Friends and Neighbors: Johnson joins new Center for Healthy Aging

Kristine Johnson of Waterford, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named resource coordinator for the recently opened Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital.

Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a child advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice and program manager for Madonna Place in Norwich. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Quinnipiac University.

The Center for Healthy Aging, at 326 Washington St. in Norwich, opened June 13. The new center is the 11th to be opened by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services across the state.

“While there are a lot of great organizations in the area that can give assistance to seniors, patients and families aren’t always aware of them,” said Johnson. “The center will not only make patients and families aware of these services, we’ll also connect them directly so they can get the help they need.”

The Center for Health Aging is a free, walk-in service. For more information, call (860) 425-5820.

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