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Greenwich Plans Series of Public Health Events

GREENWICH, Conn. — The Greenwich Department of Health is holding a series of events in the lobby of Town Hall to promote healthier lifestyles this week.

All events will take place in the Town Hall lobby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  “Our residents can make a real difference in our community by committing to living a healthier lifestyle, adopting safer behaviors and preparing for emergencies,” said Caroline Calderone Baisley, director of the Department of Health. “Doing something positive for yourself like walking daily and taking steps to stop smoking will also improve your life tremendously.”

Tuesday, April 3 The Division of Laboratory will offer information on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and demonstrate removing ticks with tick tweezers. There also will be an overview of laboratory services and the history of the laboratory. Wednesday, April 4 The Division of Environmental Health will offer information about lead paint and renovation, septic systems and ground water protection, and food safety. Thursday, April 5 The Divisions of Public Emergency Preparedness and Special Clinical Services will offer information on getting ready for a disaster and on sexually transmitted diseases. There also will be applications for the Medical Reserve Corps.

For more information about National Public Health Week, contact the Greenwich Department of Health at 203-622-7836. The events are being held in conjunction with National Public Health Week.

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