Local Residents & Community Leaders Take White House Tour

Photo 1 White House Tour Hockomock Area YMCA Photo 3 White House Tour Hockomock Area YMCAHockomock Y’s Healthy Futures initiative is a shared vision to create healthier communities

The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Healthy Futures Initiative was selected, to visit the White House Kitchen Gardens in recognition of its positive impact on local communities, through its Healthy Futures Initiative. The visit, part of Let’s Move on Thursday, October 30th, included a private tour of the White House.

The goals of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative are aligned with, and supportive of, the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Healthy Futures Initiative, which focuses on community-based initiatives to reduce inactivity and poor nutrition in the fifteen communities served by the Y, through programs, projects, and policies. Healthy Futures incorporates prevention and intervention-based strategies that support families, especially those most at risk due to food insecurities. Continue reading

Bass Pro Shops Now Hiring For The Holiday Season

Patriot PlaceBass Pro Shops is seeking part-time cashiers and customer service-oriented individuals to work over the holiday season.

Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place is now hiring for the holiday season.

The regional superstore for outdoor retail is seeking part-time cashiers and enthusiastic, customer service-oriented individuals to work throughout the holiday season, including at Santa’s Wonderland, which opens Saturday, Nov. 15. Please note holiday employees are temporary positions that will require evening, weekend and holiday availability. Previous retail experience is a plus.  Continue reading

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission
Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®

Sturdy Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Sturdy was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. Sturdy is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

This is the third consecutive year that Sturdy has earned this distinction. Moreover, Sturdy is one of only of 314 hospitals to achieve the Top Performerdistinction for the past three consecutive years. Continue reading

Watch Local Veterans’ Oral History

In honor of Veterans Day, Foxboro Cable Access has scheduled a series of programs on the Government Channel that feature interviews with Foxborough Veterans who served in World War II and more recently. Some of the programs were taped about ten years ago as part of collaboration between the Foxboro Senior Center and the FHS Communication Arts class under the direction of Mrs. Paula Pedroli. Others were taped more recently by local producer Neil Kaiser. All of them were sent on to the Library of Congress to be included in the Veterans’ Oral History Project that is an ongoing effort to document the stories and experiences of veterans nationwide.

The programs will be shown over the next week on The Government Channel (Comcast 22 / Verizon 38). The complete schedule with detailed times and dates are listed on the FCA website: www.fcatv.org . For additional information on this programming or to learn more about other FCA activities and training which is offered at no charge to town residents, please contact FCA Executive Director Michael Webber at 508-543-4757.

New England Patriots Celebrate Special Needs Volunteerism with Flag Football Event at Hockomock Area YMCA in Foxborough

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and Patriots safety Devin McCourty celebrated the chance to bring football to the local special needs community on Monday, Nov. 10, with a flag football event as part of the Foundation’s ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative.

Smiles could be seen from every corner of the gymnasium inside the Invensys Foxboro branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA on Monday, Nov. 10, as the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) and Patriots defensive captain Devin McCourty participated in a series of flag football drills and a game of capture the flag with members of the YMCA’s Integration Initiative program. Continue reading

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