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  • Newtown VNA Celebrates ‘Heart Month’ With Display, Guest Speaker

    John Voket
    Health
    February 17, 2018, Saturday
    American Heart Association, Garrett Golisano DDS, Infective Endocarditis, National Heart Month, Newtown VNA

    There is a difficult to attribute quote most often uttered by folks who are a bit obsessive about their dental health that goes something like: “Death comes through the gums.” It is a cryptic ref...Read Full Article

  • NYFS Is New Local Hub For My Place CT, Empower Together Resources

    John Voket
    Health
    February 17, 2018, Saturday
    Case Manager Darryl Might, Empower Together, My Place CT, Newtown Youth & Family Services, NYFS

    If you have a concern that a beloved senior relative, neighbor, or friend may be the victim of theft, elder abuse, or is someone who just hopes to age in place at home as they grow older, Newtown Yout...Read Full Article

  • Parent Connection Spring Fundraiser To Have Hollywood Theme

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    February 16, 2018, Friday
    Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Parent Connection spring gala

    SOUTHBURY — The Newtown Parent Connection (NPC) is hosting its Hollywood Spring Gala on April 7 at The Wyndham Southbury, 1284 Strongtown Road (Route 188). The nonprofit will be rolling out the red...Read Full Article

  • Resources Available To Work Through Traumatic Events

    Shannon Hicks
    Health
    February 15, 2018, Thursday
    Newtown Center for Support and Wellness, Newtown Youth & Family Services, Parkland school shooting, The Resiliency Center of Newtown

    Residents who are having any difficulty coping with the news that 17 people were killed on February 14 in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., are reminded that Newtown has a number of locat...Read Full Article

  • Lung Association’s Grades On Connecticut Tobacco Policies Are Abysmal, Again

    John Voket
    Health
    February 10, 2018, Saturday
    American Lung Association of Connecticut, Connecticut Legislature, Ruth Canovi, State Of Tobacco Control

    EAST HARTFORD — The American Lung Association’s 2018 “State of Tobacco Control” shows Connecticut, once again, earned less than satisfactory grades on its tobacco policies. The 16th annual re...Read Full Article

  • Residents Urged To Visit Regional Emergency Flu Clinic Saturday

    John Voket
    Health
    February 8, 2018, Thursday
    Danbury VNA, Donna Culbert, Flu Shot Clinic, Influenza Outbreak, Newtown Health District

    In an effort to protect the public’s health and reduce the spread of the influenza (flu) virus that has heavily affected Connecticut, the State Department of Public Health has asked the Newtown Heal...Read Full Article

  • Lt Gov Wyman Honors VNA Newtown For A Century Of Service

    Shannon Hicks
    Health
    February 8, 2018, Thursday
    Anna Wiedemann, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Mae Schmidle, Nancy Wyman, Visiting Nurse Association of Newtown, VNA Newtown, VNA Newtown 100th anniversary

    Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman visited Newtown Thursday morning, driving from Tolland to spend just a few minutes with the members of the local Visiting Nurse Association chapter. VNA-Newtown is o...Read Full Article

  • Social Emotional Learning Awareness Week

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    February 8, 2018, Thursday
    Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, Quinnipiac School of Education, Richard Blumenthal, Scarlett Lewis, Social Emotional Learning Awareness Week

    The State of Connecticut proclaimed February 7 to 14, 2018, Social Emotional Learning Awareness Week, a Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement initiative to celebrate and promote the benefits of SEL. Qui...Read Full Article

  • ‘Running With Ghosts:’ Memoir Shares One Childhood Cancer Patient’s Journey, Memories Of Others

    Shannon Hicks
    Health
    February 3, 2018, Saturday
    acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Akron Children's Hospital, Childhood Cancer, leukemia, Matt Tullis, Matthew R. Tullis, memoir, Running With Ghosts

    After crafting essays and even his MFA thesis around his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Matt Tullis wrote a memoir that shares his story, and epilogues of a few others who lost their ...Read Full Article

  • Don’t Fumble When It Comes To Super Bowl Party Food Safety

    John Voket
    Health
    February 2, 2018, Friday
    Foodborne Illness, Newtown Health District, Super Bowl Party, Suzette LeBlanc, USDA

    Local health officials know there’s nothing like the excitement and camaraderie of a Super Bowl party, whether it involves dozens of your closest friends, or just a handful of family members. But co...Read Full Article