Geriatric Outreach

Our geriatric outreach programs are designed to promote wellness, maintain health, and prevent disease for seniors in the communities we serve.

As the general population ages, and more seniors face debilitating health conditions, it has become increasingly important for MidState Medical Center to extend its health education to area seniors. We have always placed great significance on geriatric outreach, establishing the LaPlanche Clinic at the Meriden Senior Center thirty years ago. Our outreach efforts to seniors are now more extensive and vital than ever.

MidState offers geriatric outreach services in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire. We offer physician lectures, health screenings, and one-on-one consultations by our certified gerontological nurse. Qualified speakers provide information on arthritis, diabetes, pain management, stroke, heart disease, cancer risk, nutrition, physical activity and a wide range of other topics of special interest to seniors.

The LaPlanche Clinic at the Meriden Senior Center

Named in honor of Oscar and Peggy LaPlanche, the LaPlanche Clinic was established in 1979. Oscar and Peggy were both dedicated hospital volunteers, instrumental in the establishment of the Clinic at the Meriden Senior Center. The Clinic is opened 20 hours per week. Appropriate staff from MidState - for example, pharmacists, dieticians, clinical nurse specialists, etc. - conduct health screenings and provide health education information. Free parking is available in the Hanover Street lot across from the rear entrance to the Senior Center.

Nurse is available Mondays after 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information about the clinic, view the LaPlanche Brochure.

Cheshire Senior Center

In 2007, we extended her community outreach from Meriden to Cheshire, by taking our work at the LaPlanche Clinic on the road to the Cheshire Senior Center. Blood pressure screenings, medical history reviews, consultations, as well as other appropriate screenings and health programs are provided.

Nurse is available every Tuesday, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Southington Senior Center

To further our commitment to community health and wellness, MidState is now meeting the needs of seniors at the Calendar House in Southington, by offering the same type of programming and services found at the LaPlanche Clinic and Cheshire Senior Center.

Nurse is available the first Monday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.