All Together Now = Happy Together

All Together Now = Happy Together

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On Saturday, May 7, The All Together Now Festival: Celebrating LifePath’s 30th Annual Walkathon allowed us to give, receive, and be happy together. 

Attendees had the opportunity to walk, learn, connect, and spread joy and goodwill. We thank the LifePath staff who created opportunities for attendees to engage with their programs. Many times over we heard, “I didn’t know that you provide that,” “I’m so glad I know that now,” and other similar responses. These conversations and connections reminded us that this community is a special place to grow and age together. The isolation we have endured was, all of a sudden, nonexistent as participants greeted each other with smiles, stories, informational materials, and engaging activities. Only a fraction of the many resources that may be found in our community were displayed, but personal tool kits were filled with helpful resources. We thank the following community partners for joining us on event day:

The Bement School; Cohn & Company; Community Action – Fuel Assistance; Community Legal Aid; FootCare By Nurses, LLC; Franklin County Community Meals Program; Franklin County Regional Housing Authority; Franklin County’s YMCA; Franklin Regional Council of Governments; Pioneer Valley Hospice & Palliative Care; RSVP; South County Senior Center; and TRIAD.

More than 25 teams and 96 fundraisers joined the 2022 effort to secure more than 560 gifts.

We offer thanks to the performers who graced us with their talents, adding spirit to the day: The ROMEOs (Gary Regan), Eventide Singers (Joe Toritto), and the Farley String Band (Harry Sharbaugh). And special thanks to WHAI for broadcasting live.

More than 25 teams and 96 fundraisers joined the 2022 effort to secure more than 560 gifts. We would like to recognize the following teams and captains by announcing their totals as of May 13: 

  • $5,513.97, Boardwalkers, Judi Fonsh
  • $4,158.72, Rethermalytes, Charles Cornish
  • $3,682.04, Food Brood, Debbie Mumblo
  • $3,609.19, Cheryl’s Pride, Brittani Brooks
  • $3,511.63, Clogston Cloggers, Barbara Bodzin
  • $2,953.74, First Congregational Church of Shelburne, Alan & Deborah Coutinho
  • $2,706.79, South County Senior Center, Nicole Graves
  • $1,876.35, Warwick Walkers, D. Carol Foote
  • $1,493.71, Nutrition All-Stars, Ann Kaczenski
  • $1,225.00, Phillip Stones, Paula Haley
  • $1,103.72, One Step At A Time, Eileen Krol
  • $904.54, Ambling Allies, Janis Merrell
  • $896.98, People’s United Bank, Jamie Sonnabend
  • $734.00, FRCOG Public Health Protectors, Phoebe Walker
  • $690.00, Gill/Montague Senior Center Team, Mary Jones and Elsie Gilman
  • $587.00, Athol COA, Cathy Savoy
  • $520.00, First Congregational Church of Montague, Ann Fisk
  • $500.00, Senior Walkers, Arlene Farr
  • $375.00, Athol Women’s Club, Maryann Rabideau
  • $320.00, Ellaminnowpea, Nancy Baker
  • $150.00, Petersham Council on Aging, Kay Berry
  • $125.00, Karen Fogliatti
  • $120.00, Team Buckley, Sarah Bompastore
  • $100.00, Team Weyers, Sharon Weyers
  • $50.00, Personal Care Attendant Team, Amy Dlugosz
  • $31.00, Orange United Methodist Church – Friends of Frank, Nancy Blackmer
  • $28.00, FootCare By Nurses, Andrea Conrad

This (incomplete!) list represents weeks of dedication and a commitment to what LifePath offers and who we serve. Congratulations to all the teams represented, and special thanks and congratulations to the top performing teams! The teams’ total stands at an incredible $37,935.38! Should you still be holding gifts you have secured for this effort, please send them before mid-June to be counted in this year’s effort.  

Additionally, we offer our thanks to the sponsors that prioritize LifePath’s mission.

The generosity from every person, business, and organization creates the opportunity for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers to access resources to seek, find, and extend their independence in their own homes and communities.  These resources include options for in-home care, nutritional support, housing, SHINE counseling, Healthy Living courses, protective services, financial resources, wellness and safety. By actively developing community partnerships and working alongside care providers, we can meet and improve the health and wellness of those we serve.

Thank you for coming “All Together Now” in recognition of 30 years of bringing the community together. Click here to view all photos from the event. We are grateful for your thoughtful generosity inspired by this fundraising effort. Thank you.

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