Senior Services

Showing 1 - 10 of 11

  • A Guide To A Memorable Holiday Season For Dementia Patients, Caregivers

    November 03, 2017

    Those who take care of loved ones with dementia can have mixed feelings about the holidays – caregivers may have happy memories of the past, but they also may worry about the extra demands that the holidays can bring. To make the season more enjoyable, a balance between holiday-related activities…

  • For This Couple, It’s Rehab By The Book in Southington

    October 26, 2017

    Dan and Arlene Palmer, avid bibliophiles, met and worked at New Britain Public Library for a combined 51 years and owned their own bookstore/tea shop, Leaves & Pages, for 14 years. Arlene, a New Britain historian, also wrote three books about the city’s history and together they wrote “And Now…

  • Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage: How To Choose

    October 26, 2017

    By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News As health insurers struggle with shifting government policies and considerable uncertainty, one market remains remarkably stable: Medicare Advantage plans. That’s good news for seniors as they select coverage for the year ahead during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period (this year running from Oct. 15…

  • Breast Cancer Survivor Advice: Keep The Faith

    October 16, 2017

    Often we find support, hope, solace and inspiration in the experiences of those who have previously walked the same path we do.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those newly diagnosed, or struggling with their diagnosis, take heart in the stories and advice of these Hartford HealthCare employees. …

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and GoodLife Fitness open in Bloomfield

    October 13, 2017

    A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and GoodLife Fitness was held with the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 4. These two programs are among the multiple health services and specialties available at the Hartford HealthCare Family Health Center located at 2 Northwestern…

  • Center for Healthy Aging And GoodLife Fitness Open In Bloomfield

    October 12, 2017

    A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and GoodLife Fitness was held with the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 4. These two programs are among the multiple health services and specialties available at the Hartford HealthCare Family Health Center located at 2 Northwestern…

  • Southington Care Center Celebrates Four Centenarians

    October 12, 2017

    Woodrow Wilson was president. The United States entered World War I. Mary Pickford starred in the movie, “A Poor Little Rich Girl.” Such was life in 1917 and Southington Care Center’s four centenarians – then infants or toddlers – were there. In a celebration of lives well lived, Southington Care…

  • How To Talk To Someone Who Has Dementia

    September 21, 2017

    By Michelle Wyman, Dementia Specialist Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging How to communicate with people who have dementia: Always state their name before speaking. This attracts their attention. Maintain eye contact throughout the conversation. Avoid speaking from another room or from behind. They may have forgotten you were in…

  • A Quick Screening: What’s Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

    September 05, 2017

    Do you know your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder? Here is a quick screen, so you can learn your risk factors and see what you can do to minimize your risk. Do you have more memory lapses than you did five years ago? Have you experienced…

  • When Is It Too Early To Get A Flu Shot?

    August 15, 2017

    By Dr. Sowmya S. Kurtakoti Medical Director, Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster Every year, medical professionals hear people say, “I’ve never had the flu, so why should I get a flu shot?” Without it, people are risking serious diseases like influenza, pneumonia or even whooping cough, sometimes leading…


Showing 1 - 10 of 11

Search This Section