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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



Blood Pressure Screenings

In honor of American Heart Month, Greenwich EMS Explorer Post will conduct blood pressure screenings free of charge from 10:00am -- 2:00pm.

No appointment necessary.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Cooking Demonstration: Healthy Weeknight Meals with Allison

Healthy and delicious week night meals using natural and organic ingredients: Alternatives to pizza, frozen foods and carry-outs

Saturday, February 28, 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, March 3, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library

Haze Film

Presentation of the documentary film "Haze"

The Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership will present this documentary film about alcohol abuse. In 2008, The Gordie Foundation produced HAZE, a documentary film telling Gordie’s story and “connecting the dots” between college drinking and hazing. HAZE is a powerful educational tool that can spark in-depth conversations about the role of alcohol and “traditions” to initiate members. The film uniquely weaves together a collection of interviews, many by national experts on the subject of alcohol abuse on campuses. Evidence of the severity of the problem is presented through graphic images filmed at campus parties, during emergency medical calls, and from police files.

Facilitated panel discussion will follow after the film presentation.

Registration is suggested. Please email the Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership at partnership@gchip.org to register for this event.

This is a cosponsored event between Greenwich Library and Greenwich Hospital.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


SAY CHEESE to Spring! with the "Cheese Guy" Brent Delman

Learn how to 'talk' about the cheese you taste

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: Romanian Cooking with Alina & Fabian

Learn how to make Shepherd's Polenta and Chocolate Salami

Saturday, March 21, 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, April 7, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: "Comfort Foods" with the Friends & Miguel

Miguel and the Friends of the Byram Shubert Library will share their favorite 'Comfort Foods' and recipies for the winter

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:30 AM

Byram Shubert Library


Yoga for Kids with Kristen DeGroat

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

Monday, April 13, 2015
1:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Tai Chi for Children with Ken Dolan

Tai Chi improves balance, concentration, flexibility, focus, attention and learning.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Super Noggin

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 approach to learn and practice brain-healthy habits and track individual progress. Super Noggin includes educational and motivational workshops; brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions, a year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation, and tracking individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices.Through a series of small group educational workshops Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health and creates an environment where science meets fun.

Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 12-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.

Greenwich Library is cosponsoring this unique program with the Commission on Aging and the Greenwich Senior Center.

Friday, April 17, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Yoga for Everyone with Kristen DeGroat

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Health Talk: Macular Degeneration and Protecting your Eyes with Dr. Jerry Tsong

Jerry Tsong, MD is a Retina Specialist at Greenwich Hospital
Dr. Tsong will provide an overview of AMD and highlight exciting new treatment breakthroughs. In addition, he will discuss ways that healthy people can protect their eyes and prevent eye diseases.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Super Noggin

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 approach to learn and practice brain-healthy habits and track individual progress. Super Noggin includes educational and motivational workshops; brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions, a year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation, and tracking individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices.Through a series of small group educational workshops Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health and creates an environment where science meets fun.

Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 12-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.

Greenwich Library is cosponsoring this unique program with the Commission on Aging and the Greenwich Senior Center.

Friday, April 24, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Yoga for Everyone with Kristen DeGroat

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


CPR/AED and FIrst Aid with GEMS

Come and get certified. Registration is required.
Please call Greenwich EMS
203-637-7505 x1075
~limited to 18~

Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:30 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Super Noggin

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 approach to learn and practice brain-healthy habits and track individual progress. Super Noggin includes educational and motivational workshops; brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions, a year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation, and tracking individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices.Through a series of small group educational workshops Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health and creates an environment where science meets fun.

Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 12-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.

Greenwich Library is cosponsoring this unique program with the Commission on Aging and the Greenwich Senior Center.

Friday, May 1, 2015
10:00 AM
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, May 5, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Super Noggin

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 approach to learn and practice brain-healthy habits and track individual progress. Super Noggin includes educational and motivational workshops; brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions, a year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation, and tracking individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices.Through a series of small group educational workshops Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health and creates an environment where science meets fun.

Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 12-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.

Greenwich Library is cosponsoring this unique program with the Commission on Aging and the Greenwich Senior Center.

Friday, May 8, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

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 approach to learn and practice brain-healthy habits and track individual progress. Super Noggin includes educational and motivational workshops; brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions, a year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation, and tracking individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices.Through a series of small group educational workshops Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health and creates an environment where science meets fun.

Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 12-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.

Greenwich Library is cosponsoring this unique program with the Commission on Aging and the Greenwich Senior Center.

Friday, May 15, 2015
10:00 AM
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, May 18, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library

Tania Paparazzo, MSW

Know the Ten Signs: 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.


Monday, May 18, 2015
6:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

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 approach to learn and practice brain-healthy habits and track individual progress. Super Noggin includes educational and motivational workshops; brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions, a year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation, and tracking individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices.Through a series of small group educational workshops Super Noggin educates about the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to brain health and creates an environment where science meets fun.

Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 12-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.

Greenwich Library is cosponsoring this unique program with the Commission on Aging and the Greenwich Senior Center.

Friday, May 22, 2015
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
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.