Healthy Southington

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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…

  • Southington Police to Offer Free Child Safety Seat Checkups at Healthy Family FunFest

    January 09, 2019

    Most parents and caregivers use child safety seats for their young passengers. But did you know that only one in five seats is installed correctly? Child safety seats can reduce death due to a car accident by as much as 71 percent and prevent injury but only if they are…

  • Diabetes Prevention Program second session set at YMCA held in conjunction with Hartford HealthCare

    November 21, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. In response, the Southington Community YMCA in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare has been conducting the free 12-week Diabetes…

  • Free Diabetes Prevention Program in Southington

    September 07, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. To address the problem locally, the Southington Community YMCA is launching the free 12-week Diabetes Prevention Program in…

  • How Geriatric Pharmacist’s Home Visit Can Help Southington Residents

    June 28, 2018

    Southington resident MaryAnn Kjellquist was worried about her elderly mother. Angeline Giza, 90, was having mouth problems — dry mouth, sores and cavities — and she suspected that her prescription medications could be the cause. Giza read in the newspaper that a geriatric pharmacist was available for home visits in…

  • Southington Care Center’s Resident-Centered Care Project Receives Barnes Memorial Trust Funding

    June 27, 2018

    The fragrance of flowers, chirping of birds and warmth of the sun can be a welcome respite from a busy world. Spending a moment in a soothing setting can bring peace and comfort as well as evoke pleasant memories. To create a more homelike environment and enhance the quality of…

  • Hospital of Central Connecticut Counseling Center Opens in Southington

    June 05, 2018

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut Counseling Center has begun offering intensive outpatient (IOP) mental health and substance abuse programs at 98 Main Street in Southington. The center, which opened its doors to patients on Monday, May 21, offers programs such as medication assisted treatment, group and individual treatment. Staff includes…

  • The Orchards at Southington receives Activate Southington grant

    May 24, 2018

    LeaAnn Blanchard, director of social services at The Orchards at Southington, third from left, gathers with members of Activate Southington and other grant recipients outside the Southington YMCA Women’s Health & Wellness Center. Blanchard’s program, “Laughter with LeaAnn,” received funding to support its expansion to several days each week. The…

  • New Healthcare Services Unveiled in Southington

    May 10, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare (HHC) cut the ribbon on its new health center at 462 Queen Street in Southington on Wednesday, officially introducing a wide range of services including primary care, endocrinology, Center for Healthy Aging, rehabilitation and neurosciences. “This health center acts as a one-stop-shop with quick, convenient access and a…

  • How Volunteer, 80, at Southington Care Center Became a Rehab Patient

    February 27, 2018

    It was wintry outside, but Bartolomeo “Benny” Cammuso brought his sunny attitude inside as he worked out on a cross-trainer in the GoodLife Fitness Center at Southington Care Center at 45 Meriden Ave. Mark Colello, an exercise physiologist, stood by his side monitoring the 80-year-old’s progress throughout his 15-minute “ride.”…

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