Manchester, CT – Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) offers free health education programs at various locations. These programs are intended to be helpful and interesting to community members.
Common Foot Problems, podiatrist Donna Boccelli, DPM, will present an overview of various types of foot problems, such as bunions, neuromas and hallux rigidus (limited motion of the big toe joint), as well as the new surgical technique for hammertoes on Wednesday, September 19, 5-6 p.m., at Manchester Memorial Hospital. The program is free but registration is required. Register online at www.echn.org/calendar or call 860.533.6550.
Oral Health & Its Impact on Your Body, oral and maxillofacial surgeons Joel L. Rosenlicht, DMD, and Ryaz Ansari, DDS, will explain the connection between oral health and cardiovascular disease, the effect it has on diabetics and those taking bone density medications on Tuesday, September 25, noon-2 p.m., ECHN Medical Building at 2600 Tamarack Avenue, South Windsor, in the Community Education Room. The state of your teeth affects your overall health. A light lunch will be served. The program is free but registration is required. Register online at www.echn.org/calendar or call 860.533.6550.
Nothing to Fear: The Truth About Colonoscopy Prep & Procedure, join ECHN’s Hospitalists (healthcare professionals who specialized in the care of hospitalized patients) Cynthia Grindle, APRN, and Gwenn Drapeau, APRN, as they explain what to expect before, during and after a colonoscopy on Tuesday, October 2, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Indian Valley Family YMCA, Ellington. Bring your questions, because no question should go unasked. The program is free but registration is required. Register online at www.echn.org/calendar or call 860.533.6550.
Free Prostate Screening, on Tuesday, October 9, 3-7 p.m., at Rockville General Hospital. This screening by board-certified urologists is for men 40-75 years of age who have not seen a doctor for prostate health within the past 12 months. Uninsured and under-insured are encouraged to attend. Men who qualify will need to have a free PSA test done before the screening at any ECHN laboratory patient service center. Free transportation is available.
An appointment is required. Please call 860.647.4740 to register.
Problem Gambling & the Family, on Wednesday, October 10, 6-7:30 p.m., ECHN Medical Building, 150 North Main St., Manchester, join National certified Gambling Counselor Mary Lou Costanzo, LCSW, as she discusses recovery, self-care, and resources for problem gamblers and their family members. ECHN Behavioral Health staff who have been trained to assist problem gamblers and family members will be available to answer questions. The program is free but registration is required. Register online at www.echn.org/calendar or call 860.533.6550.