NVNA Supports

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Here for You

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, health screenings, and informational forums.

Support Groups

NOTICE:  While some NVNA SUPPORTS groups have resumed in-person sessions, some groups are still being held virtually. Please contact the individual group facilitator for details.

A telephone screening is necessary for enrollment for support groups. For your safety we are providing phone screenings phone/virtual groups and virtual/phone individual grief counseling sessions. While some of our NVNA SUPPORTS groups are unable to meet in person for safety right now, our team continues to support our community. Our bereavement support groups continue to meet, some virtually and some in-person.

Specific Diagnosis

Alzheimer's / Dementia Caregivers

Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s/Dementia meet via Zoom on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

 

Please contact Joan Wright at jwright@nvna.org for a link to the Zoom meeting and to request more information. 

Arthritis Exercise Group

Norwell: Meets in person every Wednesday from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Norwell Senior Center, 293 Pine Street, Norwell.

Scituate: Meets in person every Monday at 9:30am at the Scituate Senior Center, 333 First Parish Road, Scituate.

Diabetes Support

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

Please contact Diabetes Group Leader Claire Kennedy, RD at CKennedy@nvna.org.

Cancer Support

Oncology Support Group

Offered Tuesdays from 5:00pm – 6:00pm via Zoom. For more information contact Elizabeth Spaulding,  LICSW, at espaulding@nvna.org.

 

Oncology Men’s Support Group

Offered the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm via Zoom. For more information contact Frank McCaffrey, LICSW, at francismac7171@gmail.com.

Brain Aneurysm Support

Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm – 7:00pm. Meetings are held in person, with an option to join via Zoom.

 

Free to South Shore residents, the group provides patients, survivors and family members with educational tools and emotional support. The goal  is to  alleviate fears and concerns through education and group discussions. Topics include the origin of brain aneurysms and AVMs, treatment, prognosis, recovery, and coping with the “new” you. Trained clinicians facilitate the group.

Contact Brain Aneurysm Group Facilitators Bernadette Ward, PT, CDP at bward@nvna.org or Anne-Marie Powers, PT, CDP, at apowers@nvna.org.

Parkinson’s Support

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.

 

In-person group meets at 110 Fitness, 200 Weymouth St., Rockland on the first Thursday of the month from 10:00am – 11:00am.

 

Zoom Support Group meets via Zoom  the third Thursday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Contact Joan Wright at jwright@nvna.org for a link to the Zoom meeting and to request information.

Support When

It's Needed


Certified Dementia Practitioner Joan Wright discusses support groups for caregivers.