April 13, 2022
News from The Boston Home
The Boston Home garden is in bloom!
Mental Health
Awareness Month Webinar
presented by EMD Serono
Thursday, May 19th, 12-1 PM
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, The Boston Home will host a webinar focusing on strategies for managing the social and emotional challenges faced by people with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological disorders.

Alex Burnham, Director of The Boston Home Institute and Rehabilitation Services, and Liz Gee, The Boston Home's Director of Social Services, will moderate the conversation with experts in the field, including Dr. David Rintell, Ed.D., and Dr. David Bullis, Ph.D. Topics discussed will include trends in managing mental health concerns among people with chronic progressive illness and observed impacts on existing residents and patients specifically in light of exacerbations in anxiety and depression following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featured Speakers:
Dr. David P. Bullis, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Medicine, Mass General Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital
Dr. David Rintell, Ed.D., Trustee of The Boston Home, Vice President,
Head of Patient Advocacy, BridgeBio
Alex Burnham, MS, CCC-SLP, MSCS, Dir. of TBH Institute & Rehabilitation Services
Elizabeth Gee, LCSW, Director of Social Services
Join Us: The McCourt Foundation Boston Waterfront 5K
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10 AM Race Start
1 Black Falcon Ave., Boston, Flynn Cruiseport
The Boston Home is delighted to be one of a small group of nonprofit organizations invited to bring a team to the McCourt Foundation's Boston Waterfront 5K, to be held on Saturday, June 18th at Boston's Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. All funds raised by The Boston Home's team of runners and walkers will go directly to support life-enhancing programs at The Boston Home! You can help by joining our team and participating in the 5K, or by donating to support our team.

The McCourt Foundation (TMF) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of patients and families affected by health-challenges within the neurology community and beyond by supporting neurology research, hosting educational forums, and using events as a platform to raise funds for charity partners. The Boston Waterfront 5K offers a unique race course with over a mile of running along the water and a fantastic post-race celebration with music, beer garden, and much more!
Hunt Family
Aviary Dedication
On Wednesday, April 6th, The Boston Home was proud to welcome the family of Jean and Jim Hunt, Jr. as well as a small circle of close friends, for the dedication of our new aviary.
The aviary is dedicated "in honor of Jean and James W. Hunt, Jr. in loving memory of Matthew Austin Hunt, a beloved resident of The Boston Home."

The aviary is home to a beautiful community of finches and canaries whose daily chatter and activities are a great source of enjoyment and delight for residents and staff.

Thank you, Jim and Jean, for your outstanding commitment to The Boston Home!
Jean and Jim Hunt, Jr. cut the ribbon at the dedication of The Boston Home's new aviary.
Celebrating a Perfect Survey!
The Boston Home earned high marks on our most recent Department of Public Health survey!

In celebration of earning a perfect survey score, staff were treated to a special luncheon, and staff and residents will be receiving a t-shirt. The t-shirt, which honors the teamwork shown by staff and residents throughout the pandemic, features a beautiful painting of a cresting wave painted by Wanda, a talented resident artist who enjoys participating in the watercolor program.

Congratulations to all and many thanks for your outstanding work!

Photo: Wanda holds a t-shirt featuring her painting of a wave.
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