Health Happenings Newsletter – February 2022

Comprehensive Services in 2020

Celebrating 50 years
Events: Ribbon Cutting

Celebrating 50 years

On Wednesday, January 26th, StayWell Health Center held a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at their 80 Phoenix Avenue location as a kick-off to their 50th anniversary year. Despite the bitter cold temperatures, the sun was shining and members from the Board of Directors, Resource Development Council, Chamber of Commerce, City of Waterbury officials, and state officials attended in support of StayWell.

Pictured from left to right is- State Representative Geraldo Reyes, Jr., Justin Golden of Golden Technologies, Joe Violette, Director of Public Policy and Economic Development for the Chamber of Commerce, Donald Thompson, CEO & President of StayWell Health Center, Joe McGrath, Director of Economic Development for the City of Waterbury, Dr. Tess Lombard, Chief Medical Officer at StayWell Health Center, Mina Otajagic of Ion Bank and StayWell’s Resource Development Council, Luke Pergola of Barron Financial Group and StayWell’s Resource Development Council, Sandee Sorel-Leduc of the StayWell Board of Directors.



Ion Bank

The Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards Program gives away $70,000 to local non-profit organizations with each Ion Bank customer eligible to vote for their favorite non-profit organization.       


Voting has begun for the 13th Annual Community Awards Program so please help StayWell earn grant money! We will receive a $25 donation from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote1 we receive! 

Every vote counts! If you are an Ion Bank customer, please click here to vote until March 15th, 2022.

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Make a difference by building resources for the next 50 years!

For sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at  or contact Christine Bianchi at 203-756-8021 Ext. 3018 or for more detailed information.

Thank you to our early sponsors:

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Greenberg, Rhein & Marglois, Inc.


Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP


Washington Montessori School Parent Association’s Community Impact committee Supports Home Visitors and Parents

School donationsFamilies with young children can enroll in StayWell’s free and voluntary home visitation program.  StayWell’s Home Visiting Program provides a family-centered,  strengths-based approach when working with parents and improves parent-child relationships. Visits occur on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis depending on the needs of the family.  Home Visitors support families in the home environment where most early developmental learning occurs. Age appropriate activities are brought to the home to support and encourage parents/caregivers’ efforts.  At times, basic needs such as diapers, can reduce the household stress, freeing parents to instead focus on developmental growth strategies for their young children.  

Thanks to the Washington Montessori School for their generous donations from their annual “giving tree,”  many families will have the basic resources they need to devote time and energy to engagement and play with their young children.

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