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State Representative Jay Barrows joined long-time Foxboro home delivered meals driver, Mary Beth Dorman, on her weekly route to help raise awareness of the importance of Meals on Wheels. The #MarchforMeals campaign engages local "Community Champions" to join MOW drivers on meal delivery runs and meet some of the seniors who rely on the meal program and the social contact it provides. Thank you, Representative Barrows, for being a Champion to HESSCO and area seniors! ... See MoreSee Less

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) offered - A CHNA-7 and HESSCO collaboration.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps an individual to learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

This training is valued at $179.00 per person and is being offered free of charge.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Location: Village Green Apartments - Clubhouse
71 Messenger Street, Plainville
Time: 8:15 am registration, check-in
8:30 am – 4:30 pm training (lunch provided)

RSVP required by Friday, April 14, 2017
This course will focus on mental health first aid for adults and elders and is appropriate for…

• Health and human service workers, social workers
• Caring citizens
• Members of faith communities
• Nurses, Care Providers
• Persons with mental illness and their families
• Policymakers
• Police, first responders, corrections, and security

To RSVP or get more information please call
Sheryl Leary 781-784-4944 ext. 241 or SLeary@HESSCO.org

This program is funded by CHNA-7 and coordinated by HESSCO
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Community VNA Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking new hospice volunteers. See below for information on upcoming training session for this important work. ... See MoreSee Less

Community VNA Hospice and Palliative Care seeks volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers may provide support in a variety of ways, including: visiting clients, runn...

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Who can say it better than our own volunteers and consumers? Take a look at this year's HESSCO Volunteer Appreciation video for a glimpse into why we #MarchforMeals. Thank you to our volunteers for what you do everyday! You are fantastic!!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMLOkRvm_Jw&t=75s
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Thank you to Senator Richard J. Ross for joining HESSCO in our annual #MarchforMeals campaign! Senator Ross accompanied volunteer driver, Roberta Schwalbe, on her weekly route in Wrentham earlier this week. Thank you for showing your commitment to this program and area seniors. Your visit really helped to brighten their day. ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO Elder Services shared Mick Morgan's Annual 5k Road Race's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Tomorrow is the BIG day #MM5K4HESSCO! Registration starts at 8:00 AM. The weather looks clear and we have lots of fun in store! Mick Morgan's gift cards for top runners ...

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HESSCO Elder Services shared Mick Morgan's Annual 5k Road Race's post. ... See MoreSee Less

A little snow isn't going to stop us! We've done it before and we'll do it again!!! There's still time to pre-register for Saturday's MM5K4HESSCO - On-line pre-registration closes tomorrow at midnig...

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International Women's Day - the women of HESSCO honor those who #MarchforMeals, who care for those in need, who make HESSCO great and make our world a better place! ... See MoreSee Less

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Why #MarchforMeals ? Did you know...

- 10.2 million seniors in America face the threat of hunger - that's 1 in 6!
- 15.2 million seniors are isolated, living alone
- 18.4 million seniors have difficulty paying for basic living needs
- The senior population is projected to double by 2050

Meals on Wheels can help make the difference!
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Meals on wheels is so much more than just a meal. Take a look! #MarchforMeals <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fee79qxQK6Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO is hosting a Mental Health First Aid class on Friday, March 10 from 8:30-4:30. This class if free and open to the public and will be held at the Medfield Council on Aging. Call Sheryl Leary at 781-784-4944 to register. ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO Elder Services updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO Elder Services updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO Elder Services updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's time to #MarchforMeals!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO Elder Services shared their post. ... See MoreSee Less

HESSCO was proud to participate in Elder Lobby Day yesterday! We spent the day at the Statehouse making sure our elected officials know the legislative priorities for older people and their caregivers...

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