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  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…

  • U.S. News & World Report gives top ratings to Hartford HealthCare Senior Services skilled nursing facilities

    November 27, 2018

    Three Hartford HealthCare Senior Services skilled nursing facilities were recognized as Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. In the report released Oct. 30, Southington Care Center, Jefferson House in Newington, and managed skilled nursing home Jerome Home in New Britain received top ratings in the two categories:…

  • Jefferson House makes wedding dream come true for rehab patient

    November 27, 2018

    The bride looked ethereal as she practically floated down the aisle, beaming brightly. However, one guest wore an even bigger smile: her grandmother, Helen Piersa. To capture the joyous occasion, photographs were taken in the gardens with the generations gathered around the senior member of the family to celebrate not…

  • Flu Clinics: Where, When to Get Your Vaccine

    November 23, 2018

    Here is a list of remaining 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. No one is turned away, regardless of insurance or ability…

  • 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…

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