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. (Starting January 2020, this group will meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m to 12 noon) 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.

Adult Children can be strong advocates for aging parents.

Brain Aneurysm group

Cancer Support Groups

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

**Please contact the facilitator of the group directly regarding information prior to attending**

Care Resources and Planning Program Flyer

Upcoming Support Groups

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Diabetes Support Group 10:00 am
Diabetes Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ The Elms
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Cherry Hill II
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Dec 3 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hingham Council on Aging
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Town Hall
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Fairing Way
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Milton 10:00 am
Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Milton @ Miton Council on Aging
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at kgore@nvna.org to register.
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class is free to all cancer patients and survivors.   To register please email Amy Smith asmith@nvna.org to register
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA ELLIS, LICSW FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE GROUP
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Dec 10 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
Dec 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group @ NVNA and Hospice
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at kgore@nvna.org to register.
Blood Pressure Screening 4:40 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Village at Proprietors Green
Dec 11 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
Brain Aneurysm Support Group 6:30 pm
Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class is free to all cancer patients and survivors.   To register please email Amy Smith asmith@nvna.org to register
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA ELLIS, LICSW FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE GROUP
Melanoma Support Group 6:00 pm
Melanoma Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Dec 17 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group @ NVNA and Hospice in Pinehills
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at kgore@nvna.org to register.
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 11:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class is free to all cancer patients and survivors.   To register please email Amy Smith asmith@nvna.org to register
Blood Pressure Screening 11:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA ELLIS, LICSW FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE GROUP
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Halifax Town Hall
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Dec 24 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at kgore@nvna.org to register.
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Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class is free to all cancer patients and survivors.   To register please email Amy Smith asmith@nvna.org to register
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA ELLIS, LICSW FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE GROUP
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Dec 31 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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)

All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore at kgore@nvna.org to register.

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

Wall of Remembrance

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. 

All Bereavement services REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at kgore@nvna.org to for more information.

praying hands candle

Wellness – Tai Chi  & Yoga Classes

As part of our mission to support community wellness, we offer free tai chi classes & yoga to people facing serious illness, survivors and their caregivers.

Yoga 4 Cancer (y4c) starts Thursday, September 19, 2019. The class will meet every Thursday at 11:00am at 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell on the first floor. This class is free to all cancer patients and survivors.

To sign up or request more information, please contact Amy Smith at 781-659-2342 or asmith@nvna.org

Teacher: Linda Menard, y4c trained

tai chi

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

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