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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



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

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, 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

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 01, 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, May 02, 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, May 05, 2015
12:15 PM

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, May 08, 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, May 09, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Gardening with Mary Jo Bridge:Planting Tomatoes

Mary Jo returns to the library to talk about everthing we know or may not know regarding the planting of tomatoes. Come and take home a tomato plant.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
4:00 PM

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, 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

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 22, 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, 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 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 02, 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 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


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

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


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