June 23, 2024

Rehoboth Nurse’s Notes June 2023


Good grief, how can it be June already! I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day and were able to enjoy the incredible Memorial Day Parade!

We continue to be very busy here in the Public Health Nurses’ office, with infectious disease monitoring, home wellness check, home vaccinations, educational presentations, the podiatry clinic and the health screening clinics held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11a-1p. (The next podiatry clinic will be July 13th. Please call 508-962-4558 for an appointment) We will be suspending the Caregiver and Bereavement support groups until September. However, in the meantime, please call me if you need help with either issue. I’d be glad to help any way I can.

As you know, we received notification that as of May 11th, 2023, the pandemic is considered to be over. And so, the Senior Center will be hosting an Un-Masquerading Ball on June 13th. Details are in the Senior Center notes further on in the Reporter. I know so many are delighted to get rid of those annoying masks, but remember if you have concerns for your health, don’t be afraid to continue wearing your mask when out in public or large crowds.

I will be hosting a series on educational programs, the first of which was on Wednesday, May 24th. The topic was Nutrition, Diet and Exercise for Seniors, and was well attended and interactive. I’d like to thanks Kim Ciociola sincerely for her help with the presentation. The next presentation will be on June 7th from 11a-1145a at the Senior Center, 27 Francis Farm Rd., and the topic will be Managing Chronic Diseases. The presentation will be followed by a simple lunch at 12n ($3). Please call us to register: 508-962-4558.

In the spirit of fostering multigenerational relationships, (a topic close to my heart) I am delighted to be a part of a team organizing a multi-generational luncheon on June 5th. For this year our guests to the event are a 4th grade class from Beckwith Middle School, who will meet a number of our seniors for lunch and fun!

I know I mentioned it last month, but I think it deserves another mention. Please, as children finish up the school year and head out to a summer of freedom and fun, be aware of the kiddos when they are out and about riding their bikes, skate boarding, or any other activity occurring on our roads. Also remind our kiddos to keep their eyes and ears open…no ear buds when you are on the road!

Lastly, continue to keep an eye out for ticks and mosquitos. Make sure to empty out any standing water that has gathered in containers in you gardens and yards, don’t give those pesky mosquitos a mansion to procreate in!

Until next time, enjoy the good weather, and stay safe, be kind, be healthy!



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