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Healthy Happenings

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Published 1:00 am, Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Here are some events offered in the area for your health, fitness and well-being. Check here each week for new listings.

CLASSES AND LECTURES

n Jazzercise dance-fitness classes: Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7) in New Milford on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. For information, call Christine Melfi-Damon at (860) 350-5325. Please Join Us!

IMMUNIZATIONS/CLINICS

n Danbury Visiting Nurse Association Travel vaccines: For children and adults on Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 4 Liberty St. (2nd floor), Danbury. Fee for service. Appointments necessary. Call (203) 792-4120 and press 0 to schedule appointment.

n Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association travel clinic and immunizations: For those 18 and older by appointment. Call (203) 438-5555.

n New Milford Visiting Nurse Association immunizations: Provided for children and adults. Call for appointment, (860) 354-2216.

SCREENINGS

n Blood pressure screening -- Bethel: Fourth Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., Bethel Senior Center, 1 School St. Call (203) 792-1467.

n Blood pressure clinic -- New Milford: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Community Health & Wellness Center at New Milford Senior Center, Richmond Citizen Center, 40 Main St., New Milford. For more information, call (860) 355-6075.

n Blood pressure screening -- New Preston: First Tuesday each month, 1 to 2 p.m. Webster Bank, Route 202, New Preston.

n Blood pressure screening -- Newtown: Second Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., Newtown Senior Center, Sandy Hook. Call (203) 792-1467.

n Blood pressure screening -- Newtown: April 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Lockwood Lodge Wellness Center At Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road. (203) 426-5847.

n Blood pressure screening -- Redding: Second Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m, Redding Senior Center in the Community Center.

n Blood pressure screening -- Ridgefield: First Mondays of the month, Ballard Green, 25 Gilbert St., 9:30 to 11 a.m.; third Monday, Ridgefield Parks & Recreation, 195 Danbury Road., 2 to 3 p.m.; first Thursday, Founders Hall, 193 Danbury Road, noon to 1:30 p.m.; and third Wednesday, VNA, 90 East Ridge, 1 to 2 p.m.

n Blood pressure screening -- Washington: Third Tuesday each month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Washington Senior Center, Bryan Memorial, Washington.

SUPPORT GROUPS

n Leche League of New Milford: Meets third Tuesday each month, 9:30 a.m., and first Wednesday each month at 7 p.m., Parish House at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford. Contact Jen LaCava at mrslacava@hotmail.com or (860) 355-4440.

nMental Health Support Group: Danbury: First and third Thursdays, 5 p.m., Western Connecticut Mental Health Network, 78 Triangle St. (across from DMV). Learn how people with mental illness and substance abuse conditions can achieve recovery with the help of families, friends and loved ones. Contact Paula Zigman at (203) 448-3149 or (203) 448-3200.

nChoosing Healthy Alternatives Over Substances (CHAOS): Adolescent substance abuse group. Meets Wednesdays, 6 p.m., 17 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Offered by Newtown Youth and Family Services.

nMe After We: Divorce support for adults. Meets Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. , 17 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Offered by Newtown Youth and Family Services.

nWomen Empowering Women: A creative group for women over 18. Goals include helping women to increase self-esteem, make changes and improvements in their lives, and increase their sense of optimism. Meets Thursdays, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., 17 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Offered by Newtown Youth and Family Services.

nALS Support Group: Bethel Healthcare, 13 Park Lawn Drive, Bethel, Every fourth Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.

nAlzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Danbury Health Care Center, 107 Osborne St., First Thursdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Crystal dining Room. Refreshments. No fees. Open to the community. (203) 792-8102.

n Al-Anon Support Groups: Various locations, days and times:

-- Danbury: Our Lady of Guadalupe, 29 Golden Hill Road, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. (Spanish).

-- Danbury: MCCA, 38 Old Ridgebury Road, Wednesday, noon.

-- Danbury: Danbury Hospital Center for Behavioral Health/Old Eldorodo, 152 West St., Wednesday, 8 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

-- Danbury: St. James Episcopal Church, 25 West St., Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

-- Danbury: United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Road, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

-- Danbury: Church of Christ, 90 Clapboard Ridge Road, Friday, 7 p.m. (women's).

-- New Fairfield: New Life Community Church, Route 37, Monday, 7:30 p.m.

-- Ridgefield: Visiting Nurse's Association, 90 East Ridge Road, Monday and Friday, 8 p.m.

-- New Milford: First Congregational Church Parish House, 36 Main St., Tuesday and Friday, 7 p.m.

-- Newtown: St. Rose Building, 38 Church Hill Road, Tuesday, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

-- Newtown: Youth and Family Services, 17 Church Hill Road, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. (Alateen).

-- Bethel: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave., Sunday, 7:30 p.m. (men).

nOvereaters Anonymous Support Groups: Two locations in Danbury: Harborside Healthcare, 1 Glen Hill Road, Sundays, 5 p.m. and Community Center for Behavioral Health, 152 West St., Wednesday, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m

nBereavement Support: Meets first Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ridgefield VNA, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Walk-ins welcome. (203) 438-5555.

nBereavement Support: Meets first and third Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., New Milford VNA, 68 Park Lane, New Milford. Walk-ins welcome. (860) 354-2216.

nBereavement Support: Meets third Thursday, 3 to 4:30 p.m., The Watermark at East Hill, Room 214A, Southbury. (203) 262-6868.

nHealing Hearts Bereavement Support: Offered through Regional Hospice. Many ongoing groups for children and adults are offered. Call for schedule and locations. (203) 792-4422.

nLyme, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meets second Thursday of each month, noon to 1 p.m., Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Call Jennifer Reid at 431-0462 for information.

nMultiple Sclerosis Group: Meets second Wednesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Street Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main St., Danbury. For information, call (203) 264-2252 or (203) 730-5966.

nNew Mothers Group: "New Mommy's Chat Program" every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kent Public Library, Route 52. Call Anka Roberto at (845)278-6558 ext. 2124 to register. Siblings welcome.

nNew Moms Group: Meets each Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Garden View Activity Room of the Mahopac Library, Route 6. Call Diane at (845) 278-6558 ext. 2119 to register. Siblings welcome.

CANCER SUPPORT

Women Together: Meets second and fourth Wednesday evenings at Ann's Place in Danbury. For those newly diagnosed and in treatment for breast cancer; facilitated by Tammy Conley, MSOB. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nWomen Together Graduates: Meets second Monday, evening, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For those who have completed treatment for breast cancer; facilitated by Pat Goldman, MS. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nPost Graduates: Meets third Mondays, evening, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For long term survivors of breast cancer; facilitated by Mary Burke, co-founder. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nMen Together: Meets first Wednesday evening, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For men who have prostate cancer; facilitated by Jim Coffey, MA. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nPartners: Meets first Wednesday evening, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For partners of those who have prostate cancer; facilitated by Pam Berry, MS. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nDanbury New Voices Club: Meets first Sunday afternoon, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For people who have had a laryngectomy; facilitated by Mary Burke, co-founder. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nCoffee and Conversation: Meets fourth Thursday, mornings, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For senior women surviving cancer; facilitated by Mary Burke, co-founder. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nKeeping On: Meets Wednesday afternoons, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For young survivors or recurring or chronic cancer; facilitated by Mary Burke, co-founder. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nParents Group: Meets first and third Wednesday evenings, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For parents where there is cancer in the family; facilitated by Cindy Corn, MSW, LCSW. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nKids Kan: Educational and play group for children with a family member diagnosed with cancer; at Ann's Place in Danbury. Facilitated by Cheryl Koeber, MSW, LCSW. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nCaring: Meets first and third Wednesday evenings, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For friends and family of those with cancer. Co-facilitated by Paula LeFebvre, MSW, and Carol Woodruff, MFT. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nTransitions: Meets second and fourth Monday evenings, at Ann's Place in Danbury. For those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Facilitated by Pam Berry, MS. To register, call (203) 790-6568.

nMS Caregivers: Meets second Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Street Physical Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main St., Danbury. (203) 730-5966.

nCaregivers: Meets first Thursday, 4:40 to 6 p.m., Crystal Dining Room, Danbury Health Care Center, 107 Osborne St., Danbury. (203) 792-8102.

nCardiac Support: Meets third Wednesday, 7 p.m., Danbury Hospital, Praxair Conference Room, first floor Strook Building.

CANCER CARE

nYoga: Various times available. For people who are living with cancer. Call Ann's Place in Danbury, (203) 790-6568.

nReiki: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For people who are living with cancer. Call Ann's Place in Danbury, (203) 790-6568.

nLebed: Thursday evenings. Therapeutic movement/dance exercise program for women living with cancer. Call Ann's Place in Danbury, (203) 790-6568.

nCARES Cancer Support Group: For cancer patients and their families. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon, New Milford Hospital. (860) 210-7442.