Generations Family Health Center | Willimantic, Norwich, Putnam and Danielson CT

Thank you to our Co-Sponsors

Thanks to our Co-Sponsors; Medical Pharmacy and WILI/98.3, our first Diabetes Health Fair was a huge success! Over 150 patients and community members learned a ton about managing their or their loved ones diabetes, got some great give–aways and many won fabulous door prizes.  Huge thanks to all our vendors, donors and sponsors!

 DIABETES FAIR THANK YOU

Generations and Medical Pharmacy present a Diabetes Fair

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FreeFair for Diabetics Pre-diabetics, their family members and caregivers

Thursday, November 2, 2017

1 – 5 pm

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Generations Family Health Center

40 Mansfield Avenue • Willimantic

                  • receive free diabetes testing supplies

                  • learn more through educational materials

                  • meet vendors who offer diabetes related items

                  • connect with experienced providers

                  • great door prizes

Thanks to our media sponsors: WILI and 98.3

 

 

PLAYGROUP! Child Stress/Fear Halloween Safety

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Join us at our next Nurturing Family Network Playgroup (open to the public). Snack & Refreshments will be served.

This month’s theme: Child Stress/Fear Halloween Safety

Friday, October 20

10:00AM–11:30AM

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Generations Family Health Center, 2nd Floor, 40 Mansfield Ave, WillimanticFor any questions, please call Ning Cruzado: 860-450- 7471 Ext 6504

Play Groups are designed for parents with children 0-5 who are looking for fun, Interactive and educational activities.

 

Generations * Awarded Grant Funds to Help with Issues Plaguing them Included the Opioid Crisis*

Generations Family Health Center, Inc. is the recipient of two grants to help make a difference with access to care and increasing challenges in the community. Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Generations Family Health Center $129,000 to help combat the opioid crisis is eastern Connecticut. In addition, Generations will be using a $25,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to provide care coordination to individuals who were formerly incarcerated, to ensure a healthy return to the local community.

The $129,000 grant will help Generations to ensure more rapid access to Behavioral Health care with an a new Intake Clinician, and a new Substance Abuse Care Coordinator to help patients enter and navigate the complicated health care system, and monitor progress while the patients seek care elsewhere.That care may include local substance abuse programs or pain management alternatives in the case of a patient with opioid addictions. The same federal grant will fund recurring training with a Psychiatrist for the agency’s medical providers, to ensure comprehensive knowledge of psychiatric disorders and treatment (including opioids). This will be an integral part of a new initiative at the organization to provide integrated care across multiple disciplines. A community-wide forum for Behavioral Health Substance Abuse awareness will also be held in 2018.

The other grant that Generations received will help former inmates to re-enter the community by coordinating their health care needs, and providing them with a health care home at Generations. The care coordinator will help address any system barriers these individuals face as they seek care, and link them to the local resources which are available.

According to Arvind Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Generations Family Health Center, Inc., “These two grants will provide Generations with the resources to help make our communities healthier and help to combat two major societal issues plaguing eastern Connecticut.”

National Community Health Center Week

CHC SQUARE

 

 

Next Week is a busy week at Generations. It is National Community Health Center Week and we are celebrating. Each August a special week is dedicated to recognizing the service and contributions of Community Health Centers. This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities!

Please see the list below of the activities that will be happening across the Agency and in our communities!

ALL WEEK:

Generations’ Lobby

40 Mansfield Avenue

Willimantic, CT 06226

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Our Willimantic Site will be collecting NEW Flip Flops (sizes medium, large and xtra-large) to benefit the clients of our community partner- Windham No Freeze Hospitality Center. Guests use them to take showers at the No Freeze. People are asked to drop off NEW Flip Flops to the greeter’s desk at 40 Mansfield Avenue in Willimantic. For more Information: contact Allison W. Heneghan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Hilary Norcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday, August 14, 2017

Norwich

St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen

St Joseph School

120 Cliff Street,

Norwich, CT 06360

8:30 am - 12 noon

Generations’ Norwich Staff will be on the Backus Mobile Medical Unit at St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen providing “Hydration and Sun Safety Education” along with give-aways.

Generations’ Norwich Site

W. W. Backus Medical Office Building
330 Washington Street – Suite 510
Norwich, CT 06360-2741

All Day

Staff will be celebrating “Joy in the Workplace with a Disney Themed Monday.”

Putnam

Generations’ Putnam Site

Lobby

202 Pomfret Street

7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Patient Appreciation Day

Generations’ medical, dental and behavioral health staff will be set-up in the lobby greeting patients and handing out health education information, books and give away items.

Clothing Drive

Generations’ Putnam Site

Lobby

202 Pomfret Street

7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Generations’ Putnam staff have been donating clean, gently used or new clothing over the past several weeks. These items will all be made available to patients and community members during this time to come and take for FREE.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Willimantic

Generations’ Lobby

40 Mansfield Avenue

Willimantic, CT 06226

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Patient Appreciation Day

Generations’ medical, dental, behavioral health, health education and administrative staff will be set-up in the lobby greeting patients and handing out health education information, books, fresh fruit and give away items.

Norwich Generations’ Norwich Site

W. W. Backus Medical Office Building
330 Washington Street – Suite 510
Norwich, CT 06360-2741

All Day

Staff will be celebrating “Joy in the Workplace with a Twinning’s Themed Tuesday.”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Norwich

Generations’ Norwich Site

W. W. Backus Medical Office Building
330 Washington Street – Suite 510
Norwich, CT 06360-2741

8:30 am – 11:30 am

Patient Appreciation Day

Generations’ Norwich staff will be handing out healthy snacks, education, information and patient giveaways in their waiting room. There will also be a raffle for “Healthy Grilling” basket

Norwich Generations’ Norwich Site

W. W. Backus Medical Office Building
330 Washington Street – Suite 510
Norwich, CT 06360-2741

All Day

Staff will be celebrating “Joy in the Workplace with a Wacky/Tacky Themed Wednesday.”

DANIELSON

United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen

9 Spring Street

Danielson, CT

11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Generations’ medical staff will be handing out health education information and give away items at the Soup Kitchen during lunch.

Putnam

Generations’ Putnam Site

Lobby

202 Pomfret Street

7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Patient Appreciation Day

Generations’ medical, dental and behavioral health, and health education staff will be set-up in the lobby greeting patients and handing out health education information, books and give away items. The theme will be Healthy Body and there will be a drawing for a “Healthy Snack” basket.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Willimantic

Generations Family Health Center

40 Mansfield Avenue

Willimantic, CT 06226

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

In honor of CHC Week and going along with this year’s theme of Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities,” Generations will be dedicating our Community Room in Willimantic to former Senator Edith Prague, one of our founding Board members. Her vision and dedication were the keys which opened the door to health care access in the Windham area so many years ago. Many dignitaries will be joining us for the Dedication Ceremony, including: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Congressman Joseph Courtney, Senator Blumenthal, State Senator Mae Flexor, Former Senator Don Williams, State representative Susan Johnson and many others.

Generations Family Health Center

40 Mansfield Avenue

Willimantic, CT 06226

All Day

Staff will be celebrating CHC Week by wearing “Crazy Hats and Superhero Shirts.”

Norwich

Norwich Generations’ Norwich Site

W. W. Backus Medical Office Building
330 Washington Street – Suite 510
Norwich, CT 06360-2741

All Day

Staff will be celebrating “Joy in the Workplace with a Throwback Themed Thursday.”

Friday, August 18, 2017

Norwich

Norwich Generations’ Norwich Site

W. W. Backus Medical Office Building
330 Washington Street – Suite 510
Norwich, CT 06360-2741

All Day

Staff will be celebrating “Joy in the Workplace with a Sports Themed Friday.”

Putnam

Generations’ Putnam Site

Lobby

202 Pomfret Street

7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Patient Appreciation Day

Generations’ medical, dental and behavioral health staff will be set-up in the lobby greeting patients and handing out health education information, books and give away items.

All Sites

Staff Appreciation Day! Generations’ Wellness Committee-Generate Health will be hosting a “Healthy Substitutes” lunch at all the sites during the lunch hour.

 

Benefit Breakfast

Bank Hometown is holding a Benefit Breakfast in memory of an employee, Leah Gaboury.

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Proceeds will benefit Generations' Diabetes Fundraising Campaign.
Join us On July 30th from 8 –11 and support a great cause.

American Legion Family Post 67
Rte 200, North Grosvenordale, CT
$8 per person

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Contact Us
Willimantic (860) 450-7471
Behavioral Health Services/Willimantic (860) 450-0585
Danielson (860) 774-7501
Norwich (860) 885-1308
Putnam (860) 963-7917

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).