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Upcoming Events

Brandeis’ VoiceMale Performs

November 9th | 2:00 pm
Brandeis’ VoiceMale joins us for a debut a cappella performance!

Native American Art Presentation

November 15th | 2:00 pm
MetroArtLinks joins us for a presentation on Native American Art.

Plymouth and the Puritans

November 18th | 2:30 pm
“Abigail Brings Plymouth and the Puritans to You!” presented by historical re-enactor Gail Hamel.

Community News

Lauren Basler Receives Boston Partners in Education Award

Each year, Boston Partners in Education presents awards at their Academic Mentor Party (AMP) to those who have shown a passion and dedication for public education. Lauren Basler, who currently serves as EnrichedLIFE Director of Standish Village, received the 2019 Isabel G. Besecker Award from Boston Partners for her involvement with the “Power Lunch” program at the Mildred Avenue School in Mattapan.

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Herbie Pass Celebrates 101st Birthday at Standish Village

Standish Village resident Herbert (“Herbie”) Pass celebrated his 101st birthday with family, friends, and Standish staff. He was presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which is given out once a month to a resident at the Lower Mills assisted living community. 

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Dr. Stern Shares 'Reasons for Hope' at Quincy COA

Dr. Robert Stern, Director of the Clinical Core of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center & Director of Clinical Research for the Boston University CTE Center, recently gave a presentation titled “Reasons for Hope” at the Quincy Council on Aging. This event was sponsored by Standish Village and Compass on the Bay

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Standish Village Holds Celebration for WWII Veteran

Standish Village Assisted Living in Boston held a celebration for one of its residents who returned from his tour with Honor Flight New England. Eugene O’Brien, a World War II veteran, was flown down to Washington, D.C. to visit historical monuments and pay respect to his fallen comrades.

Read more in the Milton Times »

Grove Hall's Memory Café

"Thanks for the Memories" Café is co-hosted by the City of Boston’s Alzheimer’s Initiative and BCYF’s Grove Hall Community Center and sponsored by Standish Village Assisted Living. Join us the first Monday of every month at 11:00AM while enjoying coffee, refreshments, creative arts, and conversation with new friends of all ages. Learn more about our Memory Cafés or to RSVP: 617.635.3992.

WWII veteran, 91, honored at Standish Village ceremony

Mingo Nesmith, a 91-year-old veteran of World War II and a resident of the Standish Village Assisted Living Residence in Lower Mills, was honored during a special Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony at the Dorchester facility on Sun., Aug. 20.

Read more in the Dorchester Reporter »

Standish Village Dementia Training to Help City of Quincy Become Dementia Friendly

The City of Quincy adopts Standish Village's "Dementia Experience" for city-wide Dementia Friendly Initiative.

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One more time: The Blesedells again say ‘I do’ – 60 years later

It was 60 years ago this month, on July 30, 1955, that Fred and Anne Blesedell exchanged their wedding vows, and late last month, they renewed their promises to each other in a celebration at Standish Village, an assisted living community in Dorchester that the couple now calls home. Read More in The Dorchester Reporter »

Standish Village Resident Featured on WGBH's 'You're Not Alone' Series

At the Standish Village assisted living facility in Dorchester, a handful of elderly folks sit in the living room on the main floor, their walkers, canes and wheelchairs nearby. One woman spots Carol Doan.

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