Start the New Year off right at the Waterbury Senior Center with a free, interactive six-week Live Well with Diabetes workshop! This program helps people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members or caregivers learn new skills to help manage diabetes. The workshop takes place at the Waterbury Senior Center at 1985 East Main Street on Monday mornings, Jan. 6, 13 and 27 and Feb. 3, 10 and 24, from 9:30-12. Participants will learn about healthy eating, being active, blood sugar goals, how to treat low blood sugar, taking medications, communicating with healthcare providers, basic foot care, and sick day guidelines. Other topics include creating sample menus, learning about stress management and difficult emotions, developing action plans and avoiding complications.
Connecticut Community Foundation
Salena Dunbar, Shawn Gaston, and Calvin Dunbar of Destroying The Chains share their work to help people rebuild their lives after leaving prison. Photo courtesy of Silas Bronson Library
A grant from Connecticut Community Foundation is helping “Destroying The Chains” -- to lift the burdens of criminal records, and make employment reachable.
Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, an online giving event hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation for the seventh year, concluded a 36-hour flurry of giving at 7 p.m. on April 24 with donations from 4,494 people topping $1.36 million.
On February 6th, local non-profit collaborative, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership (GWHP), began the new year by appointing the first Executive Director after a search conducted in the fall. Angie Matthis, formerly of the Greater Waterbury YMCA, is now serving in the much-awaited position and has hit the ground running. Angie has over 12 years of experience working in health and human services in Greater Waterbury, most notably working in the onboarding of chronic disease programming, securing funding and operational leadership. Originally from the Midwest, Angie brings a strong marketing and development background to the Partnership as well as a track record of excellence in project management and program scaling and dissemination.
Diamond Sponsor Post University, in conjunction with several other generous local businesses, presents The Waterbury ARC’s Annual Wine & Beer-Tasting Fundraiser and Auction, on Wednesday, June 5th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Grand Oak Villa Banquet Facility, 550 Sylvan Lake Road in Watertown.