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Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Mother’s Day Online Auction

Parents Supporting Parents (PSP) is hosting an online auction on our website the last two weeks of April before Mother's Day. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for our treatment scholarship program. Over 150 items to bid on "Something for every Mom" Despite the pandemic, merchants and others opened their hearts and donated many wonderful […]

Guest Speaker – Taralyn C.

Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Hello, my name is Taralyn and I’m 32 years old. I have 3 beautiful, amazing children and I live in Crivitz Wisconsin. My life is nothing short of a miracle and I’m so very grateful for it today. Once upon a time I was sadly very strongly addicted to heroin. I thought my torment would […]

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Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Guest Speaker – Michael Blanchard

Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Michael Blanchard is an acclaimed photographer, philanthropist, writer, and gallery owner on Martha’s Vineyard.  Michael’s unexpected journey occurred after 4 DUI’s, a suicide attempt and over 3 months in both a psychiatric hospital and rehab facility.  After reaching a deep bottom, Michael transformed himself into an artist and writer from his previous life as the […]

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Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Guest Speaker – Melissa Alden

Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Melissa Alden served the Town of Yarmouth as a police officer for eleven years. She proudly assisted on special units such as the PAC Unit (proactive anti-crime) and Mental Health Team which assisted individuals suffering from substance use disorder, mental health, and dual diagnosis. In addition to being a single mother and a police officer, […]

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Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Guest Speaker Lisa Caputo (The Hope Shot)

Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

Lisa is a woman in long-term recovery. She is a member of a 12-step program and mentors other women. She is heavily involved in community service and devotes her time to helping others. Lisa just celebrated 6 years free of alcohol and other substances on March 25th. She has walked in the shoes of those […]

Guest Speaker Mike More

Sandwich Council on Aging 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich, MA

I am grateful for every day I wake up sober. I am grateful to be 6 years sober and have a life I thought I could only dream of. During my 15 year battle with addiction, I caused so much pain to my loved ones. I am grateful that I am sober and I am […]

International Overdose Awareness Day

Smuggler's Beach 220 South Street, South Yarmouth, MA

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on the 31st of August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and that it is preventable. Please bring a beach chair and a large photo of your lost loved one. We will have community resource tables, […]