Tag Archives: health

wellness day

Wellness Day

OLC’s Wellness Day will make a lovely Christmas gift for a special woman in your life.

Our day will begin with a review of common women’s health issues and considerations with recommendations regarding support with essential oils and supplements by Alicia Clendennin. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Southern CT State University and is currently studying for her post-graduate certificate in Holistic Nursing at the University of CT.

We will enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch prepared by Chef Bill.

Mary Hagadorn, R.N. will lead an optional Move and Stretch Class early in the afternoon. You will have the opportunity to schedule a massage during this time. Mary is a licensed massage therapist and a certified personal fitness trainer.  She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Fairfield University.

Our day will conclude with a tea tasting presented by Viviana Pinhasi, a certified tea sommelier. At our tea tasting in you will not only sample delicious tea but learn the basics of tea; what makes white tea different from black or green tea and how to properly brew tea and tisanes.

Viviana will explain the health benefits of tea, how to pair food with tea and even how to cook with tea.

Register for this program using the form below or download and print Wellness Day

Call us at (860) 677-8519 if you wish to gift someone with our Wellness Day. We will send you a gift certificate that you can present to the lucky lady!



November is National Diabetes Month

Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.   The American Diabetes Association’s website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease.

Early detection is critical.

This is why Our Lady of Calvary Retreat is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Friday, November 10, 2017.  One of the tests is a simple blood test for glucose (sugar) which can determine if a person is at-risk of developing diabetes.

Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke.  Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.

There are also tests to check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs.

Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is directly related to Peripheral Arterial Disease.  Recommendations for people with diabetes included a PAD test starting at age 50.

Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. Pre-registration is required.