Health listings for Jan. 2

MONDAY, JAN. 5
SOUTHINGTON
INFORMATIONAL SESSION AT THE GOOD LIFE FITNESS CENTER. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Reservations. (860) 621-9559.

TUESDAY, JAN. 6
SOUTHINGTON
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington.

THURSDAY, JAN. 8
SOUTHINGTON
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

PLAINVILLE
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville.

THURSDAY, JAN. 22
SOUTHINGTON
HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Next topic of Southington Youth Services Parent Information Series. Anxiety problems in children are a growing concern: separation anxiety, test anxiety, performance anxiety, social anxiety, etc. seem to be more common. Parents play a significant role in helping children prevent, manage, and overcome anxiety and this workshop will cover topics including the causes of anxiety and practical ways parents can help children reduce anxiety symptoms, and avoidance behavior. Presenter is Dr. Thomas Finn, a psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of anxiety. Only available to Southington residents. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Municipal Center, Southington. Limited space. (860) 276-6281. Register.

SUNDAY, JAN. 25
SOUTHINGTON
PET PARTNER EVALUATION TESTS. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Evaluations are free but a $25 donation is being requested for the SCC Jane Haze Memorial Pet Therapy Fund. Send donations to Stacy Carleton, director of therapeutic recreation, Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Checks also can be brought on the day of tests. (860) 681-9244, lisadeangelo@sbcglobal.nethealth

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