Health listings for Jan. 9

TUESDAY, JAN. 13
SOUTHINGTON
RELIEVE STRESS WITH MINDFUL MEDITATION. 6:30 p.m. With Bill Lynch, a meditation leader. He will show you how to start, feel better, reduce your stress, and enjoy life. Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., Southington. Bring a yoga mat or thick towel, wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Register. (860) 628-0947.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Provided by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington.

JAN. 13-FEB. 10
BRISTOL
TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND DISCIPLINE SERIES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Positive discipline skills for your toddler. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $25 for the series for parents, $30 for child care providers. (860) 585-3895. Cgaray@BristolHospital.org

TUESDAY, JAN. 13
BRISTOL
COMMUNICATING WITH TODDLERS 6 to 7:30 p.m. Interactive session will explore what is coming ahead for your 1 to 3 year old. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $5 for parents. $6 for childcare providers. (860) 585-3895. Cgaray@BristolHospital.org

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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 25
SOUTHINGTON
PET PARTNER EVALUATION TESTS. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Evaluations are free but a $25 donation is being requested for the SCC Jane Haze Memorial Pet Therapy Fund. Send donations to Stacy Carleton, director of therapeutic recreation, Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Checks also can be brought on the day of tests. (860) 681-9244, lisadeangelo@sbcglobal.nethealth