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Your Program for a Healthy Heart

7 th Annual

Special Guest

Michael Harney

Tea Tasting with Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Is Your House Making You Sick? Anne Hulick

How Fit is Your Heart?

Robert Fulton

Doctor Anita M. Kelsey Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Ask the Cardiologist

The Secret To A Healthy Heart February | 2013


schedule when

Check out the map on pg 8




10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration Begins


Heart Boutique

Main Dining Room

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beauty Bar: Makeup/Skincare Consultations


10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Live Jazz: Presented by Timmy Maia & Friends

Main Ballroom

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch: Heart Healthy Salad Bar

Main Ballroom

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellness Room: Massage & Reiki


1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Workshop: Is Your House Making You Sick?

Sitting Room

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Workshop: How Fit is Your Heart?

Private Dining Room

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Tea Tasting: Presented by Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Main Ballroom

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Workshop: Is Your House Making You Sick?

Sitting Room

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Workshop: How Fit is Your Heart?

Private Dining Room

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Workshop: Ask the Cardiologist with Dr. Anita M. Kelsey - The Secret to a Healthy Heart

Main Ballroom

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Fashion Show: Presented by The Dressing Room of Wallingford

Main Ballroom

3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Zumba: Presented by Fulton’s Fitness

Main Ballroom

4 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Raffle

Main Ballroom

letter from Tressa Spears Jackson The statistics are astonishing. More women die of heart disease each year than from every other type of cancer combined. The crux of heart disease, however, is that the killer isn’t as easy to recognize. Most women don’t even know they’re having a heart attack, which is why heart disease is often referred to as being a silent killer. We all have someone in our lives who has been affected by heart disease. But despite the amount of education we receive, many of us still think it won’t ever happen to us. The truth is it can. That’s what makes A Modern Tea so important. And that’s why we’re bringing back the tea stronger than ever after a brief, one-year hiatus. The 2013 tea promises to be our best yet. Our theme – The Year Red Goes Green – signifies a rebirth of sorts, a new beginning. The event will have a new, fresh, organic vibe, all while incorporating many of the great features that keep our loyal guests returning year after year. We’re offering a few new workshops and other features that are highlighted throughout this book. We’re even mixing up the format in 2013 to promote more mingling among our guests. Because as you know, knowledge is power. So please, share your story with friends, both new and old. Let’s put an end to this silence. Our lives are in our hands. We can help prevent heart disease from claiming ourselves, our family, our friends and neighbors by sharing the truth. Together, we can be the difference between life and death.

Tressa Spears Jackson Executive Director, CHNCT Foundation

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table of contents Featured Presenters

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Heart Health Partner Go red FOR WOMEN Ask the Cardiologist: The Secrets to a Healthy Heart Dr . Anita M. Kelsey

A Modern Tea is hosted by: AYANA HARRY | FOX CT

[] Healthy Living Bean and Avocado Dip 7 White heart healthy recipe

Is Your House Making You Sick? Anne Hulick How Fit is Your Heart? robert Fulton


Tea Tasting with Harney & Sons Fine Teas Mike Harney Zumba: The Latest Fitness Craze Fulton’s Fitness



Fashion Showcase the dressing room


Smooth Jazz TIMMY MAIA & Friends


Massage & Reiki wellness


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Heart Boutique Stress Free Shopping Feel Bea-Tea-Ful Beauty Bar

In Every Issue Fashion show is hosted by: Ali Reed | WTNH News 8

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Lawn Club Map

In-Kind Contributions Volunteers Special Contribution

heart health partner

CHNCT Foundation created A Modern Tea in 2006 as a way to raise heart health awareness among women, although men are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event was inspired by the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” movement. Go Red helps millions of women understand that while heart disease is the number one killer of women, it is largely preventable and there are simple steps women can take to lower their risk.

As part of the campaign, women learn how to love their hearts. They also receive lifesaving information about how to prevent heart disease and manage risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, weight and cholesterol. By featuring the various elements that can contribute to healthy lifestyles - thus healthy hearts - A Modern Tea is able to support the Go Red movement. This is done by convincing participants that informing women about heart disease and its triggers are crucial to the health of our communities.

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heart health workshops Dr. Anita M. Kelsey

“The Secret to a Healthy Heart.”

Dr. Anita M. Kelsey completed her Cardiology fellowship at Duke University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Anne B. Hulick RN, MS, JD

“Is Your House Making You Sick?”

Dr. Kelsey recently completed a 7-year term as the President of the American Heart Association’s North Central CT Board of Directors. Dr. Kelsey joined the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute at Saint Francis in 2003. She has special interest and expertise in Echocardiography with research in Real time 3 dimensional Echocardiography, Myocardial Contrast Enhancement, and Stress Echocardiography. She also has special interest in Cardiovascular Disease in women and the primary prevention of cardiac disease.

Robert J. Fulton

“How Fit is Your Heart?”

Anne Hulick is the Coordinator for the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut. Anne coordinates legislative campaigns aimed at removing toxic chemicals from consumer and children’s products.

Robert Fulton brings more than 11 years of experience to the personal training and fitness industry. Robert opened Fulton’s Fitness in 2003 and has helped more than 1,000 clients attain their personal fitness goals.

What are you using to clean your home?

Do you have 30 minutes to make your heart healthier?

In this eye opening presentation, toxic chemicals expert Anne Hulick will discuss how common household products can be causing you harm. She will also provide alternative product options for safer living.

Join Robert Fulton, fitness expert, for a high energy presentation and discussion on how adding 30 minutes of exercise per day along with incorporating healthy eating habits can improve your heart health. Robert is the owner of Fulton’s Fitness in Milford, CT. He will be joined by a special fitness make-over guest. Come hear how shedding 40 lbs changed her life and how you can get started living a healthier, happier life.

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heart healthy recipe

heart healthy

White Bean and Avocado Dip makes



Ingredients • • • • • • •

2 ripe Hass avocados, pitted and peeled 2/3 cup drained canned white beans 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Directions In a medium bowl, combine avocados, white beans and garlic. Mash with a fork until chunky. Fold in cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.

˜™ Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Total Carbohydrates Dietary Fiber Sugars Protein

80 5.9g 0.8g 0mg 165mg 6.5g 3.5g 0.6g 1.9g

This recipe was created by Nutrition Specialists and A Modern Tea Volunteers, Nicole Benson & Sara Oberle

Note: This recipe serves 10 people; 1 serving = roughly 1/4 cup

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heart health partners

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wellness | massage & reiki

How to Relax body & mind All massages are provided complimentary by our licensed practitioners. For contact information, check out our website at

Hand Massage Karen Dawson

Back Massage

Michelle Hall

Enjoy a wide range of relaxing massages from our licensed massage therapists. Massage is therapeutic and designed to soothe the muscles and stimulate relaxation.

Bob Austin

Susan Zasciurinskas


Christie M. Peperato

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing hand massage. Hand massages can provide you with immediate health benefits. Some of the benefits include improved finger and wrist range of motion, enhanced circulations and reduction of trigger points.

Verilee Herpich

Tony Trujillo

Kim A. Withers

Kelly Hagerty

Marcia Calisman

Come experience a Japanese technique called Reiki. Reiki is used for stress reduction and relaxation, which promotes healing. It is made up of two words, Rei which means God’s wisdom and Ki which is life force.

Diane C. Esposito

Heather A. Delusso

Carol Starrett

Dan Lupacchino

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heart boutique | stress free shopping

˜™ The Fashion Show will commence at 3:30 p.m. in the Ballroom


You can purchase select items from The Dressing Room in our Heart


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Fashion Beauty A Modern Tea Fashion

Showcase will Feature eco-friendly or “green” gowns and dresses. A Modern Tea presents “The Year Red Goes Green” fashion showcase, sponsored by The Dressing Room of Wallingford and hosted by Ali Reed of WTNH Channel 8. The fashion show will feature new seasonal looks with elegant details, many of which have been crafted in organic fabrics by top name designers. “At The Dressing Room, everything is about our relationship with our customers,” said owner Christine Rinere. “Our core belief is that you enter as strangers but leave as friends. We carry everything from jeans to gowns, and everything in between.” In addition to great fashion, the event will also feature couture footwear by the Tori Soudan Shoe Collection and hair and makeup by the Artistic Team of Captiva of Wallingford.

FeEL bea-tea-ful Looking great helps us feel great. That’s why we’ve expanded our health and beauty options available at this year’s tea. Our Beauty Bar will feature makeup and skincare products from several top brands. The Beauty Bar will be open between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m in the Rotunda. The makeup artists and skincare consultants will be offering complimentary consultations, personalized skincare analysis and makeup applications. Prescribed take-home products will also be available for sale.

Don’t delay! Stop by the Beauty Bar to schedule your appointment. Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. February 2013 · A Modern Tea · 11

healthy living

Tea Tasting

Green Tea Many teas like green, black and oolong are rich in polyphenols, which is a type of antioxidant. In this tea tasting session, you will learn about the detoxifying effects of antioxidants and how they protect cells from free radicals, which helps prevent blood clots, atherosclerosis and certain types of cancers.

Come take a tea journey at one of our signature workshops, Tea Tasting with Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Harney & Son’s Fine Teas are world renowned tea experts, who have been selling gourmet teas for over 25 years. They have tea shops in Millerton, NY and New York City. Today’s Tea Tasting Workshop will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Main Ballroom. This tea tasting is great for all levels of tea enthusiasts. During the workshop, several varieties of teas will be prepared for tasting and may include white, green, oolong, black or rooibos. As the tea is served, Harney & Sons Fine Teas will discuss where the teas come from, how they are processed, and the health benefits of each tea. Brewing details will also be discussed including how long to steep the tea and optimal water temperature for the best tasting.

Stop by the Heart Boutique to purchase your favorite Harney & Son’s Fine Teas product or visit them on the web at


The Latest Fitness Craze...

Don’t forget to get that heart pumping...

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Our Zumba demonstration presented by Pablo Ortiz of Fulton’s Fitness will take place at 3:45 p.m. in the Main Ballroom. What a great way to close out your A Modern Tea heart health experience feeling energized! Zumba is the latest fitness craze that allows participants to dance themselves into shape. It is a Latininspired workout program that combines top 40 music with easy-to-learn music.


Jazzing Up the Tea Get Swept Away by the Smooth Sounds of Timmy Maia & Friends We are pleased to welcome back Timmy Maia & Friends, who will once again provide live music at this year’s tea. Their sultry sound adds a relaxing and energizing vibe to the overall tea experience. To connect with Timmy, purchase show tickets or sample his music, please visit Come to the Lounge in the Main Ballroom to mingle, relax and listen to smooth jazz by Timmy Maia & Friends between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.




Wine Tasting @ the Main Bar Wine Ticket Required [ don’t lose it! ]




inspiration to contribute to our community is what connects us across time. Do you love your community? You’ll want to visit

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Yale-New Haven Hospital is proud to support "A Modern Tea" for women's heart health

Yale-New Haven Hospital is committed to the best possible care for every patient – a mission that extends to our community. We are proud to be part of such a caring community where so many organizations work together. Congratulations to the Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. on their "A Modern Tea The Year Red Goes Green" educating women about heart health.

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in kind contributors American Heart Association AVON Barbara Holloman Bare Minerals Barnes & Noble Big Y Bigelow Tea Blue Diamond Almonds Bobbi Brown Captiva Salon Cocoa Shak Cory and Karen Ludington Crescent Creations Fresh Yoga Harney & Sons Fine Teas Healthy Cleaning Solutions House of D’Marsh Jazz Mi Tazz Jacob Moss Designs LLC Jay Rowe Music Joisha Design Studio (Ed Johnetta Miller) Juice Plus

Katalina’s Cupcakes Kiehl’s KleenNGreen Loyd Davis, DDS M.A.C. Mamalicious Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils Marion Meadows Music Motives Nature’s Garden Soap New Britain Museum of American Art New England Tours Nuskin Panera Bead Positiv-A Tea Rishi Tea Scentsy Candle Shubert Theater Stacy B, A Salon Stormy Mountain Candle Company Superseedz

Tea Guys The Children’s Museum The Dressing Room TheaterWorks Tori Soudan Design Company Uzima Wellness Center Wave Artisan Gallery Whole Foods Market Will Downing Productions Yogi Tea Yurway Designs

Beauty Bar Bare Minerals Bobbi Brown Cara Cosmetics Kiehl’s Motives Nu Skin 16 · February 2013 · A Modern Tea

volunteers / special contributors


Committee Chair | Tressa Spears Jackson, Executive Director

Committee Volunteers

event Volunteers

fashion show models

Erik Angelo Nicole Benson Jacqueline Buster Sabrina D’Amico Shandra Faulk Jenn Manes-Wilcox Elvin Melendez Sara Oberle Laerta Premto Joseph Sherman Keshia Tigner

Anna Anderson Donald Bailey Barbara Holloman Jennifer Fronterio Yvette Lewis Lois Lovejoy Lisa Peterson Fotiona Premto

Briana Jordan Ileen C. Melendez Chanelle Moye Sara Oberle Lisa Peterson Fotiona Premto Laerta Premto

Tiffany Ramirez Irene Titus

For more information on how to volunteer with CHNCT Foundation, go to or call 203.949.4101

Special Contributors

Community Health Network of CT Foundation, Inc: Board of Directors

John V. Federico, M.D. Chair

Marian Evans, M.D. Director

Reverend Joan Cooper Burnett, EdM Director

Attilio V. Granata, M.D. Vice Chair

Kathleen Byrne, CCM Director

Sylvia B. Kelly, MPA Secretary

Miguel A. Cardona, Ed.D. Director

Arvind Shaw Director

Katrina H. Clark, MPH Director

Abe Benitez Treasurer

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map of the new haven lawn club Is Your House Making You Sick?

How Fit is Your Heart? Private Dining Room

Wellness Lounge Hand Massage Back & Neck Massage Reiki Main Lobby Sitting Room

Heart Boutique

Dining Room


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Next Year

Let’s do this Again! 2013

Save the Date

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Sponsorships and exhibitor space is

For more information, please call 203.949.4134 or visit our website:

available for our 8th Annual A Modern Tea.


2013 A Modern Tea  

A preview of A Modern Tea: The Year Red Goes Green. This event is a heart health awareness.

2013 A Modern Tea  

A preview of A Modern Tea: The Year Red Goes Green. This event is a heart health awareness.