Saturday, January 5, 2013
Please take just a couple of minutes to help shovel for elderly residents in West Roxbury.
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Saturday, January 5
Ethos, a non-profit that provides healthy living programs and services for seniors, needs your help! During the winter months, the seniors we serve may become isolated in their homes, due to snowy and icy conditions. Ethos is recruiting volunteers to help provide snow clearing assistance for elders in West Roxbury. Please consider helping out. If you or your group could adopt just one or two households, it would make all the difference to an elder in your neighborhood. If you have the capability and the interest to help elders with snow removal, please contact Meg Licht at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-522-6700 ext. 323.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Ethos' AgeWell West Roxbury program is designed to help senior citizens age while living well in their own homes.
On Dec. 18, Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury held its annual holiday luncheon at the Elks Hall in West Roxbury. Senior citizens fom all around the Boston area came to meet with friends, listen to holiday music, eat, and celebrate another year for Ethos' aging-in-place initiative -AgeWell West Roxbury. The following photos are from Ethos' Facebook page.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Due to the high demand for the Families in Need program, donations are being sought to offset additional costs.
For those of you who may not know about the Family in Need effort, for many years, the West Roxbury Business and Professional Association, in coordination with the West Roxbury YMCA, Ethos /AgeWell West Roxbury, and our Boston Police Department, identify a list of families and seniors who need holiday groceries at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We then work with Roche Bros. who offers us consideration on the cost and then bags up the groceries and turkeys for us for distribution. A group of volunteers from the business, non-profit and residential communities then make the deliveries. We also identify one or two families with greater needs and “adopt” them, offering them assistance as well as presents from the business and residential …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Gardens at Gethsemane hosted the BBQ.
On June 7, more than 200 seniors and their caregivers celebrated at the Ethos' 2nd Annual BBQ for Seniors and Caregivers at the Gardens at Gethsemane. Participants enjoyed music, food, dancing, games, and raffles. Volunteers from Home Deport helped serve the food.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Please check on your West Roxbury elderly neighbors during the heat wave.
With temperatures expected in the 90s today and this week, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory. Ethos, the elder services non-profit, would like to remind everyone to be safe during this hot and potentially dangerous weather. Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. Drink plenty of fluids, wear loose fitting clothing and avoid outdoor physical activity. If you are 65 years of age or older, have a friend or relative, call to check on you during the heat wave. If you know someone in this age group, especially those who do not have air conditioning or who spend much of their time alone, check on them at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Friday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and Ethos used a unique way to highlight the day.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and to mark the occasion, a group of senior citizens performed a flash mob dance at Roche Brosto draw attention to the physical, emotional or sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, abandonment or self-neglect that many seniors secretly face." Around 10 a.m. on Friday, Ethos staff, volunteers and seniors stopped what they were doing at the supermarket to bring awareness to elder abuse. Daily in Massachusetts, there are 54 reports of suspected elder abuse (20,000 per year), according figures reported in 2011 by Mass Home Care, an elder services advocacy group. In Boston alone, there were more than 7,000 cases of suspected elder abuse reported from 2008 to 2012, according to Ethos, who is …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Senior citizens are welcome to attend the Senior Prom tomorrow noon to 3 p.m. at the Irish Social Club on Park Street.
Are you a senior citizen looking for some fun tomorrow? Maybe you're mother, father, grandmother or great aunt is looking for some fun - so check out Ethos' annual Senior Prom. Ethos in celebrating Older Americans Month with its annual Senior Prom featuring lunch, dancing and door prizes. This year’s theme is “A Night in Paris,” so please wear your best night-on-the-town or Paris-inspired attire. To RSVP, call Raymond Santos, community relations director, 617-477-6724 or email email@example.com. This year, seniors from all around Boston can join in at the Irish Social Club of Boston in West Roxbury on Wednesday, from noon to 3 p.m. SeniorPalooza has been full of monthlong activities, complete with educational programs, physical…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Ethos' free upcoming workshop is six weeks long, and pre-registration is required.
Ethos is offering a free 6-week workshop for caregivers. Powerful Tools for Caregivers will take place on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. and starts on June 4. As a caregiver you will learn: This workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Call Leslie Ahern at 617-477-6676. The workshop will take place at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, 1245 Centre Street, West Roxbury For more information on Ethos, click here.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Massachusetts House of Representatives restores funding for naturally occurring retirement communities.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release. Ethos, the elder services non-profit that operates AgeWell West Roxbury, said today that the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to restore funding for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCS), which was cut by 50 percent under the budget Governor Deval Patrick submitted to the legislature. NORCs are high-impact, low-cost “aging-in-place” models that allow elders to continue living independently in their homes, reducing the utilization of costly nursing home care. Nursing homes cost for each senior costs Massachusetts taxpayers $46,500 per year, whereas home care costs taxpayers only $18,000 per year, yielding almost $30,000 per year in savings for every elder who ages …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
West Roxbury Rocks 2012 went down at the Irish Social Club of Boston and raised funds for AgeWell West Roxbury.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
AgeWell West Roxbury celebrated its 5th anniversary on March 24 with the fundraising event West Roxbury Rocks. Check out this video of the event held at the Irish Social Club of Boston, which featured food, music and dancing. The proceeds raised went to the AgeWell West Roxbury program, a part of the non-profit Ethos organization. AgeWell West Roxbury is a program to help people age in place, and features educational workshops, exercise and balance programs, social events, all offered free or at minimal cost to senior citizens.