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Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital celebrates grand opening

October 24, 2016

The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital hosted more than 100 staff and community members on Oct. 20 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of new services at Windham.

The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is staffed by experienced professionals who provide assessments (in person, telephonically and in home) to establish the connection to essential community services, organizations, programs and medical services. The newly opened center at Windham Hospital serves residents of eastern Connecticut.

“As resource coordinator, we help individuals navigate the complex medical and resource world so that they can get the assistance they need and deserve. We help people to age independently while helping to reduce the rate of hospital readmissions,” said Joseph Zuzel, resource coordinator, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Windham.

Windham’s Center for Healthy Aging, which connects older adults with the medical care and resources they need, also partners with Natchaug Hospital to offer mental health treatment in a discreet environment. Therapy and education topics include stress management, coping with the loss of loved ones, development of age-specific life skills, chronic illness management and medication education.

The GoodLife Fitness is an additional component of the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital. In the senior-friendly center, members and the exercise professionals develop individualized goals to better the quality of life. Benefits may include improved muscular strength and stamina, better balance, reduction in the risk of falls and injuries, support of cardiovascular health, and building of self-esteem and self-satisfaction. The program can also support individuals who need pre- and post-rehabilitation.

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, is a resource and assessment center designed to enhance access to services and information related to attaining optimal quality of life for seniors and their caregivers. For more information about Hartford HealthCare for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, call toll-free 1.860.456.6785.