Clinics and Services for Older Adults

Free, Walk-In Blood Pressure Clinics

  • 9:30 to 11 a.m., First Monday, Downtown YMCA, 421 S.W. Van Buren. No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays,
 HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave. No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., First Tuesday, 
West Ridge Mall (Food Court, Restroom Entrance). No appointment necessary. No charge. 
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m., Second Thursday,
 Southwest YMCA, 3635 S.W. Chelsea Drive.
 No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Third Thursday,
 Oakland Community Center, 801 N.E. Poplar.
 No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Third Thursday,
 Rose Hill Place Clubhouse, S.W. 37th and Gage.
 No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m., Fourth Thursday,
 North YMCA, 1936 N.W. Tyler St. No appointment necessary. No charge.

Medication Clinics

  • 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

  • HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
  • Bring questions to our trained pharmacy staff about your medications (prescriptions or over-the-counter). No charge.
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Call (785) 354-6787 for an appointment.

Nutrition Clinics

  • 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
  • HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave. Meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian to discuss your nutrition needs and questions. No charge.
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Call (785) 354-6787 for an appointment.

SHICK Insurance Counseling

Appointments available if you have questions concerning Medicare, supplemental, long-term care insurance or the Medicare prescription card. No charge.
Call (785) 354-6787 for times and appointment.

HealthWise Exercise Programs

Call (785) 354-5225 to have a packet of more detailed information mailed to you regarding these exercise programs. 

  • HealthWise exercise group meets in the Stormont Vail Pozez Education Center, every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Included in the schedule: chair aerobics, strength training, balance and flexibility. Cost is $25 for 20 classes.
  • YMCA Exercise Programs with special rates for HealthWise members
  • Great Life Golf and Fitness with special rates for HealthWise members. The YWCA and many other locations are managed by Great Life. A list of locations is included in the packet.
  • Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital offers aquatic exercise classes: Wavemakers and Tai Chi.
  • Healthy Steps: A walking program sponsored by Stormont Vail Health and West Ridge Mall.

Educational & Social Programs

  • HealthWise visits nine independent living centers monthly, with health and wellness presentations from Stormont Vail experts. These talks are open to the public. For information and reservations, call (785) 354-5225.
  • Senior Suppers at the Stormont Vail Pozez Education Center, monthly from March through November, offer a delicious meal and fellowship with friends, followed by an engaging presentation from a Stormont Vail professional on a topic of interest. Cost is $5 for the meal. For reservations, call (785) 354-5225.

Driver Safety Programs

In partnership with AAA Kansas and AARP, HealthWise offers CarFit events that help older drivers ensure they have a safe and proper fit in their vehicle and the Senior Driver Safety program, which can help you qualify for a discount on your insurance. These programs generally are offered quarterly. 
Call Health Connections at (785) 354-5225 for dates and reservations.

HealthWise on TV

  • Tune in! HealthWise TV, our brand new version of this popular and long-running program, is on the air.
  • 9 to 9:30 a.m. Fridays, on WIBW-TV, Channel 13
  • Every week, get informative interviews with local health experts and a fun, invigorating, low-impact exercise segment.

Link to HealthWise TV interviews online.