Health & Wellness

The Nurse is In !

Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a. m.

Free BP checks will resume September 7 with Town Community Nurse Robin Boccuzzi. Pick up a pink number at the front desk; first come first served!

Cholesterol Screening at Lapham

Monday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $30

Call 203-594-3620 to schedule an appointment to have your cholesterol checked by nurses from Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.

The procedure is a simple finger stick and results are obtained in approximately seven to nine minutes. You will receive a complete lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides), glucose, blood pressure, BMI calculation and health counseling by an RN. It is ideal, but not necessary, to fast 12 hours prior to the test (do drink water, black coffee or tea in the morning).
The cost is $30 payable by cash or check; no insurance accepted but VNH can give you a receipt for your insurance company, for reimbursement. Check with your company
however, VNH is not responsible if they will not cover this, but most do.

Free Hearing Aid Clinics and Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, September 19, October 17 & November 21, by appointment

Staff from Parker Ear Nose & Throat in Norwalk do hearing screenings as well as check and clean hearing aids, change batteries and answer questions. Keeping your hearing aid in good shape will improve your hearing.
Call 203-594-3620 to make an appointment for either service.

Understanding Thyroid Problems–the Basics

Tuesday, October 17, 1:30 p.m., Free

The thyroid regulates your body’s temperature, metabolism, and heartbeat. Things can start to go wrong when your thyroid is under- or over–active.
Dr. Mark Wasserman, Medical Director of AFC Urgent Care in Norwalk, will discuss the symptoms of thyroid problems and what you can do about them.
He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and did his residency at Stamford Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Free Memory Screenings

Tuesday, October 24, by appointment (203-594-3620)

As part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Memory Screening Program, qualified healthcare professionals offer free, confidential memory screenings as well as follow up resources and information about dementia and successful aging.
Community Nurse Robin Boccuzzi will administer the screening

Hands Only CPR
with New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Thursday, October 26, noon, Free

Approximately 300,000 people annually suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting. Studies show survival rates fall 10% each minute without CPR. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to double or even triple a victim’s chances of survival. Learning the techniques that may allow you to save a life takes only 15 minutes. AED training also included.
Please register; limited to 20.