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Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Recognizes StayWell

StayWell Health Center has been recognized as a Community Grant Recipient by the Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation in appreciation of all the outstanding work that StayWell does to make a difference in our communities. Since 2004, the Foundation has honored non-profit organizations in the areas of Affordable housing, Arts and Culture, Community Service and Economic Development, Education and Health and Human Services.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection ~ Saturday, July 16th

Do you have paints, cleaners, and other chemicals you need to dispose of? The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating towns will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection on Saturday, July 16. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to residents of the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

"Hoops History" Features Waterbury Champions

If you need an excuse to talk sports, join us for a bit of knowledge about determination, achievements and a touch of nostalgia with a meet and greet of local author and athlete Michael Griffin as he shares the expansive history of Waterbury’s high school boys basketball.  Griffin will be at Silas Bronson Library on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. to discuss the first of his two-volume history “Hoop History: Fifty Years of High School Basketball in Waterbury (Volume One: 1970-1995)”. The event will be outdoors and social distancing is recommended. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date has been scheduled of Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Waterbury Health Names New CMO

Dr. Greta Boynton, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Waterbury HEALTH network.  Dr. Boynton has extensive experience in physician leadership, more recently as a Regional Chief Medical Officer with Sound Physicians, providing both clinical and financial oversight for their core service lines in the Atlantic Region. Dr. Boynton replaces Dr. Justin Lundbye who became President and CEO of Waterbury HEALTH in November 2021.

Savor CT ~ April 30th

Savor CT 2022

April 30, 5-8pm

St Francis Field, Naugatuck, CT

The Naugatuck Historical Society will be hosting their annual event Savor CT 2022. Savor CT is a CT only food, beer, wine and spirit festival.  Due to Covid-19 some changes have been made to the event.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Recognizes Wheeler Health

Wheeler Health has received an evaluation of 95 out of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees. A record 906 healthcare facilities actively participated in the 2022 HEI survey, and 251 of those earned an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation. Of the 906 participants nationally, only 38 were federally qualified health centers.

Wheeler Clinic Course for Prospective Foster Parents

TIPS-MAPP 10-WEEK VIRTUAL COURSE:

Wheeler also is offering a 10-week virtual course called TIPS-MAPP, Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence - Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting, to prepare prospective foster parents and families for the role of fostering a child or youth. Classes start on Monday, February 7, 2022 and continue through April 11, 2022.

Celebrate Women's History Month at Palace Theater

Nyah Ajeya

The next program in the new Table Reading series presented by Gracewell Productions at the Palace Theater, is slated for Sunday, March 27 at 3:00pm. The theme of this reading supported in part by Timothy W. and Mary Ellen Rourke, is Reflections on the Voices of African-American Women presented through four one-act plays in celebration of Women's History Month. The plays, by award-winning playwrights Charlene Donaghy and Cassandra Medley will feature both historical and contemporary African-American characters brought to life by actresses Debra Khan-Bey and Nyah Ajeya, directed by Phyllis Bash.

ABBA Tribute Show at Palace Theater ~ Feb. 5th

Dancing Queens and Super Troupers, break out your hairbands and platform shoes and get ready for ABBA MANIA coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury for one night only on Saturday, February 5 at 8 PM. Part of the ION Bank Concert Series, tickets can be purchased at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office at 100 E. Main St.

Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation Awards Fuel Assistance Grants

President & CEO Stephen Lewis and AVP, Community Outreach Officer, Cheryl Lindstrom presented a check for $2,500 to Cara Johnson, the President of the Rotary Club of Thomaston, for their Fuel and Crisis Fund. The Fuel and Crisis Fund responds to emergent needs of Thomaston residents.

 The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation awarded $25,000 in fuel assistance grants throughout the community. These grants provide assistance to those unable to afford essential utilities throughout the year and especially in the winter months.

Mattatuck Museum January Programs

The Mattatuck is open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with additional hours on Thursday nights until 7:00 p.m. Walk-in visitors are welcome! Visitors who prefer contactless payment may call and reserve their ticket ahead of time.

Online Raffle ~ Oct. 15th Benefits StayWell Health Center

Fundraising during Uncertain times

Fundraising over the last year and a half has looked a little different and many organizations have struggled with how to raise funds when in-person gatherings aren’t the safest. StayWell Health Center annually hosts the Summer’s End Fete which is designed to highlight local healthcare champions and raise much needed funds for the health center.  After careful consideration, the decision was made to cancel the 2021 Summer’s End Fete.