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Health Information



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


Super Noggin

Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops - FULL

***Registration required.

The Commission on Aging, in cooperation with Greenwich Senior Center is focusing on Brain Health in 2015 and is introducing 'Super Noggin' to the community. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a multi-faceted small workshop approach to learning and practicing brain-healthy habits and tracking individual progress. Components of the program promote cognitive challenges, physical exercise, good nutrition, social interaction, stress reduction and self-reflection. Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health in an environment where science meets fun.

The 11 week session begins April 17 and ends June 26. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 11-week session is $20 and includes workbook, handouts, guest speakers and social events. To register for this program, please contact the Greenwich Senior Center's Program Coordinator, Suzanne Testani, at telephone number 203-862-6721.

Cosponsored by Greenwich Library.

THIS CLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED -- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Friday, May 29, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Cooking Demonstrations: Moroccan Cooking with our friend Souad

Dishes to be announced

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert 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, June 02, 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 2nd 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, June 02, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


"Jazz it Up!" with Emily

Learn how to dance to Jazz music. Emily Carriero, a Greenwich resident, is a dance teacher. Ages 4 and up welcome.

Thursday, June 04, 2015
7:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library

Super Noggin

Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops - FULL

***Registration required.

The Commission on Aging, in cooperation with Greenwich Senior Center is focusing on Brain Health in 2015 and is introducing 'Super Noggin' to the community. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a multi-faceted small workshop approach to learning and practicing brain-healthy habits and tracking individual progress. Components of the program promote cognitive challenges, physical exercise, good nutrition, social interaction, stress reduction and self-reflection. Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health in an environment where science meets fun.

The 11 week session begins April 17 and ends June 26. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 11-week session is $20 and includes workbook, handouts, guest speakers and social events. To register for this program, please contact the Greenwich Senior Center's Program Coordinator, Suzanne Testani, at telephone number 203-862-6721.

Cosponsored by Greenwich Library.

THIS CLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED -- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Friday, June 05, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Super Noggin

Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops - FULL

***Registration required.

The Commission on Aging, in cooperation with Greenwich Senior Center is focusing on Brain Health in 2015 and is introducing 'Super Noggin' to the community. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a multi-faceted small workshop approach to learning and practicing brain-healthy habits and tracking individual progress. Components of the program promote cognitive challenges, physical exercise, good nutrition, social interaction, stress reduction and self-reflection. Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health in an environment where science meets fun.

The 11 week session begins April 17 and ends June 26. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 11-week session is $20 and includes workbook, handouts, guest speakers and social events. To register for this program, please contact the Greenwich Senior Center's Program Coordinator, Suzanne Testani, at telephone number 203-862-6721.

Cosponsored by Greenwich Library.

THIS CLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED -- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Friday, June 12, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich 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, June 13, 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, June 16, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Super Noggin

Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops - FULL

***Registration required.

The Commission on Aging, in cooperation with Greenwich Senior Center is focusing on Brain Health in 2015 and is introducing 'Super Noggin' to the community. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a multi-faceted small workshop approach to learning and practicing brain-healthy habits and tracking individual progress. Components of the program promote cognitive challenges, physical exercise, good nutrition, social interaction, stress reduction and self-reflection. Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health in an environment where science meets fun.

The 11 week session begins April 17 and ends June 26. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 11-week session is $20 and includes workbook, handouts, guest speakers and social events. To register for this program, please contact the Greenwich Senior Center's Program Coordinator, Suzanne Testani, at telephone number 203-862-6721.

Cosponsored by Greenwich Library.

THIS CLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED -- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Friday, June 19, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Cooking Demonstration: Italian Cooking with Father Matthew Mauriello

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

Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library

Super Noggin

Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops - FULL

***Registration required.

The Commission on Aging, in cooperation with Greenwich Senior Center is focusing on Brain Health in 2015 and is introducing 'Super Noggin' to the community. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a multi-faceted small workshop approach to learning and practicing brain-healthy habits and tracking individual progress. Components of the program promote cognitive challenges, physical exercise, good nutrition, social interaction, stress reduction and self-reflection. Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health in an environment where science meets fun.

The 11 week session begins April 17 and ends June 26. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 11-week session is $20 and includes workbook, handouts, guest speakers and social events. To register for this program, please contact the Greenwich Senior Center's Program Coordinator, Suzanne Testani, at telephone number 203-862-6721.

Cosponsored by Greenwich Library.

THIS CLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED -- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Friday, June 26, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
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, June 30, 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, July 07, 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, July 14, 2015
2:00 PM
Meeting Room
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, 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


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


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