Thursday, January 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
What is the fastest growing threat to the health of Darien residents? How does the health of Darien residents compare with that of the US, or Connecticut?
Come to our upcoming presentations to learn about current health trends in town and how we compare with local communities and the State of CT. Over the span of three sessions, the Darien Health Department, along with renowned guest speakers, will present results of a year-long study of data related to health issues and trends in Darien.
Week 1: Opioid Crisis
Learn how the opioid crisis is affecting families in Darien. Jayme Steveson, First Selectman, Carrie Bernier, Executive Director of the Community Fund of Darien, and David Knauf, the Darien Director of Health, will all present. A panel discussion will follow.
About the panelists
Gary Mendell is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families. Mr. Mendell founded Shatterproof in a determined effort to spare other families of the tragedy his family suffered after losing his son Brian to addiction.
Dr. Robert Zembroski is a physician, specialist in functional medicine, board-certified chiropractic neurologist, clinical nutritionist, best-selling author and motivational speaker. Twenty-three years in private practice helped Dr. Zembroski to become an expert in health topics from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, hormone-related issues, neurological dysfunctions and more. Dr. Z developed his own protocol of targeted supplementation, exercise, and specialized nutrition to ultimately become a cancer victor and author of the book Rebuild.