Newtown Lions Club will host an American Red Cross blood drive at Newtown Congregational Church, on Monday, January 13. Donors should be at least 18 years of age, weight at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health. Appointments are available, and walk-ins will be welcomed.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown will sponsor a course, “Creative Insight: Taking the Next Step,” which was instrumental in helping hundreds of 9/11 family and community members move forward with their lives. Creative Insight focuses on the development of skills to address six major life challenges including time and stress, balance, relationships, purpose and vision, self-worth, and prosperity. The goal is to strengthen and enrich one’s life so that participants are better able to help strengthen and enrich their families and community.
The Newtown High School boys’ basketball team and Newtown Youth Basketball Association are teaming to host Pack The Gym Night to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Officials vs Cancer fundraising event during the Newtown versus Brookfield game at Newtown Newtown High School at 7 pm. NYBA representatives will collect donations at the game, and present pink whistles to the referees. The high school players will wear pink ribbon logo socks provided by NYBA. Additionally, NYBA representatives will sell NYBA pink ribbon shirts.
Connecticut's Department of Insurance says it is receiving calls from consumers who signed up for coverage on the state’s insurance marketplace but have not yet received a bill or identification card. Some callers said they are having trouble paying their bill online, reaching their carrier, or reaching the Access Health CT health insurance exchange. Others said they have been approved for Medicaid through the exchange but have not yet received an ID card for their new policy, which was supposed to take effect January 1. According to an announcement from Access Health CT earlier this week, the answer depends on which plan or program for which they are eligible.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown will host a panel discussion this week. “Clinical Panel: Offering Hope & Support” will be held at the center, 153 South Main Street, on Thursday, December 19, beginning at 10 am. Residents are invited to share their thoughts, ask questions, and learn about tools that can help on the healing journey. The discussion is expected to last approximately 75 minutes.
The Fairfield County Transcendental Meditation® Program in conjunction with the David Lynch Foundation is offering an introductory presentation on the Transcendental Meditation Technique Thursday, December 19, at 6:30 pm, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. The technique is a simple, natural program for the mind to experience a more settled state, increasingly quiet and silent levels while it remains alert. In this state of restful alertness, the brain functions with significantly greater coherence and the body gains deep rest for the release of chronic and deep stress.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown has announced special events, open to the public, in upcoming weeks. All events will take place at the center, at 153 South Main Street, including an additional hour of services and offerings for December 14 than had been announced last week. The Resiliency Center of Newtown is a nonprofit that provides free and confidential services, programs and events to assist in the healing process for anyone in the greater Newtown community impacted by the events of 12/14.
Western Connecticut Center for Neurofeedback and Counseling opened at 30 Church Hill Road this past August. Owned by Jeff Schutz, a licensed a marriage and family therapist and ordained Christian and Missionary Alliance minister, and since spring of 2013, a Biofeedback Certification International Alliance certified neurofeedback clinician, Mr Schutz said he is happy to be in Newtown. Believing that his practice would be beneficial to the community, he moved his office from Westport to Newtown this past summer. The move also makes his commute from Sherman, where he lives with his wife, Laurie, and four children, an enjoyable drive, he said.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown has announced three special events, open to the public, in upcoming weeks. All events will take place at the center, located at 153 South Main Street, and are free of charge. The Resiliency Center of Newtown is a non-profit that provides free and confidential services, programs and events to assist in the healing process for anyone in the greater Newtown community impacted by the events of 12/14.
Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is joining together with the town of Newtown, the school district, the interfaith community and municipal organizations in observance of the first anniversary of 12/14. NYFS will be operating on extended hours from December 13-15, and will also be open for walk-in support services for individuals and families in the community who have been impacted by the Sandy Hook tragedy.