On December, 1st, HESSCO will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to gratitude and giving. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This kicks off the holiday giving season and inspires people to give back in impactful ways to nonprofits and causes they support. We’re partnering with GIVE65, a program of the Home Instead Foundation, and are hoping to receive matching grants for our Meals on Wheels program. We have a chance to receive up to $5,000 in matching grants which are given on a first-donated, first-matched basis.
We’re kindly asking you to visit www.give65.org/HESSCOGivingTuesday on December 1st. We encourage you to give as early on December 1st as possible (event starts at 1:00 a.m.) to have a chance to receive matching funds. With your support and our partnership with GIVE65, we have the opportunity to make an even greater impact in the lives of older adults and their families right here in South Norfolk County.
Thank you for your support!
Youtube Video – Protect Yourself Against Fraud
View the new ACL Video:
Protecting Yourself Against Fraud
ACL’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program works to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse. Watch this short video to learn more and help others:
Age Well with HESSCO Event
One week until HESSCO’s 16th Annual Age Well with HESSCO virtual event!
Join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Older Adults and anyone interested in learning more about Aging Well are encouraged to attend this virtual event. Age Well will feature two guest speakers and free giveaways. Positive psychology speaker Pam Garramone will speak about resilience and Norwood Senior Center Executive Director, Kerri McCarthy will speak about staying connected with your senior center. This event is free thanks to our generous sponsor Dedham Savings. Registration for this virtual event using Zoom is required. Register today at https://hesscoagewell.eventbrite.com
HESSCO is participating in #GIVE65 in One Week!
#GIVE65 is a one-of-a-kind, crowd-fundraising platform devoted to helping nonprofit organizations raise money online for programs and services that create hope for Seniors. This event officially kicks off July 15th and runs through July 17th, 2020. HESSCO has the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 in matching funds to help pay for Holiday Meals for our consumers! HESSCO meal requests have increased in the past few months by 75% and we anticipate this will carry through the Holiday season. Instead of seeking donations for this important cause during the crunch of the holiday season, we will be campaigning in July to take advantage of this unique opportunity to potentially double the funds we collect. Please consider donating on July 13th or 14th as scheduled gifts have the greatest chance to be matched. Stay tuned for more details on how to donate.
Virtual Cafe Pride Event
Join this Virtual Cafe Pride event hosted by ETHOS and LGBT Elders of Color! To register go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIode6opz4oGtCscr7_pNbPiUq2Qxd9wCZT
Visit our Donation Page to give to HESSCO’s programs and services. Meals on Wheels and in-home care services are needed now more than ever for the older adults in our area. Visit our HESSCOES YouTube Channel to learn more about Meals on Wheels and other services.
Click the GIVING TUESDAY DONATE NOW button on our homepage!
HESSCO advises people to please follow these precautions to prevent transmission of the Coronovirus (COVID-19) and to be prepared for isolation or quarantine possibilities.
More information is available here: Mass.gov/Covid19
Direct Care Professionals Award
HESSCO recognizes Gilberte Auguste from All-at-Home as an outstanding home health aide.
Gilberte is a very positive person and goes about her work with a smile on her face. She is dependable, easy going and enjoys interacting with her consumers. She treats her consumers with great respect and affection. She makes a real difference each day in the lives of many.
For her on going dedication, compassion and commitment, please join us in congratulating Gilberte on receiving the HESSCO Outstanding Direct Care Professionals Award!