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 Programs & Services

Memory Cafe
November 4th from 4-6 pm at the Senior Center
What is it? 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.

Free Blood Pressure Clinic
11/4 10-11 Stoneham Board of Health
11/21 11:30-12:30 Additional Care

Parkinson’s Support Group-Stoneham
November 5th at 1 pm
This peer-led Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

Nutrition November 6th at 11 am
Candace Quigley, Registered Dietician, with Mystic Valley Elder Services will host a presentation, “What’s in a Name?” Are you one who checks the nutrition facts labels? We will take a close look at the new labels to see what remains the same and what info has changed! 

Caregiver Support Group
November 7th and 21st 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. 

Chair Massages
November 14th from 11 am- 1 pm, $5

You can schedule a 15 minute massage with the goal of helping alleviate stress and pain. Sign up for a time slot at the Center or drop by and check for any openings

Free Hearing Clinic
November 20th at 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.

Relaxation Circle with Angela Shea

Every Tuesday at 11 am, $2Join 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.

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.