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

Free Audiologist (Hearing) Lecture June 3 – Learn More

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.

Free Workshop: Preparing for Aging Parents – October 2 LEARN MORE 

To register, email Anne-Marie Powers at apowers@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.

Care Resources and Planning Program Flyer

Upcoming Support Groups

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Oct 1 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hingham Council on Aging
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Town Hall
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Fairing Way
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Preparing for Aging Parents Workshop 6:30 pm
Preparing for Aging Parents Workshop
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Preparing for Aging Parents Workshop
The workshop is presented by: NVNA and Hospice,  Elder Living Advisors and  Senior Resource Center Inc. Door prize R.S.V.P. to Anne-Marie Powers  apowers@nvna.org Space is limited […]
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Diabetes Support Group 10:00 am
Diabetes Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ The Elms
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Cherry Hill II
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Oct 8 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
Oct 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Oncology Support Group 9:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group @ NVNA and Hospice
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 4:40 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Village at Proprietors Green
Oct 9 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
Brain Aneurysm Support Group 6:30 pm
Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Melanoma Support Group 6:00 pm
Melanoma Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Oct 15 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 11:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Realtor Open House – Pat Roche Hospice Home 9:00 am
Realtor Open House – Pat Roche Hospice Home @ Pat Roche Hospice House
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
You are Invited to an Open House at the South Shore’s only non-profit Hospice Home of its kind. The Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham provides […]
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Memorial Service : Afternoon of Remembrance 4:00 pm
Memorial Service : Afternoon of Remembrance @ Linden Ponds - PAC
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Memorial Service : Afternoon of Remembrance @ Linden Ponds - PAC
Save-the-Date for our Memorial Service:  Afternoon of Remembrance Sunday October 20, 4 p.m. We invite all who have lost a loved one in the last year […]
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Oct 22 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Halifax Town Hall
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Oct 29 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Yoga 4 Cancer 11:00 am
Yoga 4 Cancer @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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

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. 

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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