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 resilience 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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During Suicide Prevention Week we are proud to spotlight Samaritans, Inc.This vital organization’s mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide, help those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. We are proud to have awarded Samaritans a 2023 grant to provide virtual and in-person suicide grief support services in MetroWest communities.#TheParmenterFoundation #Counseling #MetroWest #suicideprevention #MentalIllness #Health #GriefSupport #Grief ... See MoreSee Less
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Help illuminate the Dora Efthim Healing Garden located at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, MA and support local hospice care by purchasing a symbolic light in memory of a loved one.This year's service is in loving dedication of Cindy Mayher. A devoted advocate and hospice care pioneer, Cindy changed the fabric of end-of-life care in our MetroWest community. During her tenure at Parmenter VNA, she saw gaps in home hospice care services and envisioned a home-like hospice residence that could provide compassionate care and dignity for those facing the end of their lives. To bring her vision to fruition, she worked tirelessly to raise funds to open the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in 2000. Purchase your light(s) today: #memory #remember #bereavement #light #lights #event #hospice ... See MoreSee Less
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