Health listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14
SOUTHINGTON
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc., 1610 West St. Southington.

TUESDAY, DEC. 16
SOUTHINGTON
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington.

THURSDAY, DEC. 18
SOUTHINGTON
LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATION WITH DR. DANIEL KOMBERT. Presented by Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. Noon to 1 p.m. The role of hospitalists. The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. Complimentary lunch served. RSVP. 1-877-424-4641.

THURSDAY, JAN. 22
SOUTHINGTON
HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Next topic of Southington Youth Services Parent Information Series. Anxiety problems in children are a growing concern: separation anxiety, test anxiety, performance anxiety, social anxiety, etc. seem to be more common. Parents play a significant role in helping children prevent, manage, and overcome anxiety and this workshop will cover topics including the causes of anxiety and practical ways parents can help children reduce anxiety symptoms, and avoidance behavior. Presenter is Dr. Thomas Finn, a psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of anxiety. Only available to Southington residents. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Municipal Center, Southington. Limited space. (860) 276-6281. Register.health