Come drink some tea and help a very worthy cause. Hosted by members of the Valley Women's Health Initiative and sponsored in cooperation with Griffin Hospital, a Tea Party will benefit the Griffin Hospital Valley Breast Health Care Fund. It is open to everyone, not just women, but regardless of age or gender, be sure you all wear a favorite hat!
Griffin staff will provide assistance on making advance directives or a living will and how to discuss end-of-life treatment with your physician and family on Wednesday, April 16 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Dining Room..
Held at The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby, this free event features more than 40 exhibitors, door prizes, tours of the Childbirth Center and information about the Center’s classes and support groups for before and after childbirth.
For the second straight year, Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The event, held during the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, will be held at the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue in Derby.
Sponsored by the Connecticut State Department on Aging, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nursing, the workshop will be held on Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. from April 8-May 13 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.
Physical Therapist Nancy Corvigno, of Griffin Hospital Rehabilitation Services, will present Don't Make Me Laugh - a lively discussion on incontinence and ways you can help take back control.
DERBY, CT (March 27, 2014) –The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host a free presentation to help diabetics make healthy meals at home on Tuesday, April 8 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.
Donna Skurat, BSN, MSN, will present “What's in Your Pantry?” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A. The program will discuss what to pitch and what to keep stocked in your pantry to help you prepare healthier meals.
The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. All diabetics and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required. Free valet parking is available. For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203.732.1137.
DERBY, CT (March 27, 2014) – Megan Gervais, of DaVita Dialysis Center, will present “Kidney Smart” on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center. The talk will focus on how kidneys function and common causes of chronic kidney disease; how medications, diet and nutrition work together for good health; and potential treatment options for kidney diseases. Register now or call 203.732.1511 to reserve your spot or for more information.
DERBY, CT (March 25, 2014) - At a time when best-selling diet books about weight and health routinely refute both the conventional wisdom and one another, an article in the Annual Review of Public Health asserts that such claims are almost entirely unsubstantiated.
DERBY, CT (March 20, 2014) – A free workshop series at Griffin Hospital aims to help individuals with an ongoing health conditions or those caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition get their lives back.