Published 1:25 pm, Monday, April 18, 2011
These are some offerings in the Danbury area for health, fitness and well-being.
multiple sclerosis conference: April 30, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Southbury, 1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury. Register at 800-344-4867.
Walk to End Alzheimer's: May 7 at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford. The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter will sponsor the walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10. The event includes activities, food, speakers and entertainment. Call 860-828-2828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
children's safety expo: May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tops Building, Donald B. Smith Campus, Putnam County Office, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. N.Y. Free event organized by the Child Advocacy Center and the Bureau of Emergency Services of Putnam County. Call 845-808-1400, ext. 44122.
Stress presentation: April 27, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 351 Main St., offered by the Connecticut Center for Change. Call 203-431-9582. There will be refreshments. Visit CTCenterforChange.com.
CLASSES AND LECTURES
LATIN MOVES PLUS: Low-impact workout of Latin dance steps Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:15 p.m., A Common Ground, 346 Main St., Danbury. First class is free. Call 203-791-9850.
Danbury VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION: Immunizations for adults and children, including Tdap boosters and travel vaccines. Shingles vaccines available for those 60 and older. DVNA, 4 Liberty St. Clinic hours Tuesday afternoons by appointment only. Call 203-792-4120, ext. 0.
New Milford Visiting Nurse Association: Adult travel and shingles vaccines and well-child immunizations available. Call 860-354-2216 to make an appointment.
Ridgefield VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION: Travel clinic and immunizations for those 18 and older; shingles vaccine by appointment and well-child clinics. Call 203-438-5555.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
BETHEL: Fourth Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m., Bethel Senior Center, 1 School St. Call 203-792-1467.
Newtown: Second Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Newtown Senior Center, 15 Riverside Road, Sandy Hook. Call 203-270-4315.
Ridgefield: First Mondays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Ballard Green; first Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, Glen Crest, Danbury; first Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., Founders Hall senior center; third Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m., Ridgefield VNA, 90 East Ridge; fourth Mondays, 2 to 3 p.m., Ridgefield Parks and Recreation. Call 203-431-2117.
WASHINGTON: Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Washington Senior Center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Call 860-868-0735.
For Al-Anon and Alateen times and locations, call 888-825-2666. Open to friends and relatives of people with alcohol problems.
Danbury: Our Lady of Guadalupe, 29 Golden Hill Road, Mondays, 7 p.m. (Spanish).
Danbury: MCCA, 38 Old Ridgebury Road, Wednesdays, noon.
Danbury: Danbury Hospital Center for Behavioral Health/Old Eldorado, 152 West St., Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Danbury: St. James Episcopal Church, 25 West St., Thursdays, 7:30 (beginners) and 8 p.m.
Danbury: United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Road, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
Danbury: Church of Christ, 90 Clapboard Ridge Road, Fridays, 7 p.m. (women's).
NEW Fairfield: New Life Community Church, Route 37, Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Ridgefield: Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge, Mondays at 8 p.m., Fridays at noon.
NEW MILFORD: First Congregational Church Parish House, 36 Main St., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays (downstairs) at 7 p.m.
Newtown: St. Rose building, 38 Church Hill Road, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (downstairs, back entrance); 7:30 p.m. (beginners, upstairs, front entrance); 8 p.m. (upstairs, front entrance).
Newtown: Youth and Family Services, 17 Church Hill Road, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (Alateen, back entrance.)
BETHEL: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave., Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (men, back entrance, basement).
Alcoholics Anonymous: For times and locations in Connecticut, call 860-354-9843.
LA Leche LEAGUE OF NEW MILFORD: Third Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., first Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Parish House at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford. Contact Jen LaCava at email@example.com or 860-355-4440.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP: First and third Thursdays at 5 p.m., Western Connecticut Mental Health Network, 78 Triangle St., Danbury. Learn how people with mental illness and substance-abuse problems can achieve recovery with the help of families, friends and loved ones. Call Paula Zigman at 203-448-3149 or 203-448-3200.
CHOOSING HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES OVER Substances: Adolescent substance-abuse group, Wednesdays at 6 p.m., 17 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Offered by Newtown Youth and Family Services. Call 203-270-4335.
ME AFTER WE: Divorce support for adults, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 17 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Offered by Newtown Youth and Family Services. Call 203-270-4335.
WOMEN EMPOWERINg WOMEN: A support group to help women over 18 increase self-esteem, make improvements in their lives, and increase their sense of optimism, Thursdays, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., 17 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Offered by Newtown Youth and Family Services. Call 203-270-4335.
ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: First Thursdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Danbury Health Care Center, 107 Osborne St. Refreshments. Free. Call 203-792-8102.
LYME, CHRONIC FATIGUE, Fibromyalgia SUPPORT GROUP: Second Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge. Call Jennifer Reid at 203-431-0462.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS GROUP: Second Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Street Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main St., Danbury. Call 203-264-2252 or 203-730-5966. A caregiver's meeting runs concurrently for family and friends.
ADOPTION HEALING: For adoptees, adoptive families and birth families. Call Deborah at 860-355-8389 or John at 860-868-7652.
CONVERSATIONS WITH DIANNE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Third Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
Guido Tino STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: For survivors, last Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m., New Milford Hospital Robison rooms, 21 Elm St., ground-level entrance. Blood pressure taken at each meeting. Call 860-210-7442.
NONDENOMINATIONAL HEALING SERVICE: Third Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m. New Milford Hospital Interfaith Chapel, 21 Elm St. Provided by Oratory of the Little Way. Call 860-210-7442.
Going solo widow/widowers support: Second Fridays, 2:30 p.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
HEARING IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP: Meets quarterly at New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
ALZHEIMER'S COUPLES SOCIAL GROUP: Fourth Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. Call 860-355-6075.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP: Third Mondays, 10 a.m., New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. For other times and locations, call 860-355-6075.
Reiki: For all patients of New Milford Hospital and their families. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Call 860-350-8831, option 1.
SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS: The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers Breaking the Silence, a weekly support group for adult survivors of any form of sexual assault. Call 203-731-5200.
SURVIVORS OVERCOMING ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS (SOAR): The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers this ongoing weekly group. Call 203-731-5200.
REDUCING STRESS AND ANXIETY: The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers this ongoing four-week workshop. Call 203-731-5200.
RECLAIMING YOUR SELF ESTEEM: The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers this seven-week group. Call 203-731-5200.
VOICES OF COURAGE: The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers a 10-week group for male adult survivors of any form of sexual assault. Call 203-731-5200.
ENDINGS: The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers this eight-week group for those considering or in the process of ending a marriage or relationship. Call 203-731-5200.
Danbury REGIONAL CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER: A support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising children. Runs Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call Lisamay Cleary-Cast at 203-748-4542, ext. 107.
CO-DEPENDENTs ANONYMous: Meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge (side entrance) for men and women, and Tuesdays at noon at Ridgefield Congregational Church, Main Street and Route 35, for women. Call 203-438-5555.
ADULT SURVIVORS of Child Abuse : Meets Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Norwalk. Call 203-520-2130 or visit http://www.meetup.com/ASCA-of-fairfield-county-ct.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: First and third Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., New Milford VNA, 68 Park Lane. Walk-ins welcome. Call 860-354-2216.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Third Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Watermark at East Hill, Room 214A, Southbury. Call 203-262-6868.
HEALING HEARTS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Ongoing groups for children and adults offered through Regional Hospice. For schedule and locations, call 203-792-4422..
HEARING IMPAIRED: Support Group meets first Tuesdays, 12:45 p.m. in the Wellness Center of the Richmond Building, New Milford Senior Center. Call 860-355-6075.
Parenting Basics: For parents of children from birth to 5 years old, Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Parish Center at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford. Sponsored by Nurturing Families. Call 860-354-5962.
Moms Group: Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., Garden View Activity Room of Mahopac Library, Route 6, Mahopac, N.Y. To register, call 845-278-6558, ext. 2119. Siblings welcome.
New Mommy's Chat: Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m., Kent Library, Route 52. To register, call 845-278-6558, ext. 2124. Siblings welcome.
Mom To Mom support group: Second Mondays, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Families Network, 5 Library Place, Danbury. Free and open to all first-time mothers in the area. Call 203-791-8773.
Feliz Mama Support Group: First Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m., Families Network, 5 Library Place, Danbury. Free and open to all moms in the area who speak Spanish and Portuguese. Call 203-791-8773.
La Leche League of Lake Waramaug: Third Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., and first Wednesdays at 7 p.m., parish house of First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford. Call 860-868-9294.
Look good FEEL BETTER: Free program to help women overcome effects of cancer treatment by learning beauty treatments at Danbury Hospital's Praxair Cancer Center, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates: May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. To confirm date, time, location and register, call 800-227-2345.
Women Together: For those newly diagnosed and in treatment for breast cancer, second and fourth Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Tammy Conley. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Women Together Graduates: For those who have completed treatment for breast cancer, second Monday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Pat Goldman. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Post Graduates: For long-term survivors of breast cancer, third Monday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Mary Burke. For information, or to register, call 203-790-6568.
Men Together: For men who have prostate cancer, first Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Jim Coffey. For information, or to register, call 203-790-6568.
Partners: For partners of those who have prostate cancer, first Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Pam Berry. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Danbury New Voices Club: For people who have had a laryngectomy, first Fridays, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Mary Burke. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Coffee and Conversation: For senior women surviving cancer, fourth Thursday mornings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Mary Burke. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Keeping On: For young survivors of recurring or chronic cancer, second and fourth Thursday afternoons, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Mary Burke. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Parents Group: For parents who have a cancer patient in the family, first and third Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Cindy Corn. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Kids Kan: Educational and play group for children who have a family member diagnosed with cancer, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Cheryl Koeber. To register, call 203-790-6568.
Caring: For friends and family of those with cancer, first and third Wednesday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, co-facilitated by Paula LeFebvre and Carol Woodruff. To register, call 203-790-6568.
TRANSITIONS: For those who have lost a loved one to cancer, second and fourth Monday evenings, Ann's Place in Danbury, facilitated by Pam Berry. To register, call 203-790-6568.
MS CAREGIVERS: Second Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Street Physical Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main St., Danbury. Call 203-730-5966.
CAREGIVERS: First Thursday, 4:40 to 6 p.m., Danbury Health Care Center, 107 Osborne St. Call 203-792-8102.
CARES SUPPORT GROUP: For cancer patients and family members, every Thursday, 11 a.m., New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St. Call 860-210-7442.
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: Working Together (BEST): First Tuesday each month, 7 to 8 p.m., New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St. Call Denise Mariconda at 860-210-5047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT: Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. Call 203-790-6568.
CANCER CARE YOGA: Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. For people living with cancer, various times. Call 203-790-6568.
Reiki: Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. For people with cancer, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 203-790-6568.
Lebed: Group meets at Ann's Place in Danbury. Therapeutic movement/dance exercise program for women with cancer, Thursday evenings. Call 203-790-6568.
ALS: For people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, fourth Wednesdays, 13 Parklawn Drive, Bethel. Call 914-345-5062.
CARES CANCER SUPPORT: For cancer patients and their families, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon, New Milford Hospital. Call 860-210-7442.