News and Events
In addition to providing grants to organizations and individuals, the Marshall Home Fund supports and participates in various town activities that promote the well-being of older adults.
Aging in Place: What to know about emergency access
Come learn about aging in place and safety suggestions from first responders and health care professionals who need to access your home in an emergency. Emphasis will be on difficulties related to clutter conditions. This event is partially supported by a grant from the Marshall Home Fund to the Watertown Health Department for its Compassionate Connections program, a supportive care model addressing the issue of hoarding among older adults.
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 1:00-2:30
Location: Mastrangelo Room, Watertown Free Public Library
Free, open to the public
For more information, call Karin at Riverside Community Care, 617-969-4925, ext 5958
Watertown Farmers' Market
The Marshall Home Fund provided a 2018 grant to support transportation and SNAP matches for older adults visiting the Farmers' Market.
Dates: Thursdays from June 7 through October 18, 1:30-6:30 PM.
Location: Arsenal on Charles
Accepts SNAP/EBT and WIC/Senior FMNP
"You Are Here" Exhibition
The Mosesian Center for the Arts, one of the Marshall Home Fund's 2018 grantees, invites the public to its new exhibition of landscapes and cityscapes from around the world. MHF's co-president, Carole Katz, had two watercolors accepted into the exhibit--of Provence and Stockbridge. These exhibitions always feature a number of works by local older adults.
Dates: Exhibit runs until July 20.
Location: Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown 02472
For more information: http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/events
Aging Gracefully: An Intergenerational Arts Program Brings Together Students in Health Professions with Older Adults
Interested in innovative intergenerational programs? Virginia Commonwealth University offers the students in its health professions courses (physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, etc.) an opportunity to interact with older adults, a population they will eventually serve. The students and older adults take a variety of visual and performing art classes together--learning new skills and gaining an appreciation of what each brings to the creative process.
New Housing Workbook from AARP
Like Watertown, many communities grapple with housing issues as they seek to become more Age Friendly. As part of their “Roadmap to Livability” Series, AARP has released a new book that focuses on helping communities assess and set goals for improving housing accessibility, affordability, maintenance and modifications. Download the Housing Workbook.
Watertown Cable Access Focus on Watertown Features MHF
Jim Vershbow interviewed co-president Carole Katz, and board members Seda Aghamianz and Will Twombly about the history of the fund and the types of grants that we provide.
View the show.
Watertown for All Ages
We are a member Watertown for All Ages, a town-wide collaboration of individuals and organizations that promotes and encourages multi-generational activites. WAA is working to help Watertown become an Age Friendly Community. On November 30, 2017, WAA co-sponsored an Age Friendly Forum to gather residents' suggestions for making Watertown a more age friendly community for all its residents. For further information, contact the Watertown Senior Center at (617) 972-6490.
Next MHF Board Meeting
July 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Location: Perkins School for the Blind