PREDIABETES: THE PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO PREVENTING TYPE 2 DIABETES
Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00pm / Register March 15th
The statistics are high: one in three American adults has prediabetes. And these individuals are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. If you or a loved one are at risk, learn strategies from a trained lifestyle coach and how small changes can make a big difference! Questions are welcome! By Jaclyn Alessio, LCSW and trained PreventT2 lifestyle coach
Thurs., March 26th at 6:00 & Sat., March 28th at Noon.
Registration begins March 1st
Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.
Bring your own dinner/lunch and a enjoy a movie in our NEWLY updated TSB Community Room!
Thursday, April 9th at 6:30
Registration begins March 15th
This presentation will explain the differences between Skilled Nursing Homes, Independent and Assisted Living Communities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Memory Care Communities. We will then focus specifically on Assisted Living and Memory Care and how these communities can differ in care and amenities. We will provide information regarding questions families should ask and things to look for in an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community. We will provide information on how and when to start a conversation with your family member about transitioning to an assisted living or memory care community. Lastly, we will discuss the cost of assisted living verses the cost of remaining in the home. As well as different ways to pay for care in the home and ways to help cover the cost of Memory Care or Assisted Living.
About the Presenter: Liz Cornish is the owner of New Season In Life, LLC, a company which specializes in providing information and guiding seniors and their families through the maze of Assisted Living and Memory Care in Connecticut. Liz’s passion for helping seniors stems from her more than 30 years’ experience as a Physical Therapist. Liz has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals and skilled nursing homes; however, she has spent most of her years providing Physical Therapy to seniors in their homes. This has provided Liz the opportunity to work in the majority of Senior Living Communities throughout Connecticut providing her insight and extensive knowledge of each of the Senior Living Communities in Greater Hartford and Litchfield. Liz continues to work as a home care Physical Therapist in the Farmington Valley. She holds a BS and MS in Physical Therapy from Springfield College.
Bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy one, or all, of the following lectures. Lectures begin at noon and end a little before 1pm. Registration is requested, and begins the 1st of every month.
Seed Starting with Michelle Winkler
Thursday, February 27th at Noon
Bring a little green inside during the winter by learning tips and tricks to start your own seeds for vegetable or flower gardens. With a little effort, you can grow varieties not found in nurseries and maybe even save some green on your grocery bill. Plant a newspaper pot to take home.
10 Tips for First Time Gardeners with Linette Branham
Thursday, March 26th at Noon
Learn useful tips to begin a successful garden such as soil preparation, fertilizer needs, and proper watering.
Companion Planting with John Vecchitto
Thursday, April 23rd at Noon
Have you heard that carrots love tomatoes or wondered why marigolds are often grown in vegetable gardens? Learn which plants benefit from growing together and about plants that attract insects that help in the garden.
Library Gardening Project
Did you know...the Master Gardner Program volunteers are sprucing up the Daycoeton Place entrance this spring with a new design and new plantings! We are planning phase two of the project, the Litchfield Street entrance, for spring of 2021. If you would like to donate to the Gardening Project, please visit the library to learn more.
Irish Americans in the Civil War in Song
Thursday, March 5th at 6:30
Registration begins February 15th
This unique program explores the role of Irish immigrants on both sides of the Civil War using period songs and lecture as a way to learn about immigrant dynamics, battlefield participation, local ethnic units, and the larger repercussions of the war on the Irish diaspora. Presented by John Coleman.
One of Windsor
Thursday, March 12th at 6:30
Registration begins March 1st
Join Connecticut author Beth M. Caruso as she discusses the overwhelming factors that led to the beginning of the witch trials in colonial New England. Her well-researched novel, One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging, is based on the life of Alice “Alse” Young, the first colonial hanging victim. She explores certain events in Windsor, Connecticut that were precursors to Alice’s indictment and death. She also touches upon the stories of some of the other eleven witch trial victims in Connecticut Colony. In her novel, the author uses extensive historical research combined with literary inventions, to bring forth a shocking and passionate narrative theory explaining this tragic and important episode in American history. She will also discuss some of these aspects in her novel. Copies of Beth’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Come and meet the author! Beth will also have her new book on hand The Salty Rose: Alchemists, Witches & A Tapper In New Amsterdam, a sequel to One of Windsor.
Mask Update: Masks are required for all program attendees despite vaccination status.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.