FRIDAY, MARCH 23
STOP AN OPIOID OVERDOSE – NARCAN TRAINING. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Southington Police Department, 69 Lazy Ln. Sponsored by the STEPS Coalition. Ana Gopoian, the facilitator of Southington’s Hope & Support Group will present this free community event. Learn how to give someone a second chance at life. Beacon Pharmacy will be facilitating Narcan (Naloxone) training and disseminating free Naloxone kits. To register, email Megan Albanese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Blood drive in honor of Daniela and Matteo Ciriello. They both have Cooleys Anemia and need blood transfusions regularly. Give blood. Enjoy the pulled pork sliders, breakfast casseroles, pasta, salad, and more. Also collecting healthy snacks for Southington Community Services. For an appointment, contact, 1-800-RedCross or RedCrossBlood.org (code CTGUMC).
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.