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Black History Month: Let's Combat Hypertension!

 “Silent Killer” Lurking in Lynn African Americans targeted at higher rates than others

By Dr. Rachelle Darout

Do I have your attention?  Good.

There is a silent killer that lurks in our city, our state, and our nation.  Its name is hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.  Fifteen percent of all deaths in the United States list high blood pressure as a primary or contributing factor.  One in three American adults has this disease.

February is Black History Month, a perfect...

"A Matter of Balance" Class Addresses Risk of Falling for Seniors

Are you, or do you know, a senior who is at risk for falling? Learn how to manage falls and increase activity by attending “A Matter of Balance,” an 8 week course hosted by LCHC and Greater Lynn Senior Services!  Classes will be held every Wednesday, January 28 through March 18, at Lynn Community Health Center’s main site at 269 Union Street.

Last Year: Wisdom to Wellness honored Michael and Kitty Dukakis

The Dukakises were honored as champions for access to healthcare, especially mental health and addiction services, as both public officials and private citizens.  In addition health center patient Minnie Oji Holloway brought the audience to its feet as she told how she has overcome homelessness, addiction, and complex medical issues. Watch her testimony here.

See video, photos, and new coverage of the event

WIC Participants now use new electronic benefits card

The Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program has moved from the old paper check system to a new electronic benefits card. The new WIC Card is a faster, easier and more convenient way to shop.  Now, WIC purchases will be as fast and easy as making a  purchase with a debit or credit card.  All of the foods for your whole family will be together on one card.  LCHC administers the WIC program for 8 cities and towns on the  North Shore.  For more information, call the Lynn Community Health Center’s WIC office at 781 599 7290 or check out the...

What you DIDN'T expect when you were expecting!

A free, drop-in support group for pregnant women and mothers up to 1 year postpartum will begin November 19, 2014! Open to all moms on the North Shore and beyond! The group, run by Lynn Community Health Center clinicians, will meet every Wednesday 9:15-10:30 am at Lynn Community Health Center, 269 Union Street, Lynn. For more information visit the event website or call: 781-691-7096 or 781-715-6244. A MotherWoman® group.

Trauma and Substance Abuse Group Therapy Program

Are you a Hispanic man who is recovering from substance abuse and has also experienced past traumatic experiences?  A new 12-session therapeutic group program is starting at Lynn Community Health Center.  Learn more.

LCHC Staff walk for Heart Health

Congratulations to the Lynn Community Health Center Senior Care Options team, who participated in the Boston Heart on Saturday, Septmber 6th!  The team, made up of Senior Care Options nurses, LCHC staff, and family members, has raised $500 for the American Heart Association to date, and plans to continue fundraising through October.  This is the 4th year the team has participated in the event.  

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with Lynn Community Health Center, The Baby Cafe, and  North Shore WIC on Thursday August 21, 10:30 am -12:00 pm at the health center’s 269 Union Street site!  For more information visit our event page.

National Health Center Week Event

Eye Clinic Expansion and Optical Shop Grand Opening!

On August 14 Lynn Community Health Center celebrated the expansion of its Eye Clinic and the grand opening of its new Optical Shop Everybody’s Optical.  Congressman John Tierney joined health center staff and officials from the New England Eye Institute and the New England College of Optometry for a ribbon cutting.  “This health center is a shining example of how to improve the health of our communities,” he said.  “Lynn Community Health Center saw a need and they met it.  Health care...

Reach Out and Read Celebration!

The health center hosted EEC Commissioner Tom Weber for a Reach Out and Read Celebration on July 24th.  Commissioner weber read to children and talked to parents about the importance of reading to early childhood development.  For news and photos about the event click here.  

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