Post Cancer Class: Surviving-N-Moving

    New Class Surviving-N-Moving Class to begin the week of June 19th, time and date to be announced.  Instructor Donna Scott is trained and certified as a Certified Personal Trainer and Cancer Exercise Training Specialist (CES) with over 8 years of combined personal/group training experience. As a CES she has studied exercise implications and contraindications for 25 types of cancer, surgery, reconstruction and treatments, breast reconstruction and contraindications to exercise, about preventing and identifying lymphedema and cancer related pain, mental and physical fatigue during cancer treatment, and conducting postural assessments and working with medical professionals as needed
    Following cancer surgery and treatment there are numerous physically debilitating side effects that cancer clients have become accustomed to living with.  Based on her training, Donna Scott have developed, “Surviving-N-Moving”, so cancer survivors no longer have to accept the fact that they have to live with limited range of motion, poor posture, neck and back pain, lymphedema, chronic fatigue, and many other symptoms, following their surgery/treatment.  Through this simple group exercise program combining cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, flexibility and relaxation techniques, many of the agonizing problems survivors experience can be made more tolerable.  Besides the physical aspects that cancer survivors gain from exercise, getting together in a group setting creates a community, sharing common struggles where each member becomes accountable to one another and friendships develop. This 11 week – twice a week program is $110.00 which is due to the instructor at the time of first class and contains the following elements: Short “centering” meditation Low impact movement Resistance/Strength training with light weights or bands Flexibility and Balance Stretching Cool down/Relaxation All participants must receive medical clearance from their Doctor before beginning the program and complete a Health History Questionnaire, and a Quality of Life Questionnaire. The class minimum is 8 and the class maximum is 15 so she can personalize her attention to each and every student.  For more information or to sign up please call Donna Scott at 860-961-4507.

    Drug Take Back

    The Medicine Shoppee will sponsor a free Drug Take Back on June 6th from 11:30-12:30pm.  In addition they will also have information and appointments available for a free service that they offer to prevent medication errors through special packaging of your current medications.

    Financial Health Check Up

    Financial Health Check Up On Thursday, May 11th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm retired financial professional, Diana Melville, CLU, ChFC is available to help answer your questions about money management, investments, insurance and more.  To make a free and confidential appointment, please call (860)4341605 ext. 240.

    Women’s Support Group

    A Women’s Support Group facilitated by Lisa Navarra Clinical Social Worker from Senior Bridges will be held on April10th, April 24th, & May 8th at 1:00pm. Topics include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, poor coping, grief and loss, adjustment issues, family issues, trauma and substance abuse.  This group will be a safe and confidential place for women to discuss whatever they may be struggling with.  This free group will require a minimum of 4 people to run, so please call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 if you are interested in joining.

    Low Vision Services

    The Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern CT will be here on May 5th at 1:00pm to discuss and guide you through getting free services that are available for people with low vision