Stamforddowntown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:52:24 -0400 HamletHub.com Why Small Businesses Matter in Stamford: Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Company https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/856-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-kleinsleep-natural-mattress-company856-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-kleinsleep-natural-mattress-company https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/856-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-kleinsleep-natural-mattress-company856-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-kleinsleep-natural-mattress-company

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Company!

Three questions with Jeffrey Klein, founder of Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Compan

Why did you start your business?

I shifted the focus of my business to natural mattresses 11 years ago when my daughter was born. My wife started buying organic food for the family and when I questioned her about it, her response was that chemicals build up in your body over time, so why not give our daughter a head start by feeding her chemical free foods. Around the same time, the fire retardant laws were changing for mattresses and most of the larger companies started treating their mattresses with chemical fire retardants. Even though the chemicals are known to be harmful, they felt that because you don’t eat your mattress, it should be ok.

Common sense told me that if people are given the choice of being exposed to harmful chemicals or natural materials, the ones with common sense would choose the healthier ingredients. I was right. People prefer not to sleep on chemicals, so my business has grown ever since.

Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...

I wish I could get the message out better that natural mattresses are healthier and that they are not more expensive than mass-produced petrochemical mattresses. Because we sell factory direct, our quality tends to be higher than average and our prices tend to be lower than average.

Best selling products?

My best selling products are mattresses for adjustable beds. It’s amazing how many people are interested in adjustable beds these days. Some for the lifestyle aspect of easier reading or watching tv in bed,  others for the added back support. That end of the business is really exploding and we have a larger assortment available than ever.

Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Company tags Liz Sue Bagels in Stamford

Visit Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Companonline or call 203.846.2233

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:07:00 -0400
Bark in the Park on Sunday in Downtown Stamford https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/855-bark-in-the-park-on-sunday-in-downtown-stamford855-bark-in-the-park-on-sunday-in-downtown-stamford https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/855-bark-in-the-park-on-sunday-in-downtown-stamford855-bark-in-the-park-on-sunday-in-downtown-stamford

WOOF! Bark in the Park will take place on Sunday, September 22 in Latham Park

Bark in the Park in partnership with Spot On Veterinary Hospital and Hotel is a special day for our four-legged friends. All friendly, well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome.

Enjoy lots of activities to keep families and their pets entertained including demonstrations, contests, splash zone, free microchipping, photo booth, agility course, adoption area blessing of the animals, dog licensing and more!

Bark in the Park will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 11am – 3pm in Latham Park on Bedford Street.

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Stamford Downtown) Events Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:51:25 -0400
Laugh for a Cause - Cocktails & Comedy Fundraiser to Benefit The Undies Project on Sept. 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/852-laugh-for-a-cause-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project852-laugh-for-a-cause-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/852-laugh-for-a-cause-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project852-laugh-for-a-cause-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project

Tickets are selling fast!  Featuring hilarious comic Andy Pitz and emcee Kim Berns, Cocktails & Comedy is a not to be missed event.  Saturday, September 28th 7-10pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside CT.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music during the cocktail hour, a silent auction and a paddle raise.

There are many amazing items in the silent auction including a golf outing at Winged Foot Golf Club, a private tour of The Glass House in New Canaan, a Barbados holiday, 5 nights stay in a Vermont Chalet, a Mexican cooking demonstration and tours of the Capitol Building and the State Capitol. 

Funds raised at Cocktails & Comedy will go towards purchasing new underwear to donate to the 25 organizations that The Undies Project now supports. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to Laugh for a Cause and help make a difference in the lives of others. Tickets are $95, on sale online only at www.theundiesproject.org and include one complimentary drink.

Cocktails & Comedy is sponsored by First County BankFirst Bank of GreenwichMercury Business Associates and Katie Creighton Garden Design.

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lucy@theundiesproject.org (Lucy Langley) Charities Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:56:58 -0400
Stamford Health Announces 2019 Paint the Town Pink Calendar of Events https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/853-sh853-sh https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/853-sh853-sh

This October, Stamford Health is kicking off its 15th annual Paint the Town Pink (PTTP) campaign to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month-long initiative, spearheaded by Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and Breast Center, stresses the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer and raises awareness about the comprehensive breast care services available in our community. Throughout the month, the Bennett Cancer Center is joining a number of community partners to offer an exciting line-up of educational and social fundraising events to take place in Stamford and beyond.  

Since its inception in 2005, Paint the Town Pink has raised more than $1 million and reached more than 20,000 women in Stamford and surrounding communities. As part of Hope in Motion, Stamford Health’s ongoing fundraising campaign to support the programs and services at the Bennett Cancer Center, all proceeds from Paint the Town Pink events provide services for uninsured, underinsured and low income women who otherwise could not afford breast care.

For information, visit www.PaintTheTownPinkStamford.org or call (203) 276-5900. To schedule a mammogram, patients can call 203-276-PINK (7465). The campaign’s calendar events for this year is included below.

Oct 1 – Oct 15: Stew Leonard’s Wishing Well

Stew Leonard’s

100 Westport Ave, Norwalk

All donations to the Wishing Well go to Paint the Town Pink.

 

Oct 2: Pink Fest “Cocktails for a Cure”

$40 – All proceeds to Paint the Town Pink.

5 – 7:30 p.m.

Stamford Ford Lincoln

212 Magee Ave, Stamford

Register at stamfordchamber@stamfordchamber.com

Sip Sparkling Rose with hors d’oeuvres from David’s Soundview Catering while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Helen Pass, MD, Co-Director of Breast Center & Chief of Breast Surgery will be the guest speaker.

Oct. 2: Say Pink at Luigi’s Restaurant

11 a.m. – 11 pm

968 High Ridge Rd, Stamford

Say “pink” at Luigi’s and they will donate 15% of sales to Paint the Town Pink.

 

Oct 3: Golf for a Cure

12 p.m. lunch; 1:30 p.m. shotgun; 6 p.m. dinner

Sterling Farms Golf Course
1349 Newfield Ave, Stamford

203-329-7429 or dpimpinella@stamhealth.org

Oct 5: Pink Out at Westhill High School

Boys Soccer vs. Stamford High School

2:30 p.m. junior varsity, 4 p.m. varsity

125 Roxbury Rd, Stamford

Pink items for sale. Proceeds will go to Paint the Town Pink.

 

Oct. 5: Bootcamp for Boobies

$25 suggested donation

8 a.m.

Inspire Fitness

1051 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford

Bootcamp for Boobies strength and cardio circuit. Open to all fitness levels.

Oct. 6: Bootcamp for Boobies

$25 suggested donation

9 a.m.

Inspire Fitness

1051 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford

Bootcamp for Boobies strength and cardio circuit. Open to all fitness levels.

Oct 7: Medical Mondays Series: Why should you get a mammogram?

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ferguson Library Auditorium

Free admission

1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford – 3rd floor

Moira O’Riordan, MD, Stamford Health, will be the guest speaker.

Oct 11: Girlfriends Luncheon

$60 – All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink

12 – 2 p.m.
Italian Center of Stamford
1620 Newfield Ave, Stamford

Call 203-276-2554 or visit www.paintthetownpinkstamford.org

Oct 12: A Candid Conversation about Breast Cancer in the Black Community from 12– 3 p.m.
Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
805 Newfield Ave, Stamford
Valerie Brutus, MD, & Eileen Kruger, LMSO will be the guest speakers and lunch will be served.

Oct 14– Oct 18: Go Pink Week at Catholic Academy of Stamford

1186 Newfield Ave, Stamford

Various “Go Pink” activities. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 15: TT’s for TaTas

5 – 10:00 p.m. - Dine-in or Take-out

Tomāto Tomäto
401 Shippan Ave, Stamford

203-658-8900

Raffle, donations and percentage of sales to benefit Paint the Town Pink.

October 16: BINGO Night

$25 entrance fee includes 10 games

7 p.m.

Trinity Catholic High School

926 Newfield Ave, Stamford

Enjoy a fun evening of playing Bingo – bring your own wine and snacks. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct. 16: Say “Pink” at Luigi’s Restaurant from11 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

968 High Ridge Rd, Stamford

Say “pink” at Luigi’s and they will donate 15% of sale to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 17: Sip & Shop in Pink

$20 Donation at door

6 – 9p.m.

Madonia Restaurant

1297 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford

Drinks, jewelry and fun! All proceeds to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 17: Pink Party – Breast Cancer Fundraiser

$5 donation at door – All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink

Sign of the Whale

6 Harbor Point Rd, Stamford

Door donation gets you specials all night.

Oct 17: Stamford Health Employees – Schedule a Mammogram, Get a Rose from 12 – 2 p.m.

Outside of the main Stamford Hospital cafeteria and in lobby of the Stamford Health Tully Health Center.

October 18: Pink Out Sporting Game Day

Stamford High School

55 Strawberry Hill Ave

Several events during the day. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 18: Pink Pool Party

$25 suggested donation – all proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink from 6 – 7:15 p.m. at Sarner Health & Fitness Institute at the Stamford Health Tully Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct, Stamford. Call 203-276-4567 to register. Join the aquatic team as they lead an invigorating workout!

Oct. 19 – Mixed Movement/Yoga Nidra

$25 suggested donation – All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink

1 – 2:15 p.m at Sarner Health & Fitness Institute at the Stamford Health Tully Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct, Stamford. Call 203-276-4567 to register. Begin with T’Chai, & Qi Gong movement & end with restorative yoga.

Oct.19 – Orangetheory Fitness Stamford Goes Pink

Class price becomes a donation. Call at 1:30 p.m. (1101 High Ridge Rd, Stamford). Call 203-883-9518 to register. Wear pink and enjoy a small gathering after class. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct. 20: Battle of the Belles 10th Year 

$5 donation

10 a.m. at Punch Gym, Cranbury Park Pavilion, Norwalk. Call 203-354-9370 or email stef@punchgymnorwalk.com. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 20: Pedaling for a Purpose

$25 suggested donation (per hour)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sarner Health & Fitness Institute at the Stamford Health Tully Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct, Stamford. Call 203-276-4567 to register.

Three 45-minute cycle classes mixed with raffles and cancer survivor stories will inspire you to log miles in the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 20: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society

8:30 a.m. registration; 10:00 a.m. walk

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
203-563-1515 or westportctstrides@cancer.org

Oct 21: Men, Moobs and Monday Night Football

$50 includes buffet

7 p.m.

Zody’s 19th Hole

451 Stillwater Road, Stamford

Men’s event – Monday Night Football – Jets vs Patriots – score box raffle, 50/50 and other prizes. All proceeds go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 22 – Survivorship Symposium – “An Integrative Approach to Cancer Treatment”

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Stamford Health Tully Health Center Auditorium

32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford

Reservations required, please call 203-276-7841

Katherine Takayasu, MD, Stamford Health, will be the featured speaker.

Oct. 22 – Riko’s Pizza Goes Pink

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

At their Stamford locations: 170 Selleck St & 868 Hope Street

10% of sales go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 23: Lord & Taylor Fashion Show

Free admission

5:30 p.m. refreshments

6 p.m. fashion show

110 High Ridge Road, Stamford

Survivors and Stamford Health physicians walk the runway!

October 23: Mario the Baker Goes Pink

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

864 High Ridge Rd, Stamford

203-329-0440

10% of sales from the day will go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct 25: Pink Out Westhill

Girls’ Soccer vs. Ridgefield 4 p.m.

Girls’ Volleyball vs. Staples 6 p.m.

125 Roxbury Rd, Stamford

Pink items for sale. Proceeds will go to Paint the Town Pink.

 

Oct 26: Pink Out Westhill

Field Hockey vs. Stamford High School 10:30 a.m.

Football vs. Central 2 p.m.

125 Roxbury Rd, Stamford

Pink items for sale. Proceeds will go to Paint the Town Pink.

Oct. 27: Go Pink at JoyRide Cycling & Fitness Wilton

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

3 Godfrey Place, Wilton

Please register in advance at 203-247-0271
All proceeds will go to Paint the Town Pink.

October 30: Mario the Baker Goes Pink

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

864 High Ridge Rd, Stamford

203-329-0440

10% of sales from the day will go to Paint the Town Pink.

The following events take place all month:

Beau Nails Goes Pink
889 High Ridge Rd, Stamford
203-322-2070

Donate and be entered in a raffle to win a manicure & spa pedicure.

Beldotti Bakeries

605 Newfield Ave., Stamford

Donate an additional dollar for PTTP when you purchase a pastry or coffee.

Bennett Cancer Center Paint the Town Pink T-shirt Sale
$20 per shirt, available all month
Bennett Cancer Center Ground Floor
203-276-4059

Get Pretty in Pink at Salon 1026

1026 High Ridge Rd, Stamford

203-658-8299

Taking donations all month to support PTTP.

La Rocca’s Goes Local for Pink

105 Old Long Ridge Rd, Stamford

203-322-2202

A portion of all purchases of pies, breads and baked goods from local vendors will go to PTTP.

Sarner Health & Fitness Institute Paint the Town Pink T-shirt Sale
$20 per shirt, available all month
Sarner Health & Fitness Institute at the Stamford Health Tully Health Center

Stamford High School Pink T-shirt Sale

55 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford
Proceeds will go to PTTP.

Wagner’s Luggage & Gifts Thinks Pink
1111 High Ridge Rd, Stamford
203-329-1234
Donate and be entered in a raffle to win a fabulous prize.

Westhill High School “Think Pink” T-shirt Sale

125 Roxbury Rd, Stamford

Proceeds will go to PTTP.

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,500 employees committed to compassionately caring for the community and offering a wide-range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families can rely on comprehensive person-centered care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation. Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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cscott@catalystmc.com (SH) Neighbors Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:17:49 -0400
Edgehill in Stamford Awarded Quality Care Distinction https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/854-edgehill-awarded-quality-care-distinction854-edgehill-awarded-quality-care-distinction https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/854-edgehill-awarded-quality-care-distinction854-edgehill-awarded-quality-care-distinction

Edgehill in Stamford, Connecticut, recently achieved one of the highest designations of quality care and services to its residents – a deficiency-free subacute rehab inspection from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. A deficiency-free survey certifies that all skilled nursing care and services provided at the community meet or exceed the regulatory standards outlined by both the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements of participation.

“It feels wonderful to get validation from regulators that we’re doing an incredible job of providing high-quality resident care,” said Chris Barstein, executive director at Edgehill. “This is such a huge accomplishment because very few long-term care communities across the nation are classified as being deficiency-free.”

According to the latest data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Kaiser Family Foundation, skilled nursing providers across the United States average seven deficiencies.

The rigorous inspections are unannounced and conducted for approximately one week. A thorough review of core criteria, including quality care, safety, administration, food service, nursing care and patient rights, is conducted. The inspection team carefully observes and evaluates all aspects of resident care and skilled nursing procedures and practices, assessing compliance with hundreds of specific state and federal standards. The inspection determined Edgehill was 100% in compliance and therefore, the community was issued a deficiency-free survey rating.

“We are proud to add this distinction to our 20-year tradition of excellence," said Barstein. "As a senior living pioneer, we remain committed to leading the way in patient care and services in Stamford. I commend the staff on their hard work and dedication to Edgehill’s most valued component – the residents we serve."

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kgraff@glynndevins.com (Kelsey G. ) Places Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:11:52 -0400
Eleven Specialists Join Stamford Health Network https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/851-eleven-specialists-join-stamford-health-network851-eleven-specialists-join-stamford-health-network https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/851-eleven-specialists-join-stamford-health-network851-eleven-specialists-join-stamford-health-network

William Hines, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Stamford Health Medical Group, announced the addition of eleven specialists, joining between July and September 2019, to Stamford Health’s network of physicians employed by the health system.

“Stamford Health Medical Group is pleased to welcome eleven new physicians on board, who are partnering with Stamford Health to care for patients in Stamford and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Hines.

The Stamford Health Medical Group offers access to more than 130 physicians at locations around lower Fairfield County. Recently joining the Medical Group are:

Cardiology

Anna Koulova, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the heart and cardiovascular system. Dr. Koulova practices at 29 Hospital Plaza, Suite 502 in Stamford. After studying biology at Duke University, she earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Koulova completed an internal medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s West Program. She was a cardiovascular disease fellow at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Koulova is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Board of Echocardiography, and the American Board of Radiology, Nuclear Cardiology. Learn more about Dr. Koulova, or call (203) 348-7410.

Nikhil Sikand, MD, specializes in cardiovascular disease and offers innovative care to heart patients of all ages. After earning his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Sikand completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Sikand completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at New York University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Clinic Fellow. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Sikand practices at 29 Hospital Plaza, Suite 502 in Stamford. Learn more about Dr. Sikand, or call (203) 348-7410.

Family Medicine

Ashley Rountree, MD, specializes in family medicine and treats a wide array of illnesses and injuries. Her special interests include preventive medicine, adolescent medicine and mental health. Dr. Rountree earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree at the University of Florida. She received her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rountree practices at 32 Strawberry Hill Court, 4th Floor, Suite 6 in Stamford. Learn more about Dr. Rountree, or call (203) 276-2566.

Lyuba Polinkovsky, MD, is a board-certified, family medicine physician with special interests in preventive and behavioral medicine. Dr. Polinkovsky approaches medicine holistically by addressing the physical, psychological and social aspects of health and wellness. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, she earned a Doctor of Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Polinkovsky pursued her interest in family medicine during her residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Polinkovksy is located at 75 Holly Hill Lane in Greenwich. Learn more about Dr. Polinkovsky or call (203) 869-6960.

Geriatric Medicine

Alison McElhone, MD, specializes in geriatric medicine and practices at the Geriatric Assessment Center, 435 Danbury Road in Wilton. Dr. McElhone understands the impact of social factors, mood and cognitive disorders, chronic pain and functional impairment on quality of life. Her individualized approach that addresses these issues, together with treatment of the patient’s chronic medical conditions, results in improved outcomes and quality of life. Dr. McElhone earned her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. Dr. McElhone completed an internal medicine residency at Stony Brook Hospital where she completed a geriatric medicine fellowship. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative care medicine. Learn more about Dr. McElhone, or call (203) 276-2516.

Internal Medicine

Andrea Shahum, MD, PhD, specializes in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, and is located at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, 4th Floor, Suite 6 in Stamford. She earned her medical degree at Comenius University in Bratislava and post-doctoral degree at University of Trnava, Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Work, both in Slovakia. Before relocating to the United States, she became a faculty member and acting vice dean while coordinating humanitarian projects in resource-poor settings supported by Trnava University. At that time, she was instrumental in creating integrated medical training programs and experiential learning opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Cambodia. After Trnava University, Dr. Shahum completed her internal medicine residency at Norwalk Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She later completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina, where she worked as a clinical assistant professor and continued to work on her research in HIV and sexually transmitted diseases both nationally and internationally. Dr. Shahum is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. Learn more about Dr. Shahum, or call (203) 276-2566.

Anastasia Slobodnick, MD, will see rheumatology and internal medicine patients at 75 Holly Hill Lane, 2nd Floor in Greenwich and 292 Long Ridge Rd., Suite 103, Stamford. She sees patients who have medical conditions that affect their joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Dr. Slobodnick completed her medical education, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at New York University School of Medicine. To best address the individual needs of each patient and ensure optimal outcomes, Dr. Slobodnick develops personalized plans to help diagnose and treat a patient’s condition. She is board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Slobodnick, or call (203) 869-6960.

Neurology

Mark Landreneau, MD, is a neurologist practicing at 29 Hospital Plaza, 6th floor, Suite 602 in Stamford. He provides expert care for patients who have medical conditions or injuries involving the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Dr. Landreneau’s special interests include treating patients with acute and severe neurological injury including stroke, aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, acute traumatic brain injury and seizures. After earning his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Landreneau continued his medical studies at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neurocritical care. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology Certification). Learn more about Dr. Landreneau, or call (203) 276-4464.

Podiatry

Rachel Albright, DPM, MPH, is a podiatric surgeon practicing at 800 Post Road, Suite 302 in Darien. Dr. Albright earned her doctor of podiatric medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago. She completed residencies at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. In Hanover, New Hampshire, she earned a Master of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, specializing in clinical practice, health policy, and epidemiology. Dr. Albright is board certified by both the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Albright, or call (203) 656-1696.

Pulmonology 

Frantz C. Hastrup, MD, specializes in pulmonology, and provides expert care for patients with breathing issues and other conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory system. He also helps patients find solutions to sleep issues such as sleep apnea, severe snoring, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Hastrup earned his medical degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, now Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he focused on pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Hastrup is board certified in internal medicine as well as pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Learn more about Dr. Hastrup, or call (203) 348-2437.

Urology

Matthew Goland-Van Ryn, MD, ­specializes in Urology at 29 Hospital Plaza in Stamford. He cares for people with conditions affecting the genitourinary tract, kidneys, bladder and prostate, as well as abnormalities with the male reproductive system. After attending Cornell University, Dr. Goland-Van Ryn earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Goland-Van Ryn is board certified in urology. Learn more about Dr. Goland-Van Ryn, or call (203) 276-8545.

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,500 employees committed to compassionately caring for the community and offering a wide-range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families can rely on comprehensive person-centered care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.  

Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Linked In.

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cscott@catalystmc.com (Stamford Health) Neighbors Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:12:42 -0400
Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program Grant Winners Announced https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/850-stamford-community-arts-partnership-program-grant-winners-announced850-stamford-community-arts-partnership-program-grant-winners-announced https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/850-stamford-community-arts-partnership-program-grant-winners-announced850-stamford-community-arts-partnership-program-grant-winners-announced

Mayor David Martin and the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission are proud to announce the winners of the 2019-20 Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program (CAPP) grant. The commission received 15 grant applications with over $165,000 in grant aid requested. The following winners were selected for their commitment to providing quality programs that are accessible to as many individuals as possible, as well as their overall dedication to Stamford’s artistic and cultural scene.

“I’m very happy the City can help fund arts programs for Stamford’s many diverse communities,” said Mayor David Martin. “These organizations contribute to Stamford’s cultural identity. They provide a vital service to our community and I look forward to seeing their work this year.”

Mayor Martin and Stamford Arts and Culture Commission will celebrate this year’s winners at the Stamford CAPP Grant Award Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 26th 2018 at 10 AM in the lobby of Stamford Government Center at 888 Washington Blvd. The ceremony is open to the public and light refreshments will be served afterwards.

This year’s winners are, in alphabetical order:

Avon Theatre Film Center

Loft Artists Association

Ballet School of Stamford

Lumina String Quartet

Franklin Street Works

Shippan Point Assoc. & Music in Czescik Park

Haitian American Professionals Assoc. of CT

Stamford Art Association

Highland Green Foundation

Stamford Chorale

Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County

Stamford Jewish Community Center

Latino Foundation of Stamford & Marinera CT

Treetops Chamber Music Society

For nearly 20 years, the Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program (CAPP) grant has provided numerous Stamford-based arts and cultural organizations with funding to initiate special projects within the city. The grant highlights Mayor David R. Martin’s commitment to increasing the participation and accessibility of art throughout Stamford. This year, the city generously committed $100,000 in grant funding for projects by Stamford-based arts organizations or individual artists backed by a Stamford-based non-profit.

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kerry@ducey.org (Stamford Downtown) Neighbors Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:47:05 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Stamford: GreenView Building Products https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/849-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-greenview-building-products849-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-greenview-building-products https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/849-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-greenview-building-products849-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-greenview-building-products

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT GreenView Building Products!

Three questions with Mark Betz, owner of GreenView Building Products.

GreenView is a distributor of sustainable building products and services for architects, contractors, developers, building owners and property managers.

Why did you start your business?

I started GreenView because sustainability has always interested me. It is important for many reasons and should be “the way of the future”.

Best selling product or service?

Performance windows and doors are our best selling products.

Do you use any local businesses to support your business?

We utilize a number of contracted installers to support our highly developed Performance Install Certification (PIC) program.

GreenView Building Products tags Eco-builder.

GreenView Building Products is located at 945 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. Visit them online here or call 203-969-5318.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:03:42 -0400
Physical Therapy in Stamford Gets Elevated! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/848-physical-therapy-in-stamford-gets-elevated848-physical-therapy-in-stamford-gets-elevated https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/848-physical-therapy-in-stamford-gets-elevated848-physical-therapy-in-stamford-gets-elevated

Former Owners of Moore PT Return to Stamford

Greg Besson and Steven Melchionno, former owners of Moore Physical Therapy are launching their second location in Fairfield County with their new venture, Elevate Physical Therapy. The state-of-the-art clinic conveniently located at 1234 Summer Street, Suite #102 opens September 4th. The group opened its Darien location in April 2018.

Joining owners Besson and Melchionno is new partner, Pamela Fioretti. Together, the group collectively has over 40 years of combined clinical experience and treating in the towns of Darien, Stamford and Wilton. Elevate Physical Therapy raises the bar with its integrated and trusted treatment approach to provide a number of sub-specialties in orthopedics, assuring the best available and medically proven care.

The team’s uniquely developed elevated approach leads to elevated outcomes, built around the premise of communication, family, and their continued commitment to education. The Stamford office will be lead by Clinic Director, Pamela Fioretti.

“The Elevate team is like none other out there,” said Fioretti. “Our Darien office has been a great success, and I look forward to the launch of our Stamford office, which allows us to expand our reach and provide more people with the patient-centered, results-driven care they deserve.”

Fioretti has been working in an outpatient orthopedic setting with emphasis on sports medicine for a decade. She is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal functional outcomes incorporating evidence based practices and professional experience into her individualized treatment programs and manual centered approach.

Elevate will offer a range of Evidence Based Treatments with several sub-specialities to include:

●      ART (Active Release Technique)

●      Cupping

●      Functional Dry Needling

●      Graston Technique

●      Kinesio Taping

For further information about Elevate visit elevatept.net. To make an appointment or any inquiries call (203) 653-7269.

About Elevate Physical Therapy
From your first phone call to the clinic, to the time of your last treatment session, our number one priority is YOU!
As Orthopedic Specialists in the science of movement, we strive to provide our community with the most integrated and trusted treatment approach. With each provider having over a decade of hands-on experience, we blend these skills with our ongoing commitment to learning. As a group, we cover numerous sub-specialties in orthopedics to assure you the best available and medically proven care.

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allyson@7of7cs.com (Elevate Physical Therapy) Places Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:50:51 -0400
The Mayor’s Gallery presents New Deal artist James Daugherty: Abstract Art The interaction of Color https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/847-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-new-deal-artist-james-daugherty-abstract-art-the-interaction-of-color-work-from-the-1950-and-60-s847-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-new-deal-artist-james-daugherty-abstract-art-the-interaction-of-color-work-from-the-1950-and-60-s https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/847-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-new-deal-artist-james-daugherty-abstract-art-the-interaction-of-color-work-from-the-1950-and-60-s847-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-new-deal-artist-james-daugherty-abstract-art-the-interaction-of-color-work-from-the-1950-and-60-s

The Mayor’s Gallery presents

New Deal artist James Daugherty: Abstract Art

The interaction of Color: Work from the 1950 and 60’s

September 3 – November 4, 2019

 

888 Washington Blvd, 10th fl  Open weekdays 9am-4pm

parking on site  handicap accessible info 203 858 3082

The well-known Connecticut artist, James Daugherty (1887-1974), is historically important to Stamford by the figurative murals he painted in the 1930’s New Deal era for the music room of the high school and for the public housing project called Fairfield Court. The murals for the latter were stripped from the walls and not a trace of them has ever been found. They are known only from photographs.   The high school murals were also torn from the walls during a renovation but were mostly saved by an attentive student. Today one of these murals may be seen at the library of U/Conn Stamford, another at the Ferguson Library, and a third one in the Media Center of the high school. A fourth mural, “The World Outside,” is being installed this summer or autumn at the Tully Center. 

In addition to his work as a muralist, Daugherty was a renowned book illustrator and author and was also an important modernist artist. He is recognized as one of the first American artists to paint abstract art based upon the interactions of color. These works, which date from 1913-20, are in the collections of museums such as Yale, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Smithsonian.  Beginning in 1953, Daugherty returned to abstract art, and until the end of his life he devoted much of his creative energy to making abstract paintings and pastels. This exhibition at the Mayor’s Gallery will show about forty of these late abstractions from the estate of the artist. 

The Mayor’s Gallery is located in Stamford’s Government Building at 888 Washington Boulevard, 10th floor. The gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Parking on site. Handicap accessible. 

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esgordon@optonline.net (Lina Morielli) Places Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:31:13 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Stamford: Bedford Street Marketing https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/846-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-bedford-street-marketing846-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-bedford-street-marketing https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/846-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-bedford-street-marketing846-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-bedford-street-marketing

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Bedford Street Marketing!

Three questions with Paul Gerardi, owner of Bedford Street Marketing.

When did you start your business?

I started Bedford Street Marketing in May of 2018. We are still very much in the building stage a year later, but I wanted to leverage my 20+ years of marketing experience and help the local run businesses in Stamford get their brand message out. We have so many great eateries, service providers, retail shops and specialty stores here.

It's an evolution of an idea I've had since I was in my 20's and finally in 2018, it took shape. Our goal is simple - provide Intelligent, Innovative & Idiosyncratic Marketing solutions for the local business owners in Fairfield County. Plus I am extremely passionate about marketing and how it can help keep an area vibrant with unique branding.

How Many People do you employ?

At the moment, it's just me running Bedford Street Marketing. It's our goal, once we are up and running with a lot of customers, to employ from the local community. The college grads who are marketing savvy and offer internships for high school students. Our perspective is you don't need an MBA or a business degree to be successful. We have a soft spot for liberal arts degrees and the diversity of thought these degrees bring to the business world.

Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...

I wish I could be at a point in our business where I could devote some pro-bono services to the non-profit community. There are so many great ones here... Friends of Felines, Domus, Paws... to name a few. Our heart really is in using marketing to do good for the area - and non-profits are the heart of any community.

Bedford Street Marketing tags Lucky's Burgers and Shakes!

Bedford Street Marketing is located at 444 Bedford Street in Stamford. Call 203-989-9216 or visit them online: www.bedfordstmarketing.com

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Places Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:49:34 -0400
Reby Advisors Awarded License to Form New Chapter of Singularity University https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/843-reby-advisors-awarded-license-to-form-new-chapter-of-singularity-university843-reby-advisors-awarded-license-to-form-new-chapter-of-singularity-university https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/843-reby-advisors-awarded-license-to-form-new-chapter-of-singularity-university843-reby-advisors-awarded-license-to-form-new-chapter-of-singularity-university

Reby Advisors has been awarded a license to form a new Fairfield-Westchester County Chapter of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community that empowers individuals and organizations to leverage exponential technologies in solving grand global and local challenges.

“Educating the community has always been a core component of our mission. Through the SingularityU Fairfield-Westchester Chapter, we are excited to inspire local business and government leaders to engage in discussions about how to embrace exponential technologies to create a better world – both locally and globally,” says Bob Reby, Chief Executive Officer at Reby Advisors.

“We look forward to organizing local events that facilitate these conversations, with the goal of increasing awareness and adoption of exponential technologies that make life better, particularly as it relates to the grand societal challenge of achieving sustainable financial independence.”

Fairfield County and Westchester County residents can expect Reby Advisors to host SingularityU events expected to draw innovative thought leaders. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about cutting edge technological advancements in their local backyard will also be encouraged to attend.

Local innovators and business leaders who are interested in participating in the new chapter – as event leaders or attendees – may contact Reby Advisors by emailing info@rebyadvisors.com, calling the Connecticut office at (203) 790-4949 or calling the toll-free national number (800) 769-9963.

About Reby Advisors:

Founded by Bob Reby, CFP®, in 1985, Reby Advisors is a financial planning firm committed to helping clients achieve sustainable financial independence through its signature planning tool, the Lifestyle Sustainability Scorecard™, Evidence-Centered Investing™ and the delivery of clear advice designed to eliminate financial worries. Reby Advisors now serves more than 500 families nationwide; has offices in Connecticut, New York and Florida; and manages more than half a billion dollars in client wealth. Interested parties can learn more about Reby Advisors at www.rebyadvisors.com

About Singularity University:

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org.

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gruais@rebyadvisors.com (Gal Jennings) Neighbors Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:52:11 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Stamford: Matt Baier Organizing https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/845-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-matt-baier-organizing845-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-matt-baier-organizing https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/845-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-matt-baier-organizing845-why-small-businesses-matter-in-stamford-matt-baier-organizing

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Matt Baier Organizing!

Three questions with Matt Baier.

Why did you start your business?

Despite being firmly entrenched in a career of illustration/licensing, I discovered that I was really good at something that many people struggle with: organizing. I started my business when I realized how many people value organizing help.

Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”

I wish I could make more people aware of what professional organizing is and that there should be no shame in getting organizing help. Organizing is harder now. Our need to consume has far exceeded our ability to process. Also, there are greater demands on our time, so despite the growing need for organizing it tends to take a back seat. Our best selling service is a 6 hour day of team clutter relief.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Greenwich Auction

LBB Global Consignment and Sales

Closet & Storage Concepts

JB Moving

 Visit Matt Baier Organizing online here

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Places Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:49:00 -0400
Hey Stamford! Food Festival August 24 and 25, Fairfield County Bank Sponsors Kids Zone! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/826-hey-stamford-food-festival-august-24-and-25-fairfield-county-bank-sponsors-kids-zone826-hey-stamford-food-festival-august-24-and-25-fairfield-county-bank-sponsors-kids-zone https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/826-hey-stamford-food-festival-august-24-and-25-fairfield-county-bank-sponsors-kids-zone826-hey-stamford-food-festival-august-24-and-25-fairfield-county-bank-sponsors-kids-zone

HEY STAMFORD! FOOD FESTIVAL 

Hey Stamford! Food Festival takes place Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Mill River Park in downtown Stamford, CT. The festival hours are 1PM – 9PM each day.

The Hey Stamford! Food Festival is a Rain or Shine Event. Admission to the Hey Stamford! Food Festival does not include food or beverages. 

Fairfield County Bank returns this year as the official Kids Zone Sponsor! Bouncy Houses, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts and many other kids activities! 

View the lineup of events here.

Purchase tickets here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:55:00 -0400
Blood Drives Near Stamford Downtown, Urgent Need Before Summer Ends https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/844-blood-drives-near-stamford-downtown-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-1565990433844-blood-drives-near-stamford-downtown-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-1565990433 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/844-blood-drives-near-stamford-downtown-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-1565990433844-blood-drives-near-stamford-downtown-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-1565990433

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Stamford Downtown through August 31

Town Date Address
Riverside 8/15/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Walgreens, 1333 E Putnam Avenue
Riverside 8/16/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. St. Catherine's Church, 4 Riverside Avenue
Stamford 8/13/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy, 4 Largo Drive S
Stamford 8/22/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Deloitte, 695 East Main Street
Stamford 8/24/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court
Stamford 8/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sportsplex-Stamford, 49 Brownhouse Rd

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Red Cross) Events Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:37:57 -0400