Summer 2005
Health Calendar August-September 2005

Bridgeport Hospital offers hundreds of classes, events, and groups to help keep our community—and your family—healthy!


AARP DRIVER SAFETY: TRUMBULL.
September 12 & 14; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Visiting Nurse Services of CT (formerly United Visiting Nurse Association), 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. A two-part refresher course for senior drivers sponsored by the AARP. Registration fee of $10 includes materials. Registration: 1-888-357-2396.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY: BRIDGEPORT.
September 3 & 17, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bridgeport Hospital. A two-part refresher course for senior drivers sponsored by the AARP. Registration fee of $10 includes materials. Registration: 1-888-357-2396.

FREE LECTURE: HIP OR KNEE PAIN
Learn about non-surgical and surgical treatments for joint pain at a free program, September 16, 1–3 p.m., Peppermill Restaurant, 1700 Post Road East, Westport. Registration: 1-888-357-2396.

QUITSMART® SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM.
September 19, October 5, 11, and 17; 6–7:30 p.m. Bridgeport Hospital. $75 tuition covers all four classes and the QuitSmart® stop-smoking kit. Registration: 1-888-357-2396.

ENCHANTED CASTLE.
A fun-filled Halloween Fantasy for the whole family! Sponsored by Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers. Burr Mansion, Fairfield. Weekdays, October 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28: 4–7 p.m. Saturdays October 22 & 29: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sundays October 23 & 30: noon–5 p.m. For more information, call 203-336-7364, or log on to www.enchantedcastle.org.


CHOLESTEROL SCREENING.
Next screenings: August 23, September 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Huntington Walk-In Medical Center, 887 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. No appointment necessary. Cost: $13 for total cholesterol and glucose; $21 for more detailed HDL, LDL and glucose screenings. For information, call 203-225-6020.


LOOK GOOD....FEEL BETTER. Next sessions: August 16, September 13, 5–6 p.m. Bridgeport Hospital. FREE American Cancer Society program that teaches hands-on beauty techniques to women undergoing radiation treatment or chemotherapy. Registration: 1-888-357-2396.

BETTER BREATHING CLUB. Next meetings: August 26, September 30, 1:30–3 p.m. Bridgeport Hospital. For people with chronic respiratory problems. Information: 1-888-357-2396.

LIVING WITH CANCER. Next meetings: August 29, 5–6:30 p.m. Bridgeport Hospital Cancer Center. For cancer patients, families, and friends. Information: 1-888-357-2396.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP. Next meeting: September 18, 2 p.m. Visiting Nurse Services of CT (formerly United Visiting Nurse Association), 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. Open to all area residents and their families who have had any type of ostomy operation. Information: 1-888-357-2396.