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  • The Orchards at Southington announces new executive director

    November 02, 2018

    LeaAnn Blanchard, of Southington, was named the new executive director effective Oct. 1 of The Orchards at Southington, an assisted and independent senior living community located at 34 Hobart St. Blanchard was named executive director to replace Audrey Vinci who retired on Sept. 28 after 15 years at The Orchards….

  • Arbor Rose and Jerome Home Honor Resident Veterans

    November 02, 2018

    Jerome Home resident Geraldine Anderson teared up as she gazed at the bright red U.S. Marine Corps flag she grasped in her left hand. “This is one of the best days of my life,” she said after receiving the flag, a congratulatory letter, an honors certificate and the Connecticut Veterans…

  • Something’s Not Quite Right: Caring for Your Aging Parents

    October 24, 2018

    Helping aging parents can be stressful, particularly for their adult children. It’s a difficult topic to bring up with older parents – especially if the adult children are sensing something is not quite right with their parents. Nancy Becker from Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging has some tips and advice…

  • Hartford HealthCare Senior Services seeks applicants for grant-funded Certified Nursing Assistant program

    October 23, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is accepting applications for a grant-funded six-week program for those seeking a career as a certified nursing assistant. This session is set to begin Monday, Jan. 7. The grant funds cover tuition, books, scrubs, testing and the Connecticut Certified Nurses Aide Exam. Deadline to apply for…

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

    September 26, 2018

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s impossible to predict what the 2018-19 flu season will be like because new flu viruses appear every year and vaccines are updated annually. While the best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccine, there are other ways…

  • Here’s What’s in Your Flu Vaccine: Will It Work This Season?

    September 25, 2018

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were sunning ourselves at Hammonasset Beach? Maybe it only feels that way, but now it’s officially fall and we only care about one thing — the coming flu season. Predicting the severity of a flu season isn’t like predicting which team will win more football…

  • Flu Clinics: Where, When to Get Your Vaccines

    September 21, 2018

    Here is the latest list of Hartford HealthCare at Home flu clinics. Hartford HealthCare at Home can directly bill the following insurance companies: Aetna, Anthem (including Blue Cross/Blue Shield), ConnectiCare, Cigna, Medicare and the Medicare Advantage Plans for Aetna, Anthem and ConnectiCare. We also accept payment by personal check. A self-pay vaccination is…

  • NOW OPEN: The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

    September 12, 2018

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sept. 12, 2018 marks the opening of the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. This is the tenth location for the Center for Healthy Aging, which was established in 2004. This groundbreaking service connects families and their older loved ones with resources…

  • Southington Community YMCA presents Diabetes Prevention Program in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare

    September 07, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. To address the problem locally, the Southington Community YMCA is launching the free 12-week Diabetes Prevention Program in…

  • When is it Time to See a Geriatrician?

    August 30, 2018

    The population of people over the age of 65 in the United States is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Census 98.2 million people, or one in four Americans, will be 65 or older by 2060, and 19.7 million will be age 85 or older.  The good news is that…


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