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West Roxbury Rocks May 30th!

Ethos’ annual West Roxbury Rocks fundraiser for AgeWell West Roxbury is right around the corner. Learn More!

West Roxbury Rocks sponsors and host committee members announced

This year’s West Roxbury Rocks event promises to be the biggest and best yet thanks the continued support of our title sponsor, The Gardens at Gethsemane; our sponsors Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Emily’s Catering and Masona Grill; and the many business and community leaders who are serving on our host and organizing committees

Host Committee members for this year’s West Roxbury Rocks include Jane Ashley, Lois Baho, John Burke, Helen Connors, State Representative Ed Coppinger, Jan Crosby, Reverend Charles B. Flaherty, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, Anne Fleche, Shelly & Frederick Gillis, The Lord Mayor of West Roxbury Richard Gormley, Rickie Harvey, Suffolk County Clerk Magistrate Maura Hennigan, Jim Hennigan III, Karen Hickman, Michael Iceland, Suzie Kaytis, Margaret Kelley, Marion Kelly, Kristina Lentz, Theresa Lynn, Alan MacKinnon, Sally Muspratt, Carol Nesson Esq., City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Bill Parent, Ray Porfillio, Ginny Rush, State Senator Mike Rush, Maurice & Penny Sullivan, John Tobin, Tom & Barbara Van Dyke, Olivia Waishek, Shirley Walsh and Carole White.

Event Organizing Committee members include Bill Allen, Mary Mulvey Jacobson, Gwynne Morgan, Phoebe O’Mara, Jonathan Pozner and Dorothy Sullivan.

Click here to learn more about West Roxbury Rocks, sign up to be a sponsor, place an ad in the event program book, reserve a table or purchase tickets.

Ethos thanks volunteers at annual appreciation event

Ethos held its annual volunteer appreciation event on April 4, 2014 at Doyle’s Café in Jamaica Plain. Over the past year alone, over 1620 group volunteers, and 769 individual volunteers have supported seniors in some capacity through Ethos.

More than 38,000 hours have been donated by Ethos’ dedicated volunteers who have served meals at Community Cafés, made friendly visits, delivered meals on Thanksgiving, shoveled snow, raked leaves, helped with financial management, served on our Board of Directors, or filled many other roles, and proven that our community can help seniors age in place.

Thank you to all of Ethos’ volunteers; we could not do this work without you!

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Need help with prescription drug costs?

Prescription Advantage may be your answer!  Prescription Advantage is a state-run program which helps many seniors pay for their prescription drugs.  Eligibility is based on income only and there is no asset limit! Help is available from the SHINE program.  Trained SHINE volunteer counselors offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare or Medicare eligible.

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Dale Mitchell Appointed to state LGBT Aging Commission

Ethos’ Executive Director, Dale Mitchell, has been appointed to a special state commission on long-term care needs of older the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

“I am honored to serve the state to help reduce isolation, prevent abuse and exploitation, and improve access to service while promoting independence and self-determination, among LGBT older adults,” said Dale Mitchell, executive director of Ethos. In addition to Ethos, Mr. Mitchell is representing Mass Home Care, a statewide trade association of 27 Aging Services Access Points and Area Agencies on Aging.

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Patrice Gattozzi joins the Ethos healthy aging team

Patrice Gattozzi, a 20 year resident of Hyde Park, has joined Ethos’ as Healthy Aging Program Coordinator, and will be working to grow the organization’s AgeWell West Roxbury program and other initiatives focused on keeping seniors healthy and independent.

For the past five years Patrice served as the Executive Director of Hyde Park Main Streets and was part of the organization for ten years.  She is an active member of the Hyde Park Community Center Board of Directors and a Cooperator for the Blue Hills Bank in Hyde Park. During her tenure at Main Streets she gained a deep understanding of the economic needs and the importance of helping her community work together in order to get things done.

West Roxbury Rocks 2014

A Celebration to Benefit Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury

Friday, May 30, 2014

6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Irish Social Club of Boston

119 Park Street

West Roxbury, MA 02132


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Volunteer Opportunities

Make a senior smile! Volunteers have been a critical component of our mission since 1973.  We invite you to join a committed corps of volunteers who each day demonstrate the meaning of care, compassion and community for hundreds of homebound elders.

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Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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