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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



Mindfulness Meditation --CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this meditation class has been cancelled.

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


Yoga for Everyone with Kristin DeGroat

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

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


Yoga for Everyone with Kristin DeGroat

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

Saturday, September 19, 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 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.

Registration is advised due to limited seating. Please register below or call telephone number 203-625-6549. No charge to attend.
This lecture is sponsored by Greenwich Library.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Cooking Demonstration: French Cooking with Sylviane

Learn how to cook Quiche a la Tomate and Tarte aux Pommes (Apple Tart) with gourmet chef Sylviane

Saturday, September 26, 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 28, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, September 28, 2015
5:30 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, October 05, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Brain Healthy Workshops

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, October 05, 2015
5:30 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, October 06, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library

Dr. Mark Lachs

"What Your Doctor Won't Tell you About Getting Older"!

Aging does not begin when you get a Medicare Card -- it begins when you are born! Whether you're 35, 55, 85 or beyond -- come hear renowned Geriatrician Dr. Mark Lachs speak about the secrets of aging.

You'll learn what you can do when you're just a boomer to prevent late life frailty. If you're already 'older' or even caring for someone older, Dr. Lachs will describe how to interact with the healthcare and other systems to assure the highest possible quality of life at any age.

Dr. Lachs is Co-chief of Geriatrics at NY Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Cornell's Center for Aging Research. He has pioneered and authored a multitude of research studies and published extensively in the field of aging. He is the author of the bestselling book on aging, 'Treat Me, Not My Age'.

Registration is not required but is advised. Register by telephone at (855) 535-2500 or at www.CareWhenYouNeedIt.com/register.html.

This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library, The Commission on Aging, At Home in Greenwich and CompassCare.

Thursday, October 08, 2015
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
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.


Thursday, October 15, 2015
12:30 PM
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 19, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, October 19, 2015
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
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 20, 2015
12:30 PM
Health Information Center
Greenwich 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, October 24, 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, October 26, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, October 26, 2015
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
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.


Friday, October 30, 2015
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, November 02, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, November 02, 2015
5:30 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, November 03, 2015
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, November 09, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, November 09, 2015
5:30 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, November 16, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, November 16, 2015
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


Great American Smokeout Session

Registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital will recognize the Great American Smokeout day at Greenwich Library. Smoking cessation techniques and tips will be discussed to help smokers quit smoking, quit using tobacco products, for at least one day, with the hope that they will quit completely.


This event is co-sponsored between Greenwich Library and Greenwich Hospital. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

No registration is required. For more information, please call Greenwich Hospital at 203-863-4277.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
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, November 23, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, November 23, 2015
5:30 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, November 30, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin

***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 9 week session begins September 28th and ends November 30th. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Cost for the 9 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.

Monday, November 30, 2015
5:30 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, December 01, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


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