These companies and public services listed here aim to keep our elderly citizens healthy, well fed, and exercised.
Check the October Kitchen
Located right here in Manchester, October Kitchen is a thriving delivery chef service. It provides families with delicious and healthy meals to give your body the nutrients it deserves.
The menus are not customized to each client but by a "chef’s choice" of local and seasonal foods. Weekly menus are inspired to be almost universally enjoyed with a particular emphasis on reduced salt and reduced fat home-style dishes. The service is perfect for everyone young and old who may not choose to cook every night but still wants great homemade meals.
Chef Paul Finney started the business after 15 years of experience as a chef dedicated to fine dining, in high ranked New England restaurants.
Chef Paul Finney, October Kitchen
The Health Department offers free health programming and screenings for all town residents 60 years of age and older.
Blood Pressure Screenings: are offered every Wednesday at the Senior Center, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. One Thursday each month, Blood Pressure Screenings are held at some of the elderly housing sites in Manchester.
Individual health counseling services: such as fall assessments and referral services. Please call the Geriatric Clinic Nurse/Health Education Coordinator, at 647-3173 for an appointment.
Senior Foot Care is offered a couple of Fridays each month. Services are $29/cash or check. Call the Health Department at 647-3173 to schedule an appointment.
Family Caregiver Support Group
Check the Senior Center’s monthly Caregiver Support Group. This program is for caregivers of all ages who live in Manchester or care for elderly family members who live in Manchester. You may feel comfort and support learning how other people solve similar problems. Caregivers are welcome to join at any time and may attend sessions when convenient. Call 860-647-3211.
Social Worker and Nurse
The Senior Center Social Worker, Kitty Dudley, and Senior Center Nurse, Cathy Drouin are available by appointment to help with many of your health and personal needs.
Home Helpers Home Care has served clients at Manchester Memorial Hospital since 2015. We offer home care services wherever the client is located, and that includes hospitals. In these settings, our caregivers supplement the care provided by the hospital staff (doctors, nurses, nursing aids, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, etc). Sometimes nurses and nursing aid staff at a hospital have their time divided into assisting too many clients. When the families consider that their loved one would do better with one on one care, they call us to supplement that care.
Manchester Memorial Hospital is a 249-bed community hospital located in central Manchester, Connecticut, an eastern Connecticut community about 10 minutes east of Hartford. The hospital opened in 1920 and was dedicated as a memorial to all Manchester residents who died during the First World War. In 1970, the hospital was rededicated as a memorial to veterans of all wars. The hospital operates a family medicine residency training program for newly graduated osteopathic physicians.