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  • The 10 Commandments of Summer Fitness

    July 02, 2019

    With summer heating up and vacations already starting, it can be difficult to stick to a regular fitness routine. Michelle Boisvert, an exercise physiologist with Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness program, has a few tips that will help you stay on track despite your busy schedule. Working out gives you more…

  • Kurtakoti Selected for National Emerging Leaders in Aging Program

    June 25, 2019

    Dr. Sowmya Suraj Kurtakoti of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group has been chosen for the 2019–20 Tideswell at UCSF/AGS/ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging program. She joins only five other health professionals chosen nationally who will be working in a clinical setting. A total of 18 professionals were selected to work in…

  • Who’s Ms. Senior Mulberry Gardens 2019? (She Can Sing!)

    June 18, 2019

    Words of wisdom, gleaned from years of life experiences, were freely shared and taken to heart at the Ms. Senior Mulberry Gardens Pageant 2019 held June 14 at the independent and assisted living community. “Look on the bright side,” “Do whatever you can possibly do,” “Stay active and exercise,” “Live…

  • HHC Staff Raise Awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 14, 2019

    In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, staff members from Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging set up tables at several hospitals to provide free information about the services they offer to help keep seniors safe.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the…

  • Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice…

  • Lewy Body Dementia: What You Need to Know

    June 03, 2019

    By Dr. Barry Gordon When former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner passed away recently, his family shared that the near-Hall of Fame player famous for a World Series error had been battling Lewy body dementia. Many people are familiar with the dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but fewer are…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Presents Navigating the “What Ifs” During the Golden Years

    May 28, 2019

    They might be called the “golden years,” but aging doesn’t always mean days spent hitting the links or volunteering at the local library. Because we know life is filled with the unexpected, it’s good to prepare for housing and other real-life situations in retirement as you might plan for your…

  • Three Veterans Receive Wartime Service Medals at Mulberry Gardens

    May 23, 2019

    Many people remember their 21st birthdays. However, few individuals celebrate like Marjorie McKennerney did on her 21st in 1944: she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. “We were all very patriotic at that time. We all wanted our country to win the war,” she said, explaining why she felt compelled to…

  • Dementia-Friendly Garden Room and Patio Bring Outdoors in at Southington Care Center

    May 21, 2019

    Sitting in the late afternoon sunshine on May 15, Rose Griffin and other Southington Care Center residents were among the guests enjoying the new outdoor patio. They were gathered there to witness the ribbon-cutting for the new garden room and therapeutic outdoor space that was approximately two years in the…

  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…


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