3rd Annual Odd Fellows Home Golf Tournament

On Monday, September 18, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Odd Fellows
Home will be hosting the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Green Hill
Municipal Golf Course, 1929 Skyline Dr., Worcester, MA.

We are reaching out in
support of this event through sponsorship opportunities and/or raffle item
donations.

The Odd Fellows Home offers superior skilled nursing and
rehabilitation care for adults from Central Massachusetts. Our residents range
from those who receive short term rehabilitation to long term care.

We work hard to care for our residents as they enter a challenging stage of their
life. 100% of your tax deductible donation will be used towards improving the
facility to enhance the daily experience of our residents. If you participate in the
Hole in One Contest, you will have the chance to win a 2017 vehicle.
Raffle prizes are a 43” Samsung Smart TV, a 32” Samsung LED 1080p Full

HD TV and many other items.

Please see the attached Registration Form and Sponsorship Form

and let us know how you can help us!

To register, or donate a raffle item please complete the accompanying form and return it by September 4, 2017. The Odd Fellows Home will contact you upon receipt of the Sponsorship Form if you wish to donate a raffle item.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more information, please
feel free to contact Nancy Cyr at ncyr@oddfellowshome. com or (508) 853-6687
xl24. We look forward to hearing back from you soon!

Thank you in advance for your help!

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The Odd Fellows Home of MA, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization.

(Tax ID # 04- 2104414) is a 501(c) (3) organization.

Registration Form

Raffle Item Donation Form

Sponsorship Form

Our Sponsors

Teams and Players




 

The 2nd Worcester Black Tie Gala Video

 

The 2nd Worcester Black Tie Gala

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The 2nd Worcester Black Tie Gala

 Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sponsored by the Board of Directors of the

Odd Fellows Home

Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605

6pm – 11pm

Please join us for this unique and prestigious Worcester Black Tie Gala.  Our guests will be entertained with wine tasting, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. We are reaching out to local business and organizations to ask for your support for this event through a Sponsorship Opportunity, advertising and/or attendance at this Gala. One hundred percent of your tax deductible donation will be used toward enhancing the daily lives of our residents.

There will be a special presentation of the Odd Fellows Home Salute to Achievement Award to Dr. Gail E. Carberry, President of Quinsigamond Community College for her service,
support and generosity throughout the Worcester area community
.

The Odd Fellows Home is a not-for-profit, skilled nursing and rehabilitative facility located in Worcester that has been a staple of the community for over 119 years! It offers a broad range of skilled care and therapeutic services designed to promote independence, optimize mobility in a home like atmosphere. Dedicated to the basic tenets of Friendship, Love and Truth, the staff extends compassionate care in a comfortable environment! Our residents range from those who receive long and short term care, rehabilitation and those who require hospice services.

Tickets to the event are $75.00 each and tables of 8 and 10 are available upon request. There is an option to purchase advertisement space in our Program Booklet.
All checks are to be made payable to the Odd Fellows Home.

If you wish to join us for the evening, or partake of a sponsorship opportunity, please respond with advertising and/or congratulatory messages by May 1, 2017,
tickets request by May 9, 2017.
Please review the enclosed forms. if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nancy Cyr at 508-853-6687 x 124 or ncyr@oddfellowshome.com.
Odd Fellows Home is a 501(c) (3) Organization. (Tax ID # 04- 2104414)

 




 

Download the

Sponsorship Opportunities Form

Sponsorship Opportunities Form

 

Our Sponsors

 

 

Gold Sponsors

Trinity Hospice

 

Silver Sponsors

West River Pharmacy

 

Bronze Sponsors

McKesson

 

HPC Food Service

Business Benefits Insurance

Baldor Produce

The Grand Lodge, IOOF of MA

Atlantic Charter

Sallop Insurance

Clarence Plant, CPPM, CF, CEO

 

 

 

Healthy Eating For Older Adults

EatWell PlateSeveral studies link healthy quality of life with eating well and staying active. It is especially important for seniors to consume foods that have a high nutrient content and lower calorific value and also to stay physically active to keep several diseases that affect the older population such as Arthritis at bay. Our Dietician Colleen Daly recently wrote the article below for the 50 plus advocate.

 Get started focusing on the foods you need

A healthy diet is one that emphasizes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products. It also includes high protein foods such as: beans, lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and nuts. Most of what you eat and drink should fit within one or more of these five food groups. Many low nutrient dense foods that Americans eat come from foods and beverages that provide calories but few nutrients such as desserts, sodas and candies. Added sugars and fats load these choices with extra calories you may not need. Snacks can still be included in a healthy diet such as peanut butter, whole grain crackers, low-fat cottage cheese and low-fat pudding.

Enjoy the power of protein

Some older adults do not get the protein they need to maintain muscle mass, fight infection and recover from an accident or surgery. Chewing some high protein foods such as meat can also be a problem for older adults. Here are a few tasty tips to pump up your protein intake without upsetting your food budget or energy balance.

–          Enjoy more beans

–          Make your crackers count. Spread a nut butter on your crackers and eat them along side soup, chili or salad.

–          Pump up your eggs. Mix grated low-fat cheese or extra egg whites into scrambled eggs.

–          Cook with milk. Use fat-free or low fat milk rather than water to make soup or oatmeal.

If you need extra calories

If you are trying to gain weight or struggling to not lose weight this is the time to avoid low-calorie or low-fat food items. Fat provides a lot of calories in just a few bites. A tablespoon of oil, butter or margarine has about 100 calories. Also aim for at least six meals and snacks each day. Some high calorie, high protein snack ideas are: instant pudding made with evaporated milk, fruit smoothie made with fruit and protein powder, chips with a bean dip or guacamole and a scoop of cottage cheese.

High-calorie, high-protein instant pudding

1 box instant pudding mix

12 ounce can evaporated milk

½ cup whole milk

Pour the canned and the whole milk into a large bowl. Slowly pour the instant pudding mix into the milk and mix until smooth. Pour into 4 dishes or one large bowl. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Provides per serving: 240 calories, 33 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 470 mg sodium, 390 mg potassium, 288mg calcium.

High-calorie, high-protein gelatin dessert

½ cup hot water

1 small box gelatin dessert mix (such as Jello-O), any flavor

12 ounce can evaporated milk

Dissolve the gelatin mix in the hot water. Add the milk to the gelatin. Mix. Pour into 4 dishes or one large bowl. Refrigerate until set and ready to serve.

Provides per serving: 210 calories, 28 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 160 mg sodium, 290 potassium, 250 mg calcium.

Colleen Daly, MS,RD,LDN

Dietitian at the Odd Fellows Home

Worcester

Also read this article on the NIH website on Eating Well

 

Resident Artist

 

IMG_1262      Vinnie is the resident artist at the Odd Fellows Home. He generously donated a number of pieces of his artwork to auction off  at our recent Harvest Moon Auction in order to raise money for the improvement of our facility. The painting that Vinnie donated to the Odd Fellows home to auction off is called Perseus and Pegasus, which is Vinnie’s own interpretation of the greek mythical characters.  He has also donated two modern sketches  –  a school kid and an African woman and several framed photographs of his paintings.

    Vinnie is from Fornia, a small town between Naples and Rome in Italy. His family came to Worcester in 1961 in search of job opportunities and to improve their financial situation. He went to high school at the North High School and took Premed Biology in The College of the Holy cross and even completed 3 years of medical school in the University of Rome before deciding that it was not the right profession for him. He discovered his true passion as a Soccer coach to school and college kids. He coached Soccer for 20 years in Florida. He also ran a small construction company in Tampa after learning the trade from his brother.

Vinnie came to the Odd Fellows Home in 2008 after a serious auto accident which caused him to loose function of his limbs. Vinnie says his greatest inspiration in life are his parents; Vinnie also respects and admires Charles Krauthammer, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. Charles Krauthammer completed his medical studies and graduated with his class after being paralyzed from a diving accident. Krauthammer is also one of the most influential political analyst, commentator and columnist in America.

IMG_1263Vinnie draws his artistic inspiration from the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico.  Vinnie is the happiest when he is painting or sketching. He says it is a very therapeutic experience for him and he feels absolutely no pain from the neuropathy in his foot while painting. Vinnie is grateful to Bea Fontaine, the Activities Director at The Odd Fellows Home and the art teacher, Elaine for introducing him to art. He initially started with oil painting on small canvases and has now moved on to explore and experiment with other medium. He also enjoys sketching now. Vinnie loves spending time with his family and going out with them to dinner and the movies. He says his sister and his brother in law have been his strongest pillars of support and have encouraged him throughout. Vinnie recently had his art displayed for the first time in a gallery in Tampa, FL. He has plans to display his artwork on his own website with help from his brother in law.  He also hopes to write a fictionalized account of his life. When he is not painting or sketching, Vinnie likes to read books, he particularly enjoys Shakespeare, philosophy and the classics. He also loves reading poetry by the Italian poet, Dante Alighieri and the modern Spanish, Italian or French literature.

Giving Thanks!

We are grateful to all of you for your kindness, love and support over all these years. We would like to wish you a Warm and Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. This is a perfect time to share a sweet letter we received from our resident’s daughter.

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As always we are touched by the kindness showered on us and the support we receive from our residents and their family members. We received a lovely letter addressed to Bea Fontaine, Activities Director from our resident’s daughter thanking her and the activities staff for the birthday party they organized for her father’s 100th birthday. It is kind words like these that truly encourage and motivate us to continue to provide excellent care to our residents.

Here is what she had to say:

“Dear Bea,Thank you for making my dad’s 100th birthday so special! When I mentioned to you that I wanted to bring in a cake for my dad’s birthday. you told me that it would be a good idea to have it at lunchtime. It was a great idea!While I was decorating the  dining room, you brought down an enormous Happy 100th Birthday balloon. There was even a piano player at the party. It was sweet of you and your team to read our my dad’s biography and his “Words of Wisdom”. My husband and I were treated to a delicious lunch. The cake was brought out all lit up and everyone sang a Happy Birthday to my dad, the party turned out more perfect that I had imagined it.
Thanks for making it such a memorable day for my family and especially for my dad. I really appreciated it and so did my dad. I could tell that he was very happy when he actually stood up and made a speech. It was very sweet to see all the residents wish him a Happy Birthday on their way out of the dining room. Sincerely,Eileen”

Odd Fellows Home is Deficiency Free!

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Odd Fellows Home is proud to announce that we were declared Deficiency Free during the recent Department of Public Health Survey.  The state surveyors look for several indicators of quality care in a nursing facility such as medication management, pain management, medical records, therapy, wound care, food service, recreational activities, etc. They tour the facility to assess the environment, cleanliness and resident safety measures. The residents and family members are interviewed by the surveyors to see if the residents’ needs are met and if they are being treated with dignity. To achieve a deficiency free survey under such stringent conditions is indeed a great achievement.  Congratulations to all the staff for their hard work and team effort.

 

 

Resident turns 100!

Our dear long term resident, Maurice Shapiro celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday July 10th.  We enjoyed celebrating his birthday with him and his family. He sportingly wore an emperor’s crown for the party and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities. All the residents came down to join in the lunch party and wish Maurice a Happy 100! Our activities team thoughtfully compiled Maurice’s life story and presented it to him. Maurice graciously thanked everyone for being a part of his big day!

Here are some pictures from the party:

Laptop Donation

We would like to thank United Healthcare for their generous donation of two laptops that will be placed in common areas for use by our residents.

United Health Care

 

Yoga for our residents

Our residents enjoy participating in the yoga class conducted here every week.  The style of yoga conducted is the Chair Yoga which is performed while sitting on  a stable chair for most of the exercises.  Some of the postures can also be performed standing up for a little added challenge.   Chair yoga provides a gentle workout and helps relieve the aches and pains of arthritis which seems to be a condition many senior members suffer from. The moving and stretching to the rhythm of the music is another reason why our residents enjoy this activity so much.

Here are some pictures from a yoga session: