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NVNA and Hospice Community Outreach Programs, Norwell MA

"Extraordinary care beyond measure."
– Family in homecare

Community Outreach

With our roots firmly planted in the community, NVNA and Hospice has always offered education and support to the public, either in anticipation of a need (e.g. Emergency Preparedness Education) or in response to an issue or concern (e.g. support groups for Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Brain Aneurysm). Our programs are offered to all the communities we serve, from Milton to Plymouth, and include blood pressure clinics, support groups, disease-specific education, health screenings, flu shot clinics, and informational forums.

In addition, we have specialty programs designed for people with chronic diseases. The goal for each is to motivate and empower the person to manage their condition, live the best possible quality of life, safely and independently at home. These are taught by clinicians trained and certified in the respective areas of expertise.

Included among these programs are:

Specialty Programs

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program – taught by a clinician.


Click here for all our ongoing weekly and monthly programs or call 781.659.2342 for more information

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Program - evidenced-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

Legacy Chat, our offshoot of the national oral history project, StoryCorps Legacy, is offered to our patients, families and caregivers.

NVNA and Hospice is a Community Partner with Honoring Choices® Massachusetts to help patients and families initiate and develop a healthcare plan that reflects their values, wishes and choices for healthcare and living needs throughout their adult years. Incorporating Honoring Choices’ Who’s Your Agent?SM kit, we help adults understand and exercise their right to appoint a health care agent in a Health Care Proxy, design their own specific plan, and explore and discuss other initiatives such as Power of Attorney, Personal Directives and other healthcare guidelines.

Click here for programs for people inpacted by cancer, or call Cancer Support Community at 781.610.1490

Support Groups
For Alzheimer’s Caregivers only

Caregivers of all stages of Alzheimer’s Support Group – meets the second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am -12:00 noon at Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA.

Caregivers of all stages of Alzheimer’s Support Group - meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at NVNA and Hospice in Pinehills, One Village Green North, Suite 123, Plymouth.  

Meetings are facilitated by trained, certified Alzheimer’s professionals and offer information and resources, education and support, strategies and techniques for caring and coping with caregiving issues. These groups are open to all South Shore caregivers who are specifically caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related form of dementia.

For individuals dealing with a specific disease and their caregivers:

Diabetes Support Group – meets the first Monday of the month from 10:00 to 11:00 am at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, September - May. Open to all South Shore residents, the group includes both people with diabetes and caregivers and provides support, information and networking opportunities. Each month meeting features a different topic to help persons with diabetes manage their condition.

Brain Aneurysm Support Group – meets the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm 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 origin of brain aneurysms and AVMs, treatment and prognosis, recovery, and coping with the “new” you. Trained clinicians facilitate the group.

For individuals coping with a loss:

Bereavement Support Group – is an eight-week program open to all South Shore residents who have suffered a loss within the past year. (Not limited to families of Norwell VNA and Hospice patients) A licensed Bereavement Coordinator, who can be reached at 781-659-2342 leads the program. Program is offered at Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA.


Community Support Resources

NVNA Works nvnaworks.org

Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org

Alzheimer's Association Virtual Library Alzheimer's Virtual Library

Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org/MA/

Brain Aneurysm Foundation www.bafound.org

Cancer Support Community Massachusetts South Shore www.cancersupportcommunityma.org

Geriatric Care Managers of New England www.gcmnewengland.org/

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers www.caremanager.org

Honoring Choices http://www.honoringchoicesmass.com/

Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts www.hospicefed.org

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization www.nhpco.org

National Family Caregivers Association www.thefamilycaregiver.org

Old Colony Elder Services oldcolonyelderservices.org

South Shore Elder Services www.sselder.org

Bridges by Epoch www.BridgesbyEPOCH.com

Welch Healthcare Assisted Living www.welchhrg.com

Mass ALFA www.massalfa.org


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Continuing Education Program Approval

Date: 6/22/17

The following program has been approved for continuing education credit:

Title: The Journey… Understanding Palliative vs Hospice Care

Sponsoring person or organization: NVNA and Hospice

Date(s): June 27, 2017

Location: Weymouth, MA.

Presented by: Catherine M. Harrington, RN.

Professions approved:

_X_ Social Workers _X_ Nurses

Number of CE hours credit per program: 2.0

Approval Number: 88100

Approved for:

Anne-Marie Powers

NVNA and Hospice

120 Longwater Dr

Norwell, MA 02061

Commonwealth Educational Seminars

1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd

Marstons Mills, MA 02648

(800) 376-3345 – Fax: (508) 420-3360

CommonwealthSeminars.com     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.