Community Health Services

Community Health Services

The key to good health is prevention

Community Health Services

Not all medical care requires a doctor’s visit! Free blood pressure screenings are offered each week in local libraries, senior centers, town halls, and residential communities throughout the greater Farmington Valley region. Private appointments can be made for other health screenings and immunizations. Our Registered Nurses and Therapists are available to present educational programs on a variety of health and wellness-related topics for your employees, church group, club or organization.

If you are interested in scheduling a private workshop or clinic at your workplace, residential community, or organization, or would like more details on any of our programs or services, please call our Community Programs Department at 860.653.5514.

High blood pressure rarely shows any symptoms, but can cause long-term health concerns. Visit one of our convenient clinic locations for routine monitoring.
Clinics are held seasonally each autumn in public locations and private businesses; appointments can be scheduled at your convenience.
Looking for a speaker for your next event? Our highly skilled team of Nurses, Therapists, Dieticians and Social Workers are available to present programs on Fall Prevention, Health Care Advocacy, Nutrition and Diabetes, Stress Reduction, Long-Term Care, and other topics of interest.
Our agency hosts the volunteer-run Granby Food Bank Program for Granby residents who qualify for assistance with access to essential nutrition.
Please contact us for information regarding immunizations against Hepatitis A and B, Pertussis, Shingles, and other preventable illnesses.

Immunizations including Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis A and B and PPD (Tuberculosis) are available by appointment.

Granby Food Bank

The Granby Food Bank program is consistently in need of:

• Baking ingredients • Boxed meals
• Canned fruit and vegetables • Canned meat products
• Cereal • Coffee
• Condiments • Household cleaners
• Juice • Meal starters
• Paper products • Pasta
• Peanut Butter • Personal care products
• Salad dressing • "Side dish" items

The Granby Food Bank Program is open to qualified participants on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon and on Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Residents of Granby who are interested in food bank assistance may contact Sandra Yost at 860.844.5350.

How can I help?

The Granby Food Bank Program is staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers, and operates solely on the benevolence of individuals, families, groups, and organizations in the community. Every food item and every cent of every donation goes directly to assist those who utilize this important community resources.

Non-perishable food items, personal care products (toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo), pet food, grocery store gift cards, and monetary donations are gratefully accepted at our Granby office during Food Bank hours. Checks and grocery store gift cards can be mailed to the Farmington Valley VNA, 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070. Credit card donations can be processed by calling us at 860-653-5514 or can be submitted through the “Donate” page on our website.
If you are part of a church group, school, sports team, scouting troop, civic organization, or local business, or plan to make a sizeable donation, please contact us in advance to arrange a time for your delivery.