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Employee wellness efforts continue at EPOCH

fresh fruitEfforts toward increased employee wellness at EPOCH have continued through the summer months. On Cape Cod, at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster, employees there have taken a number of steps to improve their individual as well as collective well being. One example: fresh fruit at is being offered and encouraged at all community cook-outs, giving all a healthier option for snacking. Staff members also have started a wellness newsletter. It includes tips on nutrition, exercise examples, tips for stress relief, healthy recipes, natural and holistic remedies, and a spotlight feature on an inspiring team member.

Talking about the future

Maureen Gardner, executive director at EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place, was recently featured in the My View section of the Cape

EPOCH of Brewster raises money, gives hope to cancer patients on Cape Cod

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster recently raffled off artwork to benefit the EPOCH of Brewster Hope Fund, which provides assistance for employees undergoing cancer treatment. Several Cape Cod artists generously donated pieces for the raffle, including several prints and original paintings and jewelry. The raffle raised more than $1,300 for the Hope Fund.

EPOCH of Brewster created the Hope Fund almost two years ago when several employees were diagnosed with cancer around the same time. Recognizing the difficulty of continuing to support a family while undergoing cancer treatments, EPOCH staff pooled their resources to start the Hope Fund. The fund provides small scholarships for employees to help make ends meet when they take time off or work fewer hours while undergoing treatment. ...

Brewster Place on Cape Cod raises $3,000 in Gulf Aid benefit

Nearly 150 guests and volunteers gathered at EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place for a fundraiser to support relief for those affected by the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

“We love our shoreline, so we wanted to do something to help people in the Gulf, a similar environment to ours that’s in crisis,” said Holly Michaud, EPOCH at Brewster Place life enrichment director.

And help they did. EPOCH’s Gulf Aid event, which included presentations on the ecological impact of the oil leak by renowned scientists, a fish fry supper, a silent auction and live entertainment, raised $3,000. EPOCH divided the money raised and donated it to the National Audubon Society’s Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Relief Fund and the Greater New Orleans Foundation Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. …