LYME/OLD LYME — The Lymes’ Senior Center is closed for remodeling, but many of its offerings will be available at new locations, and Town Nurse services are no exception.
As of Monday, Oct. 2, Town Nurse Denise Piersa will hold office hours on Mondays in the Old Lyme Town Hall lobby at 52 Lyme St. in Old Lyme and Fridays at the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Rd. in Lyme.
Town nurse office hours are Monday to Friday from 11 am to 1 pm.
In the coming weeks, when Lymes’ Senior Center lunches resume at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, she will also start holding office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the church at 2 Ferry Rd.
For residents who are sick or convalescing at home, Nurse Piersa is (as always) available to make monthly house calls for health assessment. With HIPAA permission, she can also consult with family members.
If skilled care is needed, Nurse Piersa can coordinate that care through her partner agency, the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut. These skilled services do incur a fee, but the cost is usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. The goal of this service is to enable residents to age safely and independently in their own homes.
As always, town nurse appointments are open to all residents free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome, but residents are encouraged to call ahead of time.
The town nurse’s phone number is 860-434-7808.
More information about the Town Nurse and the Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association is available through their “virtual office” at https://www.oldlymevna.org.