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Photos from 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

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Smiles and Sweets from a Visiting Girl Scout Troop

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The Doolittle Home loves a party! Especially when it involves homemade treats served by enthusiastic Girl Scouts. The Troop from Walpole is learning the importance of service in the community and the visit was part of a Bronze Award service project.

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Silver Chimers Ring in The Season

Mansfield Counsel on Aging Silver Chimers bring Christmas Cheer.

Mansfield Council on Aging Silver Chimers bring Christmas Cheer.

The residents  of The Doolittle Home were treated to a  wonderful performance by the Silver Chimers Handchime Choir from the Mansfield Council on Aging. Under the direction of Mary Hourigan, the musicians used the unique chimes to fill the home with holiday favorites. Jingle bells were handed out to the residents to accompany the chimers. During the hour-long visit, the residents viewed books from Mary’s collection of holiday board books. The much-anticipated performance was once again a highlight of the season.

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Foxboro Historical Society Spotlights The Doolittle Home

DH signOn Tuesday, September 23, Jack Authelet, Foxboro Town Historian presented a program on The Doolittle Home to a packed room at the Boyden Library. He drew from his extensive research and his personal relationship with the Home as both a neighbor and past Board of Trustees President.

For the last century, The Doolittle Home has been caring for seniors in a New England style bed and breakfast setting in the historic residence. The home features gracious appointments and state-of-the-art nursing facilities, enabling residents to age in place while receiving personalized care.

Built in 1855 by Allen Doolittle, an employee of Union Straw Works, the sprawling family homestead was used to take in boarders – young women who worked at the factory. Allen’s daughter, Sarah, lived in the family home and was active in the Foxboro Universalist Church.  In 1913, she attended a statewide Universalist convention. She was moved by the call for a home to adequately care for the elderly.

Sarah decided to donate her home to provide care for the elderly to the Massachusetts Universalist Convention. The home was fully renovated and incorporated in 1915. Further renovations to the home in 1932 replaced the huge barn with a three-story structure to provide additional rooms. Thirty years later in 1963, ground was broken to add a single story annex to the complex to accommodate a nursing unit.

The nursing unit was completely renovated in 1998 to bring it into full compliance with changing state and federal regulations. And still more renovations to the nursing facility will be completed this year to provide the highest level of nursing care to its residents. The licensed nursing staff provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Doolittle Home for Aged Persons reorganized in 1976 as a public charity with no religious affiliation changing its name to The Doolittle Home, Inc.  The Doolittle Home is non-sectarian and welcomes all faiths.  The Doolittle Home is chartered as a 501(c) (3) public charity under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The location of The Doolittle Home off of the Foxboro Common and across from the Boyden Library ensures residents are a part of the town’s activities.  Residents can sit on the screened porch and watch a parade pass by or listen to a concert on the Common. Residents and their families can also enjoy the beautiful grounds of the home, including a half-acre private park.

The community of Foxboro is a part of The Doolittle Home with many generations working, volunteering and visiting the home during its century-long history. Residents are treated to arts and craft activities and a variety of entertainment thanks to volunteers who share their talents. Local organizations make annual visits and a highlight is the weekly visits by two therapy dogs and their dedicated handlers. In addition, The Doolittle Home is operated by a very engaged volunteer Board of Trustees who live and work in the community.

If you are interested in a tour or more information on our services, please call Virginia Lehr at 508-543-2694.

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Doolittle Home Employees Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Employees cooled off on a hot summer day with buckets of ice for a great cause.

Employees cooled off on a hot summer day with buckets of ice for a great cause.

Some brave and enthusiastic employees accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge posed to us from our friends at the Pond Home. Even an employee’s son participated in the fun. The Doolittle Home called out the Foxboro High School Girls Soccer and Field Hockey Teams to fulfill the challenge during their team tryouts this week.

The Doolittle Home made a donation to the ALS Association on behalf of the employees who braved the ice water buckets on a hot day in August.

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Tom Madden Stops by The Doolittle to Entertain

Tom Madden asking resident Eileen to dance.

Tom Madden asking resident Eileen to dance.

Tom Madden, a local entertainer, stopped by The Doolittle on May 15th to the delight of our residents. Tom’s repetoire was varied with songs spanning decades, from Frank Sinatra to Jimmy Buffet and even Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for the staff. Tom was an expert at engaging his audience and had many residents in stitches with his jokes and his moves on the carpet. Tom quickly learned many of the residents’ names and inserted them into various songs, making everyone chuckle. Feet were tapping, hands were clapping and we even had a chorus of voices for a few of the songs.

Tom donated his time to introduce himself to The Doolittle. He plays several nights a week at Benjamin’s in Taunton as a solo performer and with his band. The home is very lucky to have Roz Champagne as our Activities Director for many years. Roz books fabulous entertainment and has many volunteers assist with activities every week.

If you have a talent or would like to volunteer your time at The Doolittle, please contact Roz at 508-543-2694.

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Charity Art Auction Brings Community Together for a Fun Evening

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The Doolittle Home Charity Art Auction was a fun-filled evening bringing together generous members of the community on March 15th. The evening began with Executive Director, DeAnna Willis thanking all in attendance and introducing our esteemed auctioneers, Bill Grieder and Kevin Weinfeld. The two entertained the crowd with jokes and commentary on the 55 donated pieces of artwork, often encouraging bidding wars between families. It was all in good fun and for a good cause, the residents of The Doolittle Home in our unique Life Care Program.

The auction brought in over $16,000 in donations, including a $1,000 donation from the Foxboro Rotary Club in advance of the event.

The event was made possible by the generous and talented members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association who donated all of the artwork for the live auction. Every piece was purchased during the evening, demonstrating the appeal of the diverse selections to the crowd. In addition, 12 Homer White paintings were sold in a silent auction that took on a life of its own, with some “collectors” outbidding one another at the last minute.

“The Doolittle Home is delighted with the outpouring of support and generosity by the community,” said Virginia Lehr, Director of Marketing and Communications for The Doolittle Home. “We plan to hold more events to showcase the partnership of The Doolittle Home and the wonderful people of Foxboro and surrounding towns.”

The Doolittle Home is a century-old retirement home dedicated to compassionate elder care. A unique facility, located in downtown Foxboro, the home is recognized as a 501 (C)3 public charity by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Doolittle Home is open to men, women, and couples regardless of race, religion, or national origin. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation will enhance the lives of our elderly residents everyday.

For more information on how you can donate to our non-profit organization and learn more about the unique model of our Life Care Program, please contact Virginia Lehr at 508-543-2694 or virginia@doolittle-home.org.

 

 

 

 

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THE DOOLITTLE HOME TO AUCTION OVER $15,000 IN ARTWORK

Oriental Treasures by Barbara McAuliffe, pastel, valued at $1200.

Oriental Treasures by Barbara McAuliffe, pastel, valued at $1200.

The Doolittle Home will auction 55 individual pieces of artwork at its live Charity Art Auction on Saturday, March 15 at the Foxboro Country Club. Members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association have generously donated outstanding works of art valued at over $15,000.

All artwork can be viewed at the Boyden Library through March 14. The artwork will be displayed at the event for last-minute viewing prior to the start of the auction. There are pieces for every décor and price range, with local subjects such as Gillette Stadium, the Foxboro Common and Nantucket Harbor. The collection includes a variety of mediums, from watercolor to photography, oil to pen and ink.

The evening will include a live auction of the artwork by Foxboro residents Kevin Weinfeld and Bill Grieder. Additionally, a special silent auction of non-traditional Homer White paintings will be featured. Music and appetizers are included in the ticket price and there will be a cash bar. The event begins at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, please contact Virginia at 508-543-2694 or email your request to virginia@doolittle-home.org. All credit cards are accepted.

The Doolittle Home is a century-old retirement home dedicated to compassionate elder care. A unique facility, located in downtown Foxboro, the home is recognized as a 501 (C)(3) public charity by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Doolittle Home is open to men, women, and couples regardless of race, religion, or national origin. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation will enhance the lives of our elderly residents everyday.

Founded in 1957, the Foxboro Art Association is a non-profit support group that has been part of the local art scene for half a century. The association has more than one hundred members in over twenty surrounding towns.

To watch Foxborough Central’s program showcasing the organizations and the event, please click here.

 

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The Doolittle Home Announces Date of Charity Art Auction

Paint-SplatterThe Doolittle Home is pleased to announce that we will be holding a Charity Art Auction on Saturday, March 15 at the Foxboro Country Club. Members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association have generously donated their best works of art for this benefit auction.

Beginning February 1st through the date of the event, all artwork can be viewed at the Boyden Library in downtown Foxboro. In addition, a program with photos of each piece of artwork, the artist name and a value will be distributed upon arrival to the event. The artwork will be displayed at the event for last-minute viewing prior to the start of the auction.

The evening will include a live auction of the artwork by Foxboro residents Kevin Weinfeld and Bill Grieder. Additionally, a special silent auction of non-traditional Homer White paintings will be featured. Music and appetizers are included in the ticket price and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door, though tickets are limited due to space restrictions. It is recommended to purchase tickets early to ensure admittance to the event.

Advertising is available in the program in a variety of sizes, including family and friends listings, business card sections and full and half pages.

The Doolittle Home is a century-old retirement home dedicated to compassionate elder care. A unique facility, located in downtown Foxboro, the home is recognized as a 501 (C)(3) public charity by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Doolittle Home is open to men, women, and couples regardless of race, religion, or national origin. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation will enhance the lives of our elderly residents everyday.

Founded in 1957, the Foxboro Art Association is a non-profit support group that has been part of the local art scene for half a century. The association has more than one hundred members in over twenty surrounding towns.

To purchase tickets or advertising, please contact Virginia at 508-543-2694 or virginia@doolittle-home.org

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