Check Out Your Health In Your 50’s

   Beacon Falls Health + Wellness Expo to Focus on Adults Aged 55 and Over

Better After 55 Health + Wellness Expo, Co-Sponsored by EG Home at Chatfield Farms + Griffin Hospital set for Saturday, May 14

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May 6, 2016 – Beacon Falls, CT – On Sat., May 14 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., EG Home at Chatfield Farms, 639 Skokorat Road in Beacon Falls, will open its doors to the public for its first-ever Health + Wellness Expo designed especially for active individuals over age 55.

Co-sponsored by Griffin Hospital in Derby, the Better After 55 Health + Wellness Expo will provide free preventative health screenings, doctor and pharmaceutical advice, lectures, giveaways, massages and yoga, and will feature products and services to enhance health and wellness after age 55.

Nationally renowned Urogynecologist Dr. Mark Preston will be on-hand from 2 – 4 p.m. to privately provide women free advice and solutions to questions regarding pelvic health and incontinence issues. Dr. Preston is an expert in Urogynecology, specializing in the minimally-invasive treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Lung cancer specialists and counselors from The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will offer screenings and support for attendees. Eunice Lisk, Director of Griffin’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program, will answer cardiology questions, provide screenings and handouts.

Occupational therapists, breast wellness and mammography specialists, and sleep wellness professionals will provide consultation. There will be healthy cooking demonstrations during the day.

Dave Shapera, RPh, a pharmacist from CVS Pharmacy in Ansonia, will be on hand to answer questions about prescriptions and interactions between multiple medications.

CT Men’s Health, LLC, a specialized ED practice, will be there to expertly answer all Erectile Dysfunction questions and discuss solutions and the proprietary procedural strategies that sets them apart from other practitioners, evidenced by their patients’ success rates.

Dr. Beverley Marr and Dr. Chris Sova will demo a new posture device, PurePosture, which helps correct poor posture, thereby alleviating back and neck pain.

Licensed massage therapist Khristy Long will provide massages, and Tayna Sage, a Registered Yoga Teacher, will provide gentle therapeutic yoga demonstrations.

Aromatherapy practitioner and Reiki Master Lori Haggerty will stimulate attendees’ olfactory senses with essential oils, and provide guidance on using herbal oils for stress relief and a number of other maladies.

 

Chatfield Farms is an amenity-rich 140-Acre development of 231 luxury homes, which surround its crown jewel, the spectacular Fieldstone Club, a 10,000, 2-story clubhouse furnished with numerous patios, decks and entertainment areas, grills, gaming activities and stunning views.

Better After 55 Health + Wellness Expo takes place on Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m: The Fieldstone Club at Chatfield Farms, 639 Skokorat Road, Beacon Falls, 06403: Phone: 203.714.6622www.chatfieldfarms.com.

 

Griffin Hospital Participants

 

Eunice A Lisk, MS, Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Undergrad in Physical Education and Health: Springfield College
  • Master’s Degree: Exercise Physiology: Southern CT State University
  • Developed several successful wellness programs at Griffin Hospital
  • 30-years of experience in the health/fitness field, 14 years in Cardiac Rehab at Griffin
  • Adjunct Professor: Sacred Heart University: Health Science + Leadership

 

Daun Barrett, RN, Director of Community Outreach & Parish Nursing

  • Directs Greater Naugatuck Valley Parish Nurses who coordinate and serve as liaisons between clergy, parish and community resources such as Griffin Hospital, and social service agencies

 

Lori Murphy, R.T. (T), Director, Radiation Oncology, Center for Cancer Care

  • Opened and directed the Radiation Oncology Department since its founding in 2008
  • 27 years in radiation oncology, used her experiences to tailor patient care protocols and programs for the Center for Cancer Care
  • Registered Radiation Therapist

 

Jackie Hoyle, RPSGT, Sleep Wellness Coordinator, The Griffin Hospital Sleep Wellness Center

  • Registered Polysomography Technician (RPSGT)
  • 10 years as Coordinator of Griffin Hospital’s Sleep Wellness Center

 

Melissa Mitri, MS RD

  • Clinical Nutrition Manager, Griffin Hospital

 

Trish Palmer

  • Registered Mammographer, and Patient Care Navigator

 

 

Cary Carpino, RN, Griffin Hospital, Community Outreach & Parish Nursing

  • Senior Health & Wellness Coordinator

 

Maggie Sessa, RN, Griffin Hospital; Community Outreach & Parish Nursing

  • Breast Wellness Coordinator, Komen Grant; Advanced Care Planning Coordinator

 

 Jo-Ann Persson RN, CHPN; Nurse Navigator, The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital

 

  • Nurse Navigator of the Griffin Hospital Lung Screening Program
  • Nurse Navigator for Lung Cancer patients

 

Kim Chenery; Guest Relations Representative

 

  • Supports all services at The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital and community outreach programs

 

Laura Murphy; Volunteer Services Supervisor

 

  • Soft Touch, Massage, Reiki
  • Key role in establishing Planetree initiatives that govern Griffin Hospital Volunteer services provided to patients

 

Leslie Prescott, OTRL, Occupational Therapist

 

Fran Harmeyer, OTRL, Occupational Therapist   

 

Dr. Mark Preston: Urogynecologist; Physician’s for Women’s Health, Waterbury

  •  Undergraduate Degree: Dartmouth College, cum laude
  •  Medical Degree: Columbia University
  • Residency: Ob/Gyn: St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York

Dr. Mark Preston is Board-Certified in both general Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a nationally recognized expert in urogynecology specializing in the minimally-invasive treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Dr. Preston completed a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Emory University and a second fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Jim Ross, a pioneer in laparoscopic urogynecology.

He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored chapters on minimally-invasive surgery for stress urinary incontinence and has been integral in the formulation of proposed national measures to assess quality of care in urogynecology.

Dave Shapera, RPh:

  • Registered Pharmacist from CVS in Ansonia, CT.

CT Men’s Health, LLC: Erectile Dysfunction Specialists:

  • CT Men’s Health will be there to expertly answer all Erectile Dysfunction questions and discuss solutions and the proprietary procedural strategies that sets them apart from other practitioners, evidenced by their patients’ success rates.

Dr. Beverley Marr, DC

  • University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, 2nd Graduating class
  • A leading Connecticut based Chiropractic practitioner since 1995
  • Developed “The Soar Method for Perfect Posture,” a technique for balance, agility and strength derived and perfected based on her years as a recreational dressage rider
  • Webster Technique Certified, a gentle chiropractic approach to treat pregnant patients
  • Co-developed the PurePosture device, which is designed to gently align spinal columns, improve balance and alleviate aches and pains associated with poor posture

 

Dr. Chris Sova, DC

 

  • University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude
  • Over 10 years as a Chiropractic specialist
  • Co-founded several successful Chiropractic clinics in Fairfield and New Haven counties
  • Developed specialized rehabilitation equipment for chronic pain sufferers resulting from personal injuries and for post-surgery patients
  • Co-developed the PurePosture device, which is designed to gently align spinal columns, improve balance and alleviate aches and pains associated with poor posture

 

Tanya Sage: RYT200 (Registered Yoga Therapist, Over 200 Hours)

 

  • Earned certifications after a 2005 auto accident where she sustained a Tramatic Brain Injury, a Stroke and a Cartoid Arterial Dissection, where she was rendered paralyzed on the left side of her body and legally blind
  • She learned to walk again after many months of Physical Therapy and she discovered Yoga, which greatly helped her compromised sense of balance and depth perception. She went on to seriously study Yoga, and subsequently earned her certification as a Teacher, which changed her life path dramatically

 

 

Khristy Long: Massage Therapy Specialist

 

  • 2009 graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Subsequently opened Touch of Good News Therapeutic Massage & Body Works in the Valley
  • Specialty is corrective therapies, as the majority of clients have had auto or sports injuries
  • Khristy tailors and blends healing modalities often, based on clients’ specific issues and lifestyle

 

Lori Haggerty: Reiki Master; Aromatherapy + Wellness Advocate

 

  • Lori is a Reiki Master, a Wellness Advocate and an Aromatherapy specialist as a product consultant for the DoTERRA brand of essential oils.  It is well documented that essential oils can aid in pain relief, weight loss, emotional stress, and can even help in combating headaches, digestion problems and insomnia. Lori will demonstrate proper essential oil use, and which to use for specific ailments.

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