Wellness Programs – New Milford VNA & Hospice
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Our community outreach programs, support groups and community wellness programs are supported by the generous donations of individuals, grants and corporate sponsors. The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association offers a number of community wellness services.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Free blood pressure screenings are available throughout the area. A trained health professional will take your blood pressure and provide you with educational literature to help you keep your blood pressure under control. No registration is required.
Blood Pressure Screening Locations and Times:
- Bridgewater Senior Center 2nd Tuesday of month 1-2pm
- Brookfield Senior Center 4th Tuesday of month 12-1pm
- Kent Senior Center 1st Wednesday of month 1-2pm
- New Milford Medical Group 3rd Tuesday of month 9-10am
- New Milford Senior Center Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30
- Sherman Senior Center 2nd Monday of month 11:30-12:30
Flu Information and Clinics
Flu Vaccine’s are available at our New Milford VNA Milford office for all ages 6 months and up. Please call 860 354-2216 for an appointment. Click for more information
Traveling to exciting new places and seeing unforgettable sights can make you feel wonderfully alive. It can also expose you to serious diseases that may ruin your trip and threaten your health. We can provide the travel advice and immunizations you need to make your trip both memorable and safe. Click for more information
Health Promotion Program
Our Adult Health Promotion program helps to prevent hospitalization by providing nursing visits every 1 to 3 months to evaluate patients nutritional status, check vital signs and provide health and safety education. If the patient reruires additional care, the nurse will contact the patients doctor. The program is offered at no charge for many of the communities we serve. Please contact Mary Sue Gerson at 860 354-2216 for more information.
Improve health, stamina and a sense of well- being with our “Flex appeal” program. This exercise program is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility. The 6 week course is conducted by a licensed physical therapist from the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association. Each forty five minute session will include warm-up exercises, range of motion and strength training.
Check with your local center listed below for more information
Hilltop Farm Senior Center, Bridgewater, (860) 355-3090
Kent Senior Center – (860) 927-1003
New Milford Senior Center (860) 355-6075
Roxbury Community Senior Center, (860) 210-0056
Sherman Senior Center (860) 354-2414
Washington Senior Center – (860) 868-0735