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.

Cooking for One – Join our free January class

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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Blood Pressure Screening 9:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Fairing Way
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House
Jan 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Diabetes Support Group 10:00 am
Diabetes Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ The Elms
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Cherry Hill II
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Jan 7 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hingham Council on Aging
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Town Hall
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group @ NVNA and Hospice
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
Jan 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
Brain Aneurysm Support Group 6:30 pm
Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Jan 14 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
Jan 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Jan 21 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 10:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA ELLIS, LICSW FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE GROUP
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Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Halifax Town Hall
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Jan 28 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PLEASE CONTACT BARBARA ELLIS, LICSW FOR INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE GROUP
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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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