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  • A Doctor’s Father at Cedar Mountain Commons . . . And Then a Haven From COVID-19

    July 07, 2020

    In April 2019, when Dr. Stuart Markowitz moved his father Edwin from Long Island to Cedar Mountain Commons in Newington, he could never have imagined how the face of independent and assisted living would radically change one year later. As COVID-19 began spread across the United States, including in Connecticut,…

  • Center for Healthy Aging Services Now Available at St. Vincent’s

    July 06, 2020

    The resource coordinator at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging’s new location at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is assisting employees and their loved ones by telephone and email in connecting with supportive services to achieve the optimum quality of life. During the pandemic, Marleine St. Juste’s assessments determine…

  • Virtual Health Emerges as Safe Choice for Seniors During COVID-19

    June 29, 2020

    An older woman was worried about a cat bite she had that wasn’t healing and she feared going to her doctor’s office. Jessica Dakin, Geriatric Care Program Manager of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, checked on her client at home and realized it was a medical problem that could…

  • Grandson Honors Grandmother with 98th Birthday Jazz Concert at Jefferson House

    June 23, 2020

    The Dixieland jazz that filled the halls and courtyard at Jefferson House on June 13 was delivered with love in celebration of a resident’s 98th birthday. This wasn’t just a musical performance for Berlin musicians Matt and Atla DeChamplain; it was a demonstration of love and musical traditions deeply rooted…

  • Wellness, Home Safety Among Upcoming Center for Healthy Aging Webinars

    June 23, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, offers many educational events each year, often in conjunction with area senior centers. Observing current social guidelines and restrictions, the Center for Healthy Aging is continuing to provide pertinent health information through webinars and video conferencing….

  • Summer Countdown: 9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

    June 08, 2020

    Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today, with the state reopening after so many weeks of self-quarantine during COVID-19. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health. Here…

  • New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

    June 04, 2020

    With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO…

  • Things to Know, What to Do When a Loved One Dies

    May 11, 2020

    By Marc Levesque, senior resource case manager; Jessica Dakin, geriatric care program manager; and Michelle Wyman, certified dementia specialist, all with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging The death of a loved one is difficult and overwhelming. Experts at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging have created a guide…

  • Senior Services Celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

    May 10, 2020

    In celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week being observed May 10-16, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is recognizing its long-term skilled nursing communities: Jefferson House, 1 John H. Stewart Drive, Newington, and Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington; and managed community Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. These…

  • Tips for Getting Medications Safely During COVID-19

    May 08, 2020

    Medications are such an important part of keeping well and health. Keeping yourself as safe as possible in getting medications can be a challenge in light of COVID-19, especially for those at higher risk. Some of these higher risk groups include individuals with chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, are…

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