Walk to End Alzheimers a Huge Success

   The final donations have all been calculated and the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimers was a huge success. Beacon Adult Foster Care was proud to take part in this event. Together we raised over $500.00 in sponsorships and donations for the Massachusetts /New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimers Association. All together, a total of over

Beacon AFC says Goodbye to a Friend

Friday, October 14th was the last day at work for one of our nurses, Lynn Ostapow. Lynn is moving out of state and will be missed greatly. Those of you who had Lynn as your registered nurse know her as a compassionate, caring person who is devoted to the welfare of her clients and caregivers. We at

8th Annual Womens’ HIV Health Conference in Acushnet

The 8th Annual Womens’ HIV Health Conference, “This Could Never Happen to Me; Sex in Our City” will be held at Century House in Acushnet, on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 from 8:30 am- 3:00 pm. The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martha Sanchez, an HIV/Hepatitis C specialist  from the Greater New Bedford Community Health

South Coast SRA presents Alzheimers/Dementia Issues and Behavioral Management

 On Monday, October 17th, the South Coast Senior Resource Association is sponsoring a seminar on Alzheimers/Dementia Issues and Behavioral Management, to be hosted at Atria Senior Living in Fairhaven, MA. The featured speaker is Dr. Peter Ham, LMHC; MA. Dr. Ham is a professional Alzheimers consultant and is Director of the Professional Counseling Center in

Beacon AFC at Two Upcoming Events!

The New Bedford Rehabilitiation Hospital is holding their 7th Annual Health Expo this Thursday, September 22nd from 12pm-4pm. This event if free and open to all. The NBRH staff and other licensed medical professionals will be conducting complimentary health screenings, filling out health care proxy forms and much more. There will be raffle prizes and complimentary refreshments

Beacon AFC to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Beacon Adult Foster Care is joining the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease by participating in the Southeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s! This event takes place at  Bristol Community College in Fall River, Sunday October 2nd, 2011. Full details of the event can be found here. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the

September is National Recovery Month

This September marks the 22nd Annual National Recovery Month,  a national observance  that honors individuals in long-term recovery and the treatment and recovery service providers that make recovery possible. National Recovery Month reminds Americans that treatment for chemical and alcohol dependence is effective , and that people can and do recover. It is a celebration of the accomplishments

It’s hot!

And it’s about to get a lot hotter. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for most of Massachusetts for at least the next three days. Temperatures are supposed to be above 90 degrees all over the state, with high humidity likely making Thursday and Friday feel like it’s over 100. In other

Two more brave SRA members to jump for charity!

Tomorrow is the big day! Southcoast Senior Resource Association members Ray Melanson (Next Monitoring) and Mike Kennedy (iReverse Home Loans) will now be joined by SRA president Tabitha Tripp (Tender Hearts Home Health Care) and SRA member Valerie Gresh (Shifting Sands Transitions, LLC)  in the skydive to benefit Coastline Elderly Services caregiver program! It’s not

Beacon AFC celebrates our first anniversary!

Beacon Adult Foster Care, Inc. is celebrating our first anniversary today!  It has truly been an amazing year and we have much to celebrate and be grateful for. We would like to thank all our members and caregivers, family and friends for all the help and support you have given us throughout our first year.

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