HESSCO 2016 Annual Meeting Photos
HESSCO’s 39th Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, December 20th at Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood. It was a lovely morning celebrating dedicated staff and partner agencies. Keynote speaker, Valerie Spain, Life Reimagined Program Director, AARP MA, inspired her audience as she provided a framework to help them “Reimagine” their life.
The following HESSCO staff members received recognition awards for their years of service: (5 Years) Jessica Cook, Carol Hopkins, Laurie Kenyon, Kathy Mandravelis (10 Years) Tricia Collins, Pat Gavin, Linda Lembo, Marcia Simonds (15 Years) Rose Norton, Nancy Smith (20 Years) Judy Rice. The following individuals were awarded for their outstanding service as a Homemaker/HHA/PC: Sabrina Teixeira, Home Instead Senior Care; Marie Deroulus, Associated Home Care; Sarah Beausoleil, Active Home Care; Aji Foatou Ndure, Bayada; Rose Henry, Right at Home; Bonnie Clark, Best of Care; Jean Samayoa, Active Home Care; Doris Petot-Frere, Greater Boston Home Health; Tatiana Guilhenne, Anodyne. Casey Novacek, Social Worker, Norwood Hospital Gero-Psych Unit, won the Individual Community Commitment Award, and Gloria Davila and her company Perfectly Balanced Life won the Agency Community Commitment Award. There were two winners of the prestigious Jean Paul Pride In Performance Award this year. HESSCO Nurse Lainie Dodge and Case Manager Judith Woods shared this honor. Congratulations to all of the award recipients! We could not deliver the level of service we so proudly provide our consumers without your commitment and pride in your work. Thank you all for another successful year.
Fall is in the air at HESSCO. We kicked off the season on September 22nd with our 12th Annual Fall Conference “Age Well with HESSCO,” and the celebration continued at our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Celebration at the Four Points Sheraton on October 4th. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from these recent events. Visit the HESSCO on-line calendar of events
for additional details on upcoming events and check back later for more additions to our photo gallery!
HESSCO Summer 2016 Photos
Summer has officially arrived. The summer solstice has come and gone, and staff at HESSCO honored “The Longest Day” by taking the Purple Pledge to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders. The duration of “The Longest Day” symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease. Summertime BBQs have already begun at some of our meal sites. In collaboration with the Councils on Aging, BBQs will be held throughout the summer months at many of our meal sites. We are also looking forward to the return of Senior Suppers in Foxboro and the introduction of Senior Suppers in Canton. Visit the HESSCO on-line calendar of events
for dates and additional details. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from these recent events and check back later for more additions!
HESSCO Spring 2016 Photos
It’s been a busy Spring here at HESSCO. We kicked off the spring season with our 5th Annual MM5K which coincided with the March for Meals campaign; several “Community Champions” joined our staff and volunteers delivering meals to our consumers throughout the 12 towns in our service area. In celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Month, a group of volunteers from Foxboro attended the Sturdy Hospital Volunteer Recognition Day at the Attleboro Elks. Also in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, some “sweet” care packages were delivered to our volunteers at meals sites and in-house meetings throughout the month. HESSCO staff joined the Norwood Junior Women’s Club and Norwood League of Women’s Voters for their “Family Volunteer Fair and Non-Profit Showcase” at Norwood High School. Families were invited to design and decorate placemats to provide a cheerful backdrop to our seniors’ noon-time meals. The Crafty Ladies
, a group of dedicated volunteers in Millis, made some lovely spring crafts that were delivered to our home delivered meals consumers last month. In conjunction with the Sharon Council on Aging, HESSCO hosted the Spring LGBT Tea Dance with over 60 participants attending – a wonderful time was had by all. In May, HESSCO received donations of fresh food bags through a partnership with Project 351, as well as a donation of fresh flowers from New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from these recent events and check back later for more additions!