Old Lyme Visiting Nurses Association has many programs supplementing our core Mission:
OFFICE CONSULTATIONS and HOME VISITS
The Town Nurse holds office hours in conjunction with the Lymes’ Senior Center five days a week: Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Usually she is available for walk-ins during these times, with no appointment necessary. While the Senior Center is being remodeled, office hour venues have changed.
The Town Nurse also provides preventive home visits to residents of Lyme or Old Lyme, along with phone consultations for those reluctant to have visitors in their home. The OLVNA can coordinate with the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut to provide skilled nursing and other professional health services to patients at home who need house visits.
The town nurse telephone number is 860-434-7808.
FLU and WELLNESS CLINICS
For many years we have provided free influenza immunizations for Lyme and Old Lyme residents at a town-wide clinic held in the fall. Prior to 2020, this event was held in conjunction with other medical screenings and consultations. Since 2020, our flu vaccination service has been staged as a drive-thru clinic at the Lyme-Old Lyme High School. while other wellness events are conducted separately at the Senior Center.
Since 2004 the OLVNA has operated a discretionary fund that assists three local emergency programs to help people who have immediate food needs. Each fall the OLVNA supplements the food banks operated by Lyme’s and Old Lyme’s Social Services offices and the Lymes’ Senior Center.
CARING for YOUTH
In the spring we offer blood pressure readings for students, faculty, and staff at the Lyme-Old Lyme High School. The clinic is held in the school cafeteria during lunch periods. Handouts concerning blood pressure, including materials for sharing with parents, are provided.
Two types of awards are made annually. The OLVNA provides scholarships to graduating students from Old Lyme or Lyme who plan to pursue an advanced degree in a health care field. In addition, on behalf of the Mary Hubbard Noyes Memorial Fund—named in honor of a longtime Town Nurse—we provide nursing scholarships.