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A Doctor’s Father at Cedar Mountain Commons . . . And Then a Haven From COVID-19

In April 2019, when Dr. Stuart Markowitz moved his father Edwin from Long Island to Cedar Mountain Commons in Newington, he could never have imagined how the face of independent and assisted living would radically change one year later. As COVID-19 began spread across the United States, including in Connecticut, [...]

Center for Healthy Aging Services Now Available at St. Vincent’s

The resource coordinator at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging’s new location at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is assisting employees and their loved ones by telephone and email in connecting with supportive services to achieve the optimum quality of life. During the pandemic, Marleine St. Juste’s assessments determine [...]

Virtual Health Emerges as Safe Choice for Seniors During COVID-19

An older woman was worried about a cat bite she had that wasn’t healing and she feared going to her doctor’s office. Jessica Dakin, Geriatric Care Program Manager of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, checked on her client at home and realized it was a medical problem that could [...]

Grandson Honors Grandmother with 98th Birthday Jazz Concert at Jefferson House

The Dixieland jazz that filled the halls and courtyard at Jefferson House on June 13 was delivered with love in celebration of a resident’s 98th birthday. This wasn’t just a musical performance for Berlin musicians Matt and Atla DeChamplain; it was a demonstration of love and musical traditions deeply rooted [...]

Wellness, Home Safety Among Upcoming Center for Healthy Aging Webinars

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, offers many educational events each year, often in conjunction with area senior centers. Observing current social guidelines and restrictions, the Center for Healthy Aging is continuing to provide pertinent health information through webinars and video conferencing. [...]

Summer Countdown: 9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today, with the state reopening after so many weeks of self-quarantine during COVID-19. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health. Here [...]