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  • Backus Hospital Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

    August 15, 2019

    NORWICH—To connect families and their older loved ones with resources and support systems to achieve the best quality of life, Backus Hospital officially opened the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with a ribbon-cutting on August 14. The office is located on the entry level of the hospital, located at…

  • Things to Know, What to Do When a Loved One Dies

    August 13, 2019

    By Marc Levesque, senior resource case manager; Jessica Dakin, geriatric care program manager; and Michelle Wyman, certified dementia specialist, all with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging The death of a loved one is difficult and overwhelming. Experts at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging have created a guide…

  • Jefferson House receives national Five Star Quality Rating

    August 01, 2019

    Jefferson House, a skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care community located at 1 John H. Stewart Drive, recently received an overall Five Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Jefferson House has been rated overall Five Star for a number of years, but this year…

  • Hartford HealthCare at Home Helps WWII Vets Receive France’s Highest Honor

    July 31, 2019

    “God Bless America” and “Vive la France” were two phrases heard several times in the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol July 30 as five Connecticut World War II veterans were presented with the La Legion D’Honneur, or French Legion of Honor, medal, the highest distinction conferred in France to…

  • Hartford HealthCare to Help Honor Vietnam Veterans at Plainville Concert Nov. 17

    July 26, 2019

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) together with Hartford HealthCare and with the Plainville Wind Ensemble will honor and thank those who served during and in the Vietnam War. Hartford HealthCare was designated a Commemorative Partner by the DOD to participate in a national effort to correct the injustice of…

  • How Cooled Radiofrequency Can Help Osteoarthritis, Back Pain

    July 23, 2019

    For people who suffer with chronic knee, hip or back pain, discomfort can affect every aspect of day-to-day living. Going up and down stairs, taking a walk around the block, running errands and even sleeping can be physically painful and emotionally draining. Maybe you’ve suffered for years with knee, hip…

  • Can These Lifestyle Choices, Together, Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    July 22, 2019

    As researchers continue investigating new drugs to stop Alzheimer’s disease, two recent studies point to a simplified approach to preventing dementia: Stop smoking, say no to red meat, exercise at least 150 minutes and restrict alcohol use. That’s a great start. It’s not a cure, say researchers who presented a…

  • Hydration Counts, Even Sitting at Work. Use These Tips.

    July 11, 2019

    Everybody knows they need to drink water every day. But it’s not always easy to remember this simple rule, especially in a busy work environment. As summer heats up, it’s more important than ever to remember to keep yourself hydrated, even if you are just sitting at a desk.  Michelle…

  • 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…


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