Programs for All Adults

Connecticut Adaptive Rowing Program

This program provides an opportunity for people with a physical disability or visual impairment to participate in the sport of rowing. The program is based on the Connecticut River at the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse in Hartford’s Riverside Park, provided in partnership with Riverfront Recapture, and led by therapeutic recreation specialists and physical therapists from Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. The program’s two-person rowing shells are stable, and modified with fixed seats to provide support and added security for people with limited or no use of their legs.

Contact: Paige McCullough-Casciano • 860-714-2421

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Programs

The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Programs are designed to help participants with heart disease or risk factors for heart disease recover faster, stay healthy, and lead productive lives. The program includes monitored exercise, individualized education, and counseling to modify lifestyle behaviors and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Contact: 860-714-4538

Diabetes Care Center

The mission of the Diabetes Care Center is to assist individuals with diabetes to achieve success in diabetes control and to reduce their risk of diabetes-related health complications. This program strives to be a resource to the community by providing a quarterly free diabetes support group for adults with diabetes. In addition, our certified diabetes educators include RNs and RDs who provide periodic public education lectures that are offered through the Saint Francis system.

Contact: 860-714-5733

The Elder Fall Prevention Program

The Elder Fall Prevention Program focuses on preventing falls among the elderly by holding workshops at senior centers, community centers, and Saint Francis Access Centers. Participants learn about home hazards, home modifications, medication safety, tips on how to prevent a fall, and warning signs that you may be at risk of falling. Lunch and Tai Chi lessons are included. For more information visit 

Contact: Marisol Feliciano • 860-714-5808

Golfers In Motion

Golfers In Motion encourages participation in the rewarding leisure activity of golf for those in the community with disabilities. Individuals who have an interest in learning (or relearning) the great game of golf are offered a safe and supportive environment in which to do so.

Contact: Paige McCullough-Casciano • 860-714-2421

Integrative Medicine at Saint Francis

Integrative Medicine at Saint Francis provides patients and community members with complimentary services to assist with their healing and wellness. We provide Integrative Medicine techniques and programs such as mind/body medicine, massage therapy, yoga, and holistic nutrition, which aid conventional medicine in health risk reduction, decreased anxiety, pain relief, comfort, and stress management.

Contact: 860-714-4450

The Joan C. Dauber Food Bank at Saint Francis

The Food Bank provides food assistance, nutritional counseling, and case management to patients and individuals referred by Hartford area healthcare agencies. The goal of the Food Bank is to help families become more self-sufficient during hard times as they work to meet their everyday needs.

Contact: Joan Dauber • 860-714-2845

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools is an educational program designed to provide caregivers the skills to take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Through six, 2 ½ hour sessions held on a weekly basis, caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self- confidence, locate resources, better communicate and other important skills for self-care. Pre-registration is required.

860-714-2421 •