August 8, 2022

Hello from your Rehoboth Public Health Nurse!

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We are trying to assess how many Rehoboth residents would take advantage of having an optometrist visit the Public Health Nurses office at 27 Francis Farm Rd., just across the parking from the Senior Center. Dr. Christine Herald is willing to come to us with her mobile eye clinic. She offers a full eye examination, eye health screening, and vision tests. She will provide any needed prescription for eye glasses to you, so that you may fill you prescription where you want to, or she will help you fill your prescription here with you eye examination. Please call 508-252-5947 ext. 3127 if you would like to take advantage of this service. Our plan is to offer the eye clinic in September.

We continue to offer our Wednesday Wellness Clinics from 11a-1p at the Senior Center. We offer blood pressure screening, blood glucose screening and information on many of the chronic illnesses affecting our seniors. It is our pleasure to just sit and chat with you, and we can come get you in our handicapped accessible van and bring you door to door. Just call Geri or Stephanie at 508-252-5947 ext. 3127 and let us know, we’ll set you up with what you need!

We continue to distribute the Free Covid Antigen Home Test at the Senior Center, Town Hall and at any public meetings held on the Francis Farm campus, while supplies last. We have plenty of test, so come on by!

Our office had the pleasure of being at the Lunch on the Farm event held at the Senior Center on July 25th. We met a lot of our town seniors and their families. What a wonderful time we had! If you haven’t been to our Senior Center activities, consider coming. Our town resident attendees are so involved and energetic. I see card games, cribbage, bocce ball, the walking club and so many other activities and events that support the health and vitality of our residents. As a nurse, I am so delighted to see so many “young at heart, young at activity” seniors participating in the activities, or volunteering to help out as needed. As I said, if you haven’t been to the Senior Center, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the offerings, activities and relationship being built over there

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