NVNA SUPPORTS

As part of our charitable mission,  NVNA and Hospice offers wellness and public health services to neighbors in our community.

Our South Shore programs include  support groups, disease-specific education, blood pressure clinics, health screenings, flu shot clinics, and informational forums.

Please contact group facilitators directly.

Support Groups

For individuals dealing with a specific diagnosis and their caregivers:

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Groups

Milton – Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
at Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut Street, Milton, MA

Norwell – Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 10:30
a.m – 12:00 p.m at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive,
Norwell, MA

Plymouth – Meets the third Wednesday of the month from
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at NVNA and Hospice in Pinehills, One Village Green North, Suite 123, Plymouth, MA

Milton and Norwell Facilitator: Joan Wright, CDP, CADDCT jwright@nvna.org

Plymouth Facilitator: Meaghan Groves, CDP, mgroves@nvna.org

 

Caregivers – Chronic or Life-Limiting Diagnosis

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell

Group Facilitator – Beth Spaulding, LICSW espaulding@nvna.org

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group meets the first Monday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell. Open to all South Shore residents, the group includes both people with diabetes and caregivers.

Diabetes Group Leaders – Claire Kennedy, RD CKennedy@nvna.org    and Virginia Lavin, RN.

Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Meets the second Wednesday of the month (no meeting in July and August) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA. Open free to South Shore residents, the group provides patients, survivors and family members with educational tools and emotional support. The goal of support group meetings is to help alleviate fears and concerns through education and group discussions. Discussion topics include the origin of brain aneurysms and AVMs, treatment and prognosis, recovery, and coping with the “new” you. Trained clinicians facilitate the group.

Brain Aneurysm Group Facilitator – Bernadette Ward, PT, CDP BWard@nvna.org

Parkinson’s Support Group

We run our Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group in partnership with 110 Fitness. This support group is open to the entire Parkinson’s community. If you know someone who is a caregiver and they aren’t involved with 110 Fitness, please invite them and let them know there’s a place waiting for them with open arms.

Group meets the third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 110 Fitness, 200 Weymouth Street, Rockland. Facilitated by Joan Wright, CDP. For more information, please call Joan Wright at (781) 659-2342 or email jwright@nvna.org.

Brain Aneurysm group

Cancer Support Groups

All offered at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA.

Upcoming Support Groups

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
Breast Cancer Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Diabetes Support Group 10:00 am
Diabetes Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ The Elms
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Cherry Hill II
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Adults Grieving Loss of a Parent 6:00 pm
Adults Grieving Loss of a Parent
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please contact Karen Gore to pre-register for this group.
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Feb 5 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hingham Council on Aging
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Town Hall
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child 4:00 pm
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please contact Karen Gore to pre-register for this group.
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child 4:00 pm
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This 8 week group offers a safe, nurturing space to process your grief over the loss of your adult child (18 years or older). By joining […]
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Feb 12 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
Feb 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child 4:00 pm
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please contact Karen Gore to pre-register for this group.
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group @ NVNA and Hospice
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Cooking and Eating for One 4:00 pm
Cooking and Eating for One @ NVNA and Hospice
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cooking and Eating for One @ NVNA and Hospice
Please call or email Karen Gore to register for this event
Blood Pressure Screening 4:40 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Village at Proprietors Green
Feb 13 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
Brain Aneurysm Support Group 6:30 pm
Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Norwell Council on Aging
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Melanoma Support Group 6:00 pm
Melanoma Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
Breast Cancer Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Adults Grieving Loss of a Parent 6:00 pm
Adults Grieving Loss of a Parent
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please contact Karen Gore to pre-register for this group.
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Feb 19 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child 4:00 pm
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please contact Karen Gore to pre-register for this group.
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 11:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
Breast Cancer Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Halifax Town Hall
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Feb 26 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Nutritional Tips for Healthy Bones and Risk Factors for Osteoporosis 12:00 pm
Nutritional Tips for Healthy Bones and Risk Factors for Osteoporosis @ Allerton House at Harbor Park
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child 4:00 pm
Parents Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please contact Karen Gore to pre-register for this group.
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 

Bereavement Support Groups

Our groups are open to all South Shore residents who have suffered a loss within the past year. (Not limited to families of NVNA and Hospice patients)

Bereavement Support Group Facilitator – Karen Gore, KGore@nvna.org

For individuals coping with a loss

Bereavement Coordinator – We are here to support our neighbors facing grief. Our bereavement coordinator can meet with you for in-person counseling and suggest a group that best meets your individual needs. We also host an annual remembrance ceremony for our staff and bereaved families to celebrate loved ones. 

praying hands candle

Wellness – Tai Chi Classes

As part of our mission to support community wellness, we offer free tai chi classes to people facing serious illness and their caregivers. We also offer discounted exercise and yoga classes for our staff.

Tai Chi Information: Amy Smith asmith@nvna.org

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Specialty Programs

Community Health Screenings

  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar
  • Wellness Clinic

View the calendar or contact tkelleher@nvna.org for more information.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Program 

An evidence-based program taught by certified clinicians and professionals designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Offered weekly over an eight (8) week period; designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained falls in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength
  • Are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem solve

Continuing Education

Our team believes in lifelong learning. We extend that knowledge to our community by offering classes. For more information please contact Anne-Marie Powers at apowers@nvna.org