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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



Yoga Series for Everyone with Kristin DeGroat

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


CPR & AED in English with Greenwich Medical Services

Come and get certified. Registration is required. Please call Greenwich EMS 203-637-7505 x206 ~limited to 18~

Saturday, February 20, 2016
12:30 PM
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, February 22, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Cooking Demonstration: Chinese Cooking with Lulu Han

Learn how to make Dumplings and Pork Lo Mein

Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


CPR & AED in Spanish with Greenwich Emergency Medical Services

Become CPR & AED certified for free Call (GEMS) Greenwich Emergency Medical Services to register 203-637-7505 x206. (limited to 18)

Saturday, February 27, 2016
12:30 PM
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, February 29, 2016
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, March 01, 2016
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library

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Preventing Diabetes with Our Feet and Fork- Nancy M. Ryan, RD

The Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library host registered dietitian/nutritionist, Nancy Ryan, for a presentation on preventing diabetes, including information on pre-diabetes, type 2 and type 1 diabetes, risk factors, symptoms, and recommended steps to take to reduce your risk. She will also discuss controlling diabetes if it is already present.

Saturday, March 05, 2016
10:30 AM
Community Room
Cos Cob Library


Cooking Demonstration with Chef Geoff Lazlo from Mill Street Bar & Table

Learn how to cook Vegetable and roasted meat; the meats flavor the vegetables, and the vegetables the meat

Saturday, March 05, 2016
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, March 07, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


"Concussions: What You Need to Know

This panel discussion program is designed for the entire community to learn about brain injuries in our schools and colleges. The talk will feature a multi-disciplinary group of brain injury experts curated by The Brain Trust. The panel will include medical experts from The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of California at San Francisco, the CEO from Maguire Associates, Inc., education industry risk managers and other industry professionals who will all come together to discuss student wellness amid the concussion. Topics will range from 'Return to Play' and early interventions, to 'Return to Learn' and the importance of training institutional personnel in their vital role of supporting the returning student through temporary cognitive disabilities associated with recovery and return following a concussion. This is a co-sponsored event between Junior League of Greenwich and Greenwich Library. There is no charge to attend this event. Registration is suggested. Please register for the event below.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Kristin DeGroat

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

Saturday, March 12, 2016
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, March 14, 2016
11:30 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, March 21, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Gardening with Mary Jo: "Seeds: All You Need to Know About Them"

Mary Jo Bridge is our resident gardener. Attendees will take home a starter plant

Thursday, March 24, 2016
4:00 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Kristin DeGroat

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

Saturday, March 26, 2016
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, March 28, 2016
11:30 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, April 04, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Healthy Brain Workshop

**** Registration Required Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a state-of-the-art approach to challenge your already fit brain to reach peak individual performance and track progress. Participants will engage in exciting educational and motivational workshops that include: . Laughter and movement techniques . Meditation and memory exercises . Brain-healthy nutritional guidance Cost for the 8-week session is $20 and includes workbook and all handouts. Each class will last approximately 90 minutes. This class is sponsored by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, Greenwich Senior Center and Greenwich Library. Seats are limited, so please contact Senior Center Program Coordinator Suzanne Testani at telephone number 203-862-6721 to register.

Friday, April 08, 2016
10:30 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, April 11, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Healthy Brain Workshop

**** Registration Required Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a state-of-the-art approach to challenge your already fit brain to reach peak individual performance and track progress. Participants will engage in exciting educational and motivational workshops that include: . Laughter and movement techniques . Meditation and memory exercises . Brain-healthy nutritional guidance Cost for the 8-week session is $20 and includes workbook and all handouts. Each class will last approximately 90 minutes. This class is sponsored by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, Greenwich Senior Center and Greenwich Library. Seats are limited, so please contact Senior Center Program Coordinator Suzanne Testani at telephone number 203-862-6721 to register.

Friday, April 15, 2016
10:30 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, April 18, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


30 Lessons for Living

Noted Gerontologist Karl Pillemer will discuss his book entitled '30 Lessons for Living'. Dr. Karl Pillemer will speak about his 'Legacy Project' as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series cosponsored by Commission on Aging and Greenwich Library. This event is sponsored by Greenwich Library along with the Commission on Aging and At Home in Greenwich.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Healthy Brain Workshop

**** Registration required. Super Noggin is a state-of-the-art approach to challenge your already fit brain to reach peak individual performance and track progress. Participants will engage in exciting educational and motivational workshops that include: . Laughter and movement techniques . Meditation and memory exercises . Brain-healthy nutritional guidance Cost for the 8-week session is $20 and includes workbook and all handouts. Each class will last approximately 90 minutes. This class is sponsored by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, Greenwich Senior Center and Greenwich Library. Seats are limited, so please contact Senior Center Program Coordinator Suzanne Testani at telephone number 203-862-6721 to register.

Friday, April 22, 2016
10:30 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, April 25, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Healthy Brain Workshop

**** Registration required. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a state-of-the-art approach to challenge your already fit brain to reach peak individual performance and track progress. Participants will engage in exciting educational and motivational workshops that include: . Laughter and movement techniques . Meditation and memory exercises . Brain-healthy nutritional guidance Cost for the 8-week session is $20 and includes workbook and all handouts. Each class will last approximately 90 minutes. This class is sponsored by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, Greenwich Senior Center and Greenwich Library. Seats are limited, so please contact Senior Center Program Coordinator Suzanne Testani at telephone number 203-862-6721 to register.

Friday, April 29, 2016
10:30 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 02, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Healthy Brain Workshop

**** Registration required. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a state-of-the-art approach to challenge your already fit brain to reach peak individual performance and track progress. Participants will engage in exciting educational and motivational workshops that include: . Laughter and movement techniques . Meditation and memory exercises . Brain-healthy nutritional guidance Cost for the 8-week session is $20 and includes workbook and all handouts. Each class will last approximately 90 minutes. This class is sponsored by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, Greenwich Senior Center and Greenwich Library. Seats are limited, so please contact Senior Center Program Coordinator Suzanne Testani at telephone number 203-862-6721 to register.

Friday, May 06, 2016
10:30 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 09, 2016
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Super Noggin Healthy Brain Workshop

**** Registration required. Super Noggin is a comprehensive program geared to those aged 55+ which offers a state-of-the-art approach to challenge your already fit brain to reach peak individual performance and track progress. Participants will engage in exciting educational and motivational workshops that include: . Laughter and movement techniques . Meditation and memory exercises . Brain-healthy nutritional guidance Cost for the 8-week session is $20 and includes workbook and all handouts. Each class will last approximately 90 minutes. This class is sponsored by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, Greenwich Senior Center and Greenwich Library. Seats are limited, so please contact Senior Center Program Coordinator Suzanne Testani at telephone number 203-862-6721 to register.

Friday, May 13, 2016
10:30 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.


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