Sherrill House Hires Two Nursing Leaders

Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center recently announced the hiring of two nursing leaders. • Dawn Collins, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing
• Eileen Carr, RN, MDS Nurse for Clinical Reimbursement
“The two new additions to our organization have deep experience in nursing and long-term care, and they share a passion for providing quality care for older adults,” said Patrick J. Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer of Sherrill House. “We are thrilled to welcome Dawn Collins and Eileen Carr as important parts of our committed team who focus on upholding an exceptional standard of care and services to those we serve.”

Dawn Collins brings 22 years of experience as a nurse leader in long-term care centers in Massachusetts and Florida. Prior to her position at Sherrill House, Collins held various nursing leadership roles, including director of nursing, in skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers in the Boston region. She received an associate degree in nursing from Quincy College, a bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Education degree in health and wellness from American College of Education.

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Community Servings Completes $25 Million Renovation and Expansion Project

Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, celebrated the completion of a $25 million kitchen expansion and three-story addition project at its longtime home in Jamaica Plain.  

With the opening of a 31,000-square-foot food campus, Community Servings plans to double the number of people involved in its volunteer programs and triple production of its scratch-made meals. The nonprofit is now well-positioned to expand its service footprint statewide and will soon begin feeding even more critically and chronically ill individuals and their families across Massachusetts. Community Servings is now prepared to meet new demand from a state-led initiative that will provide health-related nutrition supports to certain patients beginning in January 2020. “For 30 years, we’ve been focused on bringing nutritious, scratch-made, medically tailored meals to our neighbors in need.

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Urbano Project Holiday Open House on Dec. 14

Urbano Project kicks off its 10th Anniversary Celebration with a free holiday open house on Dec. 14th. The Urbano Project invites the community into their studio/gallery for behind-the-scenes exhibition tours, a family-friendly drop-in origami workshop with Artist-in-Residence Erin Genia, a bookmaking class demonstration by Artist-in-Residence Rachel Allen and her Youth Artist Project students. There will be live music, drinks, holiday snacks, and lots of cool prints created by Urbano’s artists for sale. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Urbano’s 10th anniversary.

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Why I’m Running The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

The Boston Marathon will be here once again before you know! I am beyond proud to be a Jamaica Plain resident, running with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team (DFMC). One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These funds are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research and I invite you to consider donating what you can to help me reach my ambitious goal to give back to this group. I'd like to dedicate the 2020 Boston Marathon in memory of a close family friend who passed away in 2016 – an optimistic, strong individual I got to know through my mother – Sherry Blanchette Lapointe.

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