Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence

Update – August 2022
We are excited to announce that with strong financial support from The Parmenter Foundation, Good Shepherd Community Care will reopen the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence this October. Renovations are underway at 10 Green Way (on the Traditions of Wayland property). This newly refurbished residence will feature 10 private suites and offer around the clock comprehensive compassionate hospice care and support.  Good Shepherd Community Care is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care, support and education for those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss.

This residence, as well as the Dora Efthim Healing Garden on the property, are keys to the legacy of Parmenter’s commitment to compassionate end-of-life care in MetroWest. Our determination to support this reopening has never wavered, and we are so proud to play a pivotal role in this impactful project.

If you would like to help us support this critical endeavor to provide quality hospice care in our community, please visit parmenterfoundation.org/donate and select “Hospice and Palliative Care” from our menu of giving areas.

In addition, we cordially invite you to join us at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence for the following events:

Special Open House and Tour for Friends of Parmenter
Thursday, September 29, 2022
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Public Open House
Please note the new date:
Saturday, October 8, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm



February 2021
An important update regarding the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland

Our grantee Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home (BILHH), the operator of the Miriam Boyd Parlin hospice residence, temporarily closed the residence due to staffing concerns related to Covid-19 in December.  Unfortunately, BILHH has now informed us that after careful thought and consideration, they are not re-opening the hospice residence and their closure is permanent. This decision was primarily based on the financial hardship created by a prolonged period of low census and staffing challenges.

We, at The Parmenter Foundation, are extremely committed to continuing our support for hospice care in MetroWest.  We are hopeful that a new provider will take over the operation of the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence, and we will facilitate this process in any way possible.  We will also explore other opportunities to partner with additional hospice providers in our community and will keep you informed of our efforts as we move forward.

Fortunately, the Dora Efthim Healing Garden, adjacent to the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence, will remain indefinitely as a tranquil place for our neighbors to find peace and solace.  We will continue to hold the annual Parmenter Foundation Lights of Remembrance ceremony in the garden, with the next service scheduled for October, 2021.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.