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Goddard House Competes in 1st Annual SLR Geography Bee

BROOKLINE, MA – Seniors at five Assisted Living communities across Massachusetts had a chance to showcase their knowledge at the first ever Senior Living Residences virtual Geography Bee, held via Zoom last week. Residents from Goddard House in Brookline, Standish Village at Lower Mills in Boston, Forestdale Park in Malden, Methuen Village in Methuen, and…

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Goddard House Awarded $15,000 Parkinson’s Foundation Grant for First Comprehensive Parkinson’s Program in Brookline

Parkinson’s Support Group, Movement Therapies, and Educational Speaker Series for Older Adults, their Families and Caregivers BROOKLINE, MA – Goddard House, the oldest nonprofit elder care organization in Massachusetts, announces a new Parkinson’s Program funded, in part, by a $15,000 community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, that will assist those living with the disease, as…

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Olmsted Place Residents Celebrate Andy Warhol

Residents of the Olmsted Place Memory Support Neighborhood recently participated in an Andy Warhol inspired activity as part of their daily “Today in History” program. Paying homage to Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, residents colored in soup can drawings to be placed on watercolor backgrounds. They also viewed some of his famous pieces and learned about…

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Goddard House Award Winning Program Featured in Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Newsletter

The innovative and collaborative ways Goddard House has implemented OMA in the community is featured in the Opening Minds through Art Newsletter, issued quarterly by the Scripps Gerontology Center, based at Miami University.

Goddard House collaborated with the Town of Brookline to create an outdoor summer camp with people living with dementia where they created large-scale OMA paintings in teams.

Goddard House also presented OMA at the most recent MA/NH Alzheimer’s Association conference.

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Goddard House Pledges $500,000 to Support Mid-Career Nursing Students

Goddard House, the oldest nonprofit elder care organization in Massachusetts, has recently pledged a $500,000 gift over five years to the Goddard House – Doane Scholarship program at UMass Boston, which was established in 2015. Financial support will be available for UMass Boston nursing students pursuing any degree or certification program who have previously worked…

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Goddard House Assisted Living and Olmsted Memory Support holds Dementia awareness and sensitivity training

Goddard House Assisted Living and Olmsted Memory Support holds Dementia awareness and sensitivity training BROOKLINE, MA — Goddard House Assisted Living & Olmsted Memory Support, a senior community located in Brookline, recently held a comprehensive Dementia Awareness & Sensitivity training for 130 members of the Brookline Fire Department over the course of four days.   The…

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100 years old and ready to party: Honoring Brookline’s centenarians

100 years old and ready to party: Honoring Brookline’s centenarians The Titanic was still a year away when Dr. Elinor “Fuzzy” Downs was born, as was Boston’s iconic Fenway Park. Both debuted in 1912, Downs in 1911. Anywhere else, her 108 years would make her a stand-out. But at the Party of a Century, Downs…

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New Creative Aging Program Announced

New Creative Aging Program Announced Arts programming throughout the City to be tailored to older adults Mayor Martin J. Walsh along with the Age Strong Commission and the Office of Arts and Culture today announced a partnership with Goddard House Community Initiatives and Lifetime Arts that brings free arts programming to older adults in Jamaica Plain, Mattapan…

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Goddard House Raises over $2K for Alzheimer’s Association

Goddard House Assisted Living Raises over $2K for the Alzheimer’s Association BROOKLINE, MA — On Friday, September 27th, Goddard House Assisted Living hosted their 2nd annual “Mini Walk to End Alzheimer’s”, which raised more than $2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. While staff and residents also participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in…

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Brookline’s Camp Memory Connections: Our Third Summer of Fun

Brookline’s Camp Memory Connections: Our Third Summer of Fun For the past three summers, Goddard House Assisted Living has teamed up with the Brookline Senior Center to host Camp Memory Connections” at Larz Anderson Park, a “Day Camp” experience for people living with memory loss and their care partners to enjoy a program filled with…

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