BEACH WHEELCHAIR: We have 2 beach wheelchairs that can be taken out on loan for 2 days at a time for a fee of $10.00. The wheelchairs are to be used at any of our Brewster beaches. Please call us at 508-896-2737 to reserve one.
BLOOD PRESSURE & GLUCOSE TESTING: Tuesdays – 8:00am to 10:00am the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month on a first-come, first-served basis. Glucose testing is done on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In addition to taking your blood pressure, any health related questions can be asked at this time. Due to health reasons, home visits can be accommodated for those who are unable to get to the Seniors Center. Please call us at 508-896-2737 to schedule a home visit.
COMPASS ADULT DAY HEALTH PROGRAM: This VNA Adult Day Health Center offers seniors a high quality alternative to nursing home placement. By providing a variety of programs and services, the day center enhance the lives of older adults and enables them to live at home, yet receive the therapy and support services they require. They are located at 1 Auston Road, Unit F in East Harwich. For more information, please call the VNA Day Health Center at 508-957-7755.
FLU CLINIC: In conjunction with the Brewster Health Department and the Visiting Nurse’s Association, we have a Flu Clinic every October. Call for more details.
MASSAGES: Marylou Raposa is the last Tuesday of the month beginning at 11:30pm. Sandra Smith’s schedule is the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (30 minutes - $15.00). Massage increases metabolism, hastens healing and improves the detoxifying functions of the lymphatic system. Call to schedule an appointment by call us at 508-896-2737.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SHED: We are very lucky to have a shed full of medical equipment for our Brewster citizens to borrow. Generally, we have commodes, shower seats, wheelchairs and walkers, crutches, regular canes and 4 prong canes. Stop in during our working hours to see if there is something that you can borrow to help you out.
ORLEANSDAYCARE: The Orleans Daycare Program is a unique high-level program for seniors who are short-term memory challenged and/or who wish to join a supportive day program. The program provides needed respite for caregivers. For more information, please call 508-255-6333.
PEDICARE: 1st Thursday and 4th Friday of every month from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Diabetics must see a MD/Podiatrist) ½ hour appointments for $28.00. Home visits are also provided for a fee of $45.00. Please call us to make an appointment at 508-896-2737.
SENIOR STRIDERS (Formerly known as our Walking Group): Mondays – Fridays throughout the school year from 7:15am to 8:00am at the Stony Brook Elementary School. Please call the Brewster Recreation Department at 508-896-9430 for more information and to sign up. It’s FREE! This group will not meet on holidays and school vacations.
SENIOR TENNIS: Please call the Brewster Recreation Department for the schedule at 508-896-9430.
SCREENING: During the year, we provide dental, hearing, lifeline and skin cancer screening. Check our newsletter for when these screenings will be held.
TOWN NURSE: In conjunction with the Brewster Health Department and the Visiting Nurses’ Association, our Town Nurse offers blood pressure and glucose testing clinics at the Brewster COA the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 8am to 10am. She also does home visits and medication pre-fills for the homebound and without a support system.
YOGA: Tuesdays from 9:00am to 10:30am. Also Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to 6:30pm - $10.00 per class. This class uses breathing techniques as a foundation for exploring gentle and safe stretching.
YOUNG AT HEART: Meets Mondays and Fridays from 9:45am to 10:45am - 10 week strength training session for seniors. 20 classes cost of $50.00. PACE classes are friendly and a fun way to relieve arthritis symptoms and learn important strengthening exercises. Classes start out easy and help to build strength and coordination each week by using adjustable weights and stretch bands. This is a Cape-wide non-profit senior exercise program administeredby the VNA of Cape Cod. Call toll-free at 877-267-7700 to register.