Archive of: 2018

  • Pomperaug Health District Offers Live Well Chronic Pain Workshops

    Pomperaug Health District is offering two six-week “Live Well” Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops beginning in late July and adults with chronic pain are encouraged to register for the free programs; call the Pomperaug Health District at 203-264-9616, extension 0.

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  • PDDH Offers Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine

    PDDH Offers Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine

    The Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering the new shingles vaccination called Shingrix at its weekly vaccination clinics, held every Tuesday, at the Health District office, 77 Main Street North, Playhouse Corner in Southbury. Appointments are required. To receive the vaccine at the Pomperaug Health District a person must be at least 50 years old AND be enrolled in Medicare Part D.

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  • Disinfection Procedure for Private Drinking Water Wells (after a flooding)

    Disinfection Procedure for Private Drinking Water Wells (after a flooding)

    After flooding, private well owners should take actions to ensure their private water supply is safe for consumption. When a water supply well has been affected by flood waters, the water within the well may be contaminated with waterborne pathogens (germs) that can cause serious illness in humans and pets.

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  • Tips on Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

    Tips on Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

    Emergencies can happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place.

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  • PDDH Hosts Opiate Awareness Presentations for Older Adults

    Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded Pomperaug District Department of Health grant monies to launch the Senior Health Opiate Awareness and Response (SHOAR) program for older adults who rely on prescription medications to manage chronic pain. Presentations will be held at the Woodbury Senior Center, Tuesday, May 15 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm for the general public, and Wednesday, May 16 from 2:00 to 3:30pm at Heritage Village for Village residents only. Light refreshments will be served at both sessions and pre-registration is not required.

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  • PDDH Hosts Overdose Response Training at Oxford High School

    PDDH Hosts Overdose Response Training at Oxford High School

    Pomperaug District Department of Health staffers and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers remain diligent in their efforts to stem the tide of the opiate epidemic sweeping the nation. On the heels of Tuesday evening’s opioid Heroin Education Action Team (TEAM) forum at Oxford High School, public health professionals will host a free Narcan training on May 3 from 6 to 8pm at Oxford High School, 61 Quaker Farms Rd.

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  • Opioid Crisis Forum On April 24 at Oxford High School

    Pomperaug District Department of Health, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of CT, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Oxford Pubic Schools, and the Oxford Local Prevention Council, are sponsoring a community forum at Oxford High School on April 24, 2018, in response to the opioid crisis sweeping the state. Free and open to the public, the forum, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, is facilitated by a panel of subject matter experts and includes candid presentations by local families who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one due to substance abuse.

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  • It's National Groundwater Awareness Week

    It's National Groundwater Awareness Week

    As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding Connecticut residents with private wells to consider testing their wells to ensure safe water quality. Water plays an essential role in everyone’s life. Approximately 23% of Connecticut residents: roughly 820,000 people rely on a private well as the source of their household water.

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