the connecticut cfids & fm association, inc.
p.o. box 3010 milford, ct 06460 infoline: (800) 952-2037

the connecticut chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome & fibromyalgia association

announces our first seminar series:

health and wellness in the person with cfids/fm

october 20, 6:30 pm

do you suffer from the “sugar blues”? learn ways to counteract your symptoms through healthy eating habits.
bizzozero conference room, waterbury hospital

join holistic health counselor kellie finkenzeller for a fun and informative lecture. find out why you get sugar cravings. learn how to have more energy and gain control without depriving yourself. sample healthy sweets. kellie is a holistic health counselor, licensed massage therapist and occupational therapist. she is a graduate of the institute for integrative nutrition in new york city and is employed by the healing trail in harwinton/torrington and the physical therapy center in torrington.

november 7, 6:30 pm

how does our body react to the stress of chronic illness? and, what can we do about it?
mattatuck museum, caf� a

mary ellen porrata will explore these topics and the body’s relaxation response. she will demonstrate breathing exercises (pranayama), gentle stretches, healing relaxation and visualization. class participation is encouraged but not required. please bring a mat, blanket or cushion if you would like to actively participate, or for those who are more physically challenged, relaxation techniques can be accomplished from a chair.

mary ellen porrata holds a master’s degree in nursing and has a special interest in mind-body medicine and the health benefits of yoga. she has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 6 years, and teaching for the past 3 years at woodbury yoga center. she has completed yoga teacher training with integrative yoga therapy and is certified by the yoga alliance.
please join us for our new free seminar series. all are welcome, registration is not required. next seminar series will begin in late january. call or email with questions, 1-800-952-2037,


to waterbury hospital:

from danbury- 84 east, exit 18(chase parkway). turn right, go to first light. then turn right and go to next light. turn right (this is west main street). at fork in road, bear left on robbins street for 1/2 mile. hospital is on left.*

from hartford- 84 west, exit 18 (highland avenue/west main street). take fork to west main street. turn right (this is west main street). at fork in road, bear left on robbins street for 1/2 mile. hospital is on the left.*

from naugatuck-route 8 north, exit 32 (downtown waterbury). turn left at second light, through underpass and up hill (west main). take first right (colley street). hospital is straight ahead on robbins street.*

from torrington-route 8 south, exit 34 (west main street/downtown waterbury exit). take a right at the end of the exit onto west main street. take the first right onto colley street (this is a one-way street). at the end of this street, you will be across the street from the entrance to waterbury hospital.*

*bizzozero conference room is located on the 4th floor. waterbury hospital is located at 64 robbins street in waterbury, conn., 06721. to contact the information desk, please call 203-573-6000.

to mattatuck museum:

from danbury: 84 east, exit 21-meadow st., right at end of ramp (light) onto meadow st., right at 4th light (west main st), 7-11 is on opposite corner.*

from hartford: 84 west, exit 21-meadow st., straight off ramp turn right at light onto meadow st., right at 3rd light(west main st), 7-11 is on opposite corner.*

from naugatuck: route 8 north, exit 32, straight ahead past freight st., right onto west main st. (2nd light)*

from torrington: route 8 south, exit 34 (west main st.), left at light onto west main st.*

*as you continue on west main street approaching the green, get in the middle lane facing the red light. looking left, you will see the museum with its copper pyramid. proceed around the statue on the left side of the green. turn left at once onto park place and you may park in any of the lots behind the museum. enter through the brown gates and garden. take a left once inside and we will be meeting in the caf� on the right.

for the comfort of all please no aroma products should be worn!!
(hairspray, gel, perfume, aftershave, etc.)

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