The Parmenter Foundation

Since 1949, the Parmenter name has been associated with compassionate home and hospice care, and known for creating an award-winning children’s bereavement program in MetroWest Massachusetts. Today The Parmenter Foundation is a charitable organization in MetroWest that provides hope and support for our community members who are grieving or in need of compassionate end-of-life care. We provide funding for nonprofit organizations that deliver high quality, innovative bereavement programs and palliative care, and we offer educational and inspirational resources that help our neighbors navigate through the challenging grief process. The Parmenter Foundation is committed to helping MetroWest families build resiliency and facilitating their journeys toward healing.

Every day The Parmenter Foundation builds on its legacy of serving the community by bringing HOPE to MetroWest residents and their families during end-of-life and bereavement.

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Take a look at our enhanced website where you will find streamlined access to such items as new videos and bereavement resources, as well as the history and mission of The Parmenter Foundation. Learn how Parmenter helps our MetroWest neighbors find hope and build resiliency. www.parmenterfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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A hidden gem in our community, the Dora Efthim Healing Garden in Wayland is internationally renowned for its landscape architecture. Hear a brief and touching history of the garden, as told by its benefactor, MetroWest resident, Bill Efthim. This beautiful space was lovingly created in 2000 to honor the memory of Bill’s sister Dora, who passed away at the young age of 28 while Bill was away serving in the US Army. In this video, Bill reflects upon his inspiration to establish the healing garden, a tranquil place to enjoy moments of peace and serenity.

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It is normal to feel uncertain and uncomfortable when speaking with a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one. We worry about what words to use or that we may upset the child. In our new “Seeds of Hope” resource, grief expert Cammy Adler-Roth of Care Dimensions provides guidance about the “Do’s and Don’ts When Talking to a Grieving Child.” We learn that acknowledging the loss is extremely important, but we must avoid certain pitfalls, such as language that tells children how they should feel or act. Click here for the full PDF: parmenterfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SoH-02-Dos-and-Donts-when-Talking-to-a-Grievin...

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