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Spring 2018 CareCard Lecture Program

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) CareCard program is a free health and wellness program for adults 50 and older.  The YNHH CareCard program and the Connecticut Older Adult Collaborative for Health (COACH) invite you to free health education talks and screenings

All lectures are from 6 – 7pm at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus in the Cronin Auditorium.  Free parking provided (George Street Garage).  To register, call 1-888-700-6543 or visit

Experiencing A Neck Or Back Ache…Could It Be Osteoarthritis?

Tuesday, May 22

Pain, stiffness or swelling in your neck and/or spine are symptoms of osteoarthritis.  Eric Holder, MD, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) orthopaedics and rehabilitation, will provide an insightful discussion on the cause, symptoms and treatments for osteoarthritis of the neck and spine.

What is a Geriatric Assessment and Why Would I Need One?

Tuesday, May 29

YNHH geriatrician Gerard J. Kerins, MD, YSM program director, Geriatric Education, will discuss the assessment’s purpose and how it can help older adults deal with age related concerns.

Promoting Kidney Health

Thursday, May 31

Nearly one in ten people every year are affected by kidney disease and many do not realize they have it.  Joni Hansson, MD, nephrologist at Metabolism Associates, will discuss how to promote better kidney health and reduce your risk of kidney failure.

Safe In The Sun

Tuesday, June 5

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer.  Kathleen Suozzi, MD, surgeon and assistant professor of dermatology at YSM, will talk about the importance of skin cancer screenings and ways to protect yourself in the sun.

Community Events

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) CareCard program is a free health and wellness program for adults 50 and older.  The CareCard Program will be hosting these upcoming events.  To register or for more information, call 203-789-3275.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Monday, April 9 and June 11~8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Completion of this half-day driving course may entitle you to a discount of up to 15 percent on your car insurance.  Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.

Ask A Lawyer

Thursday, April 19, May 17, June 21~9 Am – 12 Pm

Free consultation for simple legal questions by the New Haven County Bar Association.

Blood Pressure Screenings

CareCard offers free blood pressure screenings at community sites.  For a list a locations and times, please call 203-789-3275.

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