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  • Need Help With Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment?

    January 20, 2020

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is partnering with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services to sponsor free educational seminars to help members of local community understand the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. Marissa Hiebel, a Medicare Educator for Hartford HealthCare, will cover topics such as things to consider when choosing a Medicare Advantage plan…

  • Monthly ‘Coffee Talk’ for Veterans Feb. 6 in Litchfield

    January 20, 2020

    Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to join a free “coffee talk” on Thursday, Feb. 6, and the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at Brandywine Living at Litchfield, 19 Constitution Way. Sherri Vogt, Hartford HealthCare’s veterans liaison, leads the group. Topics of discussion may include presumptive…

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

    January 04, 2020

    The best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccine, but there are other ways to bolster our immune system. They include: Getting enough sleep. Lowering stress. Increasing physical activity. Maintaining a healthy weight. Eating more whole foods rich in protein and antioxidants. As a nutritionist, I want…

  • State, Hartford HealthCare Start Home-Safety Program for Seniors

    December 19, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has joined forces with the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Protective Services for the Elderly Program (PSE) and Foodshare to create a home-safety initiative for Connecticut seniors. The goal? To ensure at-risk seniors are safe and receive needed services, while also addressing food insecurity. This collaboration allows the…

  • Is it the Flu, or Something Else?

    December 12, 2019

    Flu season has arrived. But if you start to feel a little under the weather, how would you know if it’s the flu or a nasty cold? Colds and the flu can have similar symptoms; sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, chest discomfort, cough, chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, and fever…

  • Free 12-Week Diabetes Prevention Program Includes YMCA Membership

    December 04, 2019

    With more than 1 million people diagnosed annually with Type 2 diabetes, a program sponsored by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington Community YMCA has proved successful in helping individuals manage their condition – before they get diabetes. Participants in the free 12-week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program have reported reduced…

  • Mulberry Gardens Offering Free Memory Screenings in Southington

    October 29, 2019

    For many people, forgetting things becomes more common as they age. When forgetfulness starts interfering with daily life, it could be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. A memory screening can be the first step in learning that simple forgetfulness might actually indicate a more serious problem. Mulberry Gardens…

  • How Normal is Memory Decline as We Age?

    October 10, 2019

    Normal aging makes joints creak and skin sag. Inside the brain, cognition changes in similarly “predictable ways,” according to Dr. Amy Sanders, director of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Memory Care Center in Wethersfield. Research has shown, she said, that the speed with which adults process new information or retrieve stored…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

    October 01, 2019

    St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history…


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