Health

Healing Hearts Center Drop-In Sessions Being Offered, November 12 & December 10

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Adults grieving the death of a loved one are invited to attend a support group at Newtown Youth & Family Services. The group is being offered by the award-winning Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families, a program of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut. Sessions for

Sandy Hook Tragedy Inspires NAMI Community Conversation

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
As part of a national initiative inspired by the shootings in Sandy Hook and designated by President Obama, the public is invited to participate in a conversation about mental health in the community. NAMI Fairfield will host an evening of conversation on Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 9 pm, at

'Toolkit' For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Care Released

Published: October 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
State insurance officials have released a "toolkit" they hope will make it easier for Connecticut residents to get coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment. The nine-page document provides guidance on what questions to ask health care providers and insurers to help ensure that c

Health District 'Vote & Vax' Program, At NMS On Election Day

Published: October 29, 2013 at 12:00 am
On November 5, Newtown residents are invited to exercise their civic duty while protecting their health and the health of their family and loved ones. For the second consecutive year, the Newtown Health District will be hosting Vote & Vax at the Newtown Middle School. This coordinated public health

An Introduction To 'Restful Alertness'

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Fairfield County Transcendental Meditation Program in conjunction with the David Lynch Foundation will offer an introductory presentation on the Transcendental Meditation Technique on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:30 pm. The program will be in the board room of C.H. Booth Library. The Transcendenta

Dr Anthony Wolf Hopes To Guide Parents Through Tough Teen Challenges

Published: October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
Many parents of teens and adolescents begin struggling with the challenge of teaching their children as much as possible as they begin their acceleration toward adulthood and eventual independence. But popular author Anthony Wolf PhD believes despite the constant urge to find "teachable moments"

Husband/Wife Caregiver Teams A Plus For Clients And Each Other

Published: October 11, 2013 at 12:00 am
Home Instead Senior Care of Trumbull and Sandy Hook, owned by Sharon and Robert Massafra, is part of the network of franchises providing thousands of people worldwide with nonmedical companionship and care. The branch services clients in 33 area towns, and employs roughly 125 people, said Ms Massafr

Hospice And Palliative Care Fair Planned At Masonicare

Published: October 09, 2013 at 12:00 am
Community and health care professionals are cordially invited to attend a Hospice and Palliative Care Fair at Masonicare at Newtown on Wednesday, October 16, from 2 to 6 pm. The event, sponsored by Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, will feature experts who will explain that hospice is not a place, b

CPR, AED, First Aid Classes

Published: October 08, 2013 at 12:00 am
Two members of Newtown Christian Church recently became certified CPR instructors, and have decided to share their knowledge with the community. Jamie Tanner and Kevin Kuzma will lead Adult & Infant CPR, AED & First Aid classes on Saturdays, October 19, November 2 and December 7. Each five-hour clas

NPC's Judy Blanchard, Booth Library Partnering In Prevention

Published: October 02, 2013 at 12:00 am
Kim Weber, Booth Library young adult librarian, Kim Killoy, Drug Free Communities grant coordinator, and Judy Blanchard, district health coordinator and co-chair of the Newtown Prevention Council, recently met at The Parent Corner of the C.H. Booth Library to plan the group's Parent Speaker series
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