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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 Home Care and Hospice Offers Flu Clinic December 11th

(Wayland, MA) National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 8 through December 14. Parmenter wants to help keep you healthy and will be offering flu shots to adults on December 11th from nine a.m. through noon. Influenza activity is low in the United States, but is expected to increase in the coming weeks. Yearly vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, missed work due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. If you have not received your flu vaccine yet this season, you should get one, now. Parmenter will be offering flu shots at the Parmenter office located at 266 Cochituate Road in Wayland on December 11 from nine until noon. You must be 18 or older. Please bring your insurance card and your insurance will be billed. There will be no additional charge. If you have questions or concerns, please call Phyllis, the Parmenter Public Health nurse at 508-358-3000, ext. 237.


Parmenter is your local nonprofit provider of community health care: home care, bridge program, hospice care, and hospice residence.


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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