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Porchlight VNA/Home Care Given Green Light for Move In Time Program in the Berkshires

Central Berkshire Fund Supports Seniors Getting More Active- ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lee, MA- Porchlight VNA/Home Care (Porchlight) will begin serving the Berkshires with its falls prevention program, Move In Time, with the support of a grant from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.  The grant in the amount of $6,000 was awarded to engage seniors living in the specific Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts in 2016. The Hilltowns included in the grant are: Becket, Cummington, Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Washington, and Windsor.


Through a competitive process, Porchlight’s program was chosen as it closely met the guidelines and mission of the Central Berkshire Fund with its focus on health care in the Berkshires.  Move In Time was co-created by Porchlight’s Certified Occupational Therapist and Director of Rehabilitation Services, Lynn Proulx.  Proulx will lead the six-week course once a week with the same group of seniors participating throughout the entire series. Cumulative learning and activities achieve skills in balance, risk-assessment, and strengthening to prevent falls.  Of note, falls have become an increasingly deadly issue for the United States’ aging population and also greatly affect those in the Berkshires.  Move In Time will eliminate risk factors for falls and empower seniors to remain independent and lead fulfilling lives.

About Porchlight VNA/Home Care With the 2014 merger of Porchlight VNA/Home Care (formerly Lee Regional VNA) with Chicopee VNA and Great to Be Home Care, we have over 100 years of providing compassionate, exceptional care.  Porchlight VNA/Home Care is a unique, comprehensive resource for all home health needs, including: skilled nursing, therapies, and 24-hour care.  Our offices are located in Lee and Chicopee and our services cover all of Berkshire, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties. As a free-standing non-profit, we also serve as the Board of Health for several towns in Berkshire County and regularly conduct community education and engagement programs to support our mission.  We are the only Western Massachusetts agency rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  We received several HomeCare Elite™ Awards of Excellence and Massachusetts Department of Public Health deficiency-free surveys demonstrating our commitment to quality and safety.  Porchlight VNA/Home Care is simply “Life As You Know It ® “.

About Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation For over 27 years, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving in northwest Litchfield County, CT; Berkshire County, MA; and Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY. Each year, the foundation distributes over $8 million through grants and scholarships to nonprofits and individuals in the arts and education, health and human services and environmental protection. Berkshire Taconic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. You can make a difference. We can help.


Contact: Holly Chaffee

Phone: (413)281-1068 Email: hchaffee@porchlighthomecare.org


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