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Our Mission
BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s mission is to be a trusted partner in providing an array of services and programs to older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities to support their independence and dignity.

BayPath offers home care and related services enabling people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity. 
 
Founded in 1977 as a nonprofit corporation, BayPath has 40 years of experience serving and advocating for the needs of older adults as a designated Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point and a designated Area Agency on Aging.  
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Our Services
Our Service Area
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. serves the following communities:

Ashland
Dover
Framingham
Holliston
Hopkinton
Hudson
Marlborough
Natick
Northborough
Sherborn
Southborough
Sudbury
Wayland
Westborough  
Welcome Aboard
BayPath continues to expand to meet the needs of its consumers and programs, and this month the agency has welcomed another new face to our staff.
 
Karen Reid-Williams comes aboard as a GSSC in the Senior Care Options program.

Congratulations and welcome aboard.

New Roles
In addition to the newcomers to the agency, BayPath also will have some familiar faces taking on new and bigger roles.
 
This past year's Employee of the Year Kim Ketron has been promoted from her role in Home Care to the position of Office Manager/Executive Assistant, while Case Manager Denisse Gould has been promoted to the position of AFC Program Manager.
 
Congratulations to both of them as well for their well-earned advancements.
Sailing On
BayPath has long followed a special tradition to recognize the dedication, selflessness and passion of its staff.

At each month's staff meeting, a staff member is chosen to receive the coveted sailboat. It
is awarded to a staff member who deserves some special recognition for their efforts. Adding significance is the fact that the current holder of the sailboat gets to select the next winner, so this is an honor bestowed by a fellow staff member who sees their co-worker's special contributions every day.

At the October staff meeting, the previous recipients, receptionists Ellen Peters and Laura Quinlan, passed the sailboat on to Nursing Administrative Aide Laurie Towle for her dedicated work in both the Nursing Department and throughout the agency.

Congratulations to Towle and to all of the former, and future, winners of this unique honor.

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Caregiver Corner
Caregiver Program hosting event with author Deborah Strafuss on Nov. 29
November is National Family Caregivers Month, and the theme for this National Family Caregivers Month November in 2017 is "Caregiving Around the Clock."

Caregiving can be a 24-hour a day/7-day a week job. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer's or a child with special needs can be non-stop, and providing care around the clock can crowd out other important
areas of life.

Join us as we mark the occasion with an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do.

The night will feature a talk by Deborah Strafuss, author of "On Angels' Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer's with My Mother."

It will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at BayPath Elder Services (33 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA) in the first-floor board room.

Please RSVP to BayPath Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego at 508-573-7239 or arego@baypath.org.

The event is free and open to all. There will be refreshments and a book raffle.

November, 2017

Celebrating Four Decades of Service
State Representative Carmine Gentile reads a proclamation celebrating BayPath's 40 years of service while fellow lawmakers Danielle Gregoire, James Eldridge and Hannah Kane and BayPath Executive Director Christine Alessandro (center) look on at the year's Annual Meeting Breakfast.

BayPath marks its 40th anniversary, honors community leaders and staff at agency's Annual Meeting Breakfast  
BayPath Employee of the Year Kim Ketron (left) and Board President Carol DeRienzo. 
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. celebrated four decades of dedicated service to the community with its 40th Annual Meeting Breakfast on Halloween morning at The Courtyard by Marriott Marlborough.
 
The event featured welcoming remarks from BayPath Board President Carol DeRienzo, a keynote speech from Former Executive Director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Roseanne DiStefano and opening and closing remarks from BayPath Executive Director Christine Alessandro.
 
The breakfast provided an oppor tunity to honor some of the people who helped make the past year a successful one for the agency and the people we serve. Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Westborough resident Alice Bonner received the Person of the Year Award, while George Barrette was the recipient of the Frances Borger Klempner Community Service Award. State Senator James Eldridge and State Representatives Carmine Gentile, Danielle Gregoire and Hannah Kane were also on hand to present BayPath with a state proclamation honoring the agency's 40 years of service.
 
Bill Grome of the Natick COA and Sally Eastman and Maureen Dickey of the Callahan Center in Framingham received Community Service Awards. BayPath also honored staff members celebrating one, five, 10, 15 and 20 years with the agency, while Kim Ketron was named the Outstanding Employee of the Year.
BayPath IT Manager Marie Spencer was honored for 20 years of dedicated work with the agency.  
Subaru Sharing the Love with BayPath
Subaru's Share the Love Event providing help to support BayPath's Meals on Wheels Program this holiday season
As a member of Meals on Wheels America, the Elder Nutrition Program at BayPath Elder Services is proud to participate in Subaru of America, Inc.'s annual Share the Love Event to help raise critical funds needed to support our local seniors. When you buy or lease a new Subaru this holiday season, we hope you'll choose Meals on Wheels as the recipient of a $250 donation. Learn more at  www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
 
On Thursday, November 16, BayPath Nutrition Supervisor Allison Park helped MetroWest Subaru kick off the Share the Love Event in our area, providing information and resources for area shoppers at the dealership's showroom in Natick. 

BayPath would like to express its appreciation to MetroWest Subaru for their generous support and to all of the people who stopped by our table on Thursday.
 
This is the 10th year running that the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the Subaru Share the Love Event . In the past nine years, Subaru of America has donated over $12 million to Meals on Wheels - that's the equivalent of more than 1.7 million meals to seniors across the country!
 
Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Because too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. Ten million seniors in America face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. This is simply unacceptable, which is why BayPath provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to the seniors of coverage area. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.
 
We're incredibly grateful to Subaru and its retailers for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve. With that in mind, we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about the Share the Love Event .
 
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
 
From November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer's choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this campaign, as a Member of Meals on Wheels America, BayPath will receive a share of the revenue earned in Massachusetts.  
 
If you're in the market for a new car, please look into the Share the Love Event to learn more. If you're not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends. A few quick and easy ways to do that:
 
-      Share this blog article!
-      Share our posts about Share the Love on Facebook.
 
And remember - this holiday season, you can ensure our senior neighbors are not forgotten when you buy or lease a new Subaru and select Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice.
 
BayPath Nutrition Supervisor Allison Park (center) is flanked by MetroWest Subaru's Josh (left) and Pete at the Share the Love Event.
A Happy Halloween in Marlborough
BayPath staffers and Marlborough Supportive Housing residents (left to right) Suzette Bernier, Nancy Courtemanche, Helen Brennan, Shirley Heffron, Anne Pike-LaMarche, Karen Basinet, Clifford Burns and Sally Swartz were all smiles at the program's Halloween pizza party on Oct. 27. 
 
Contributed by BayPath Nutrition Supervisor Anne Pike-LaMarche. Have news from your department or a staff member worthy of some recognition? Let us know about it for next month's BayPath Bulletin. Send us your updates.   
Who Says Dessert Can't Come First?
BayPath staffers begin checking out the bevy of treats available at the "Pie for Breakfast" event on Nov. 16. 
"Pie for Breakfast" helps BayPath staff get head start on holiday season
BayPath staffers aren't the type to wait around for a traditionally pie-centered holiday to arrive. They don't even wait for the traditional time of day to dig into some baked goodies.

So on Thursday, November 16, the FUN Committee hosted BayPath's inaugural "Pie for Breakfast" event after the monthly full staff meeting.

Staffers baked and bought a wide range of delicious pies, then proceeded to thoroughly enjoy a mid-morning feast of sweets exactly a week before the rest of the country will b e indulging in similar fare after turkey. To burn off some of those calories, staffers were then challenged to open either of two gift-wrapped presents while wearing oven mitts on both hands.
 
Thanks to all who participated in today's Pie for Breakfast Extravaganza, especially all the generous bakers (and shoppers) who brought in delicious treats and the FUN Committee members you put the whole shindig together.

And a special congrats to Stacey Lewis and Karen Reid Williams, who won our Oven-Mitt Present-Opening Challenge (patent pending). Both earned five dress-down day coupons for their triumphant efforts.
Karen Reid Williams celebrates her victory in the challenging contest to open a wrapped present while wearing oven mitts.
Thank you for taking the time to look through our newsletter, and please check out our website, www.baypath.org. Have news, information or feedback from a client that you want to see in our next newsletter? Let us know


BayPath Elder Services, Inc. is a member of the MetroWest ADRC,  
a partnership with HESSCO and the MetroWest Center for Independent Living.
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