Mt. Vernon Grant

05/01/14

Winchester Hospital Offers Integrative Therapy to Winchester Residents

The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital is celebrating its 13th year in partnership with the Winchester Mount Vernon House. The assisted living residence provides a grant through which The Center for Healthy Living offers integrative therapies to Winchester residents over the age of 68. 

Therapies include massage, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. Services are provided onsite and free of charge to the residents of the Winchester Mount Vernon House, while seniors from the community pay only a minimal co-payment (with a physician referral) for sessions at The Center for Healthy Living in Woburn or The Center for Cancer Center at 620 Washington Street.

Therapists treat health issues including edema (or swelling) of the lower legs; arthritis; problems with the back, neck, shoulders, hips and elbows; leg stiffness and numbness; digestive issues; sinus headaches; anxiety, stress and depression; osteoarthritis; sciatica; carpal tunnel syndrome; balance; and symptoms resulting from cancer treatments and Parkinson’s disease.

“Over the years, the grant from the Winchester Mount Vernon House has enabled hundreds of patients to benefit from pain relief and increased mobility through integrative therapies,” said Sue Powers, associate director of the Center for Healthy Living.

For more information or to make an appointment, call The Center for Healthy Living at (781) 756-4700. 

About The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital

The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital is committed to helping community members take responsibility for their health and well-being by offering the education and resources that change lives. Established in 1996 as the Community Health Institute, it now offers more than 30 programs and services throughout the year with offerings in disease management, childbirth, integrative therapies, fitness, yoga, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, CPR and first aid, weight management, career services and support groups. The institute is also home to two retail services; A Caring Place, which features wigs, bras, prostheses and head coverings for women living with cancer; and the Lactation Center Boutique, which offers the highest-quality breastfeeding supplies and support. Unless otherwise indicated within the program’s description, for more information or to register, please call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at (781) 756-4700 or visit www.winchesterhospital.org/events.