Published 2:36 pm, Monday, February 20, 2012
These are some offerings in the Danbury area for health, fitness and well-being.
tibetan workshops: The Institute of Holistic Health Studies, Western Connecticut State University, in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten of the Tibetan Medical Association, will present free workshops on the university's midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshops will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on Feb. 28, March 13, March 27 and April 10. Call 203-837-8486.
new milford nurse association breakfast: The Caring for Our Community Breakfast Benefit will take place April 17 at Three Brothers Restaurant on Route 7, New Milford. A time has not yet been set. Call 860-354-2216.
health van: The town of Bethel's mobile health care van will park by the back entrances to the senior and teen centers on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The senior and teen centers are both in the Municipal Center, 1 School St. Those without insurance will be charged on a sliding scale according to income. Contact Mary Pina at CIFC Community Health Center of Greater Danbury at 203-743-0100, ext. 342, or PinaM@CT-institute.org.
Western Connecticut home CARE: Immunizations are available for adults and children, including, Tdap boosters and travel vaccines. Shingles vaccines are available for those 50 and older at 4 Liberty St., Danbury (formerly VNA). Clinic hours are Tuesday afternoons by appointments only. Call 203-792-4120 ext. 0.
wellness on wheels: The Wellness on Wheels van will provide physicals, sick visits, immunizations and TB testing at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Danbury on Thursday. Vaccines for adults and children not covered by the Vaccine for Children's Program require payment at time of service. Registration is required from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on all dates. Call 203-792-4120, ext. 0.
Pomperaug District of health: Weekly flu clinics offered. The cost is $20 for regular seasonal flu vaccine, $30 for high-dose flu vaccine. Some insurances and Medicare (Part B) accepted. Vaccine is free to those under 19 with no insurance or who are underinsured. Call 203-264-9616 or visit www.pomperaughealthdistrict.org.
Ridgefield VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION: Travel clinic and immunizations for those 18 and older; shingles vaccine by appointment and well-child clinics. Call 203-438-5555.
BLOOD PRESSURE Tests
Bethel: Second Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bethel Senior Center. in the Municipal Center, 1 School St. Call 203-792-0864.
Newtown: Second Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Newtown Senior Center, 15 Riverside Road, in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown. Call 203-270-4315.
Newtown: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon, Wellness Center in Lockwood Lodge, Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road. 203-426-5847.
WASHINGTON: Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Washington Senior Center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Call 860-868-0735.
Ridgefield: First Mondays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Ballard Green; first Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, Glen Crest, Danbury; first Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., Founders Hall; third Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m., Ridgefield VNA, 90 E. Ridge; fourth Mondays, 2 to 3 p.m., Ridgefield Parks and Recreation. Call RVNA at 203-438-5555 or visit ridgefieldvna.org.
For Al-Anon and Alateen times and locations, call 888-825-2666. Open to friends and relatives of people with alcohol problems.
Danbury: Our Lady of Guadalupe, 29 Golden Hill Road, Mondays, 7 p.m. (Spanish).
Danbury: MCCA, 38 Old Ridgebury Road, Wednesdays, noon.
Danbury: CCBH/Old Eldorado, 152 West St., Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Danbury: St. James Episcopal Church, 25 West St., Thursdays, 7:30 (beginners) and 8 p.m.
Danbury: United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Road, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
Danbury: Church of Christ, 90 Clapboard Ridge Road, Fridays, 7 p.m. (women's).
NEW Fairfield: New Life Community Church, Route 37, Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Ridgefield: Visiting Nurse Association, 90 E. Ridge Road, Mondays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, noon.
NEW MILFORD: First Congregational Church Parish House, 36 Main St., Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays (downstairs), 7 p.m.
Newtown: St. Rose building, 38 Church Hill Road, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. (downstairs, back entrance); 7:30 p.m. (beginners, upstairs, front entrance); 8 p.m. (upstairs, front entrance).
Newtown: Youth and Family Services, 17 Church Hill Road, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. (Alateen, back entrance.)
BETHEL: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave., Sundays, 7:30 p.m. (men, back entrance, basement).
Alcoholics Anonymous: For times and locations in Connecticut, call 860-354-9843.
Christian 12-step program: Cross Roads, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Grace Christian Fellowship, 174 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown. Call 203-270-1005, ext. 12.
LA Leche LEAGUE OF NEW MILFORD: Third Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., first Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Parish House at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Contact Jen LaCava at email@example.com or 860-355-4440.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT: For family members, the group meets first and third Thursdays at 5 p.m., Catholic Charities, 24 Grassy Plain St., Bethel. Call Paula Zigman at 203-448-3149 or 203-448-3200.
post-abortion recovery: Offered by Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center of Danbury, the program is available for one-on-one or group sessions. The services are confidential. Call 203-207-4673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: First Thursdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Danbury Health Care Center, 107 Osborne St. Refreshments. Free. Call 203-792-8102.
LYME, CHRONIC FATIGUE, Fibromyalgia SUPPORT: Second Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 E. Ridge. Call Jennifer Reid at 203-431-0462.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS GROUP: Second Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Street Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main St., Danbury. Call 203-264-2252 or 203-730-5966. A caregiver's meeting runs concurrently for family and friends of people with MS.
ADOPTION HEALING: For adoptees, adoptive families and birth families. Call Deborah at 860-355-8389 or John at 860-868-7652.
Guido Tino STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: For survivors, last Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m., New Milford Hospital Robison rooms, 21 Elm St., ground-level entrance. Blood pressure taken at each meeting. Call 860-210-7442.
NONDENOMINATIONAL HEALING SERVICE: Third Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m., New Milford Hospital Interfaith Chapel, 21 Elm St. Provided by Oratory of the Little Way. Call 860-210-7442.
Going solo widows/widowers support: Second Fridays, 2:30 p.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
ALZHEIMER'S COUPLES SOCIAL GROUP: Fourth Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP: Third Mondays, 10 a.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
Reiki: For all patients of New Milford Hospital and their families. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Call 860-350-8831, option 1.
sexual assault survivors support: The Women's Center offers Breaking the Silence, a weekly support group for adult survivors of any form of sexual assault. Call 203-731-5200.
Overcoming abusive relationships (SOAR): The Women's Center offers this weekly group. Call 203-731-5200.
VOICES OF COURAGE: The Women's Center offers this weekly group for male adult survivors of any form of sexual assault. Call 203-731-5200.
I AM OK!: RECLAIMING SELF-ESTEEM: The Women's Center offers this seven-week group. Call 203-731-5200.
ENDINGS: The Women's Center offers this eight-week group for those considering or in the process of ending a marriage or relationship. Call 203-731-5200.
Danbury REGIONAL CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER: A support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising children. Runs Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call Lisamay Cleary-Cast at 203-748-4542, ext. 107.
CO-DEPENDENTS: Co-Dependents Anonymous meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 E. Ridge Road, side entrance for men and women, and Tuesdays at noon at Ridgefield Congregational Church, Main Street and Route 35, for women. Call the VNA at 203-438-5555.
ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE: Meets Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Norwalk. Call 203-520-2130 or visit www.meetup.com/ASCA-of-fairfield-county-ct.
HEALING HEARTS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Ongoing groups for children and adults offered through Regional Hospice. For schedule and locations, call 203-792-4422.
Parenting Basics: For parents of children from birth to 5, Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Parish Center at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford. Call 860-354-5962.
New Mommy's Chat Program: Fridays 2 to 4 p.m., Kent Library, Route 52. To register, call 845-278-6558, ext. 2124. Siblings welcome.
ANN'S PLACE, THE HOME OF I CAN
WOMEN TOGETHER: For those newly diagnosed and in treatment for breast cancer, second and fourth Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place, 80 Saw Mill Road, Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
WOMEN TOGETHER GRADs: For those who have completed treatment for breast cancer, second Monday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
POST-GRADUATES: For long-term survivors of breast cancer, third Monday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
MEN TOGETHER: For men with prostate cancer, first Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
PARTNERS: For partners of those with prostate cancer, first Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
Danbury NEW VOICES CLUB: For people who have had a laryngectomy, first Fridays, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
DAYTIME: For people living with cancer, first and third Mondays, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
COFFEE and CONVERSATION: For senior women surviving cancer, fourth Thursday mornings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
KEEPING ON: For young survivors of recurring or chronic cancer, second and fourth Thursday afternoons, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
PARENTS GROUP: For parents who have a cancer patient in the family, first and third Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
WOMEN ONLY: For women with gynecological cancers, at Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
YOUNG ADULT GROUP: For cancer survivors ages 18 to 40s, at Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
KIDS KAN: Educational and play group for children who have a family member diagnosed with cancer, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
CARING: For friends and family of those with cancer, first and third Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
TRANSITIONS: For those who have recently lost a loved one to cancer, first and third Tuesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
TRANSITIONS GRADS: For those who are further along in the grief journey, fourth Monday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT: Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
CANCER CARE YOGA: Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. For people living with cancer, various times. Call 203-790-6568
REIKI: Individual private therapy sessions at Ann's Place in Danbury. For people with cancer, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To make an appointment, call 203-790-6568.
HEALTHY STEPS: Lebed Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. Therapeutic movement/dance exercise program for women with cancer, Thursday evenings. Call 203-790-6568.
Abortion Recovery: Support group, "Forgiven & Set Free", sponsored by Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center, will start on April 30 at 13 Rose St., Danbury (Jericho building.) For more info, call Rosalie at 203-207-4673 or email email@example.com.
To submit listings for the health calendar, contact Donna Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-731-3347.