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Goddard House Names 2020 Phyllis Vineyard Award Winners

BROOKLINE, MA – Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline has announced the recipients of their 2020 Phyllis Vineyard Awards for Exemplary Service. Adeline Michel, a Resident Care Associate, and Eugene Mbukanma, Dining Room Manager, were selected from a pool of more than 30 eligible associates for the honor. Phyllis Vineyard served as the Vice President…

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Resident Receives Special Lifetime Achievement Award

On October 3rd, Carol Fugazzi Arroyo received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from Goddard House, the Assisted Living and Memory Support Community that she calls home. Staff and family members participated in the award ceremony that highlighted Carol’s life story and personal achievements.  Born in Washington, D.C., Carol was always interested in languages, becoming fluent…

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Goddard House Raises $1,000 to Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline is helping to bring awareness and funds to the battle against Parkinson’s disease, raising $1,000 for the Parkinson’s Foundation in September and October.  In the lead up to “Moving Day”, the Parkinson’s Foundation’s annual fundraising event that was held virtually on October 3rd, the community was able to raise…

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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 Brings Whoopie Pie Wagon to Presentation Rehab in Brighton

BRIGHTON, MA — Goddard House in Brookline is committed to recognizing their local brave and dedicated healthcare partners. The Assisted Living and Olmsted Memory Support Community found a unique way to give back to staff at Presentation Rehab in Brighton by surprising the team there with a “Whoopie Pie Wagon”, bringing some joy to their…

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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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