äThe Women's Center Open House: For prospective volunteers, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room on the 2nd floor. The center is at 2 West St. in Danbury. It will be an opportunity to learn of the services that are provided to lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence and sexual assault for women, children and men in the greater Danbury area.
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äMeditation Experience with One Light Healing Touch: A hands-on meditation based on an ancient art form, The New Carmel Fitness & Racquet Club, 111 Old Route 6, Carmel, N.Y., Feb. 3, 5 to 6 p.m. The program is free to fitness club members, $10 for member guests, and $15 for general public. Reservations will be accepted at the club's front desk. For information, visit http://carmelfitnessandyou.com.
äFor Women Who Dare to Dream: A two-day workshop, April 4 and 5, Santosha Center for Yoga & Health in Newtown. Includes small and large group exercises, music and journaling. Participants will have times for silence and joy, to eat chocolate mindfully and connect deeply with themselves. Workshop leader is Karen Ely, founder of A Woman's Way, retreat and workshop program based in Sedona, Ariz. The workshop cost is $185, which includes lunch both days and a Sunday Pilates class. To register, call Anastasia Amelio at (412) 612-6774.
äPublic health degree scholarships: Are being jointly sponsored by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and the Connecticut Health Foundation. To qualify, applicants must meet the admission requirements of the programs, and other criteria, and be willing to complete the degree on a part-time basis over three years. Contact Christine Unson, program director and associate professor of public health at email@example.com.
äDanbury 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.
äRidgefield Visiting Nurse Association travel clinic and immunizations: For those 18 and older by appointment. Call (203) 438-5555.
äNew Milford Visiting Nurse Association immunizations: Provided for children and adults. Call for appointment, (860) 354-2216.
äFlu vaccination clinics: Held throughout the region by area visiting nurse associations; check with your local agency. Doctors will also offer the vaccine in their offices. Flu vaccination clinics also are offered in commercial spaces, such as banks, supermarkets and malls. Check with provider about cost and insurance.
äBlood pressure screening -- Bethel: Fourth Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., Bethel Senior Center, 1 School St. Call (203) 792-1467.
äBlood 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.
äBlood pressure screening -- New Fairfield: Jan. 17, after 4:30 and 6 p.m. Masses and Jan. 18, after all Masses, Conference Room B, St. Edward the Confessor Church.
äBlood pressure screening -- New Preston: First Tuesday each month, 1 to 2 p.m. Webster Bank, Route 202, New Preston.
äBlood pressure screening -- Newtown: Second Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., Newtown Senior Center, Sandy Hook. Call (203) 792-1467.
äBlood pressure screening -- Newtown: Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, Lockwood Lodge Wellness Center of Masonicare, 139 Toddy Hill Road. (203) 426-5847.
äBlood pressure screening -- Redding: Second Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m, Redding Senior Center in the Community Center.
äBlood 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.
äBlood pressure screening -- Washington: Third Tuesday each month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Washington Senior Center, Bryan Memorial, Washington.
äLyme, 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.
äNew Mothers Group: Mothers of newborns, up to age 1, who would like to learn more about newborn care, breast feeding, child development, parenting and child safety, as well as receive social and emotional support, are offered "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.
äNew 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.
äThe Greater Danbury La Leche League: Meets first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. and last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., Connecticut Childbirth and Women's Center, 94 Locust Ave., Danbury. For all women, especially pregnant. Free. (860) 355-1857.
äWomen 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.
äWomen 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.
äPost 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.
äMen 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.
äPartners: 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.
äDanbury 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.
äCoffee 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.
äKeeping 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.
äParents 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.
äKids 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.
äCaring: 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.
äTransitions: 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.
äMS Caregivers: Meets second Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Street Physical Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main St., Danbury. (203) 730-5966.
äCaregivers: Meets first Thursday, 4:40 to 6 p.m., Crystal Dining Room, Danbury Health Care Center, 107 Osborne St., Danbury. (203) 792-8102.
äCardiac Support: Meets third Wednesday, 7 p.m., Danbury Hospital, Praxair Conference Room, first floor Strook Building.
äBereavement Support: Meets first Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ridgefield VNA, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield. (203) 438-5555.
äYoga: Various times available. For people who are living with cancer. Call Ann's Place in Danbury, (203) 790-6568.
äReiki: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For people who are living with cancer. Call Ann's Place in Danbury, (203) 790-6568.
äLebed: Thursday evenings. Therapeutic movement/dance exercise program for women living with cancer. Call Ann's Place in Danbury, (203) 790-6568.
äGuided Imagery: Jan. 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Milford Hospital, Interfaith Chapel. For cancer patients and their families. (860) 210-7442.
äChair Yoga: Jan. 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Milford Hospital, Robison room A. (860) 210-7442.
äCARES Cancer Support Group: For cancer patients and their families. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon, New Milford Hospital. (860) 210-7442.
äTelephone checks for homebound seniors: Offered by The Jewish Federation in Danbury through Tele-Care, for those in the Danbury region. The Tele-Care program matches trained volunteers with elders who are in need of a friendly voice and companionship. For more information, call (203) 794-1818.