MONDAY, MAY 21
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERING: WHAT IS IT? HOW CAN I HELP? 6:30 p.m. at the Southington library. Holly Beck, the hospice volunteer coordinator for Hartford Healthcare at Home, will discuss hospice care common myths, along with the requirements for volunteers and different training options. Register at southingtonlibrary.org or call (860) 628-0947, option 5.
BEGINS MAY 22
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING—Noon to 2:30 p.m. at Hartford HealthCare, 300 Queen St. Five session of classroom training from Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice. May 22: Introduction to Hospice Care; May 24: Hartford HealthCare at Home Policies; May 29: Death & Dying; May 31: Spirituality, Grief and Bereavement; June 5: What to do as a Volunteer. Register or info, call Holly Beck, (203) 321-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. 7 to 9 p.m. at DePaolo Middle School. Presented by the Southington drug task force and Southington Youth Services. Participants will browse a mock bedroom filled with items that can be easily used to hide contraband, followed by a presentation on the products, warning signs, and how to bring up these important issues and concerns with youth will follow. Admission is free but registration is required at (860) 276-6281.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
OPIOIDS AND NALOXONE: WHAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS NEED TO KNOW. 6 p.m. at the Southington library. Aisha Hamid, MPH, CPS, CHES, program manager at Wheeler Clinic will discuss the opioid epidemic in Connecticut, including how to recognize an opioid overdose, where to obtain Naloxon (Narcan), how to administer it to reverse an overdose, and sources of services and resources. Register at (860) 628-0947, option 5.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
DINNER WITH THE DOC: THE ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN JOINT. 5 p.m. at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Free event presented by Robert J. Carangelo, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics Associates of Hartford. Explore the anatomy of human joints with insights into the symptoms and types of arthritis including non-surgical and surgical treatment options. A complimentary light dinner will be served. Seating is limited. To RSVP call (855) HHC-HERE (442-4373).
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
MULBERRY GARDENS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Tour the assisted living, adult day and memory care community with retirement counselor Marie Terzak. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. More info, contact Terzak: (860) 276-1020.
PATRIOTIC PAINTING PARTY TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION. 1:30 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Participants will create a flag-themed wooden plaque under the guidance of local artist Rhonda DeNoto. Event will include wine, cheese and crackers, and gift baskets. There is a cost to attend. RSVP Donna Johnson, (860) 276-1020.
THE ORCHARDS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. Tour the independent and assisted living community. People are welcome to just stop by. For more info, call (860) 628-5656.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
CONSTIPATION & MEDICATIONS: ‘WHAT’S STOPPING ME?’ 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Presenter will be Sean Jeffery, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, FNAP, AGSF, pharmacist with Integrated Care Partners Hartford HealthCare Group & clinical professor, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP at 855-HHC-HERE (442-4373).
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
LUNCH & LEARN: MOVEMENT DISORDERS. Noon to 1 p.m. at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus, 81 Meriden Ave. Free lunch and learn presented by Duarte Machado, MD, board-certified neurologist in the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. The shaking of the body or head can be disruptive to life by making it impossible to do many everyday tasks including driving, eating or reading. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. RSVP at (877) 424-4641 or HHC.CenterRSVP@hhchealth.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 10 to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Southington Care Center.
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.