Health and Wellness

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Free Blood Pressure Clinics

Thursday, April 27 (10:00 to 11:00 AM)
Sponsored by Greater Medford VNA/Ask a Nurse

Monday, May 1 (10:00 to 11:00 AM)
Sponsored by Stoneham Board of Health

Monday, May 8 (9:30 to 10:30 AM)
Sponsored by Hallmark Health

Monday, May 18 (11:30 AM to 1:00 PM)
Sponsored by Hallmark  Health

Thursday, May 25 (10:00 to 11:00 AM)
Sponsored by Greater Medford VNA/Ask a Nurse


Become A Hospice Volunteer

Are you able to visit with a patient, listen to the patient’s concerns and provide a supportive, comforting presence? No matter what your skills or talents, there is a volunteer opportunity for you! Hospice training is every Friday from 9:00 AM to 12 PM from February 10th to March 31 (8 weeks) in Waltham, MA. If interested or for more information, please contact Jane Corrigan at (781) 373-6574.


Fire and Fall Prevention Program

If you are interested in taking part in this new program please sign up by calling the Senior Center. Representatives from the Fire Department, Council on Aging and the Board of Health will come by your home for a friendly visit to give you tips on staying safe in your home. They will also be giving out smoke detectors, night lights and other material to assist you at home. Please consider taking part in this invaluable program.


Mystic Valley Elder Services

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) is a nonprofit agency which partners with elders, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers residing in Stoneham and surrounding towns. They help you find what you need to live the way you want. MVES works one-on-one with adults 60+ and adults of all ages living with disabilities to connect you to services that support your health, well being, and independence. They provide care management, coordinate services, and refer you to appropriate health care and home care providers. Many of the services are free or low-cost, depending upon your income. For more information, give them a call at (781) 324-7705 or visit their website at www.mves.org.


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.


Notice Your Neighbors

Do you notice your neighbors? If you see newspapers piling up, or mail not being picked up from the mailbox, it could be that your neighbor is on vacation – or it could be a sign your neighbor needs assistance! Be a good neighbor and notice if your neighbor is well out of their usual routine. Alerting someone in charge may provide the help they need!

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Parkinson’s Support Group

Tuesday, May 2 – 1:00 PM

This is a peer-led support group that meets the first Tuesday of each month. Parkinson’s patients and caregivers are welcome.


Chronic Disease Self Management 

Monday, May 2 to June 5 – 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
This free chronic disease self-management workshop series is for anyone living with an on-going medical condition, such as arthritis, asthma, chronic back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, COPD, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s Disease, or stroke. Topics will include managing and controlling pain, beginning or improving an exercise plan, handling stress and learning to relax, increasing energy, and eating for your health and well being. Please call the Senior Center to reserve your spot.


Brain Games – May 8 and 22 – 12:00 PM

Please join us and have a good time while working your memory, problem solving, and language skills with fun brain games every other Monday. No sign up necessary!


Senior Social Group of Stoneham

Wednesday, May 10 –  2:00 to 3:00 PM
Stoneham Public Library
The Senior Social Group is a warm, inviting social event for seniors in our community who may have forgetfulness and other memory challenges, Family, caregivers, and friends are also welcome. Come to the Stoneham Public Library to socialize, relax, and have fun! We provide the refreshments and coffee. Enjoy guest artists, entertainment, and activities with your loved one. The best part of all is that it’s free! The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Please RSVP to Rebecca Burke, Memory Care Director, The Arbors of Stoneham at (781) 435-1958.


Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) Referral

and Information Services

Thursday, May 11 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The MVES staff will have monthly office hours at the Senior Center on the second Thursday of the month. Please visit them and ask any questions regarding the services they provide.


Get the Scoop on Feeling Good

Monday, May 15 – 12:30 PM
Join us for an interactive presentation and help us kick of Spring. This presentation will be given by Lisa O’Laughlin, RN, GCM of Intercity Home Care. Dessert will be provided. Call the Center to sign up.


Hearing Clinic, Apex Hearing Care

Wednesday, May 17 – 12:00 PM
Sign up for a free hearing screening or a check of existing hearing aides. Call (781) 438-1157 for an appointment, and (781) 872-1222 if you have any questions.


Medical Supplies Services

  • Expired Medication and Prescriptions
    On Mondays between the hours of 10:00 AM and Noon, and the Senior Center Van will pick you up so that you can bring your expired and/or unused medications to the police station for safe disposal. Call the Center at (781) 438-1157 to sign up.
  • 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.