AGING SERVICES: Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness


 
  {Elderly couple.}  
Prevention
Programs
&
Health Resources
 
 
 
 
Elderly Health Screening Program

The Elderly Health Screening Program provides health screening services, follow-up care and programs related to health promotion and wellness to persons age 60 and over at various locations throughout Connecticut.   Services offered range from screening tests for breast, colorectal and prostate cancers to screenings for dental disease, mental health issues, nutrition counseling and physical activity programs.  The Health Screening partners listed below offer a variety of services both on and off site.
 
Bridgeport–Harborview
Health Center
Bridgeport Health Department     
752 East Main Street     
Bridgeport, CT  06608    
Tel: (203) 576-7680
 
Hartford-Charter Oak Health Center
 21 Grand Street
 Hartford, CT  06106
 Tel: (860) 550-7500
 
 
New Haven–Bella Vista
Health Clinic
  
Fair Haven Community
Health Center
374 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT  06513
Tel: (203) 777-7411     
Tel: At Bella Vista
(203) 469-5331 
    
 Norwich–Geriatric
Assessment Program
 United Community & Family 
 Services,Inc.
 47 Town Street
 Norwich, CT  06360
 Tel: (860) 892-7042
 
 
 
West Hartford – Senior
Wellness Project

W. Hartford Bloomfield
Health District
693-C Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT  06002
Tel: (860) 561-7916
 
  

Health & Wellness Resources
 
Useful Links Connecting You with Information for your Health and Wellbeing.
 

Connecticut Health Resources

Connecticut Poison Control Center 
 
CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention
 
CT Department of Public Health
www.dph.state.ct.us 

Prevent Blindness Tri-State  ww.preventblindnesstristate.org

Connecticut Cancer Partnership
Network of Care for Behavioral Health

 
 
 
 
National Health Resources
 
Note: Most Sites Contain Links to Local Chapters

Centers for Disease Control
    
 Medicare
 www.medicare.gov
 
AIDS–Nat’l Institute of Allergy & Alzheimer’s
Disease
 
 Infectiousdiseases    
 
 
Arthritis Foundation
 
 American Cancer Society
 
American Diabetes Association
 
 American Heart Association
 
Association of Retarded Citizens/USA
A national organization of and for people
With mental retardation & their families.
 
   
 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
 
 
National Mental Health Association 
 
 National Osteoporosis Foundation
 
The American Parkinson Disease Association 
 
 American Stroke Association
 
 
Stroke Caregivers Handbook
www.strokesafe.org
 
Go4Life
 
 
 
New Brochure Focuses on Safe Medicine Use
The Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau,  Poison Control Program is pleased to announce the availability of its newest brochure, Safe Medicine Use & Poison Prevention Tips: A Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers.  The brochure includes useful tips for the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicine.  Developed in partnership with the Administration on Aging, the brochure promotes the use of the Poison Help toll-free number (1-800-222-1222) as a resource for questions about medicine use and poison prevention.  The brochure is available for printing online at http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/resources_campaign_info.htm. This Web site presents a variety of poison prevention resources; you will find the Safe Medicine Use Brochure at the bottom of the page.  A limited number of brochures are available from the HRSA Information Center by calling 1-800-ASK HRSA or by visiting http://ask.hrsa.gov.
 
 
 
"Article of the Month" Library.
 
 
Flu Shot / Vaccine Awareness
 
 
2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The US Department of Health & Human Services has produced a comprehensive set of recommendations for people of all ages and physical conditions.  Chapter 5 focuses on Physical Activity for Older Adults.     Please follow this link for the Physical Activity Guidelines.
 
Wellness Resources

Environmental Protection Agency Aging Initiative
 
Healthy Aging Tips & Techniques
www.healthyaging.net
 
Health Resource Locator Including Dietary Guidelines and National Organizations
www.healthfinder.gov
 
National Women’s Health Information Center
www.4woman.gov
 
National Institute on Aging/Exercise for Older Adults
www.nihseniorhealth.gov/exercise/toc.html
 
Nutrition Information for a Healthier Life
www.nutrition.gov




Content Last Modified on 12/2/2011 4:19:39 PM