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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 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 21, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Tai Chi with Luis Duarte

The return of Tai Chi to Byram. Wear comfortable clothing.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
2:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Health & Wellness Group: "Eat Fit, Be Fit" Follow-Up

Join your neighbors to monitor and share your diet and health planning.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon with Renee

A classic French dish from a classic chef as explained and prepared by Renee Ketchem of Alliance Francais, Greenwich

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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, April 28, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Health & Wellness Group: "Eat Fit, Be Fit" Follow-Up

Join your neighbors to monitor and share your diet and health planning.

Thursday, May 01, 2014
6:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: Italian Cooking with Father Matthew Mauriello

Join Father Mauriello, Pastor of St Roch Church as he teaches us how to make Lasagna Hortaliza and Chocolate Tiramisu

Saturday, May 03, 2014
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, May 05, 2014
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, May 06, 2014
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Inga DeGroat

Ms DeGroat teaches sensation based yoga movements to practice at home. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
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, May 12, 2014
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, May 19, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Gardening with Mary Jo Bridge: Creating a Vegetable Garden

Mary Jo will talk about and demonstrate the planting of vegetables in your garden. Participants will take home a plant.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
4:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library

Sleeping well

HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A LOG AND MANAGE STRESS NATURALLY

The Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library welcome Michael Mendribil, ND who will unlock the mysteries of stress hormones and how they get in the way of a good night's sleep and a joyful and productive life. Michael Mendribil will uncover the roots of this common problem and explain which supplements, herbal and nutritional protocols, and lifestyle adjustments might help. If you or someone you know has difficulty sleeping or is over-stressed, come and hear how you can start to sleep well and manage your demanding life.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
2:00 PM
Community Room
Cos Cob Library


Yoga Series for Everyone with Inga DeGroat

Ms DeGroat teaches sensation based yoga movements to practice at home. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
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, June 02, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question and 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 the 1940s.

No previous experience necessary.

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.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014
2:00 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, June 09, 2014
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, June 16, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question and 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 the 1940s.

No previous experience necessary.

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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
2:00 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, June 23, 2014
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, June 30, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question and 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 the 1940s.

No previous experience necessary.

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.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014
2:00 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, July 07, 2014
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, July 14, 2014
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Practical Mindfulness

Practical Mindfulness:
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, part question and 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 the 1940s.

No previous experience necessary.

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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
2:00 PM
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.