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The Crafty Ladies are at it again! The ladies created these adorable bags for our Millis Meals on Wheels consumers - we love them! ... See MoreSee Less

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Participating in this event is a fantastic way to support HESSCO and our mission of delivering meals to those who have difficulty making their own, providing homemaking and home health aide services to those in need, advocating for residents in nursing facilities, counseling Medicare recipients on health insurance options and protecting our seniors from neglect and abuse.

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Happy Friday! It's a long weekend for many of us - a great excuse for a giveaway! Register for the 7th Annual Mick Morgan's St. Patrick's 5K by Monday at midnight and your name will be entered for a...

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The HESSCO Nutrition Program will be closed again today, Friday, January 5th. Consumers will be instructed to use one of the shelf stable emergency meals that has already been provided to them in place of their regularly scheduled meal delivery. Please call HESSCO at 781-784-4944 with any questions or food or safety concerns. Our apologies for any inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to the storm, the HESSCO office is closing at 10:00 AM today, Thursday, January 4th.

All nutrition consumers have been instructed to use their emergency, shelf stable meals in place of their regularly scheduled meal delivery.

Please stay safe and warm today!
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Due to the impending storm, the HESSCO Nutrition Program will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th. Consumers will be instructed to use one of the shelf stable emergency meals that has already been provided to them in place of their regularly scheduled meal delivery. Please call HESSCO at 781-784-4944 with any questions or food or safety concerns. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is HESSCO’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s 5K held at Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub on the Sharon/Walpole line. A beautiful race route, fun venue, awesome long sleeve tech T-shirts and a spirited St. Patrick’s Day celebration are just some of the reasons this race has become so popular! OUR favorite reason is that all proceeds from this race go directly to support HESSCO programs and services! Join us on March 10th and help us continue our mission of providing support and services to seniors, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers in South Norfolk County.
Our Annual 5K coincides with the national March for Meals Campaign which mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build support – a perfect opportunity for us to shed light on HESSCO’s Nutrition Program. With the assistance of an impressive 835 volunteers (made up of individuals and groups who “adopt” routes), HESSCO packages and delivers an average of 130,000 home delivered meals each year and serves an additional 30,000 meals annually in dining room settings. Our drivers not only deliver a hot, nutritious meal, but they provide a wellness check and a friendly visit. For many, this is the difference needed to maintain their dignity and independence at home.
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MM5K for HESSCO

March 10, 2018, 9:00am - March 10, 2018, 11:00am

This is HESSCO’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s 5K held at Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub on the Sharon/Walpole line. A beautiful race route, fun venue, awesome long sleeve tech T-shirts and a spirited St. P...

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To all of our friends who celebrate, Happy Hanukkah! May these eight days of celebration bring peace and joy to your household. ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO's 2017 Annual Meeting was another festive celebration of the direct care workers who go above and beyond the call of duty, the staff who were recognized for their years with the agency, and the Community Partners who support our mission. The Annual Meeting held true to form by sharing this year's collection of warm, personal stories of the care and commitment demonstrated by the homemakers and home health aides who provide the direct care in the homes of our consumers. It was a little extra special this year, however, as 2017 marks HESSCO's 40th year of providing Care, Support and Solutions to elders, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers in South Norfolk County. Congratulations to all the award recipients and to everyone at HESSCO on this key milestone! ... See MoreSee Less

HESSCO's 2017 Annual Meeting was another festive celebration of the direct care workers who go above and beyond the call of duty, the staff who were recognized for their years with the agency, and the...

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All Meals on Wheels consumers will be receiving two emergency, shelf stable meals this week, along with their regular meals deliveries. Please save these meals for a day that regular meal delivery cannot take place due to inclement weather. This meal can be stored in a cabinet for three months. In the event of an impending storm, the nutrition staff will make every attempt to deliver a frozen meal in addition to your regular meals delivery prior to the inclement weather. However, on days that HESSCO cannot deliver meals and an additional frozen meal has not been provided, please use this meal as a substitute. If you have any concerns, please contact Jayne Davis, Nutrition Director, at 781-784-4944. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is #GivingTuesday.

During this busy season of giving thanks, enjoying friends and family, shopping and decorating, the #GivingTuesday movement is asking that we all take a moment to make the conversation about giving.

November 28th is a day to give back. You can participate in this show of collective generosity with a donation to HESSCO. Your donation will help us continue our our mission of delivering meals to those who have difficulty making their own, providing homemaking and home health aide services to those in need, advocating for residents in nursing facilities, counseling Medicare recipients on health insurance options and protecting our seniors from neglect and abuse.

Your gift can make a difference. Click Here hessco.org/donation-page-july-2017/ to make a donation and help us continue to serve our consumers to Age Well.
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Open Enrollment ends December 7th - SHINE counselors can help - due to the heavy volume of calls, leave a message, and calls will be returned in the order they're received. ... See MoreSee Less

Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7th! You have 10 days left to switch to a better Medicare plan. Our guide can help you make the most of this opportunity: buff.ly/2zJqmkH

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In recognition of National Family Caregiver's Month, join BayPath Elder Services for their Family Caregivers Event Wednesday Nov. 29th; an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do. The night will feature a talk by Deborah Strafuss, author of “On Angels’ Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s with My Mother.” ... See MoreSee Less

BayPath Family Caregivers Event

November 29, 2017, 6:00pm - November 29, 2017, 7:00pm

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The theme for National Family Caregivers Month November 2017 is “Caregiving Around the Clock.” Caregiving can be a 24-hour a day/7-day a week job. C...

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Getting into the Halloween Spirit this week! Spooky Halloween bags for our Meals on Wheels consumers courtesy of the Crafty Ladies in Millis and fantastic costumes at the Lakeside Cafe luncheon at the Sharon Adult Center and COA. ... See MoreSee Less

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801, 2018

Fight Fraud:  Guard Your Medicare Card

 If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.

 

Identity theft from stolen Medicare Numbers is becoming more common. […]

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1412, 2017

Eldercare Q&A – January, 2018 Closing the Food Stamp “SNAP Gap”

Eldercare Q&A                       January, 2018  

Closing the Food Stamp “SNAP Gap”

Q: Are a lot of eligible elders not getting food stamps?

A. Yes. More than 40% of low-income elders eligible for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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2510, 2017

Caregiver Tips For The Holidays

The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But they can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. A person living with Alzheimer’s may feel a special sense of loss during […]

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2410, 2017

Eldercare Q&A – All About Medicare Open Enrollment

All About Medicare Open Enrollment

Q: What happens during  Medicare Open Enrollment?

A: Medicare holds an Open Enrollment period every Fall. This year it began on October 15th, and ends on December 7th. This is when all […]

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1610, 2017

Open Enrollment is Here!

pen Enrollment is here! Now through Dec. 7th. The process can be overwhelming, but SHINE can help.

Hear from Tracey Stewart – she appreciated the impartial Medicare counseling offered in a place she felt safe going […]

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310, 2017

Eldercare Q&A – November, 2017 – Protection Against Utility, Phone Shut-Offs

Q: Do the elderly or ill have protections against utility shut-offs?

A: Yes. Households in Massachusetts in which all adult members are age 65 or older—whether there is a financial hardship or not—are protected against utility […]

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