Events

Please stay updated about our annual and special events by signing up for signing up for our newsletter. If you have specific questions about our events, please contact Amy Dooley at: adooley@parmenterfoundation.org or call directly at 508-358-3001.

Lights of Remembrance

October 19, 2022
4PM

Healing Garden

All are welcome to join us as we illuminate the Dora Efthim Healing Garden located at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, MA.  You may also participate by purchasing a symbolic light in memory of a loved one for the ceremony to support compassionate hospice care.

Click here to purchase your memorial light(s) or donate today!


Modern Loss Event

November 2, 2022
7PM

Healing Garden

Please join us for a candid, no-holds-barred discussion with Rebecca Soffer, the author of two books, most recently The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience. Rebecca brings a fresh, warm, and even humor-infused perspective to grief and loss in her aim to normalize how we regard this universal experience. She is also full of practical and creative advice, without platitudes or assurances, on navigating through the grief journey and providing meaningful support to those along the way.

The event will be moderated by local grief expert, Ken Barringer, M.A., LMHC, founder of the H.E.A.L.I.N.G. grief support program in Newton, MA.  

Register today!


Lunch and Learn with MetroWest Nonprofit Network

September 28, 2022
12 -1PM

Healing Garden

Please join us for this very important conversation with Angela Crocker about how we can support each other and our communities through grief and loss and renewal. 

  • How Parmenter works with and provides funding for local nonprofit grantee organizations to support MetroWest families.
  • Explanation of Parmenter's new single-cycle grant application process.
  • Overview of Parmenter's resources available to help adults, children and teens in need of end-of-life and bereavement support.
  • Q & A

Attendance is free, click here to register today!


Friends of The Parmenter Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

This year's annual event was held June 20, 2022

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Thank you to all the players, donors, and sponsors for making this year's Friends of The Parmenter Foundation Golf Tournament a great success.

All proceeds of this independent fundraiser go to supporting children's bereavement summer camps.

Contact Ron Rokes for questions: skedmando@aol.com


Webinar Event: Supporting Your Employees Through the Challenging Grief Process

May 5, 2022
10AM

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Attendance is free, register here!

Please join us for a special webinar hosted by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.
Angela Crocker, Executive Director of The Parmenter Foundation, along with grief expert Ken Barringer, mental health counselor and Director of H.E.A.L.I.N.G., will discuss how to best support your employees who are grieving, as well as how to help employees learn how to relate to and support their co-workers who have suffered a loss.


“Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss” with Hope Edelman

Sponsored by HEARTplaySM and The Parmenter Foundation


Live web event held June 24th, 2021

The AfterGrief

In this live web event, Hope Edelman, New York Times bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and her new book The AfterGrief,  talks about how grief evolves and reemerges over time and through life transitions, shaping our thoughts and behaviors, as well as our identities and personal growth. Hope reads excerpts from her book and leads a panel discussion regarding the long-term grieving process, with teens and parents who have experienced a significant loss. The webinar is  hosted by grief expert Jennifer Wiles, Director of renowned MetroWest children’s grief support programs: HEARTplay and Camp Erin® Boston, and the event is moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist, Dave Kartunen, of The Parmenter Foundation.

More info: https://parmenterfoundation.org/hopeedelman

Capturing the stories of our Elders -- From Hollywood to our Own Families

Live web event held April 6, 2021
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In this live webinar, Tiffany Woolf, seasoned filmmaker and daughter of Boston legend Bob Woolf, and Noam Dromi, Emmy Award-winning writer/producer, both founders of Silver Screen Studios, will teach you to create a video time capsule to spotlight your loved ones and inspire future generations of your family. More info: https://parmenterfoundation.org/silverscreen

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Elder Spotlight Contest
Now accepting  submissions! Enter to win a professionally produced legacy video featuring your loved one. More info: https://parmenterfoundation.org/contest