Calendar

Feb
20
Wed
Meeting – Coalition for Health and Well Being @ Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am

The Greater Fall River Coalition for Health and Well Being is an ad hoc group formed in response to the challenges posed by homeless families living in local motels while they await placement in permanent housing. Members of the group meet to continue their ongoing discussion of strategies to assist the families. The group is working on providing resources and assistance with accessing medical care, finding donations of clothing and personal care items, transportation, and options for recreation for the children who are living in very restrictive environments. Anyone with an interest in problem-solving for this at-risk population is welcome to attend the meetings.

Coordinator: Wendy Garf-Lipp (508-324-7900, Ext. 103)

Meeting Time: Usually the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Wendy to confirm the date and time of the next meeting

Meeting Location: Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center, 337 Quarry Street, Fall River

The Opening of the Staircase Galleries @ Government Center @ Government
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Opening of the City Employee Art Show in the Staircase Galleries at Government Center will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5-7 PM.  Mayor Jasiel Correia II will welcome artists and guests, refreshments will be served, and Michael Labossiere, City Forester, and Meredith Kelly will entertain with music selections on piano and violin.  Eight employees of various City departments are showing their work from painting to needlework, photography to graphic design.  The employees are Eugene Borges, Robert Cloutier, Fellisha Desmarais, Sandy Fisher, Armanda Geraldes, John Lincourt, Gayle Orlando, Vinnie Pavao, and an employee’s granddaughter, Willow Torres.

Since 2009, the Staircase Galleries have displayed the artwork and creativity of residents of all ages from pre-schoolers to veterans!  The Galleries encourage and welcome visitors and employees to TAKE THE STAIRS, and increase their physical activity in small incremental steps. The Mass in Motion Municipal Leadership Grant, funded by the MA Department of Public Health and private health insurers in Massachusetts, is awarded to Cities that are committed to improving the health of residents, and preventing chronic disease.  This is accomplished by improving policies, systems and environments.  Complete Streets is an example of policy change that will, over time, make City streets safe for all users from 8 to 80-thus an environment change. The Staircase Galleries is also an example of a change in environment.

Mar
5
Tue
Bending the Arc @ University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Main Auditorium
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am

Bending the Arc is a powerful documentary following Partners in Health and the work of extraordinary doctors and activists – including Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl and Paul Famer – whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. 

Shown as part of the Global Health Summit sponsored by the College of Nursing. 

All are welcome!

Find out more at: www.bendingthearcfilm.com

Mar
11
Mon
Mobile Market – SSTAR @ SSTAR
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

TO REGISTER CALL 508-837-8359

This mobile market provides  FREE, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are donated by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please Note:
1. Food is distributed on a first come, first-serve basis
2. Bring your own shopping bags

Mar
14
Thu
Mobile Market – Bristol Community College @ Bristol Community College
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

TO REGISTER: call 508-679-2811 ext. 2459  or online prior to the event EACH month.

This mobile market provides  FREE, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are donated by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please Note:
1. Food is distributed on a first come, first-serve basis
2. Bring your own shopping bags

Mar
20
Wed
Meeting – Coalition for Health and Well Being @ Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am

The Greater Fall River Coalition for Health and Well Being is an ad hoc group formed in response to the challenges posed by homeless families living in local motels while they await placement in permanent housing. Members of the group meet to continue their ongoing discussion of strategies to assist the families. The group is working on providing resources and assistance with accessing medical care, finding donations of clothing and personal care items, transportation, and options for recreation for the children who are living in very restrictive environments. Anyone with an interest in problem-solving for this at-risk population is welcome to attend the meetings.

Coordinator: Wendy Garf-Lipp (508-324-7900, Ext. 103)

Meeting Time: Usually the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Wendy to confirm the date and time of the next meeting

Meeting Location: Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center, 337 Quarry Street, Fall River

Mar
28
Thu
2019 Wing Eating Contest presented by The Children’s Advocacy Center for Bristol County @ White's of Westport
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Help kick-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Bracket Style competition to find out what local police, fire, EMS, or other child safety service agency will advance.

  • FREE Family Event
  • Raffles
  • Pub Style Food for Purchase
  • Live Music by Wicked Undertow

A big shout out for the support and sponsorship provided by:

Fun 107
Lafrance Hospitality
Wicked Undertow

For more information: contact Donna Charon 508-676-6111 or dcharron@cacofbc.org

www.cacofbc.org

Apr
8
Mon
Mobile Market – SSTAR @ SSTAR
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

TO REGISTER CALL 508-837-8359

This mobile market provides  FREE, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are donated by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please Note:
1. Food is distributed on a first come, first-serve basis
2. Bring your own shopping bags

Apr
11
Thu
Mobile Market – Bristol Community College @ Bristol Community College
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

TO REGISTER: call 508-679-2811 ext. 2459  or online prior to the event EACH month.

This mobile market provides  FREE, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are donated by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please Note:
1. Food is distributed on a first come, first-serve basis
2. Bring your own shopping bags

Apr
17
Wed
Meeting – Coalition for Health and Well Being @ Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am

The Greater Fall River Coalition for Health and Well Being is an ad hoc group formed in response to the challenges posed by homeless families living in local motels while they await placement in permanent housing. Members of the group meet to continue their ongoing discussion of strategies to assist the families. The group is working on providing resources and assistance with accessing medical care, finding donations of clothing and personal care items, transportation, and options for recreation for the children who are living in very restrictive environments. Anyone with an interest in problem-solving for this at-risk population is welcome to attend the meetings.

Coordinator: Wendy Garf-Lipp (508-324-7900, Ext. 103)

Meeting Time: Usually the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Wendy to confirm the date and time of the next meeting

Meeting Location: Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center, 337 Quarry Street, Fall River