Council on Aging
The COA has a full-time registered nurse on staff with prevention, monitoring and education the main focus. Many health-related services are available to elders free of charge, or for a minimal fee (donations are always accepted & appreciated).
Regular walk-in blood pressure clinics are held at the Center every Tuesday from 9AM to 11AM.
Free hearing Screenings are available the first Tuesday of each month by appointment.
Diabetic foot care (nail trimming) is available the first Thursday of each month for a nominal fee by appointment only.
Screening for diabetes, anemia, cholesterol, vision and colon-rectal problems are periodically available. Additional health services which are available include:
- Fall flu immunization,
- Tetanus vaccines,
- Vitamin B-12 injections (at the request of a client's physician),
- health, nutrition, and prescription drug counseling; and
- health education programs, workshops, and promotions.
The COA's nurse is also available to make home visits to physically impaired individuals for various health concerns. The COA works closely with area case managers, local VNA's and home health agencies, and other City Departments to ensure the safety of our senior residents.
Health Appliance Loaner Program:
Numerous donated health appliances are available on a free-loan basis. Contact the office to inquire if the item you need is available.
First Tuesday of each month. Reduced fee of $5 per 10 to 15-minute chair massage.
- Diabetic Support Group:
The Diabetic Support Group meets at the Center on every third Thursday of the month.
- Vision Support and Recreation Group:
Meets the first Monday of month from 10:00-2:00 at the Center. Funded by VISION Foundation, group discusses ways to deal with limited or no vision, participates in Center activities, and participates in or goes to activities that hold the interest of club members.