Staff from Waveny LifeCare Network will be presenting a program on arthritis at Lapham Center on April 8 at 11 a.m. Arthritis, which is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., is the inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function in the joints. If not managed properly, it can cause joint damage and even permanent joint destruction.

A nurse, physical and occupational therapists, and their companion care administrator will discuss diagnosis, treatment and living better with arthritis.

The program is free and open to the public; call 203-594-3620 to register.

Mammogram Van

The Yale Mammogram Van, which got snowed out in February, will be at Lapham Center on April 9. Women ages 40 and older who have no known breast problems and have not had a mammogram in at least a year can make an appointment for a digital mammogram by calling 203-594-3620.

Drawing class

An eight-week drawing class will start April 10 at 12:30 p.m. Artist Regina Custer will help students explore their creative sides and teach the basics of shapes and dimension as well as shading, texture and perspective by using demonstrations and individual attention.

Beginners bridge

A beginning bridge class was just added to the Lapham calendar on eight Wednesdays from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. beginning May 6. Mary Watson, who has taught bridge to college students and assisted in teaching duplicate bridge, will introduce students to bridge as it is played now. This is a class for beginners and those who haven't played in many years. Space is limited to 12.

The fee for each of the classes is $80 and registration is necessary at 203-594-3620.

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