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Lights of Remembrance

Held Annually in October

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.

“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.

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Friends of The Parmenter Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

This year's annual event was held June 21, 2021
Next year's event scheduled for June 20, 2022

Golf Image

All proceeds of this independent fundraiser to support summer camp opportunities for grieving children.

Contact Ron Rokes for questions:

Thank You for Your Generous Tee Sponsorship

Enos Home Medical
Renaissance Alliance
Russo Insurance
Union Mutual

Leonard Carapezza, D.M.D.

Bob Dorey, Realtor

Wayland Firefighters Union Local 1978

Wayland Police Association

Bryant Funeral Home

Pam Mackill and Jeffrey Worthington

Emil and Marty Ragones

Hamilton Law Office, P.C.

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:

Parmenter Foundation | Silver Screen
Elder Spotlight Contest
Now accepting  submissions! Enter to win a professionally produced legacy video featuring your loved one. More info: