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Griffin Hospital to Host AARP Driver Safety Program March 5

By Janet Maurice on 1/11/2016
Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 & ...

Griffin Hospital Program Answers Social Security Questions

By Janet Maurice on 11/6/2015
Discussion highlights will include:

Preserving Independence Through Fall Prevention

By Janet Maurice on 9/15/2015
Did you know that September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month? Falling or being at risk for falling could have a negative impact upon one’s quality of life. Therefore, avoiding falls is important to aging well and creating a safe home environment can prevent injuries that lead to disabilities.

Information and support offered for those caring for individuals with dementia

By Janet Maurice on 8/24/2015
“This series will provide valuable information, resources and support for those caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia,” said Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. “The program will help caregivers to more effectively adjust care plans as their loved one’s care needs change.”

Griffin Hospital to Host AARP Driver Safety Program Sept. 5

By Janet Maurice on 8/12/2015
The training is designed to help you learn current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. The course also covers such topics as how to maintain proper following distance at all times; the safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections; the effects of medications on driving; how to minimize the effect of dangerous blind spots; the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use; proper use of safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes and ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.

Griffin Hospital to Host AARP Driver Safety Program Sept. 5

By Janet Maurice on 8/12/2015
The training is designed to help you learn current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. The course also covers such topics as how to maintain proper following distance at all times; the safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections; the effects of medications on driving; how to minimize the effect of dangerous blind spots; the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use; proper use of safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes and ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.

Celebrate Aging at Griffin Hospital

By Janet Maurice on 7/20/2015
Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, is encouraging seniors to take pride in their age with a free presentation that celebrates aging on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Healthy Aging 2014: A Free Educational Forum for the Community

By Griffin Hospital on 10/29/2014
Healthy Aging Free Educational Forum 2014, sponsored by Griffin Hospital, New England Young at Heart, AARP, and Phillips Lifeline, is a FREE forum that will provide seniors and caregivers with important information on managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, advanced care planning,