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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



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 04, 2014
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, August 05, 2014
12:15 PM

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 11, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness Through 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 the 1940s.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 9th. Dates include: 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26 and 9/9. 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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
2:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
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 18, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


What is Rolfing? What is Structural Integration?

Rolfing/Structural Integration is a unique and valuable system of body work (not massage or chiropractic) that has remarkable results on those with chronic injuries and pre or post surgery. Much like structural engineering is to buildings, Structural Integration (Rolfing) is to the body. Explore the fascial system and discover how it affects all the other systems in the human structure.
This technique has been used as an alternative method of treatment for those with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, autism as well as burn survivors.

Cody Smolik is an Advanced Rolf Practitioner with an office in Westport CT. She was recently profiled on Channel 12 news in CT.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library. No registration is necessary and there is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
7:00 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 25, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness Through 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 the 1940s.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 9th. Dates include: 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26 and 9/9. 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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
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 02, 2014
12:15 PM

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 08, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness Through 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 the 1940s.

Sessions begin on June 3rd and will continue on alternate Tuesdays through September 9th. Dates include: 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26 and 9/9. 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.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
2:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Cooking Demonstration: Mexican Cooking with Katya

Dishes to be announced with Katya Lebrija

Saturday, September 13, 2014
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 15, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Diabetes Awareness Week event

Diabetes Awareness Week event

Greenwich Library is a co-sponsor of this event.

Monday, September 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Essentrics/Classical Stretch

Essentrics/Classical Stretch is a no-impact stretch and strengthening program that is safe for all ages. It was intelligently designed to rebalance the entire body, improve posture and relieve tension. The continuous movements lengthen muscles, help slenderize and improve mobility.

Registration will be required since class size is limited to 15 participants.

This class is sponsored by Greenwich Library.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Know the Ten Signs of Dementia: Early Detection Matters

As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and that figure is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.

This program will provide attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer's disease. Following the video segment there will be a guided discussion led by Connecticut Alzheimer's Association Tania Paparazzo, MSW, Southwestern Regional Director.

This is a cosponsored event between Connecticut Alzheimer's Association and Greenwich Library. No registration is required and all who are interested are welcome to attend this complimentary workshop.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:30 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Inger DeGroat

Ms DeGroat returns to Byram teaching yoga postures to practice at home. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
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 22, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Inger DeGroat

Ms DeGroat returns to Byram teaching yoga postures to practice at home. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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 29, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Inger DeGroat

Ms DeGroat returns to Byram teaching yoga postures to practice at home. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, October 04, 2014
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, October 06, 2014
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, October 07, 2014
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Medicare Part D Consultations - Periodicals Area

The Commission on Aging will be conducting consultations with Seniors requiring information regarding Medicare Part D by appointment only.

Please call the Commission on Aging at telephone number 203-862-6710 to schedule an appointment.


Friday, October 17, 2014
9:30 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, October 20, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Medicare Part D Consultations - Periodicals Area

The Commission on Aging will be conducting consultations with Seniors requiring information regarding Medicare Part D by appointment only.

Please call the Commission on Aging at telephone number 203-862-6710 to schedule an appointment.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:30 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, October 27, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Medicare Part D Consultations - Periodicals Area

The Commission on Aging will be conducting consultations with Seniors requiring information regarding Medicare Part D by appointment only.

Please call the Commission on Aging at telephone number 203-862-6710 to schedule an appointment.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:30 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.


Lyme Disease Information


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