Healthy Living Series at the Southington Library

Southington Public Library, 255 Main Street

Southington Public Library, 255 Main Street

The Library has announced three more installments to their Healthy Living Series. To register, contact the Reference/Information Department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5 or visit www.SouthingtonLibrary.org and click on the calendar to register.

Here are the new programs:

What is causing your Lower Back Pain? Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Dr. Ahmed Khan, chief of neurosurgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and an assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, will present a free seminar about lumbar spinal stenosis which is a common condition that affects older individuals. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, known as the lumbar area. Spinal stenosis causes back pain, sciatica and calf pain. The talk will focus on the causes, diagnosis and treatment options for spinal stenosis. Surgical options will also be discussed. There will be a Q&A session following the talk.

“Stepping Stones” to Wellness: Wednesday, Feb. 11 and March 11, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in the program room. Mark Colello, exercise physiologist at Southington Care Center, will present a series, “The Path to Wellness.” Participants are welcome to attend any one or all of the sessions to learn the steps to a happier, healthier life. Mark will be available after the sessions to answer questions. There will not be any physical movement in the classes.

RELAX, REJUVENATE and READ: Tuesdays, Feb. 17-April 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on the mezzanine. Southington Library welcomes back the Advanced Massage Therapy students of Branford Hall Career Institute. The public is invited to experience the simple benefits of a “relaxing and rejuvenating” free chair massage. The sessions are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. No specific times will be scheduled. Sessions will be approximately 10 minutes in length. Modifications can be made to those who are uncomfortable or are unable to properly sit in a massage chair.

While you wait, the library suggests you select a book to read or stop by the “community puzzle” in the café to find a puzzle piece or two.

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