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Greater Fall River 
Health Update
May 1, 2017

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Vice-Presidents and Directors of Southcoast Health met at the UMass CIE on April 28, 2017 for one of a series of sessions designed to keep the hospital system personnel up-to-date on organizational and community issues. At the start of each meeting, a different community leader is invited to open the two-hour meeting with a brief report on a community resource or issue. This month, Partners for a Healthier Community Executive Director David S. Weed, Psy.D. was asked to give a brief summary of the health challenge in the South Coast with a focus on Fall River where Dr. Weed is based. Following the fifteen-minute presentation, Dr. Weed was surprised to learn that he had been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Hero for Health Award for his work over the past decade. Dr. Weed announced his retirement from the position as of the end of June. The award was presented by Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith Hovan who noted that past recipients included Congressmen Barney Frank and William Keating. Click here for a 15-minute video and here for more photos and text.
The sixth Family Fun Night of the year took place at the Citizens for Citizens Head Start facility on Quequechan Street on April 27, 2017. Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard welcomed 115 parents and children to participate in a program that engages them in some healthy movement while learning about nutrition and a range of community resources that they can access to maintain or improve their health. Participants were offered a sessions on how to find health snacks and one on moving to music with Kim Ferrara of WiggleKids. Participants also had the opportunity to speak with representatives of 18 agencies including Partners for a Healthier Community covering its Sugar-Free Challenge. Click here for a 20-minute video and here for more photos and text.
The public was invited to a Healthy Minds / Healthy Bodies Spring Event in the Center Court of the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton on April 27, 2017. Organized by the Department of Mental Health in Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton and NAMI of Bristol County, the event featured informative table displays from a variety of organizations, including Partners for a Healthier Community with its Sugar-Free Challenge table. Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed spoke briefly on two occasions on the "Mind-Body Connection" focused on the mental health benefits of exercise and low-carbohydrate diets for people experiencing depression or schizophrenia. "Recent research has revealed that people with either condition can benefit from reducing dietary carbohydrates, like sugars and starches, and increasing healthy fats like olive oil," stated Weed during his remarks. Click here for an 11-minute video and here for more photos and text.
Students at B.M.C. Durfee High School participated in an annual Career Day on April 27, 2017 in the Luke Urban Field House. Students interviewed professionals that they had pre-selected for five minutes each before getting signed-off. The three hours provided students with a highly interactive opportunity to talk to more than sixty agency representatives from a variety of professions. Students were challenged to speak to at least fifteen of them during each 50-minute period to learn about various careers and the requirements for entering that field. Tina Shorette of the Career Center's Youth Connection helped to put the annual event together. School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard spoke to students about careers related to public health. Students who completed all fifteen interviews were eligible to participate in a drawing for prizes. Click here for an eight-minute video and here for more photos and text.
As overdoses continue to rise in Fall River, a new Addictions Help Center opened at Government Center on April 27, 2017 that will give persons of concern and family members an opportunity to speak directly with providers without waiting. The Center, which serves the Greater Fall River Area, expects to operate on a monthly basis as long as it's meeting the need. "We've had more than twenty providers who can provide services immediately," said  Recover Fall River organizer Laurie Godwin. "This is an effort to break down barriers," she added. Twenty to thirty people walked through the doors in the first ninety minutes, according the Fall River Substance Abuse Grants Coordinator Michael Aguiar. Opioids and other drugs have produced a crisis among Massachusetts families, and other organizations such as Recover Fall River and Learn 2 Cope work to help family members deal with the crisis of family members who get involved with opioids. Click here for a two-minute video and here for more.
A dozen female students from Diman Regional High School attended a meeting of the Women Action Voices Empowerment (WAVE) group on April 26, 2017 to hear a presentation by sexual assault survivor Maude Gorman, an SCI Volunteer who is friends with Jay Wong, also an SCI volunteer who leads the group with Diman Regional Adjustment Counselor Michaela Hetzler. Gorman described the assault that occurred when she was thirteen but did not tell anyone about for three years. She detailed the emotional and psychological turmoil that the assault caused and the struggle she went through to recover a positive sense of self and confidence to move on with her life. Following the presentation, members of the group raised probing and provocative questions in an effort to better understand how they might deal with a similar situation in their life should it occur. Click here for a 34-minute video and here for more photos and text.
Dozens of volunteers showed up for the Earth Day clean-up along the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail on April 22, 2017. Working both along the Trail and in the water, people pulled out plastic bags, cups, assorted trash and over fifty tires along the half-mile path that connects the Wordell Street parking lot behind the Fall River Police Station and Britland Park with Rodman and Quequechan Streets in the center of the City. "I was amazed at the numbers who showed up on a cold, wet Saturday morning," commented organizer Janice Velozo a, a Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) employee working on the 1422 Project,. Many were members of the newly-organized Friends of the Rail Trail group, while others came from scout troops and other organizations. The Trail opens up nearly two miles of a natural habitat right in the middle of some of the lowest income sections of the City. Click here for more photos and text.
The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held its tenth annual Finale at the Eagle Performing Arts Center on April 21, 2017 celebrating the conclusion of the twelve-week series that began on January 14th with over 300 enrolled. Partners Health and Wellness Coordinator Annemarie Holly thanked the participating organizations, including Cat StudioFitness Fusion, Tabi's Transformations, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, Salt Fitness Cafe, TKO Fitness, Vitality Fitness and both the Swansea and the Fall River YMCA.. The series was sponsored by Partners, Re-Creation, Saint Anne's Hospital, and Southcoast Health. This year's school participants were honored by Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard in a Challenge component that has involved over 25,000 students in special fitness activities over the past six years. The top winning adult teams were "Goal Crushers" of People Incorporated in third place, "Family Steps" in second place, and "Tabi's Transformations" in first place. Robin Norvarka took the top women's and Steven Rego the top men's places and a $500 check each. Click here to see the video, here for the  music video and here for more photos & text.
The first AHA! Fall River event of the year held on April 20, 2017, held a party to celebrate the end of the 50th anniversary of the Braga Bridge. The Government Center lobby included tables with visor decorating by the Children's Museum, beach sand necklaces, a photo booth and paper sailor hats. Mass in Motion Fall River opened a Staircase Gallery exhibit of photographs of the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Trail, and artists exhibited their wares in Artist Alley along Old Second Street. Food trucks, popcorn vendors and others provided a variety of party food while Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy got kids running around chasing the giant bubbles he pulled from his wand. Free performances included guitarists Lou Leeman and Anne-Marie Gazdik playing at Dunny's and Tequila Lime, as well as classical piano by Judith Conrad and the Sophisticated Swing Orchestra at the First Congregational Church. AHA! Fall River was formed in June 2013 in collaboration with the New Bedford AHA! and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.  Click here for a nine-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.
Participants in the statewide CHNAs (Community Health Network Areas) gathered for the eighth Inter-CHNA Gathering at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton, MA on April 20, 2016. David Aronstein of the Boston Alliance for Community Health led a presentation and discussion on the newly-passed Department of Public Health Determination of Need regulations. David Brill of the Attorney General's Health Care Division then spoke about Community Benefits regulations, and Allyson Perron Drag of the American Heart Association talked about proposed legislation to create a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Click here for a 55-minute video of David Aronstein's DoN presentation.. Click here for a 28-minute video of David Brill's presentation. Click here for a one-hour video of Allyson Perron Drag's presentation and here for more photos and text.
The Bristol Community College (BCC) Sustainability Program marked Earth Day with a celebration on April 19, 2019 to acknowledge the College’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and supporting the environment. A number of campus programs and community organizations, including Mass in Motion Fall River set up exhibits and speakers addressed a mixed crowd of students and members of the community. In the past several years, BCC has expanded its commitment to sustainability through the installation of solar panels in several locations, including the “solar farm” on the roof of the canopy over the south parking lot; a windmill located on the north side of campus, and the opening  of a new self-sustaining science building. Biology Professor James Corvin heads a an Associates Degree program in Sustainable Agriculture Program and a non-credit Master Gardener Program that helps local gardeners improve their skills and learn the best agricultural science for raising food sustainability. Click here for a one-minute video and here for more photos and text.
Professor Ron Weisberger, Director of the BCC Holocaust Center presented on "The Holocaust and Human Behavior" at a session of Confronting Discrimination held at the Fall River Boys and Girls Club on April 19, 2019. Professor Weisberger described what led up to the Holocaust and suggested that many of the same elements continue to exist in the United States and other parts of the world. The discussion centered on how to confront discrimination against any group by becoming an "upstander" rather than a "bystander" when witnessing this kind of behavior. The goal of the series is to increase understand the connection between oppression and violence, understand the significance of empathy in healthy community relations, understand how insensitive rhetoric can create tension in community relations, recognize the role of privilege and how to use privilege to be an anti-oppression ally. Click here for a 53-minute video and here for more photos and text.
Janice Velozo, a Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) employee working on the 1422 Project, organized the second in a series of History Walks on the new Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Trail on April 19, 2017 to emphasize the role that the River played in the City's history. Over one hundred people participated in the two-hour event on a cool afternoon along the Trail with the help of members of the Friends of the Rail Trail, the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center and Mass in Motion Fall River. Support for the project came from a grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dubin Labor Education Center, and the Lafayette Durfee House in Fall River. Four UMass students appeared in period costumes and acted as interpreters telling stories of four mill workers. Local Historian David Jennings started off the tour by describing the history of the mills and their role in the development of the City. Click here for an eight-minute video and here for more photos & text.
The Fall River Housing Authority (FRHA) is taking steps towards becoming a smoke-free public housing agency. The goals of this initiative are to improve indoor air quality in housing, to benefit the health of residents and staff, and to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires. HUD regulations require housing authorities to go smoke-free, and the FRHA Smoke-Free Policy will prohibit lit tobacco products in all living units, indoor common areas, and administrative office buildings on FRHA property as of October 1, 2017. Residents, guests, employees and visitors wishing to smoke will have to do so outdoors and no less than 25 feet from residential and office buildings. In an effort to get resident input in the development of this policy the Authority has requested both smokers and non-smokers to attend a series of meetings at each development between April 24th and May 3rd, 2017. A recent resident survey resulted in responses from 22.4%, most showing support of the Smoke Free Housing Rule. Click here for a thirteen-minute video and here for more photos and text.
The fifth Family Fun Night of the new year took place just before the spring vacation break at the Kuss Middle School on April 12, 2017. Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard welcomed fifty-five parents and children to participate in a program that engages them in some healthy movement while learning about nutrition and a range of community resources that they can access to maintain or improve their health. Participants were offered sessions on how to cook a quick and easy healthy dinner by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program and one on moving to music with Mike Ramos. Participants also had the opportunity to speak with representatives of 18 agencies and Partners for a Healthier Community covering its Sugar-Free Challenge. Click here for a 30-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.
Members of the Leadership SouthCoast Class of 2017 spent the entire day on April 12th at the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Conference Center exploring the status of public health of Fall River and New Bedford as part of their ten-month community leadership program. The second session was devoted to the participants' understanding of the current opioid epidemic on the South Coast, including its complexity, causes, effects, key implications, barriers to change, resources, and promising interventions. Leadership SouthCoast Executive Director Jennifer Downing introduced Saint Anne's Hospital Director of Community Benefits Tracy Ibbotson who invited Colleen LaBelle, Program Director of the STATE OBAT at Boston Medical Center to offer a short presentation before panelists Stephanie Perry of Saint Anne's Hospital, Jennifer Bloom of Southcoast Health, Fall River Police Captain Joseph Cabral, and Robin Quinterno of Stanley Street Treatment and Resources to respond.. Click here for a 19- minute video of Ms. LaBelle's presentation and here for more photos and text.
Members of the Leadership SouthCoast Class of 2017 spent the entire day on April 12th at the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Conference Center exploring the status of public health of Fall River and New Bedford as part of their ten-month community leadership program. The first session was devoted to develop the participants' understanding of the state of public health on the South Coast, including the social determinants of health, key health issues, challenges and barriers to a healthy lifestyle, and promising resources and interventions. Leadership Southcoast Executive Director Jennifer Downing introduced Partners for a Healthier Community Executive Director Dr. David Weed to talk about those issues and to engage the participants in a discussion about how they might address these issues in their work setting. Click here for a 24- minute video of parts of the session and following discussion and here for more photos and text.
The twelfth and last week of the Tenth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge brought 45 participants to the Letourneau Elementary School on April 8, 2017 where participants were led through eight different challenges by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion designed to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by by Cat Studio Fitness Fusion, Tabi's Transformations, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, Salt Fitness Cafe, TKO Fitness, Vitality Fitness and both the Swansea and the Fall River YMCA. The Challenge offers low cost opportunities for those who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River Area. Those who have registered by the end of January are eligible for cash prizes to be awarded at the Challenge Finale. Click here for an 18-minute video of the Saturday event.and here for more photos
Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed offered a chance for participants in a ten-week series on "How to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry" as part of  the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge to give feedback on the benefits of lowering dietary carbohydrates and increasing fats. The series was offered to Challenge participants who are attempting to lose weight in the Challenge through exercise, though research is clear that exercise is not a good for long-term weight loss. Low carbohydrate, high fat diets, on the other hand, have repeatedly been  demonstrated to lead to significant weight loss, especially when compared to low-fat, calorie-restricted approaches. In this discussion, Dr. Weed hears from Southcoast Health Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Amanda Raposo, RD, that in addition to weight loss without hunger, low-carb diets also lower acid reflux, increase energy and mental clarity, improve breathing and sleep, and improve achy joints, Click here for a 38-minute video of the discussion.and here for more photos and text.
In recognition of the national Week of the Young Child, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council, Early Education and Care Providers, School-Age Programs, and Community Affiliated Agencies held a free Literacy Fair at the Kuss Middle School on April 8, 2017. The event offered three hours of free information and developmentally-appropriate activities, child development information community resources and a performance by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Some of the participating organizations included Animal Instincts, BMC HealthNet Plan, the Bristol Community College Early Education Program, Fall River Public Schools, the Fall River Children's Museum, the Child Development Program, CFC Head Start/Early Head Start, CFC After-School Program, HealthFirst Family Care Center, John E. Boyd Center, King Philip Preschool, Parent-Child Home Program, Rainbow Bears Child Care Center, South Bay Early Intervention, St. Stanislaus Mastery School, and WIC.. Approximately 300 families attended the event and each received a dozen free books. Click here for a 12-minute video and here for more..
As overdoses continue to rise in Fall River, a new Opioid Task Force was announced in front of Government Center on April 7, 2017 that will encounter new cases and attempt to persuade users into treatment. The Task Force works under the City's Substance Abuse Grants Manager Michael Aguiar and includes representatives of the Fall River Police Department, emergency medical services, clergy, treatment providers and people in recovery. "We have a great team of people we've put together who have been working diligently for a few months," stated Aguiar who accompanies team members on visits to overdose victims to encourage them to enter treatment. Opioids and other drugs have produced a crisis among Massachusetts families, and other organizations such as Recover Fall River and Learn 2 Cope work to help family members deal with the crisis of family members who get involved with opioids. Fall River has seen a steady rise in overdose deaths over the past several years, with numbers moving to over seventy deaths in 2016. Click here for a 30-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.
Physical activity continues to blossom at the Frank M. Silvia Elementary School with the addition of twenty more activities, all  part of the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge in the Fall River Schools. Lead Physical Education Teacher Terry Mahjoory, who devised most of the activities, showed School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard what they have done this year on a tour of the school conducted on April 7, 2017. The tour included a look at a meditation room, a green house, and signs throughout the building with a variety of health messages. "For the third year in row, the Silvia School has gone way above and beyond our expectations for this year's Challenge by engaging children in activities that are good for their minds as well as their bodies," noted Picard. "Terry, Principal Jean Facchiano, and the entire teaching staff are fully committed to the idea that these activities improve learning by keeping children moving."  Terry was recognized at the April 21st Challenge Finale. Click here for a fifteen-minute video and and here for more photos and text.
Parents, caregivers and their children gathered for the first session of the spring Parent Academy program, this time held at Morton Middle School on April 6, 2017. The program focused on behavioral support and offered five classes: 1) "Common Sense Parenting", 2) "Family Paint Night", 3) "Managing Your Child's Behavior," 4) "No I won't & You Can't Make Me", and "Bingo for Books." The evening began with free pizza, and then, while parents went to one of the classes, the children got to play with three babysitters. "The Bingo for Books proved to be a fun way for parents and young children to learn together" stated project coordinator Barbara Allard, The Parent Academy will resume in May and June with more sessions covering a variety of topics of interest to parents and other caregivers. Click here for a six-minute video of the classes and here for more photos and text.
The staff of District Attorney Thomas Quinn III's Office teamed up with the Bristol County Underage Substance Use Prevention Task Force to offer a day-long Teen Safety Summit at the Venus deMilo Restaurant in Swansea on April 5, 2017. Over 350 youth and their adult advisors gathered to hear opening remarks by Attorney Quinn and a keynote presentation on addiction by Sean Moore. Mr. Moore is the CEO of Precision Labs in Ohio and the Founder of Isle of Palms Recovery Centers in Florida who came back from the vice grip of addiction to share a message of recovery and hope. "Here's my message to you," he concluded. "I want you to cut off your arm before you use opiates. Don't ever trust them, ever. There are so many other ways you can deal with pain," he added. His talk was followed by workshops covering street gangs, cyber safety, stress management for teens, the signs of impairment related to marijuana use, and human trafficking for teens and young adults.  Click here for a 50-minute video of the keynote and here for more photos and text.
In recognition of Youth Violence Prevention Week, the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (YVPI) hosted the annual Youth Violence Prevention Information Presentation, featuring a panel discussion and the Heroes of Peace Award, at the Boys and Girls Club on April 6, 2017. "Through the collaborative effort of the partners of the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative and the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, we are engaging and empowering youth to have a positive impact in their lives and in the community.” said Youth Services Coordinator Christian McCloskey.  “It is not only what is taking place during this week, but throughout the year. We will also have the annual Peace by Piece Conference as well as a special police-youth dialogue that will be taking place on April 26th at the Boys and Girls Club.” The Fall River Youth Violence Prevention Initiative is a collaboration of dedicated partners focused on empowering the community-at-large to become involved in the reduction and ultimate prevention of youth violence in Fall River. Click here for a 46-minute video and here for more photos.
Thirty-one recipients of the 2017 Community Benefits Grant Impact Opportunity Program were invited to a reception at the White Home at Saint Luke's Hospital on April 5, 2017. These grants recognize community organizations who promote the optimal health and well being of individuals and communities served by Southcoast Health. "Let me start by thanking you for all you do for everybody living in the communities that we serve, especially those who are sometimes under the most challenging of circumstances," stated Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith Hovan. The program has awarded 52 grants over the past two years totaling a little more than $250,000. "We hope to continue this and hope to see that number grow year over year," added Hovan Proposals had to align with the health priority areas identified in Southcoast Health's most recent Community Benefits Report. Click here for a 14-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.

A total of 643 runners competed in the 23rd Annual Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial 5K Road Race on a bright April 2, 2017 morning at the Fall River Industrial Park. Following welcoming remarks by Race Director David Pacheco, a welcome by Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II and Senior Deputy Police Chief Al Dupere, and an invocation by Chaplain Cantor Richard Wolberg, runners took off from the starting line and ran the 3.2 mile course through the Industrial Park.. Twenty-two-year-old Diman Regional High School running coach Matthew Moussamih, who won the last four year's races, Kelly Savickas was the first woman to finish while ten-year-old Maggie O'Connell was the first ten-year-old to finish. O'Connell is part of the Fast and Fierce Running Club based at Silva Elementary School and coached by Ann Nassiff. Click here for the Herald News article.  Click here to see race results. Click here to see an11-minute video of the race and here for more photos and text.

 A small group of hikers explored parts of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve (SMB) on April 1, 2017 on a walk  organized by Everett Castro of Green Futures as part of a series of walks to help people become more familiar with (SMB). The group explored for seven miles, walking all or parts of Horseshoe Trail, Indian Turn Trail, Deadman's Trail, Clint Davis Trail, Yellow Hill Road, Woodchuck Trail, old log skidder track, Break Ridge Trail, East Line Trail, Tower Road, and Temperance Path. Along the way the group stopped to view King Philip's Spring, where Philip, Weetamoe and their followers stopped and rested after the Pocasset Cedar Swamp Fight of July 19, 1675. After resting, the Native Americans walked north to Winslow's Ferry in Assonet and crossed the Taunton River to head up into central Massachusetts to try and get the Nipmucks to join their cause. The hikers stopped to view spring-rain swollen Queen Gutter Brook and to take a closer look at some pileated woodpecker sign found along the way. Click here for more photos & text.
Members and participants in the Social Capital Inc. organization celebrated the work of this year's volunteers at the 10th annual Social Capitalist Luncheon held at the Sheraton Boston on March 29, 2017 where funds were raised to continue efforts to connect for community impact. Following an introduction by emcee Daniel Miller of Channel FOX25, SCI President and Founder David Crowley gave some opening remarks before the AmeriCorps volunteer were introduced. Fall River SCI Volunteer Jay Wong was among the many volunteers from twenty communities across the Commonwealth. The City of Chelsea was given the Connect for Community Impact Award and David Shapiro. CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, received the SCI Idealist Award. Annually, the luncheon draws over 350 attendees, including community leaders, local business owners, and philanthropists from around the state. Click here for a 14-minute video and here for more photos and text.

 

Girls' Softball Program Registration

Ruggles Park, corner of Pine & Seabury

Saturday, May 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Rain date: Sunday, May 7th

The Police Athletic League of Fall River, Incorporated, is conducting final registration and tryouts for the 2017 Girls’ Softball Program.

 

     Final registration and tryouts will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Ruggles Park, corner of Pine Street and Seabury Street, in Fall River.  Rain date is Sunday, May 7, 2017.

 

     Girls, ages 4 to 19, are eligible to join.  A parent or legal guardian must be present at time of registration, and a copy of birth certificate is required for new members.  Players are welcome from any city or town.  

 

     T-ball Division, ages 4 through 6, Junior – B Division, ages 6 through 10, Junior – A Division, ages 10 through 13, Senior Division, ages 13 through 19.  Must be age required as of January 1, 2017.

 

     A $40.00 donation per player is required for the T-Ball Division.  All other Divisions a $85.00 donation is required per player with a $50.00 deposit at registration. 

 

  For additional information e-mail to FALLRIVERMASSPAL@HOTMAIL.COM

 


 

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