SUNDAY, FEB. 25
HEALTHY FAMILY FUNFEST. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. Free health and wellness event with providing resources and interactive activities centered on living life to the fullest. Health professionals, medical experts and community members will provide information with free health screenings, demonstrations, educational materials, giveaways, and special activities with a kids area. Primary sponsor is the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust.
NOW thru FEB. 26
DEMENTIA AND CAREGIVING SERIES: FOCUSING ON THE PERSON WHILE UNDERSTANDING THE DISEASE PROGRESSION. Series for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers provides strategies and effective communication tips. Jan. 29: Overview of Dementia; Feb. 5: Basics of Good Communications and Understanding Behaviors; Feb. 12: Safety in the Environment and How to Structure a Day with Activities; Feb. 19: Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options; Feb. 26: Legal and Financial Issues. Space is limited. Registration required. RSVP to Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, 1-877-4AGING1 (1-877-424-4641) or HHC.CenterRSVP@hhchealth.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 11 a.m. to noon at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
LAUGHTER WITH LEAANN. Noon at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Orchards resident services coordinator LeaAnn Blanchard will lead this free laughter workshop. Activities will include laughter exercises and discussion about real and simulated laughter. Space is limited. To register, call (860) 628-5656.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
DINNER WITH THE DOC: THE WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Mark Alberts, MD, physician in chief at Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute is the presenter at this free seminar. A light complimentary dinner will be served. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 1 (855) 442-4373.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
FREE MEMORY SCREENING. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Appointments are required. Call Mulberry Gardens at (860) 276-1020.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Southington Care Center.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
DINNER WITH THE DOC: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN AS THEY AGE. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Presenters will include Heather Swales, MD, Michelle D’Agostine, MD, and Manmeet Kaur, MD. A light complimentary dinner will be served. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 1 (855) 442-4373.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP. Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Southington Care Center Anna Fanelli room, 45 Meriden Ave. To check for availability, call Stacy Carleton, (860) 378-1286.
FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services offers free balance screenings provided by licensed physical therapists at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Such screenings can play an important role in preventing falls. Appointments are required. Call (860) 378-1234.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INFORMATION. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, 5 p.m., at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St. Wheeler Clinic Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator Justine Micalizzi will be available to offer behavioral health information and connection with services available for local residents.
HHC AT HOME BEREAVEMENT GROUPS. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the Month, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Midstate Medical Center, 434 Lewis Ave., Meriden.