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City Partners With Bike Walk Summit


HARTFORD — In an effort to realize a bike and walk friendly city, the city has joined with the Connecticut Bike Walk organization to hold a summiton Saturday at Central Connecticut State Univeristy in New Britain.

The Nov. 13  Bike Walk Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will create a  forum for city and community leaders to continue the work toward a Healthy Hartford by planning the changes needed to improve resident’s ability to bike and walk across the city, Hartford officials said.

“With the goal of changing the culture of transportation to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut, the organization Bike Walk Connecticut will bring us together to have these important conversations,” said Carlos Rivera, Director of the Hartford Department of Health and Human Services.

To register for this event,  visit www.bikewalkct.org.

For additional information, call Bike Walk Connecticut at 860-904-2420

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‘Healthy Hartford’ Focuses on Seniors


 In an effort to increase the availability of health-related information for seniors, Hartford’s Senior Services Division will continue its Healthy Hartford program this month.

The  wellness campaign begins July 22  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the NEAT Marketplace at 33 Coventry Street.  

“By reaching out to Hartford seniors, the Healthy Hartford campaign aims to give them the tools they need to lead a healthy, productive, and longer life,” said Carlos Rivera, director of the Hartford Department of Health and Human Services.

The NEAT Marketplace is a program of Oak Hill, anonprofit provider of services for people with disabilities in Connecticut. 

The event will focus specifically on seniors and it will include lunch, door prizes, free health screenings, brain games, exercise and tai-chi classes, oral health education, free mammograms, screenings for benefits, etc.

The goal of this campaign is to increase the availability of health-related information designed to influence the choices that Hartford seniors make in their daily lives.  Highlighted themes include physical activity, disease prevention and management of resources.

Free transportation will be available for seniors who want to attend and need assistance to get to the event.  To secure transportation, participants must call (860) 724-5340 at least one day ahead.

For more information, please contact Iris Nieves-Cross with the City’s Department of Health and Human Services at (860) 547-1426 ext: 7426 or go to www.hartford.gov

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