Free Flu Shots and Health Screenings The Old Lyme VNA will be offering flu vaccinations to Old Lyme and Lyme residents 40 years old or over FREE OF CHARGE (no insurance paperwork necessary!) • Eye Screening (free) • Hearing Screening (free) • Balance Testing (free) – unconfirmed • Blood Pressure Screening (free) The date will be October 21st from 8am to 12pm
FREE FOOT CARE CLINIC Free foot care clinic is offered the third and fourth Wednesday this month from 9:00am-11:00am by the Town Nurse. Basic foot care including foot assessment, foot soak, filing, and lotion application to the feet will be done. Podiatrist referrals will be made as needed. To make an appointment you can see the town nurse or call (860)434-7808 on Mondays -Thursdays 11:30-1:00pm & Fridays 12:00-1:00pm.
Nancy Jablonski & Rene Vicedomini, Audiologist Concierge will be here for a free hearing clinic July 5th from 10am-1pm to provide free hearing testing, hearing aid checks, wax inspection, and listening demonstrations. By appointment only. Call 860-434-1605 ext. 240 to sign up.
Healthcare is one of the most important decisions we make and it’s so important we have a solid grasp of the options prior to making a choice. This is especially true for Seniors when it comes to Medicare and the many diverse choices and options that we are faced with in the system. We receive information from many sources leading up to enrollment, but in many cases that can lead to further confusion. We’re offering a free seminar about Medicare basics and what you need to know when turning 65 at the Lymes’ Senior Center on June 20th at 1:00pm. The seminar will be presented by John Pitarra Jr and James Fernstrom of Senior Health Insurance, located in Clinton CT.
New Class Surviving-N-Moving Class to begin the week of June 19th, time and date to be announced. Instructor Donna Scott is trained and certified as a Certified Personal Trainer and Cancer Exercise Training Specialist (CES) with over 8 years of combined personal/group training experience. As a CES she has studied exercise implications and contraindications for 25 types of cancer, surgery, reconstruction and treatments, breast reconstruction and contraindications to exercise, about preventing and identifying lymphedema and cancer related pain, mental and physical fatigue during cancer treatment, and conducting postural assessments and working with medical professionals as needed
Following cancer surgery and treatment there are numerous physically debilitating side effects that cancer clients have become accustomed to living with. Based on her training, Donna Scott have developed, “Surviving-N-Moving”, so cancer survivors no longer have to accept the fact that they have to live with limited range of motion, poor posture, neck and back pain, lymphedema, chronic fatigue, and many other symptoms, following their surgery/treatment. Through this simple group exercise program combining cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, flexibility and relaxation techniques, many of the agonizing problems survivors experience can be made more tolerable. Besides the physical aspects that cancer survivors gain from exercise, getting together in a group setting creates a community, sharing common struggles where each member becomes accountable to one another and friendships develop. This 11 week – twice a week program is $110.00 which is due to the instructor at the time of first class and contains the following elements: Short “centering” meditation Low impact movement Resistance/Strength training with light weights or bands Flexibility and Balance Stretching Cool down/Relaxation All participants must receive medical clearance from their Doctor before beginning the program and complete a Health History Questionnaire, and a Quality of Life Questionnaire. The class minimum is 8 and the class maximum is 15 so she can personalize her attention to each and every student. For more information or to sign up please call Donna Scott at 860-961-4507.