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

Braintree – Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 PM
– 7:00 PM at Sunrise Senior Living of Braintree, 618 Granite
Street, Braintree, MA

Norwell – Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 10:30
AM – 12:00 PM at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive,
Norwell, MA

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

Braintree and Norwell Facilitator: Joan Wright, CDP, 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 AM to 11:00 AM 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 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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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Aug 7 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hingham Council on Aging
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Town Hall
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
Aug 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
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
Aug 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 4:40 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Village at Proprietors Green
Aug 8 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
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Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Norwell Council on Aging
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Melanoma Support Group 6:00 pm
Melanoma Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Aug 14 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
Aug 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Cargivers 5:30 pm
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Cargivers @ Sunrise Senior Living
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
Alzheimer's/Dementia Cargivers @ Sunrise Senior Living
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 11:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
Aug 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Aug 21 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Aug 28 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Bereavement Support Groups

  • Spouse/Partner Loss
  • Adults Grieving the Loss of a Parent
  • Adults Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child (18+)
  • General Adult Lost

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 and Yoga Classes

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

Tai Chi and Yoga Information: Amy Smith asmith@nvna.org

Pre-diabetes Nutrition Support Group

This group is for adults who might be at risk for Type 2 diabetes. This group will cover a variety of topics including healthy eating, how to control blood glucose, obtaining a healthy body weight, ways to increase physical activity, and everything in-between. Meg Estoff RD, MPH will focus on the small changes that can make a big impact. Each 90-minute group will introduce a new topic, followed by group discussions to support change, while improving overall health and quality of life.  The group will meet every first and third Monday at 9:30AM at 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell. Facilitator:  Meg Estoff at MEstoff@nvna.org

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Support Group

This support group is designed for individuals diagnosed with, or at risk for CVD, and covers all topics including nutrition, physical activity, lifestyle modification, stress management, and medication management. Each 90-minute group will combine education and group discussion with the goal of decreasing risk and improving health and quality of life. Group This group meets every second and fourth Monday at 9:30AM . Facilitator Meg Estoff RD, MPH at MEstoff@nvna.org.

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