterans liaison, leads the group. Topics of discussion may include presumptive…

  • One Way to Avoid the Flu: The Secret’s in Your Food

    January 04, 2020

    The best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccine, but there are other ways to bolster our immune system. They include: Getting enough sleep. Lowering stress. Increasing physical activity. Maintaining a healthy weight. Eating more whole foods rich in protein and antioxidants. As a nutritionist, I want…

  • State, Hartford HealthCare Start Home-Safety Program for Seniors

    December 19, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has joined forces with the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Protective Services for the Elderly Program (PSE) and Foodshare to create a home-safety initiative for Connecticut seniors. The goal? To ensure at-risk seniors are safe and receive needed services, while also addressing food insecurity. This collaboration allows the…

  • Is it the Flu, or Something Else?

    December 12, 2019

    Flu season has arrived. But if you start to feel a little under the weather, how would you know if it’s the flu or a nasty cold? Colds and the flu can have similar symptoms; sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, chest discomfort, cough, chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, and fever…

  • Free 12-Week Diabetes Prevention Program Includes YMCA Membership

    December 04, 2019

    With more than 1 million people diagnosed annually with Type 2 diabetes, a program sponsored by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington Community YMCA has proved successful in helping individuals manage their condition – before they get diabetes. Participants in the free 12-week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program have reported reduced…


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