Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ansoni-Con Happening Oct. 19

Become A Certified Nursing Assistant



DERBY - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206, is offering classes for its fall Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.

The School of Allied Health Careers is offering a day session for its CNA program with classes on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting Nov. 4.


The CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule. Course content includes infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics, moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring vital signs, and restorative care. The program’s clinical experience is at a long term care facility and Griffin Hospital for a total of 40 hours. 

After successfully completing the course and clinical experience, students will be qualified to take the certification exam for a Nursing Assistant in Connecticut. The CNA course tuition fee includes the course book, CPR training, liability insurance and the 40 hour clinical rotation.


Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is 
encouraged for all courses, as space is limited.

For more information or to set up an entrance interview, call 203-732-1276.

About the School of Allied Health Careers

Griffin Hospital's School of Allied Health Careers was one of the first hospital-based schools of its kind to be authorized by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and offers Phlebotomy and other professional educational programs to provide training, education, and certification in selected health careers. Classes are taught by certified instructors in the Griffin Hospital Medical Building, located at 300 Seymour Avenue in Derby.

(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

Monday, October 7, 2019

Hey Valley Residents: Get Your Flu Shots Here

2019 Flu Clinic Schedule


Date: September 24, 2019
Contact: Carissa Caserta, MPH
Phone: 203-881-3255
The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) will offer influenza vaccine clinics to residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton during the months of September, October and November.  All residents are welcome to any of the clinics listed below, and appointments are not necessary.
Clinics will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday October 1st 9:00AM – 11:00AM Naugatuck Senior Center
Friday October 4th 9AM – 11:30AM Seymour Senior Center
Saturday October 5th 9AM – NOON EchoHose Training Center
430 Coram Ave., Shelton
Tuesday October 8th 9AM – 11AM Beacon Falls Senior Center
Thursday October 10th 11AM – 1PM Ansonia Senior Center
Friday October 11th 9AM – 11AM Derby Senior Center
Wednesday October 16th 11AM – 2PM Senator Logan’s Health Fair
Warsaw Park, Ansonia
Wednesday October 23rd 9:30AM – NOON Shelton Senior Center
*NEWLY
ADDED!
Monday October 28th
9:00AM – NOON
State Senator Kevin Kelly & State Representatives Jason Perillo & Ben McGorty’s Senior Health & Wellness Fair at Shelton Senior 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Name Droppers to Play New Haven Friday


New Haven will be alive with music Friday, October 4th from 8 to 11pm when “The Name Droppers” roll into the Regal Beagle, 17 Whitney Ave, New Haven.

The band consists of: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Bobby T. Torello, Grammy Award Winning Bassist Scott Spray (Johnny Winter Band), Charlie Karp’s protégée Rafe Klein on Guitar, and Keyboard Powerhouse Ron Rifkin.

 They will be playing some of their originals and standards for this great evening of Rock and Roll with a little bit of blue eyed soul. 

The Name Droppers have been recording at Horizon Music Studio with 2016 New England Music Awards Producer of the Year, Vic Steffens, and their record will be released early 2020. 

For more info, check them out on the web at: https://www.charliekarp.com/ or visit them on Facebook- @bridgeportblues www.facebook.com/Bridgeport-Blues

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Local Brewery Has Plenty on Tap in October

OCTOBER 5 - SMOKE IN THE VALLEY

Smoke in the Valley Craft Beer & Home Brew Festival THIS SATURDAY at BAD SONS Beer Co.! 

Smoke in the Valley features a Homebrew Competition, Beer from Over 30 Local, Regional and National Breweries and a VIP Ticket Tent with early access at 12pm! The Event is 21 and Over and there are unlimited samples. In addition there will be Food Trucks, Artisan Vendors and Music! Event Benefits the Connecticut Brewers Guild and Seymour Cares Animal Shelter.

Limited Tickets Still Available!
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OCTOBER 18 - 20th - STOUTOBER FEST

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Friday Oct. 18th, Saturday Oct. 19th and Sunday Oct. 20th we will have sick line-ups of Stouts from BAD SONS and special guest taps!
Plus Live-Music, Food Trucks, Limited Can Releases, Specialty Casks, and more for all you stout lovers to enjoy!!!

 
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Osborne Homestead Celebrates Centennial Wedding Anniversary


Osborne Homestead Museum Photo
DERBY- In honor of the 100th wedding anniversary of Frances Eliza Osborne and Waldo Kellogg, the Osborne Homestead Museum will have a special exhibition of wedding pictures taken at the Kellogg Estate gardens and Osbornedale State Park.

Its gardens and grounds have in the past and continue to provide an ideal and affordable destination for wedding photography. For the entire month of October, visit the museum and view wedding photos from the 1970s to the present day. 

Frances Eliza Osborne and Waldo Stewart Kellogg married October 21, 1919 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Derby.  As Frances wrote to her mother, their love was as strong as “Romeo & Juliette or any of the storybook lovers,” and their marriage was one of equal partnership.  Frances was already a successful business woman and community leader when she met Waldo, an architect who supervised the design of the Veteran’s Hospital in West Haven.  They ran Osbornedale Farm, at what is now Osbornedale State Park, and contributed to the design of the museum.  

This special wedding exhibition will recognize and honor the couples who have had their wedding photos taken in the state park. About eighteen wedding couples’ photos will be featured in the museum.  You might even see the wedding pictures of your relatives, friends, and neighbors!  Along with their photographs, there will be a display of bridal gloves, wedding accessories, and the Kellogg’s wedding gifts.  Wedding stories and legends will also be featured.  

Get inspired, learn about wedding legends, and celebrate Frances and Waldo’s, other “Kellogg” couples’, and your wedding anniversaries at the Osborne Homestead Museum throughout the month of October.  

The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Rte. 34 in Derby.  For additional information email susan.d.robinson@ct.gov or call 203-734-2513. 

(This is a press release from Osborne Homestead Museum)