FRIDAY, NOV. 2
CHOICES COUNSELING SESSION (MEDICARE). 9 a.m. to noon at HCC Bradley Campus, 81 Meriden Ave. CHOICES is Connecticut’s program for health insurance assistance, outreach, information and referral, counseling, and eligibility Screening. This free event will include counseling in Medicare A, B, C, D; information about traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans; and eligibility screening for low income subsidy and Medicare savings programs. Space is limited and appointments must be made. To register, call (877) 424-4641.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Appointments required. Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the memory screenings (10 to 15 minutes) and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. RSVP at (860) 276-1020.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
RELAX THE BODY, QUIET THE MIND. 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. The Orchards exercise physiologist Christine Solimini-Swift will discuss the benefits of stress management to boost health. Seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP, call (860) 621-3014.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 10 to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Southington Care Center.
ALZEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP. Second Tuesday of the month, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. A free support group for families and caregivers. Facilitators provide suggestions, community support and a safe environment to listen or share thoughts and feelings. Register, call Marie Terzak, (860) 276-1020.
DEMENTIA 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 Patty O’Brian, (860) 628-3830.
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.