The Fontanellas’ Home is Made Safe and Accessible Through LifePath and the Helping Homebound Heroes Program

Recipes and Tips for Everyday Home Caregiving

LifePath Volunteers Enhance Safety and Function (At No Cost) in Your Home!

Is It Possible To Love One’s Job? LifePath Employees Explain Why They Do.

LifePath First Nonprofit in Western Mass to be Certified as a Service Enterprise by National Volunteer Organization Points of Light

LifePath Is Creating a Community Engagement Center for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers!

Communication and Living with Chronic Conditions

Volunteer Drivers Deliver Meals and Wellness Checks, Help People in Crisis

The Path for Life Walkathon 2023: Numbers Down, Generosity Up

For Donna and Nathaniel, LifePath’s Adult Family Care Program Offers Options

Get $50 Worth of Farmer’s Market Coupons for Free!

Graduates “SHINING” a Light on Medicare Options

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Jean and Charles Fontanella, married since 1955, in their Turners Falls home.
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The Fontanellas’ Home is Made Safe and Accessible Through LifePath and the Helping Homebound Heroes Program

Charles Fontanella was born in 1931—“only a few years ago,” he jokes. As a twenty-year-old soldier in the US Army, he saw a photograph of one of his fellow soldier’s cousins: a girl named Jean. Charles wrote her a letter, and the two kept up a correspondence until their marriage in January of 1955.

Today, they

A person holding a bowl of soup. Unsplash image by Louis Hansel.
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Recipes and Tips for Everyday Home Caregiving

A few months ago, I received a gift in the mail. The gift was a book about everyday home caregiving. The book was first published in 1997 for twelve dollars. Now it only cost one dollar from a thrift store. I imagined whose hands this book was held in before mine—sharing a hope, in the

Gary Yuhas
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LifePath Volunteers Enhance Safety and Function (At No Cost) in Your Home!

Last month, I wrote about the essential services provided by our Meals on Wheels drivers and how two recent “saves” helped individuals in crisis in their homes. The daily wellness check provided with meals resulted in individuals receiving urgently-needed medical care that they were unable to summon on their own. That article generated considerable

Al!ve Certified Service Enterprise, 2023-2026
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LifePath First Nonprofit in Western Mass to be Certified as a Service Enterprise by National Volunteer Organization Points of Light

LifePath is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise.  Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational

Noelle McManus, Client Services Senior Program Assistant
A Caregiver's StoryCommunity Engagement Center (CEC)Stories

LifePath Is Creating a Community Engagement Center for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers!

Things are changing in Western Massachusetts for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers, alike! The Healey-Driscoll Administration has awarded LifePath over $450,000 for the creation of an innovative Community Engagement Center (CEC) where caregivers can find respite and information. In late fall, there’ll be a place for caregivers to connect, access services and supports,

Gary Yuhas
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Volunteer Drivers Deliver Meals and Wellness Checks, Help People in Crisis

I am writing hoping you are all well and that those affected by recent weather devastation are rebounding. The storms in the last two months have led to deaths in Pennsylvania and New York, and property damage across Western Massachusetts and surrounding areas. For many, the storms may have brought up trauma from Tropical Storm

Carol Foote
LifePath WalkathonStories

The Path for Life Walkathon 2023: Numbers Down, Generosity Up

With LifePath’s fiscal year closing on June 30, we finished tallying totals for The Path For Life Walkathon. We are proud to share that the total raised through this event is $63,661 from team and individual fundraising, sponsorship, general event donations, and donations from the benefit concert hosted by Northfield Mount Hermon. 

This year’s total represents

Nathaniel and Donna Marshall, sitting on a bench outside.
A Caregiver's StoryAdult Family Care (AFC)Stories

For Donna and Nathaniel, LifePath’s Adult Family Care Program Offers Options

Are you caring for an aging individual or someone with a disability? If so, we are here to offer you options. LifePath’s Adult Family Care (AFC) Program provides care for MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth (Medicaid) members who need help with some activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs), including bathing, eating, walking, toileting, dressing, and

L. to R., front row: SHINE Graduates Marla Zlotnik, Martha Jamison, Kate DiSanto, Meg Ryan, Priscilla Phelps; L. to R., back row: SHINE Graduates Chad Hunter, Walter Valentin, Teddy Doucette. (Unable to attend: SHINE Graduate Ashley C. Fraga, CDP, Outreach Coordinator at the Easthampton Council on Aging and Enrichment Center.)
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Graduates “SHINING” a Light on Medicare Options

On June 23, eight people celebrated their graduation from the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program at LifePath’s office in Greenfield. As newly-certified SHINE counselors, they will work in their own communities to provide free and unbiased health insurance information, education, and assistance services to Medicare beneficiaries and adults with disabilities. Lorraine