On Tuesday, seniors came to the Hartford City Hall from across the city to gain knowledge about services available through Senior and Wellness Day and to share in one another’s Company. The Department of Health and Human Services put forward this new initiative.
The director, Liany Arroyo, says that this was actually to ensure that the seniors are getting the most out of the services that are offered, are active and engaged. Seniors such as John mentioned about how overwhelming they were for different services that were made available to them.
Registered nurses such as Stephannie Santana and Tamesha Drew were offering precautionary screenings for diabetes. Drew says she’s glad to be part of this outlet that helps connect seniors with primary case resources. Due to these RNs, Gracinda Pinho and folks like her were able to understand the number and results of the little finger prick test.
John also mentioned that the experience was quite good, and she enjoyed seeing older people participating and enjoying themselves. According to Arroyo, this is the initiation of the 2nd year of a five-year grant that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded to the Department of Health and Human Services.