Parkinson’s disease: An overview

Parkinson’s disease was first recognized in 1817 by Dr. James Parkinson in England, however the symptoms of the condition were written about as early as 175 AD.  Previously referred to as the shaking palsy It was often simply assumed that a shaking voice or hand was part of aging. Dr. Parkinson saw similar characteristics in patients with tremor and specific decline in motor skills.  Today, as celebrities Michael J. Fox, Alan Alda, and the late Robin Williams and Muhammad Ali, acknowledge having Parkinson’s, it is now a familiar medical condition with one in 300 individuals diagnosed.

Foxfield F.A.R.M. hearing with vets committee

On Thursday, Feb. 14 Senator John Kissel and Susan Patricelli Regan presented Senate Bill 543 that states as its purpose “to require health insurance coverage for equine therapy for Veterans and the chapter 700c of the general statutes be amended to require health insurance coverage for equine therapy for Veterans.” This bill was previously submitted to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate that approved it for process forward to the Veterans Committee.

The silent culture of domestic violence

What do you do if you fear that you or your children are or will become victims of domestic violence? This is not limited to physical, but includes verbal abuse, harassment, and threats of assault directly or to the immediate family, estrangement from friends or family or curtailment of financial support.

Sharing the love

A little bit of love goes a long way. There was no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than at the Granby Library program Gotta Love Therapy Dogs.

Foxfield F.A.R.M. news

Foxfield appeals to state legislators for veterans’ health care coverage

Foxfield F.A.R.M. Foundation,  has made a special appeal to  state legislators on both sides of the aisle as they have historically been bipartisan in supporting the state’s valuable and important segment of the communities—U.S. veterans. Equine therapy has proven to be a successful approach to treating the issues of PTSD and related mental issues (depression, anxiety, domestic violence, suicide, opioid dependence risk and self-medication of alcohol abuse).

Simpsons writer delights crowd at library

In early January, the Granby Library held a book talk and signing of Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss. Reiss has been a writer and producer of the show, The Simpsons, since it’s been on the air for 30 years, from the beginning to the present. 

In the book, he discussed with the packed audience at the library, he provided a first-hand look at how it all began, how the show is made, and why it keeps going.

Thank you, CES Design Studio!

The Granby DPW was asked to look into updating the sign at the Granby Animal Shelter located on Salmon Brook Street. Quotes were received but before a decision could be made, Matt Newton owner of CES Design, had made a sign that he would donate.

Bank sponsors Salvation Army Holiday Store

Simsbury Bank made a $2,500 sponsorship contribution to the Salvation Army as part of WTIC NewsTalk 1080’s annual Holiday Store program. Additionally, the bank facilitated the collection of toys for children of all ages.