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.

Health & Wellness Programs
Caregiver Support Group
September 5th and 19th 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. Please sign up at the Center.

Chair Massages
September 12th from 11 am-1 pm, $5
There are chair massages on the second Thursday of the month from 11am-1 pm! Each massage will be 15 minutes with the goal to help alleviate stress and pain. Sign up for a time slot at the Center or drop by and check for any openings.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Every Wednesday from September 25th through October 30th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mountain View Terrace Apartments
200 Mountain View Drive, Stoneham Ma
Is living with chronic pain affecting your life? Chronic pain may cause sleep loss, increased stress and loss of motivation around everyday activities. Learn to manage pain and continue living a fulfilling life through this FREE six-session evidence-based self-management program. Registration is required SPACE IS LIMITED please call 781-338-7823.
Sponsored by Melrose Wakefield Healthcare, Inc.

Parkinson’s Support Group Stoneham
September 3rd at 1 pm
This peer-led Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month

Relaxation Circle with Angela Shea:
Every Tuesday at 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. These include breathing and loosening exercises as well as meditations

Stoneham COA Memory Cafe
September 9th
Fusilli’s Cucina
107 Main St, Reading
Please note this is not a support group, drop-off, or respite program. A caregiver must accompany participants who require personal assistance. There is no cost for this gathering but an RSVP is appreciated at 781-438-1157.
Sponsored by Edward Jones Financial

Surviving Loss after 60
Meets the first and third Tuesday every month from 10 am -11:30 am.
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.

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.