SATURDAY, APRIL 14
MULBERRY GARDENS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Retirement counselor Marie Terzak will lead the tour of the assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Light refreshments will be served. More info, call Terzak at (860) 276-1020.
ORCHARDS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the independent and assisted living community. People are welcome to just stop by. More info, call retirement councilor Jessica Baillargeon at (860) 628-5656.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 6:30 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St. Anyone who donates will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Details at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More). Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 6 p.m. at YMCA, 29 High St. Anyone who donates will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Details at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More). Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 10 to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Southington Care Center.
SLEEP & MEDICATIONS: WHAT TO TAKE AND WHAT TO AVOID. 11:30 a.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Sean Jeffery, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, FNAP, AGSF, pharmacist and clinical professor, along with Christina Polomoff, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, population health pharmacist and assistant clinical professor will discuss what medications are safe and what should be avoided. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call (855) HHC HERE, (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.