Virtual Programs - May 2021

Open House at The Orchards at Southington

May 1, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community located at 34 Hobart St., SOUTHINGTON is hosting an open house. Visitors will be able to learn more about how the concerns of a personal home can be put aside for the perks of a senior living community, safety precautions and supportive services. Registration is recommended. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed. To reserve a time, call Antoinette Ouellette, retirement counselor at The Orchards at Southington, 860.628.5656. The Orchards is a not for profit member of HHC Senior Services. For more information, visit


How to Fall Safely

May 4, Tuesday, 10:00 to11:00 a.m -- Avoiding slips and falls isn’t always easy – sometimes they are inevitable. Techniques will be demonstrated to show how to fall the correct way whether forwards or backwards and how to lessen the severity of injury. The presenter will be Mitchell Nyser, exercise physiologist with Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness, the program sponsor.  GoodLife Fitness, a program of HHC, is geared toward the older adult to build energy, strength and endurance for an active lifestyle. An exercise physiologist works one-to-one with each person to improve muscular strength, balance, cardiovascular health and self-esteem, while reducing the risk of falls and injuries. For more information, visit


Medicare 101 - Understanding Your Options

May 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 & 27. For convenience, the times vary. To navigate the mysteries of Medicare, Hartford HealthCare and Integrated Care Partners is offering the free virtual class, “Medicare 101 – Understanding Your Options,” led by Medicare educators Marissa Hiebel and Lisa Benton. Topics include: the basics, different components, when to enroll, how to choose a plan, and options including Medicare Advantage Plans, Supplement Plans and Prescription Drug Plans. 

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services.  Each of its resource and assessment centers are designed to enhance access to services and information related to attaining optimal quality of life for seniors and their caregivers.  Where an offering consists of several sessions, participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.  

All programs are virtual and free unless otherwise indicated.  Registration is required. 

To register:  
Call 1.855.HHC.HERE/1.855.442.4373

or go online to After registering, participants will receive an email with easy instructions on joining the virtual class. 

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