Happy 90th Birthday Hanover VNA!

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Please join me in congratulating the Hanover Visiting Nurse Association on
their 90th Birthday, Tuesday, January 15th, 2019! Below please find a
fabulous piece about their history in Hanover, and as written by Josephine
Koelsch, Hanover Visiting Nurse Board President, for the occasion.

“Beginning…
On January 15, 1929, proposed by Mrs. Harriet Latham and supported by the
Town of Hanover Selectmen, the Visiting Nurses Association was organized.
The objectives were expressed as follows: “To promote health, individual
and community, to prevent disease and to provide adequate nursing care for
the sick in their homes.”

Within the town, the achievements of the Association have been extensive.
For many years, (1929-1960), it raised funds to supply milk for school
children and at times, provide lunch. The VNA ran a Well Child
Conference, a dental clinic in the schools, as well as diphtheria, tonsil
and glaucoma clinics. It administered polio vaccine and TB tests. In
1960, classes were held to train baby sitters and teach the basics of home
nursing. The Association reached out to needy families, providing
Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. However, one of the highlights during
this era occurred in 1946, when the Bigelow family established a
scholarship awarding money to girls who were planning a career in nursing.
Many memorial gifts and funds allowed for the VNA to grow and continue in
upholding its original objectives.

Evolving…
The Hanover VNA, in the 1990s continued providing medical and social
services to the townspeople, often in unison with other organizations such
as the Police and Fire Departments…67 years after its formation!
Home nursing visits were provided to all Medicare eligible patients,
monthly clinics were held for all at the VNA office, nursing scholarships
to high school students and camperships were provided for many youngsters.
In the late 1990s, the community VNAs planned to merge, but Hanover
declined an offer to be part of the newly formed conglomerate. In so
doing, the recipients of Hanover VNA home visits could no longer apply for
Medicare coverage. However, the Hanover VNA continued visitations at no
cost to the patients. This outreaching provided medical care and comfort
to all in need, and continued throughout the coming years and into the
present.

Continuing…
The Hanover VNA believes that all persons living in our community deserve
to be treated with dignity and respect. With this premise forming the
framework of our goals, the VNA Board members, in conjunction with the
Hanover Visiting Nurses work to promote the wellbeing of Hanover residents.
They continue the mission and projects set forth throughout the past
years, providing assistance where needed.
The VNA now gives out three scholarships to high school students pursuing
medical careers, the monetary amount for camperships far exceeds the amount
offered over the past years, and the holiday gifting continues to enrich
the lives of many families.
The Annual Open Meeting invites all Hanover residents to attend. The
programs offer insight into a variety of health issues and are well
attended.
The yearly fundraiser is the primary means of support for the VNA; your
generosity enables them to serve the community of Hanover.”

For more information about the Hanover VNA, please contact Jo Koelsch at
djkoelsch@verizon.net .

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Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Self Help Group

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Self Help Group
This is a peer led informational and support group for those living with
MS, their family members and care partners. It is open to the public. The
group will meet:

When:
2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:
Emilson YMCA, 75 Mill Street (in the Heritage Room)

For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact:
Jean Petrillo
617-347-7216
Jeanpetrillo1@gmail.com

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Preschool Peer Registration at Cedar School

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Hanover Public Schools is pleased to invite the families of all Hanover
preschool age children to visit Cedar Elementary School (265 Cedar Street)
to register for the 2019-2020 Integrated Preschool Program. The program
will be open to all Hanover three and four year-olds – remember that
students will not be split into two elementary districts anymore! Your
child must be three years of age prior to September 1 to be eligible.
Registration will take place on January 22, January 23, and January 24,
2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For additional information please visit the Hanover Public Schools website
or contact Cedar School, Mrs. Ashley Arienti, 781-878-7228;
aarienti@hanoverschools.org .

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Doughnuts with the DPW

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Doughnuts with the DPW

Thursday, January 17th
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
at the COA (665 Center Street)

Come and meet Neal Merritt, the Deputy Superintendent of Water Operations.
He will be able to address the recent THM public notification and any other
questions and concerns.

For more information, please e-mail lauren.rodday@hanover-ma.gov .

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Spirit of Hanover Community Service Award call for nominations

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

15th SPIRIT OF HANOVER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Spirit of Hanover Community Service Award Committee is accepting
nominations for the recipient of the 15th Spirit of Hanover Community
Service Award.

This Award is presented to an individual who best exemplifies the spirit of
Hanover by voluntarily giving selflessly of their time, energy and talent
to the Town and its citizens thus enriching our lives, fostering a true
sense of community and inspiring us all to a higher level of service.

Nominations should be in writing and should articulate in detail how the
nominee satisfies these criteria. Nominees from prior years are not
considered for this year’s award unless re-nominated.

Nominations must be received by not later than February 15, 2019 and should
be addressed to:

Spirit of Hanover Community Service Award
P.O. Box 214
Hanover, MA 02339-0214

Nominations may also be submitted electronically to
spiritofhanoveraward@gmail.com .

Past recipients of the Award include Mrs. Virginia Szejnar, Mrs. Barbara
Barker (-Kemp), Mr. Richard “Dick” Eaton, Mrs. Jean Migre, Mrs. Lois
Van Doren, Mr. John Thomson, Mrs. Barbara Itz, Ms. Catherine
Harder-Bernier, Mrs. Joanne B. Cure, Mr. Harold (Hal) D. Thomas, Mr. Roger
A. Leslie, Sr., Mrs. Judy Grecco, Mr. James Gallant, and Mr. Ray Miller.

Receipt of the Award is commemorated with a reception and by having the
recipient’s name inscribed on a perpetual plaque which is prominently
displayed in the foyer of the Town Hall.

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No census changes this year? New – submit on-line!

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

The annual town census has been mailed to all Hanover households. New this
year – if you do not have any changes to your town census, you may submit
your response on-line! All residents should review the information on the
form, make any changes if necessary, and sign and return the form as soon
as possible. If there are no changes to your town census, go to:
https://www.hanover-ma.gov/census and fill out the on-line form! Household
members who are temporarily living away from home, such as college
students, members of the military services, etc., should not be removed
from the census if they plan to use Hanover as their voting address.

Also included in the census mailing are a Hanover School Information Sheet
and a Dog License Application. If relevant, these forms should also be
completed and may be returned in the enclosed addressed envelope or dropped
through the mail slot in the front door of the Hanover Town Hall. The
School Information sheet must be mailed in if you have pre-school aged
children (ages 1- 5) or children attending
private/parochial/charter/vo-tech/home/other schools (grades 1-12 only),
but dogs may also be licensed on-line at
https://www.hanover-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/dog-and-kennel-licenses . If
you did not receive a town census form or are new to the Town of Hanover,
you can download one on-line here:
http://www.hanover-ma.gov/sites/hanoverma/files/file/file/blank_census_form_2015.pdf
or please contact the Board of Registrars at: 781-826-5000 ext. 1028 or the
Town Clerk at 781-826-5000 ext. 1079.

Completion of the annual census is important for a number of reasons. It
assists in accurate municipal planning, it assists the police and fire
departments in case of an emergency in your home, and it allows Hanover to
receive the proper allocation of state and federal funds and grants. Filing
a census can provide proof of residency for a number of legal requirements
such as in-state tuition at state colleges, and housing benefits,
veterans’ benefits, and insurance benefits. Also, any registered voters
in a household that fails to complete an annual census will lose their
“active” voter status.

For more information, please contact Registrar Nancy Goldthwait at
nancy.goldthwait@hanover-ma.gov or Registrar Pam Ferguson at
pamela.ferguson@hanover-ma.gov ,Town Clerk Catherine Harder-Bernier at
catherine.harderbernier@hanover-ma.gov or Assistant Town Clerk Meg
Pallotta at meg.pallotta@hanover-ma.gov .

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The Mediatrician is coming this Thursday!

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

This just in from the school department!

Don’t Miss the Mediatrician!
“If your child has access to interactive technology, this presentation is
for you!” – Dr. Michael Rich

Please join the Hanover Public Schools on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00
p.m. at Hanover High School, for a presentation and discussion with Dr.
Michael Rich, “The Mediatrician”.

This presentation will provide information that is relevant for parents
with children from preschool through high school and beyond. Dr. Rich is a
pediatrician who specializes in both the short and long term impact of all
forms of media (television, video games, social media, and cell phone use).
He is the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at
Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical
School and Harvard School of Public Health.

If you would like more information about Dr. Rich and what to expect at the
presentation, please view this brief video introduction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-vrJYLOXVY . To learn more about Dr.
Rich’s career and background, please read his bio:
http://cmch.tv/about-us/our-team/michael-rich/ .

This presentation is open to anyone from within our community and beyond.
Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. As
always, thank you for your attention to this important issue that is
affecting each of us and for your ongoing support of our school community.

Respectfully,
Matt Ferron
Superintendent of Schools
Please contact Rachael O’Callaghan at rocallaghan@hanoverschools.org with
questions.

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Children’s music program at the John Curtis Library

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Children’s Music Program at John Curtis Library–Tuesday, January 15,
3:00–3:45 p.m.

Tuned Up is a music-infused literary program that works singing, playing
instruments and movement into children’s books, old and new. Instructor
Eileen Wilson chooses a book and writes music inspired by the story,
characters and tone. In the program, she first introduces the book and
teaches the songs to the children, while playing guitar or ukulele. Some
require instrumental accompaniment that children play on xylophones and
percussion instruments. Others use scarves, ribbons, or other movement
manipulatives. After the group practices each song, Eileen reads the story
aloud, working each song into a different part of the story. Though geared
towards the 5-8 age bracket, younger and older participants would enjoy it
as well. This month’s class will feature the story The Mitten.

The program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

Please register from the Calendar section of the library’s website,
www.hanovermass.com/library. For more information call 781-826-2972,
extension 4, or email the children’s librarian at lcampbell@ocln.org.

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Kindergarten registration for Hanover children

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Hanover Public Schools is pleased to invite the parents/guardians of
children who will be 5 years of age prior to September 1, 2019 to come to
Cedar School to register for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year on:

January 9, 11,16, 18 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
January 10, 17 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All kindergarten classes will be held at Cedar Elementary School beginning
September 2019 as part of elementary school reconfiguration.

For additional information, please visit the Hanover Public Schools website
or contact Cedar School, Mrs. Kristen Gokey, Administrative Assistant or
Mr. Mike Oates, Principal, 781-878-7228; kgokey@hanoverschools.org or
moates@hanoverschools.org .

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2019 Blue Hills Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

2019 Blue Hills Ski and Snowboard Lessons!

Hanover Parks and Recreation and the Office of Family and Community
Engagement are pleased to once again offer the Blue Hills Ski and Snowboard
Lesson Program to students 7 to 15 years of age. Lessons will be held on
Tuesdays beginning the week of January 8, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
at the Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton. For your convenience, transportation
will include pick up at each of the following locations: Hanover Middle
School, Cedar School and Center/Sylvester School. Please see the attached
flyer for more information.

Questions may be directed to Hanover Parks and Recreation at (781) 826-5000
ext 1057 or via email at lauren.rodday@hanover- ma.gov or the Office of
Family and Community Engagement by phone at (781) 826-3574 or via email at
face@hanoverschools.org .

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