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  • Who’s Ms. Senior Mulberry Gardens 2019? (She Can Sing!)

    June 18, 2019

    Words of wisdom, gleaned from years of life experiences, were freely shared and taken to heart at the Ms. Senior Mulberry Gardens Pageant 2019 held June 14 at the independent and assisted living community. “Look on the bright side,” “Do whatever you can possibly do,” “Stay active and exercise,” “Live…

  • HHC Staff Raise Awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 14, 2019

    In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, staff members from Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging set up tables at several hospitals to provide free information about the services they offer to help keep seniors safe.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the…

  • Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice…

  • Lewy Body Dementia: What You Need to Know

    June 03, 2019

    By Dr. Barry Gordon When former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner passed away on May 27, his family shared that the near Hall of Fame player famous for a World Series error had been battling Lewy body dementia. Many people are familiar with the dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease,…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Presents Navigating the “What Ifs” During the Golden Years

    May 28, 2019

    They might be called the “golden years,” but aging doesn’t always mean days spent hitting the links or volunteering at the local library. Because we know life is filled with the unexpected, it’s good to prepare for housing and other real-life situations in retirement as you might plan for your…

  • Three Veterans Receive Wartime Service Medals at Mulberry Gardens

    May 23, 2019

    Many people remember their 21st birthdays. However, few individuals celebrate like Marjorie McKennerney did on her 21st in 1944: she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. “We were all very patriotic at that time. We all wanted our country to win the war,” she said, explaining why she felt compelled to…

  • Dementia-Friendly Garden Room and Patio Bring Outdoors in at Southington Care Center

    May 21, 2019

    Sitting in the late afternoon sunshine on May 15, Rose Griffin and other Southington Care Center residents were among the guests enjoying the new outdoor patio. They were gathered there to witness the ribbon-cutting for the new garden room and therapeutic outdoor space that was approximately two years in the…

  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…

  • E-cigs Vaporize Drop in Teen Tobacco Use

    March 12, 2019

    An e-cigarette epidemic has smoked out consistent declines in teen tobacco use, as a new report shows teen “vaping” is to blame for a 1.3 million increase nationwide from 2017 to 2018. The rise in the use of tobacco products by teens comes after several years of decreases and is…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…


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