Listed below are some interesting community health resources, events, and activities taking place in and around Everett over the next couple months. Please share with community friends and partners. To be added to the distribution list or to send an event, please email Kathleen O’Brien, Everett Community Health Partnership.
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One-time meetings, events, and activities:
ABCD HAS MOVED!!
The Fuel Department is permanently located at 18 Dartmouth Street in Malden. The Housing Department and Mystic Valley Opportunity Center (department that does immigration, taxes, clothing, and other services) are temporarily located at 18 Dartmouth Street as well. We will be sure to update the community once these departments have permanent spaces. Head Start has not moved. We can all be reached at the same phone numbers as before.
Contact: ABCD Mystic Valley Opportunity Center at (781)-321-3431
TRI-CITY HUNGER NETWORK MONTHLY MEETING
When: Second Tuesday, August 9th at 10:30 a.m. Where: Bread of Life, 55 Eastern Ave. Rear, Malden Contact: Tom Feagley, 781-475-9050
For those new to this list, we are the Hunger Network serving the Tri City and surrounding areas. This group meets monthly to share program updates, successes and challenges. We also discuss issues related to hunger such as poverty, unemployment, low wages, etc…. We’d love your input at our next meeting.
EVERETT FARMER’S MARKET
When: August 3rd and August 17th
Where: Glendale Park
Contact: Gina Matarazzo, 617-394-2414
Brief Description For more information- https://everettfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/
Education and counseling services:
CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE ADDICTIONS-RELATED SERVICES WEBSITE
CHA has recently updated our addictions-related services website with a number of improvements that were suggested through our Community Health Advisory Committee and other partners. Please take a look at the new website landing page for addictions treatment and associated substance use health education resources.
Those resources include how to access treatment at CHA, community alcohol and substance use resources (non- exhaustive), Narcan information and Frequently Asked Questions compiled by staff from community input.
We look forward to your feedback and insights: http://www.challiance.org/Services/alcoholism.aspx
Contact: Jaime Lederer; 617-591-6808
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM – GET INFORMATION/GET TESTED/GET CARE/GET SUPPORT:
Haitian Creole: 617-591-6790 Spanish or Portuguese: 617-591-6773
The Cambridge Health Alliance is excited to announce the formation of a new outreach and education program to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and STI’s in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The team provides a comprehensive HIV/STI’s prevention services, outreach, education and testing geared toward those persons at greatest risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV infection. The purpose is to reduce new HIV infections, increasing access to care, and promoting health equity.
Our program is interested in connecting with community partners for events and establishing outreach connections.
o Free counseling and testing.
o Connecting individuals to resources and health care.
o Support to access to entitlement applications and assists with follow-up activities as needed. o Staff speak English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese.
HEALTHY M.E. STREET SMART CURRICULUM (Looking for youth!!)
When: 10 sessions, to start at your convenience.
Where: Your agency
Contact: Laura Freeman – email@example.com, Adzele Benoit firstname.lastname@example.org, and Sylvia Guerra – email@example.com
Healthy ME is a 5 year grant aimed at reducing HIV, STI, and HCV incidence in the Malden and Everett communities. We are currently looking for youth to enroll in our evidence based HIV, STI, and HCV prevention curriculum. We are happy to work with community agencies to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of your youth. We are also happy to accept referrals for individual youth. In addition to this curriculum, we will be offering referrals for no-cost HIV testing as well as individual case management, and will be offering peer leadership opportunities for youth as well. Please let us know if we can answer any questions!
When: Second Wednesday of each month by appointment Where: Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea St., Everett
Trained SHINE counselors offer free, confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages on any aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. If you are going on Medicare soon or if you’ve been on Medicare but have questions, call to make an appointment. The SHINE program is part of a national Medicare counseling program and locally is sponsored by Mystic Valley Elder Services.
HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR OLDER ADULTS
Contact: Aging Wisely Everett, 617-591-6741
Walk in for blood pressure. Blood sugar and cholesterol by appointment only. Sign up in advance at the volunteers’ table at the Connolly Center or leave a message at 617-591-6741. Co-sponsored by the Everett Council on Aging and Cambridge Health Alliance’s Aging Wisely Everett with support from the Everett Foundation for the Aged.
When and where:
- First and third Mondays from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street
- Second Mondays from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Everett Villa Co-Op, 66 Main Street
- Fourth Mondays from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Glendale Towers, 381 Ferry Street
Ongoing activities for individuals, children, families and seniors:
EVERETT COMMUNITY GROWERS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Various locations and times. For any questions or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Eleanor Gayhart, ECG Education and Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 970-7544. Visit our website to see our calendar at www.everettcommunitygrowers.wordpress.com and Like us on Facebook!
- Northern Strand Community Farm (at intersection of West St. and Wellington Ave) o OPEN volunteer hours from 10am to 12pm EVERY Saturday at this location! o Kids Can Be Heimlich Heroes, August 7th @ 11AM
o Seed Saving Workshop, September 25th @ 11AM
- Connolly Center: Canning Workshop W/ Rosa, August 28th @ 11 AM
- Everett Farmer’s Market: Annual Backyard Growers Contest, Wednesday, September 21st
Everett community Growers is an initiative of the Everett Community Health Partnership, with support from Cambridge Health Alliance and La Comunidad, Inc.
Come and explore the concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and have fun with your young child. For children 2 – 5 years old.
Session 1: Monday 8 – Friday 12 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Session 2: Monday 15 – Friday 19
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Devens School – 22 Church Street, Everett
Contact: For registration and additional information call 617-545-6239 Nathalia Hernandez (Everett Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program (CFCE)
PARENTS’ ACTION COMMITTEE OF EVERETT (PACE):
The Parents’ Action Committee of Everett, PACE, has launched the Power of 6 campaign for middle school parents with the Everett Public Schools to prevent underage drinking. Students and their families will participate in 6 monthly fun and easy activities to help parents have important conversations with their children to discuss the risks of underage alcohol use and other risky behaviors: eating dinner as family, volunteering as a family, creating an underage drinking prevention pledge, family game night, family movie night and an outdoor family activity.
Check out our website for information and resources on the Power of 6 campaign: www.everettparents.org
For more information or to enroll in the campaign:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 617-591-6927
- Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoinPACE
- PACE is funded by the Everett Community Health Partnership-Substance Abuse Coalition by SAMHSA and the CHA’s Community Health Improvement Department.
FITNESS CLASSES FOR OLDER ADULTS
Where: Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea St., Everett Contact: Aging Wisely Everett, 617-591-6741
- Mondays: Low-impact aerobics, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Wednesdays: Low-impact aerobics, 10 – 11 a.m.
- Thursdays: Movement to Music, 9 – 10 a.m. and Tai Chi, 10 – 11 a.m.
- Fridays: Low-impact aerobics, 10 – 11 a.m.Co-sponsored by the Everett Council on Aging and Cambridge Health Alliance’s Aging Wisely Everett with support from the Everett Foundation for the Aged.
Social events and support groups:
EVERETT SENIOR SOCIAL
- When: Wednesday August 17th at 11:45 a.m.
Where: Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea St., Everett
Contact: Dale or Mary at 617-394-2323 or Ida at 617-394-2260In celebration of the August Moon, the Everett Council On Aging has chosen a traditional Chinese Food Dinner with all your favorites. Ticket sales August 1st through the 15th in The COA Office.The cost is $ 10.00 per person. As always, you will enjoy dancing to the sounds of Everett’s own Jimmy Sachetta and The Swingers.
COFFEE TALK AT ELIOT
When: Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Eliot Outpatient Clinic, 173 Chelsea St., Everett
Contact: Aimee, 781-388-6273, firstname.lastname@example.org Heather, 781-388-2712, email@example.com
Are you 55 and older? Are you a client at the Eliot clinic? Would you like to meet people?
Coffee will be served! If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions please join us for our weekly Coffee Talk Group
Please call or email us to sign up for the group.
LEARN TO COPE SUPPORT GROUP
When: Mondays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 1575 Cambridge St, Cullinane Center Contact: Call 508-738-5148 or visit www.learn2cope.org
This support group is free and offers a unique format that has experienced facilitators who have been there, resources, informational material, guest speakers (in long term recovery or professionals in the field), overdose education, and most of all, HOPE! Appropriate for the parents, family members, spouses, and caregivers of people who have addictions to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. Free parking – please use Lot E past the visitor lot on Hovey Ave.
When: Third Tuesday of every month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street, #19, Malden Contact: Vida Poole, 781-388-2375, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A monthly light supper and social event for LGBT elders.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY GROUP
When: Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Eliot Outpatient Clinic, 173 Chelsea St., Everett Contact: Peter P. at 781-388-6210
Recovery Group is a weekly group that provides:
- A safe space to discuss challenges and strategies for successful substance abuse recovery
- A community of sober supports to provide encouragement in recovery
- A place to explore how personal connection, purpose and meaning can sustain recovery.
ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP – EVERETT
When: Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Eliot Outpatient Clinic, 173 Chelsea St., Everett Contact: Peter P. at 781-388-6210
Living with Anger is a weekly group for adults who struggle with managing their anger. This group allows participants to:
- Learn how to manage anger in productive ways
- Practice coping strategies to be more effective in life and relationships
- Gain support from a community of other adults
SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF GENDER EXPANSIVE, TRANSGENDER, GENDER QUESTIONING, GENDER NON-CONFORMING,
When: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 730 Eastern Ave. Malden, MA
AND GENDER VARIANT YOUTH
Aimee Mills-Viscovich, email@example.com, or call 781-388-6273 to register* or for more information
This is a safe place where parents can come and discuss what they are going through, a place for psycho
education, and/or a place to create social support contacts.
Recurring meetings (please call before attending to confirm time and location):
TRI-CITY HUNGER NETWORK MONTHLY MEETING
When: Tuesday, August 9th at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Bread of Life, 55 Eastern Ave. Rear, Malden Contact: Tom Feagley, 781-475-9050
Anyone interested in working collaboratively to fight hunger, the causes of hunger and/or build capacity within their organization to serve those suffering from hunger in order to better serve them. Learn about programs and resources available to those in need as it relates to food, nutrition, and resources.
When: Continual: Monday 9am to 8pm; Tues-Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Where: Everett City Hall, Room 27l
Contact: Nicole Graffam/Rita Espinosa: call for questions or to schedule an appointment: 617-394-2414
The Joint Committee for Children’s Healthcare in Everett is seeking outreach events and health insurance enrollment opportunities (please call to set up an info session for our staff to come to your location). We are continuously enrolling new members and assisting people with questions, concerns and necessary follow-ups.
Community resources and announcements:
EVERETT FARMERS MARKET
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., beginning June 15th Where: Glendale Park
Contact: Gina Matarazzo, 617-394-2266
This year’s Farmer’s Market will provide fresh locally grown produce, performances from local musicians and artists, face painting and craft projects, delicious food trucks, Zumba for kids and Boot camp for adults, and community outreach from local organizations. As always, seniors are welcome with discount coupons and SNAP and WIC are accepted.
BREAD OF LIFE FREE EVENING MEALS
When: Tuesdays through Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30pm
Where: Various locations, see below
Contact: Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, 781-475-9060 mobile; 781-397-0404 main office
- Tuesdays: *Take out meal* Bread of Life Pantry, 54 Eastern Ave. Malden
- Wednesdays and Thursdays: *New location* American Legion Post 69 at 368 Pleasant Street (Rt. 60),
Malden (free parking and handicap-accessible)
- Fridays: First Baptist Church, 493 Main Street, Malden
All meals will still be served 5:30 – 6:30 pm. They are free of charge and are open to anyone in need, including working people, senior citizens, families with children, unemployed, disabled or homeless. No reservation is required. YoudonotneedtoliveinMalden.