Health & Wellness Center at Bassick announces winter programs for Bridgeport residents

The Health & Wellness Center at Bassick High School will hold an Open House and Registration for winter programs on Monday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Several new programs are being added and instructors will be available to answer questions. The programs are free for residents of Bridgeport.

Among the new offerings are: Your Child and Asthma, a program especially for parents of children with asthma; CPR and first aid classes; self-defense for women; babysitting and child care; weight management; and a program to help women stop smoking.

Other programs that will continue from the fall include: fitness, personal health, stress management and nutrition. In addition, the Center offers weekly blood pressure and cholesterol measurement. Special programs for young people include The Healthy Kids Club for children in kindergarten through 6th grade, and Kids Karate.

Child supervision is available for many programs, and transportation may be provided if needed. For more information, directions or to get a complete schedule, please call 335-2253.

Programs at the Health & Wellness Center are provided through the Fairfield University School of Nursing Health Promotion Center. Funding for the programs is provided by the 21st Century Lighthouse Grant.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647,

Posted on January 15, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 131

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