Thanksgiving Feast held at Senior Living on Bellingham Hill in Chelsea!

December 23rd, 2014

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Another joyful occasion held in Chelsea:  MHPI nurses, administrators, and home health aide schedulers turn out to serve residents a scrumptious dinner.

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Joyous Intergenerational Music and Dancing at Senior Living at Prouty

December 22nd, 2014

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Alice L. Rose joins MHPI, Inc.

November 18th, 2014

Alice L. Rose joins MHPI, Inc. as Vice-President & Administrator of Service-Enriched Housing. Please see announcement in Boston Business Journal, below.
- Alice L. Rose in Boston Business Journal

Prouty Challenge Road Race Makes Triumphant Return to Spencer!

September 20th, 2014

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On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Third Annual Prouty 5K Run/1K Walk-Run was held in Spencer.  With the Start/Finish line located in front of Senior Living at Prouty, we were thrilled to plan this fundraiser to support educational, health, and cultural programs for seniors.  The event drew a crowd of all ages – at least an 83-year age span!  The Challenge was full of fun, personal accomplishments, community spirit, and terrific music.  More coverage to follow.  For now, please see the photos below!

The Prouty Challenge Returns!

July 25th, 2014

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On September 13, 2014, after a one-year hiatus, the Prouty 5K Challenge and 1-Mile Family Run/Walk will return to Spencer!  This is the third year in which MHPI, Inc. is presenting the Challenge, which is an undulating, very challenging, and beautiful road race.  The race starts and ends on the terrace in front of Senior Living at Prouty, at 195 Main Street in Spencer.  Since 2010, Senior Living at Prouty, which was built and is operated by MHPI, has been home to individuals aged 62 and above hailing from Spencer, the Brookfields, and communities well beyond.

As always, the funds raised at this event will go directly to hosting programs for seniors throughout Spencer and nearby towns. The Prouty 5K Challenge is a true test of endurance and strength; the second half of the race is uphill.  The course has been certified by USATF (USA Track and Field), so serious runners can be assured that the distance is exact and that times logged on it are official.  People who enjoy a more relaxing pace can participate in the 1-Mile Family Run/Walk – a course that is geared towards families and children who want to walk together.  This is really an event for everyone!  To find out more about 2014’s Prouty 5K Challenge and 1-Mile Family Run/Walk, please visit www.Prouty5k.com.

Relaxing Day for the Seniors in Chelsea

July 24th, 2014

June 4, 2014 – Tenants at Senior Living on Bellingham Hill enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of learning about self-care for the mind, body, and spirit at another Tenant Assistance Program. Bonita Jones, a Certified Massage Therapist and Meditation/Stress Reduction Instructor, gave plentiful tips on how to properly massage in circles for relaxing the muscles and chronic pain, meditate to handle unwanted stress, and receive sound healing. Jones also introduced the practice of “Mindful Eating” by asking each participant to take a raisin in their mouth and pay attention to what they are eating. This meditating practice allows people to enjoy the taste, shape, flavor, and texture much more than eating food in a bingeful way. Tenants took this new form of eating and other amazing tips to heart, while listening to the soothing sounds of India, as Jones took them to a relaxing state of mind.

“I almost fell asleep; I was so relaxed. This really helped me today; I was so uneasy.” – Ben Hankins

And Now… Mark Twain!

June 27th, 2014

“And Now…Mark Twain!”  – a one-man show – was presented to the delight of over 75 attendees at Senior Living at Prouty,  thanks to a Local Cultural Grant from the town of Spencer.   Actor Richard Clark, a veteran of theatre and TV, was quite convincing as he rattled off Twain witticisms and observations.   One quip he made:  “Always tell the truth.  It’ll astound your friends and confound your enemies.”

People in the audience were riveted by what they learned about Mark Twain and the times he lived in, particularly regarding the prevalence of racial issues.  Said tenant Donny Steiger, “Educational and inspirational – and his delivery was excellent.”

The audience included fifty 8th graders from Knox Trail’s social studies class, who walked down for the show with teachers Andy Haley and Tim Messier.  The students had been discussing Mark Twain and the effects of prejudice during the Civil War in class.  Also enjoying the show were Senior Living at Prouty tenants, staff, guests, and members of the general public.  Everyone was grateful for the opportunity to see the excellent performance and be part of an intergenerational audience.

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Kids and Violins at Bellingham Hill

June 19th, 2014

Noble and Greenough students are regulars at Senior Living on Bellingham Hill and, at this point, are almost considered family!  For the 3rd year in a row (and 2nd visit this year), Noble and Greenough students Alice Sheehan, Emma Friedeal, Veronica Kao, Lynne McCarthy, Aislinn Mcarthy, and Sarah Mansour spent an intimate day with our Bellingham Hill tenants.  There were wonderful conversations, home made lunches, and many rounds of Jeopardy! ( The great prizes lit up a lot of faces!)  The students also treated the residents to flute and violin  performances! The students brought their outgoing personalities, intelligence, and talent and everyone had a terrific time.  Said resident Joan Jajgiello, “This was amazing, I really enjoyed hearing the kids play.”

We thank Thomas Forteith for reaching out, and coordinating such a wonderful event !

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Employee Enrichment and Appreciation Day – May 15th

June 13th, 2014

         MHPI, Inc. held its annual Employee Enrichment and Appreciation Day at the Boston Quincy Marriott on May 15th.  The lively, educational day provided a wonderful chance for colleagues from our different offices to catch up with one another. 

         Two experts on “change” engaged the audience of sixty – perfect timing, given the rate at which MHPI is growing.  In addition, we honored Judith Clervil (lead home health Aide/CNA), Bintu Busane Bertille (home health aide), Richard Welch (security guard), and Edele Pierrevil (home health aide) for five years of service to MHPI.

         Another key event was President Sheldon Bycoff’s heart-warming tribute to Edward Fox, who retired this year after managing MHPI’s housing division for twenty-four years.  As an acknowledgment of Ed’s efforts on the organization’s behalf, MHPI is proud to announce the creation of the Edward J. Fox Housing Preservation Fund.  

         A small award and ceremony was held to show our appreciation for our interns and thank them for their excellent work and professionalism.

         All in all, it was a thought-provoking and fun-fulfilled day.  We were honored to have our sponsor Eastern Bank’s Vice President Glenn Rosengard attend and welcome the audience.  We’d like to thank Eastern Bank, as well as our wonderful donors, Anthony Zizza, our benefits broker, and Marlene Wachtell, from Geiger, for supporting this event.  

May is Mental Health Month (Article Appearing in Spencer New Leader and Newton Tab)

May 22nd, 2014

As May is Mental Health Month, MHPI submitted a letter on the misconceptions of mental illness to The Newton Tab and The Spencer New Leader.  It has a wealth of information for the public at large and we hope you’ll take a minute to read it.  Please click here to see the Guest Column in the Newton Tab.

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