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Parmenter receives grant for bereavement programs

The Foundation for MetroWest ( recently gave a $1,000 grant to Parmenter Community Health Care ( for their Teen Grief Support Program. This award was based on the recommendation of students in the foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy Program.


An unexpected gift at Parmenter hospice

When Candace Hetzner and her brother moved their 90-year-old father Philip from Florida to the Boston area early this winter, their thoughts were to find better health care and to be closer to him. After a short stay at Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), it was clear their father wasn’t going to get better. It was time to "quit X-raying and poking him, and time to just take care of him." Hospice was suggested. Candace had done considerable research on nursing home facilities in the area but hadn’t considered the need for hospice care. They realized "they couldn’t care for him at home" and needed to make a new plan.


Parmenter celebrates 60 years of service

Parmenter celebrates 60 years of service to the Metrowest community at the 2014 Finale event with special focus on The Parlin House Hospice Residence.  To watch the video of the Finale event click here.



Boston doctor stresses end-of-life planning

Dr. Lachlan Forrow has an uncomfortable proposition. He wants you to think about your own death. He wants you to do it for your own good. End-of-life planning is essential, even for the young and healthy, says Forrow, director of palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Forrow is among a group of advocates pushing for better end-of-life planning across Massachusetts. “The problem is we are not, as a commonwealth, really making sure that people know what they want the end of their life to be,” he said. Pondering one’s death makes for an uncomfortable conversation-starter, Farrow acknowledged, but “unless we talk about it earlier and more often, we will never become comfortable talking about it,” he said. Forrow and others will share that message at forum today at Regis College in Weston.



HBO to air special on Parmenter's bereavement camp

A unique program that helps children cope with the loss of someone close to them will be featured in a documentary on HBO on Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m. “One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp” will feature Camp Erin Boston, a childhood bereavement camp run in partnership with Parmenter and The Moyer Foundation.




Parmenter's Hoedown for Heart play℠ 2014

Where: Wolbach Farm, 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury MA
When: Saturday, Sept 20th , 7:00 -11:00 pm
Help support the Parmenter Children’s Bereavement Program.
HEART play℠ is offered at no cost to families.




Parmenter Celebrates Wear Red for Women's Heart Health

Parmenter wore Red to show our passionate support for Women's Heart Health and the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day, the first Friday of every February! Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women. The AHA reports that since the 2003 kick-off, 34% fewer women now die from heart disease. Parmenter is donating money to the Heart Association on behalf of all employees who wore red! Parmenter Home Health and Hospice continues to be your local nonprofit provider of community health care: home care, bridge program, hospice care, and hospice residence. Let us know other ways we can help!



Wayland Community Shows 'Can-Do' Attitude

Berkeley O’Keefe, left, owner of Orange Leaf Wayland, presented Laurie Hojlos, Parmenter Food Pantry Coordinator and Board of Trustees member, with donated canned goods on Monday.

Orange Leaf Wayland extended their community outreach to Parmenter by hosting a can drive for the Food Pantry. By bringing in a non-perishable food item customers received 3 free ounces of Frozen Yogurt. The fundraiser ended Monday evening with a percentage of their sales going to Parmenter.



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