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Mission Statement

The mission of the Serving Our Seniors is to stimulate the interests of seniors in health care facilities while promoting a quality of life that supports happiness, vitality, community participation, and inclusion

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About Serving Our Seniors
Serving Our Seniors is a nonprofit organization that was created in order to enrich the lives of seniors living in long term care facilities through partnerships with the community. SOS is designed to improve the lives of residents in health care facilities while building positive bridges to their communities, and to make those resident active and respected community participants.

The success of SOS is due to its partnerships with organizations such as the Weymouth Garden Club, Weymouth High School, Weymouth Youth and Family Services, St. Albert's Church, The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, EaseCare Ambulance, and Old South Union Congregational Church. Many successful programs have been held at the model site at Weymouth Health Care Center: SOS partners and volunteers have hosted gardening programs, Intergenerational Workshops, computer training and therapy dog visits for residents. Through SOS residents have enjoyed volunteer visitors and game times, typed on a computer for the first time, and through a grant, been able to leave the facility and spend time with their family for a holiday or special events. In 2006 SOS added a second facility, Radium HealthCare at Braintree.

SOS will continue to reach out to the community in order to achieve additional partnerships and to the citizens of local communities in order to recruit additional volunteers to help achieve its mission and expand its programs.

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