The Parmenter Foundation

The Parmenter Foundation’s mission is to create, support, implement and promote programs and activities that enhance the health and well-being of the Metrowest communities; primarily focusing on advancing state-of-the-art care, planning and education related to managing serious illness, end of life, and bereavement for all ages.

The Parmenter Foundation supports hospice care at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, Mass.; HEARTplay and Camp Erin Boston, the award-winning children’s bereavement support program and camp; CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice bereavement services for adults; and the Parmenter Food Pantry. Learn more about The Parmenter Foundation

We have a variety of opportunities for you to help improve the lives of many.

ways to help

We collaborate to provide wellness and education programs in our community.

community impact

Please help us to provide programs that strengthen our community.

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  • Annual Holiday Luncheon Benefits Hospice Residence - The Parmenter Foundation hosted its 13th Annual Holiday Concert and Luncheon at the Weston Golf Club on December 4th to benefit The Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland.  Cindy Mayher, Executive Director of The Parmenter ...
  • Hoedown for Hope a Great Success - The Parmenter Foundation’s Fourth Annual Hoedown raised thousands of dollars for the local children’s bereavement programs: HEARTplaysm and Camp Erin Boston. Guests enjoyed a barbeque feast prepared by Tennessee Barbeque and The Dudley Chateau at ...
  • Foundation for MetroWest Grant supports HEARTplay - The Parmenter Foundation recently received a $4,000 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest to help fund the innovative bereavement program, HEARTplay Grief Group for Young Adults, for those who have experienced the death of someone ...





“I wanted to express our profound gratitude to the staff at Parlin House for the wonderful care that my mother received there until her passing.  I had the opportunity to meet nearly all of the staff on all shifts, and without exception, they were the most caring, dedicated people I have ever encountered. My mother’s final weeks were immeasurably better because she was able to spend them at Parlin House.”

~ Sharon and Stephen P.