What's in a name? Important and essential services provided at the FSA Adult Day Health sites

Family Service Association is justifiably proud of its Adult Day Health (ADH) programs.  Started initially in 1995 under an agreement with Peabody Properties, the agency began its first program in 1995 at Borden Place West.  The goal was to provide both physical and mental stimulation in a medically-monitored program – one that promoted good health and independence while tapping hidden talents and abilities of its elderly and disabled participants.  

Building on that success, a second Fall River ADH program was started by Family Service Association in 1997 at First Baptist Church in Fall River.  This had been the site of a similar agency program called Geriatric Day Activity.  Now under the Adult Day Health model, this program provided a greater menu of services to the participating clients.  

Fitness Challenge set to kick off on Saturday, January 10th

Join us on Saturday January 10, 2009 from 10AM- 2PM at the CD-REC facility located at 72 Bank Street to sign up/weigh in for the program.

Also take advantage of a Wellness Fair that will run during the sign-ups from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visit dozens of exhibits and information booths to learn more about how to get healthier in 2009!

BOLD Coalition Newsletter

GREETINGS to All! Attached please find the December Newsletter for BOLD. There are articles to update you on our current initiatives and an invitation to a BOLD Celebration that is open to all. Page 1 Community Engagement Project : The Secondhand Smoke Initiative *Smoke – Free Families * Page 2 Take the Secondhand Smoke (Not So Trivial) Pursuit Quiz Answers on page 4 Page 2 Ease Holiday Stress. Consult the Websites * Especially for Parents Section* Page 3 Question 2- What Does it Really Mean? An article by Jenn Boulay Page 4 Save the Date!

United Neighbors Announces New Foster Care Connections Mentoring Program

The United Neighbors of Fall River Foster Care Support Task Force in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families have just announced the creation of the Foster Care Connections (FCC) Mentoring Program funded by Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts –Community Foundation Discretionary Fund. The funds will be distributed through the fiscal agent, the May Institute, Inc. who is partnering for this crucial program. The new program will identify and train former foster youth to become mentors to youth currently in out of home placements.