SHINGLES-FACT, FICTION, UPDATES
Day: Tuesday • Date: March 20
Time: 12:30 PM • Cost: Free
Presenter: Jeremy KW Spiewak, PharmD, RPh
Are you 50 years old or older? Have you received your protection against the shingles? You probably think you already know everything
there is to know about shingles and the shingles vaccine. Regardless of whether you have or haven't gotten vaccinated against the shingles,
this presentation pertains to you. Jeremy Spiewak, PharmD, RPh has prepared a brief informative session in which he will discuss the
recently approved new formulation of the shingles vaccine and provide the opportunity to schedule appointments at the Northborough
Senior Center to receive vaccination. Goodies will be provided to first 5 signups. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please bring your insurance cards if you are interested in setting up an appointment for a vaccine.
A MATTER OF BALANCE
Date: April 4 – May 23
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM • Cost: Free
Leader: Mimi Flannery
A Matter of Balance is an 8-week series of classes that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling,
group support and increase activity levels. A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but
emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce the concern. Mimi Flannery, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind,
will be leading the series with an emphasis for participants with visual impairments, however the classes are open to all.
HERE’S TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!
As we have often heard, “If you have your health, you have everything”. At the Senior Center, we like to promote a healthy
lifestyle through programs that advocate maintaining good health through preventative measures. To that end, we are very
pleased to present a new addition to our schedule. As you are aware, we have a Wellness Clinic that’s held on the third Tuesday
of every month from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Many of you remember Jeremy KW Spiewak PharmD RPh who worked at Shattuck Pharmacy in Northborough. Jeremy is now working in Southborough and has offered to do a “Brown Bag Medication Review” at our Senior Center
during our Wellness Clinic. During the "check-up", the pharmacist will review all of the medications and products you are currently taking.
He can double check these medications for the correct dosage strength, frequency, or identify if you are using outdated or discontinued medications. Jeremy can also screen the medications and products for potential duplication of therapy or side effects. This is why it is important to include non-prescription products in the bag. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and get advice one-on-one with Jeremy, the Pharmacist.
What to bring: • All prescription medicines (including pills and creams). • All herbal medicines.• All over-the-counter medicine you take regularly. • All vitamins and supplements.
While appointments are going on with Jeremy, the Wellness Clinic that you’re familiar with will be running simultaneously. Since we’re offering more services, you will be able to make an appointment with Janet Iacovelli, RN from SALMON VNA & Hospice. Many of us are asked by our Doctor or health care provider to have our blood pressure checked before returning for our next appointment. Janet is
happy to help you out with that. She’ll document your blood pressures so that you ‘ll have a log for the next time you see your health
provider. Janet is available to speak with you regarding general health questions and education, referrals, preventative health care
advice, medication consultations, and glucose screening for those individuals who bring their own glucometers. Often times, people
feel rushed when seeing their health care provider. This wellness clinic is an opportunity to sit with Janet, the nurse, in a confidential
setting and review health questions. Please call for an appointment with the nurse and/or the pharmacist. Walk-ins are welcomed as
well. Every season, we’ll have a presentation by either Jeremy, Pharmacist or Janet, Nurse that will address a health topic.
Additionally, the Northborough Board of Health has generously partnered with SALMON VNA & Hospice to offer a blood pressure clinic
the first Tuesday of every month from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Senior Center.
These services are free of charge and are made possible by the efforts and funding of the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, Inc. and the Northborough Board of Health in recognition of the importance of extending public health services to our valuable senior population. See the dates and times belowt and then plan to visit with Janet soon!
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Tuesday, March. 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Senior Center
TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH AFTERNOON/WELLNESS CLINIC
Tuesday, March 20, from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at the Senior Center – Free
“To Your Good Health Afternoon/Wellness Clinic “ (including appointments to meet with the pharmacist and/or the nurse)
FREE HEARING CLINIC
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Peter Lee of Professional Hearing Healthcare Associates of Westborough will be at the Senior Center to provide free hearing screenings. Please call 508-393-5035 to make your private 15 minute appointment.
LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Leader: Agnes Sagerian
Do you have vision loss of any kind? In general, our group meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Senior Center. Please contact our coordinator, Agnes Sagerian at 508-393-8353 with any questions. We welcome you to join our group.