Health and Wellness

Health Programs & Services
The Stoneham Senior Center provides specialized services for the seniors of our community. Most services are free; some are provided at a modest cost to help cover expenses. We are extremely grateful to our volunteers, sponsors, and donors for making these services possible.

Help Keep Our Community Safe:
Expired Medication and Prescriptions

The Stoneham Police Department has a secure drop-off container to dispose of medications, available 24/7.  If you cannot drop them off on your own, the Senior Center van will provide transportation for you on Mondays between the hours of 10:00 AM and Noon.  Call the Center at (781) 438-1157 to make arrangements.

Sharps Container
If you need to dispose of needles or other medical sharp instruments, there is a designated medical sharps container located outside of the ladies room on the first floor of the Senior Center.

There’s Help for Medical Expenses:
Do you have outstanding medical bills or pending services which you may not be able to manage? There are local funds available to assist with these needs. If you would like a review of eligibility for these grants, please call the Stoneham Council on Aging at (781) 438-1157. Leave your name, phone and/or additional contact information, and specify your interest in the medical funds. Maureen Canova, Director of the Stoneham Council on Aging will contact you directly.

Upcoming Health and Wellness Programs

MEN’S & WOMEN’S HAIRCUTS With SIS The Barber Shop is open on Monday mornings, 9 AM- 12:30 PM. Haircuts are $10 at the Senior Center. Walk-ins welcome!

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC 
1/6 10-11 Stoneham Board of Health
1/16 11:30-12:30 Additional Care 
1/30 1:30-2:30 Hallmark VNA

FREE HEARING CLINIC WITH APEX HEARING CARE
Wednesday, January 15, 12 pm. Sign up for a Free Hearing
Screening or a check of existing hearing aids. Call (781) 438-1157 appointment. Call (781) 872-1222 if you have questions.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Thursday, January 2 and 16 at 10 am Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? Join us at the Center for Education and Support with Kathy Learned of Mystic Valley Elder Services. This program will run on the first & third Thursday of every month at the Senior Center.

SURVIVING LOSS AFTER 60 Meets the first and third Tuesday every month 10-11:30 Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice 178 Savin St, 3rd floor, Malden. No fee but registration is required. Please call Judy Seifert at 781-338-7861. 

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP-STONEHAM Tuesday, January 7, 1 pm This peer-led Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. 

A HELPING HAND Do your hands serve you well or do they sometimes ache or cause you pain? Beginning January 2020, Carol Seplowitz is available on Monday afternoons from 2-4 and will schedule 40-minute hand massage appointments. Please note, no appointments will be scheduled in February but Carol will resume in March. 

CHAIR MASSAGES Second Thursday of the month (1/9) from 11 am-1 pm, $5 You can schedule a 15-minute massage with the goal of helping alleviate stress and pain. Sign up in advance for a time slot or drop by and check for any openings.

RELAXATION CIRCLE WITH ANGELA SHEA: Every Tuesday, 11 AM $2 Join us as we focus and practice various simple techniques that can be used daily to aid in relaxing and help begin the ‘mind-body-spirit’ connection. 

TRAVELING TOOTH FAIRY: Second Thursday (1/9) of the month, $25 9 AM-1 PM, up to six patients will be able to schedule a 40-minute appointment to have a complete dental cleaning by a Registered Dental Hygienist. Income eligibility is $22,000. Advance registration and payment are required. Cash or local check is accepted made payable to Marcy Foreman.