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Course of Action
River Valley Counseling Center’s fourth annual golf tournament, presented by Action Ambulance, took place on Sept. 13 at East Mountain Country Club in Westfield, raising nearly $24,000 to support the work RVCC provides throughout the communities it serves.
Wheeling for Healing
More than 300 participants and volunteers gathered on Aug. 25 at Greenfield Community College for Wheeling for Healing, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s yearly ride, walk, and run benefit to support oncology services. Past donations have been used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment such as new infusion chairs and exam tables to ensure patient comfort, support improvements for a better healing environment, and fund programs such as art therapy and yoga to encourage wholesome healing for patients and survivors.
Louis & Clark Pharmacy held a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony on Sept. 12 at its new, state-of-the-art, long-term-care pharmacy at 155 Brookdale Dr. in Springfield. The pharmacy’s leading product is MediBubble, a pre-packed pill organizer delivered right to patients’ doors. Pictured at left, from left: state Reps. Jose Tosado, Angelo Puppolo, and Brian Ashe; Louis & Clark owners Skip Matthews and Kara James; and company co-founder Clark Matthews during the ceremony. Below left: the Louis & Clark team.
Bridging the Generations
Springfield College and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing have developed an intergenerational Students in Residence program for graduate students in the School of Health Sciences. Julie Torchia and Allie Tupaj, both doctor of physical therapy students, moved into a two-bedroom apartment at Loomis Lakeside this fall and will contribute to social and educational aspects of community living at the facility, logging eight hours of community-engagement project work each week.