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  • Ellington resident heads Hartford HealthCare GoodLife Fitness

    April 17, 2018

    Exercise physiologist Emil Johnson was recently named the new manager of Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness program. GoodLife Fitness is an individualized exercise program geared toward older adults to build energy, strength and endurance for an active and independent lifestyle. Johnson began his position on Jan. 8. GoodLife Fitness is offered…

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Senate Bill on Hearing Aids May Make the Answer ‘Yes’

    April 17, 2018

    By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Last December, Deb Wiese bought hearing aids for her parents, one for each of them. She ordered them online from a big-box retailer and paid $719 for the pair. But her parents, in their 80s and retired from farming in central Minnesota, couldn’t figure…

  • How to Stop the Brain Drain of Aging

    April 16, 2018

    As aging takes its toll on our bodies and brain mechanics, researchers point to lifestyle, exercise habits and eating patterns that can maximize brain health and minimize impairment. Lynne McPhee, a registered dietitian at Backus Hospital, says what we eat and how we live can impact our brain’s ability to…

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging specialist certified as dementia practitioner

    April 13, 2018

    Adrianne DeVivo, a dementia specialist with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, was recently designated a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. This credential is the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and dementia education. The goal of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is to…

  • Cedar Mountain Commons announces new director of operations

    April 11, 2018

    Cedar Mountain Commons, an independent and assisted living community located at 3 John H. Stewart Drive, recently welcomed its new director of operations. Maley W. Hunt, MHA, LNHA, started this position in February. Hunt began with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, which manages Cedar Mountain Commons, in 2012 as an administrative…

  • Hartford HealthCare Senior Services Announces New Community Outreach Manager

    March 30, 2018

    Hartford HealthCare Senior Services recently announced Cheryl Olson as the new community outreach manager effective January 2018. In this role, she is responsible for providing education to professional referral sources regarding the organization’s assisted living communities, services and continuum of care through outreach visits and professional events. She is based…

  • Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

    March 27, 2018

    Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility…

  • Providing Health Care Goes Beyond Medicine

    March 27, 2018

    Midstate Joins Project to Address the Social Underpinnings of Health A medical history can reveal health risks that may help providers anticipate problems and provide treatment that offers the best outcome. In the Emergency Department at MidState Medical Center, a survey asking patients about their access to stable housing, health…

  • Everything You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards (Including Scams)

    March 22, 2018

    Judith Graham Kaiser Health News In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, launching a massive, yearlong effort to alter how 59 million people enrolled in the federal health insurance program are identified. Historically, Medicare ID cards have been stamped with the Social Security numbers of members —…

  • Living Longer, Healthier: The ‘Blue Zone’ Secrets to Aging

    March 21, 2018

    A free program about the Blue Zones – the five places where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on Earth – will be held April 25 at 1 p.m. at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive in West Hartford. This program of Jewish Women International will be led…

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