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Community Channel: Coastal Orthopedics Celebrates 1 year in Westport; Clothing donations sought

September 30, 2018

Woman’s Club accepting grant proposalsThe Westport Woman’s Club is accepting grant proposals for 2018-19 from Fairfield County nonprofit organizations. Proposals are being accepted until Oct. 31.Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds, or a one-time use of the Westport Woman’s Clubhouse for an event. Grants are considered each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. Last year, the club awarded grants to 26 Fairfield County nonprofit organizations.The grant application is available on the club website on its “Community Services” link.Community groups should submit their proposals to the following address: Westport Woman’s Club, Attention: Community Service Grant, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport CT 06880.For information, contact the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 or visit westportwomansclub.org.Coastal Orthopedics marks 1st yearOrtho Connecticut’s Coastal Orthopedics is celebrating its one-year anniversary in its offices with views of the Saugatuck River in Westport.In its first year, this group saw 2,500 patients in over 5,000 appointments — 400 of which were able to walk in for urgent care without appointments. The group has been part of the Westport community since 1963 with offices previously at the Willows Medical Center.Coastal Orthopedics has set up this modern, state-of-the-art facility to take care of patients with any type of musculoskeletal issue seven days per week. The facility is equipped with X-ray equipment and up-to-date facilities for specialized orthopedic care. There is a physical therapy center onsite which provides rehabilitation services and direct communication with orthopedic providers, as well as very close relationships with most primary care physicians in the area to keep doctors informed of progress.Many patients come to Coastal Orthopedics from other generalized walk-in providers or from emergency rooms not equipped to treat orthopedic issues and injuries. As a result, Coastal Orthopedics set up their urgent care walk-in service, Ortho Care Express, to treat these patients. To make Ortho Care Express more accessible, it is open seven days per week for patients to walk in without appointments.For information, visit Coastal Orthopedics, 323 Riverside Ave., Westport Center for Health, or call 203-845-2200.Club seeks clothing donationsThe Westport Woman’s Club is seeking clothing donations for its annual Clothing Tag Sale Fundraiser Oct. 19-21.Desired are gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, etc); no personal items (undergarments or bathing suits) will be accepted.Items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club, 44 Imperial Ave.Business coach offers confidence seminar MondayMary Ann Gontin, an experienced business coach and president at Gontin Associates, will present “Understanding and Projecting Confidence” to the Mondays @ 7 Networking and Job Search Skills Group on Monday at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 Weston Road in Westport.Gontin, recognized for her “sixth sense” in identifying and improving organizational and individual performance issues, will discuss how confidence can be acquired, improved on and effectively demonstrated. She will explore what confidence is, how it is situational, and steps to take to enhance one’s level of confidence. She will focus on how to project confidence, whether it’s during the job search process or other times in life.Her background encompasses both corporate human resources and her human resources consulting business.Meetings are free. Networking and announcements will take place from 7 to 8 a.m., with Gontin’s presentation to follow until 9.

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