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  • National Walking Day Spurs Perambulation In Newtown

    Seven people met outside Newtown Municipal Center to participate in a mile-and-a-half walk along the paths of the Fairfield Hills campus on Wednesday, April 3, as one of the local efforts to recognize the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. According to the AHA website, the special day is reserved for the first Wednesday in April and encourages employees to bring their sneakers to work and walk for at least 30 minutes during the day.

  • Health Network Opening New Patient Service Center

    The Western Connecticut Health Network is poised to open its newest outpatient laboratory Patient Service Center in Newtown. Following the opening of the Bethel location at Mountain Laurel Plaza last fall, the newest location at 14 Church Hill Road will open on April 15. Services performed at the Patient Service Centers include phlebotomy (blood drawing) and specimen collection for a wide range of analysis and testing.

  • Newtown FUN Group Celebrating Autism Awareness Month; Special Event Planned For April 27

    April 2 was the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day. In tribute, blue lights burned brightly on the top of the Empire State Building in honor of individuals and families touched by autism. The Autism Society has celebrated National Autism Awareness sin...

  • Attitude And Education The Best Medicines For Parkinson’s Disease

    Like many artists, sometimes Margaret Clark cannot resist the urge to put down everything else and just paint. “I get out my paints and daub on it a bit,” she said.For Ms Clark, though, “daubing on it” is not a style she purposely nurtured. Prior to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, 24 years ago, she was a decorative painter, producing works filled with fine details. But while the effects of Parkinson’s have curtailed her fine motor skills, it has not curtailed her enjoyment of painting.

  • Survivors Of Homicide, Inc.-Newtown Chapter To Meet At NCC

    Survivors of Homicide, Inc. is a non-profit organization of people who have experienced the tragedy of murder. The group was formed so that members could help themselves and other people left behind after loved ones are taken by violence. The Newtown chapter of this organization will hold its next meeting on April 18 at Newtown Congregational Church.

  • For Parent Connection: Former NBA Player To Share His Story Of Recovery, April 11 At Brookfield High School

    BROOKFIELD — The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc, and newly organized Brookfield Cares coalition, a merging of the former Brookfield Substance Abuse Coalition and Brookfield Acts, will present a public event on Thursday, April 11, at 7 pm, at Brookfield High School, 45 ...

  • Transcendental Meditation Orientation At Library

    The Fairfield County Transcendental Meditation Program in conjunction with the David Lynch Foundation is offering an introductory presentations on the Transcendental Meditation Technique on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Over 50? Screening For Colorectal Cancer Can Save Your Life

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health is joining public health officials across the country by recognizing March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and encouraging people to begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after turning 50. Then, continue getting screened at regular intervals.

  • Adult Bereavement Group Starts April 4

    SOUTHBURY — A free six week bereavement group for any adult who has experienced a loss starts on Thursday, April 4 from 3:30 to 4:45 pm at the Jewish Federation, 444 Main Street North. Sponsored by Brownstein Jewish Family Service and facilitated by Jenny Casey, MSW, of Regional Hospice, this short-term professionally facilitated bereavement support group will continue meeting on Thursday afternoons through May 9.

  • Masonicare, Senior Center To Co-Host Grief Forum

    Newtown Senior Center and Masonicare Home Health & Hospice have joined together to help the community learn about grief and understand the healing process after suffering a loss through a free forum.