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Affordable Care Act: Connecticut Information

Access Health CT provides in-person help via Navigators--trusted, community-based organizations handling CT's outreach efforts. They can put you in touch with an "Assister," to help you understand all the available options and assist in the enrollment process. The Navigator organization for Fairfield County is the Southwestern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), located in Trumbull, CT:


The Greenwich Library opened its Health Information Center in October 2003. The center provides access to resources and information on a variety of health related topics.
The Health Information Center houses more than 100 reference books and two dedicated computer workstations with printers enable patrons to search for health information on the Internet.
The library owns more that 5000 circulating books on health related topics and has print subscriptions to 40 health and wellness periodicals. Community health events and services are advertised on the center's bulletin board.

Health Information Center

Free programs on health and wellness topics are offered periodically to the public. Many of these programs are cosponsored with Greenwich Hospital as well as town agencies such as the Greenwich Health Department and the Greenwich Senior Center.


Health Programs



Free Blood Pressure Screening: Greenwich Hospital Staff

On the first Tuesday of each month, a visiting nurse takes your blood pressure reading and answers your questions

Tuesday, July 07, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


"The Nia Technique" a sensory-based movement class with Kristin DeGroat

Nia is a sensory-based movement class combining body movements from the martial arts, dance and healing arts including Duncan Dance, Tai Chi and Yoga

Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Mindfulness Meditation

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question/answer period and a period of meditation.

Mindfulness was originally taught by the Buddha over 1700 years ago. The practice of Mindfulness has been made popular by the author and lecturer Jon Kabat-Zinn since his popular book 'Wherever You Go, There You Are' was published in 1994.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 8th. Dates include: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25 and 9/8. Participants may attend one session or may attend all eight sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mr. Bandler has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and has taught at many hospitals and universities.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library.
No registration is required. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Super Plants in the Garden with Mary Jo

These are reliable and beautiful plants selected for superior colorfulness

Thursday, July 16, 2015
4:00 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Yoga for Kids with Kristin DeGroat

Join Kristen for a fun session. Some of the ways yoga benefits children are improved focus, study habits and sleep.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
3:30 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Mindfulness Meditation

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question/answer period and a period of meditation.

Mindfulness was originally taught by the Buddha over 1700 years ago. The practice of Mindfulness has been made popular by the author and lecturer Jon Kabat-Zinn since his popular book 'Wherever You Go, There You Are' was published in 1994.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 8th. Dates include: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25 and 9/8. Participants may attend one session or may attend all eight sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mr. Bandler has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and has taught at many hospitals and universities.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library.
No registration is required. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Free Blood Pressure Screening: Greenwich Hospital Staff

On the first Tuesday of each month, a visiting nurse takes your blood pressure reading and answers your questions

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Yoga for Kids with Kristin DeGroat

Join Kristen for a fun session. Some of the ways yoga benefits children are improved focus, study habits and sleep.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
3:30 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Mindfulness Meditation

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question/answer period and a period of meditation.

Mindfulness was originally taught by the Buddha over 1700 years ago. The practice of Mindfulness has been made popular by the author and lecturer Jon Kabat-Zinn since his popular book 'Wherever You Go, There You Are' was published in 1994.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 8th. Dates include: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25 and 9/8. Participants may attend one session or may attend all eight sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mr. Bandler has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and has taught at many hospitals and universities.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library.
No registration is required. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Tai Chi for Everyone with Ken Dolan

Tai Chi has become a frequent exercise at the library. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, August 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Tai Chi for Everyone with Ken Dolan

Tai Chi has become a frequent exercise at the library. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.

Monday, August 24, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Mindfulness Meditation

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question/answer period and a period of meditation.

Mindfulness was originally taught by the Buddha over 1700 years ago. The practice of Mindfulness has been made popular by the author and lecturer Jon Kabat-Zinn since his popular book 'Wherever You Go, There You Are' was published in 1994.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 8th. Dates include: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25 and 9/8. Participants may attend one session or may attend all eight sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mr. Bandler has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and has taught at many hospitals and universities.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library.
No registration is required. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.

Monday, August 31, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Free Blood Pressure Screening: Greenwich Hospital Staff

On the first Tuesday of each month, a visiting nurse takes your blood pressure reading and answers your questions

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Mindfulness Meditation

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question/answer period and a period of meditation.

Mindfulness was originally taught by the Buddha over 1700 years ago. The practice of Mindfulness has been made popular by the author and lecturer Jon Kabat-Zinn since his popular book 'Wherever You Go, There You Are' was published in 1994.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 8th. Dates include: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25 and 9/8. Participants may attend one session or may attend all eight sessions. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mr. Bandler has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and has taught at many hospitals and universities.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library.
No registration is required. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


"Making More Plants with What You Have" with Mary Jo

Many common garden plants root easily from cuttings, giving you full-grown plants in half the time it takes to start from seed. Mary Jo Bridge,our Resident Gardener, will give us tips on how to make cuttings
Take home a plant!

Thursday, September 10, 2015
4:00 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: Italian Cooking with Father Matthew Mauriello

Join Father Mauriello, Pastor of St Roch Church, teaches us how to make dishes from his cookbook; 'From the Rectory Kitchen: Italian Food Cooked and Served'

Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.


Monday, September 14, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.


Monday, September 21, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Mystified by Medicare?

Unsure whether you're going to pay too much for Medicare coverage, or worse yet, pay too little and receive less than optimal coverage? Unsure whether it makes sense to review your existing coverage during Medicare's annual election period? Learn how to evaluate the different choices and plans to find the coverage that meets your needs and your budget.

Jennifer Lavelli is a Medicare solutions advisor and Long Term Care specialist. She is also AHIP certified and insurance licensed in CT, NJ and NY.
A frequent lecturer across the tri-state area; Jennifer helps people understand and plan for Medicare and Long Term Care.

No registration is necessary. No charge to attend.
This lecture is sponsored by Greenwich Library.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.


Monday, September 28, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Please note: Links to health-related databases and sites are provided for information purposes only. Any medical decisions should be made in consultation with your qualified health care provider. The Greenwich Library will not be held liable for any complications, injuries or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance upon any information in the web. Please read the Evaluating Health and Medical Information on the Internet page on this site for guidance.


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Should you require more information about Greenwich Library's health resources, you may contact the Health Librarian.