TORRINGTON and WINSTED —  In celebration of National Health Center Week, Community Health and Wellness locations in both Torrington and Winsted held its Patient Appreciation Day event on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

The event included providers and various community resource organizations in the area, including: New Opportunities, EdAdvance, Friendly Hands Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Access Health CT, The WInchester Police Department, The Torrington Fire Department, ECAD, and the Winsted Senior Center.

“We are very grateful to have community partners to help service our patients,” Organization CEO Joanne Borduas said. “We refer our patients to these organizations whenever we can’t provide a service. We value all of them and we have all of them here today in hopes that our community can make a connection with all of them.
Borduas said that all of the community organizations in the Northwest Corner all look out for each other and residents.

“When we think about what we have all gone through in the past year with the pandemic, we all know that one organization can’t help everyone alone,” Borduas said. “We want to keep our communities healthy and happy. We have to rely on one another as community partners and do the best we can.”

“These organizations all provide such a critical link to care of all kinds in all of our communities,” State Rep. Maria Horn said at the event. “I think these organizations are all important for community health, especially in rural areas.”

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