The Early Learning Center
October 13 - 6:15 PM
Open to All Interested Community Members
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We provide high quality early education in a nurturing, play-based, emergent curriculum, emphasizing childrens' interests. We help develop social and emotional skills and cognitive development for children, three months to five years old. Many of our families speak multiple languages. We provide personalized child care from 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
The Early Learning Center (ELC) continues to thrive under the new leadership of Sarah Montoya, the ELC Program Director. As a bilingual educator, Sarah brings a wealth of experience as a Board member of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children, and 25 years in early childhood education as a teacher and a leader.
Building Trust for Decision Making
Tuesday October 26th, 2021
October Training Opportunity!
9:30AM - 11:30AM EST Both Days
Online via Zoom
Description: Community engagement looked very different over the last year and a half. Coalitions and community organizers found creative ways to engage people in both traditional (flyers, phone calls) and non-traditional ways (Twitter, LinkedIn, virtual community meetings). What this past year demonstrated was the importance of community, and of maintaining relationships and connection with one another. In this training, facilitators explore community engagement through the lens of participatory decision making, delving into how we can build trust with community members and ensure their voices are leading the conversation when it comes to making decisions. Participants will be asked to consider the offered strategies, tools, and resources for both in-person & virtual community engagement work.
Topics: How community engagement can facilitate decision making, especially in a virtual space, how to build trust through community engagement.
Trainers: Kelly Danckert and Jamiah Tappin, Health Resources in Action
Audience: Coalition leaders and members, community members, and public health professionals.
Participants will be able to:
Identify promising practices for building trust with community members.
Discuss how building trust may (or may not) look different when comparing in-person and virtual community engagement.
Learn frameworks for bringing community voice into decision-making processes.
Farmers Market Coupons for Brookline Residents
The Brookline Department of Public Health announces it has received a $43,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation that will help make the Brookline Farmers’ Market more accessible to low-income families.
The grant will provide 500 Brookline residents and their families with coupons to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables as well as other food products during the 2021 farmers’ market season. Individuals and families of two will receive $40 in coupons while households of three or more will receive $80 in coupons. Coupons will be valid at the Farmers’ Market through Thursday, Oct. 28.
Beginning in mid-August, staff from the Brookline Department of Public Health will schedule registration dates at the Brookline Senior Center and various BHA sites to register people who qualify for the program.
Information on the location and times to sign up for the program will be available at www.brooklinema.gov/health or by calling 617-730-2295. Coupon books for the Farmers’ Market will be distributed at the time of registration.
A collaboration between CHNA 18 and McLean Hospital: Supporting Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19.
CHNA 18, via McLean Hospital, has provided funds to several organizations to support mental health in our communities, with a focus on Waltham. Click HERE to see the full list of programs, and check out one of the new programs below!
Click to receive your free brochure
Annual Good Shepherd Institute Dinner:
Love Is Not A Zero Sum Game: Losing My Wife to Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
October 27, 2021
Join us for our Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker: Tom Keane
Last year, Tom featured two pieces in Boston Globe Magazine in January and October, respectively, that initially chronicled his experience of losing his wife to early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and subsequently discussed his grief and what helped him feel less alone. “How could my wife have Alzheimer’s? She was only 56?” Keane writes, as he chronicles the 7 years from recognizing her early onset signs of confusion, to neurologists and researchers, memory care facilities, and ultimately her death.Tom’s unguarded account of his experience as his wife’s caregiver and the decisions you have to make touch on feelings of isolation and loneliness, the continued new realities of daily life as her disease progresses, and what we make from the experience of grief.
The Boston Marriott Newton (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA
5:45pm Registration & Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Dinner & Evening Program
8:30pm VIP Reception
What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Is Depressed
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
7:00 to 8:30 PM ET/
4:00 to 5:30 PM PT
In this webinar, Dr. Chris Segrin shares how caregivers can communicate effectively with a loved one about their depression, manage conflict, maintain their own boundaries, and offer hope to a person living with depression.
Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on demand after it airs. After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and you'll receive a free copy of 60-page handbook - Helping Someone Living with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Families and Caregivers.
Can't attend the live webinar? Register today to submit your questions and watch the recorded webinar after it airs.
NWH is seeking to award a single grant to a community-based organization or collaborative of organizations focused on addressing housing insecurity within NWH’s primary service area.
Click below for more information.
Watch one-minute video in English and in Spanish that shows memory cafés in action, including virtual and in-person cafés. Please share this with anyone who would like to know what a memory café is all about!
LISTEN: The Troubling Trend of Suicide in Young Children.
A Conversation with Jon Mattleman.
COVID-19 Scheduling Resource
Line is available by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone in MA on Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm, currently serving residents 75+. Translation available.
Mass 211's information & referral line remains open 24/7 for all other human service needs.