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We at VNA Northwest strive to be an active and supportive force in strengthening the communities we serve. For current information and to take part in the programs we offer, see our calendar below. For information on any of the activities listed, please contact us.

18th Annual Golf Tournament - September 18, 2017

Thank you to all who made our 18th annual golf tournament a success. It was a beautiful day and we raised an additional $10,600 to be used to provide home care to those in need. Watch for photos of the event to be posted.

 

 

 

Please scroll down for Bend & Stretch and Blood Pressure Clinics
 
Bereavement Support Group to meet at VNA Northwest office, 607 Bantam Rd., Unit F, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, at 1:00 PM. Call Joanne White, Hospice Director, for more information.
 
LIVE WELL Workshops for Individuals with Chronic Conditions or Their Caregivers

Limited number of participants. Please call us to ask questions about the program: (860) 567-6000 or 860-364-4424. The program covers a new topic each week and provides opportunities for interaction and group problem solving. Topics include: Managing Difficult Emotions, Better Breathing, Communication, Fitness and Exercise, Nutrition, and Working with your Health Care Professional.

 

 

2017 Fall Risk Assessment Clinics (Open to the Public at no charge -- funded by a grant from the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention )

During this program a therapist will describe various risk factors that can lead to a fall and will explain and demonstrate some safety measuers and tools that individuals can use to protect themselves from accident or injury. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for participants to receive personal reviews of their medications and blood pressure checks by a nurse, as well as the opportunity for individual fall risk assessments by a therapist.

These fall risk assessment clinics will be followed by 12 weeks (1 hr each session) of tai chi for better balance classes. Reservations are required. Space is limited.

Torrington - Sullivan Sr. Center - Oct. 25th 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please call 860-489-2211 to make a reservation.

Tai Chi sessions - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jan. 3, 10 and 17

 

.Litchfield - Litchfield Community Center - Oct. 23rd 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please call 860-567-6000 to make a reservation.

Tai Chi sessions 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. OCt. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11, 18 Jan 8, 15, 22 and 29

 

Watertown - Sr. Center - Oct. 3 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please call 860-567-6000 to make a reservation.

Tai Chi sessions 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. OCt. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Jan 2

 

 

2017 Bend & Stretch and Tai Chi Clinics      

Bend and Stretch - 6 weeks -* unless otherwise noted (1 hour per week)

Watch for future offerings.

Tai Chi - 12 weeks (two 1 hour sessions per week)

A 12 week commitment is required. Space limited to 10 participants

Designed based on Tai Chi principle classes will include warm ups, Tai Chi movements and discussion. Tai Chi uses gentle motion to streghten the body, relax the mind and reduce the risk of falls.

Watch for future offerings

 

Flu Clinics

Shots will also be administered at the agency office on Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. starting in October.

Public Clinics include:

Bethlehem Public Library -- 32 Main St. South, Bethlehem - Thursday, Oct. 12th 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Northwest Hills Credit Union -339 N. Elm St., Torrington - Thursday, Oct. 19th 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Additionally shots will be adminstered at all blood pressure clinics listed below* for the month of October.

* No shots will be administered at The Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington as Torrington Area Health is already doing those clinics.

*Flu shots will not be given on the first Tuesday of the month in Harwinton. A clinic will be held on Oct 17th from 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

No reservations are necessary.

Cost without insurance: $35. Pneumonia shots: $150. Bring insurance cards if you have Medicare Part B, Aetna, Anthem, or ConnectiCare. Please wear short sleeves.

 

2017 Blood Pressure Clinics     

Bantam........................ Every Thursday
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
VNA Northwest Office, 607 Bantam Road, Unit F
   
Bethlehem..................

Every Wednesday
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
North Purchase Senior Housing, 11 Jackson Lane

Every Tuesday
9:00 10:00 a.m.
Thomaston Savings Bank,73 Main St. South, Bethlehem (lower level)

   
Cornwall...................... Second Monday of each month
Noon to 1 p.m.
United Church of Christ Parish House, 8 Bolton Hill Road

 

 

Goshen 4th Tuesday of each month - (Aug. 22, Sept 26 and Oct. 24)
  3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 

Church of Christ Congregational -parish hall, 5 Old Middle St.

 

Harwinton.................... First Tuesday of each month
11:30 a.m. - Noon
Senior Center, 209 Weingart Road
   
North Canaan............. First Thursday of each month
9-10 a.m.
Stop & Shop, 11 Main Street
   
North Canaan............. Second Wednesday of each month
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Wangum Senior Housing, 132 Quinn Street
   
North Canaan Last Wednesday of each month
11 a.m. to Noon
Geer Village, Beckley House, 85 S. Canaan Rd.
   
Sharon.......................... Fourth Wednesday of each month
Noon to 1p.m.
St. Bernard Church, 52 New Street
   
Thomaston................... Second Tuesday of each month
  10-11 a.m.
  Grove Manor, 11 Grove Street
   
  Third Thursday of each month
  12:30-1:30 p.m.
  Green Manor, 63 Green Manor
   
Torrington..................... Every Thursday (no clinic Dec. 24, 2015)
  10:30-11:30 a.m.
  Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert Street
   
  Second Wednesday of each month
  10:30-11:30 AM
  Doyle's Medical Supply, 25 Coe Place
   
Warren.........................

First Tuesday of each month
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Town Hall, 50 Cemetary Road,

   
Washington................

Third Wednesday of each month for the following months: January, February, March (the clinic will be held on Thursday March 9th) May, July, September and October.

11:00 - 12:00 noon
Washington Senior Center, 6 Bryan Hall Plaza
 
 
   
 

 

 

 
 
 
Areas we serve:
Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Colebrook, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington,
Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, Woodbury