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Free foot care available in Putney

PUTNEY — Foot care clinics at Putney Community Cares are free through fall 2023. To take advantage of this opportunity, would-be attendees need to register for an appointment by contacting registered nurse Beverly Sinclair, who provides these clinics.

The foot care clinics typically occur on the last Thursday of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., though the schedule may change depending on the nurse's availability. Upcoming dates are June 22, July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28, and Oct. 26.

Sinclair can care for feet of people with diabetes, but for those with issues beyond the scope of this clinic, such as ingrown toenails, infections, and foot ulcers, the R.N. can provide a free assessment and refer you to a podiatrist for care.

Each foot care session consists of knee-to-toe assessments of skin, circulation, and feet, an anti-bacterial foot soak, toenails trimmed and filed smooth, calluses reduced, an exfoliating foot scrub and therapeutic foot massage, and appropriate foot care techniques to meet your individual needs.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Beverly Sinclair at [email protected] or 802-449-7385.

This funding has been been made possible through congressional funding secured by the Vermont Association of Senior Centers and Meal Providers (VASCAMP). Because Putney Community Cares is a VASCAMP member, it is able to take advantage of this funding for free foot care clinics.

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