The Eugene L. Oriol Memorial Community Scholarship – 2024

Holden, Massachusetts – The Oriol Foundation is proud to offer The Eugene L. Oriol Memorial Community Scholarship to a graduating senior in Boylston, West Boylston and the Wachusett district towns encompassing Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling that will be pursuing a degree in health care.

The Eugene Oriol Memorial Community Scholarship is a great opportunity for graduating seniors from Boylston, West Boylston, and the Wachusett District who plan to pursue a degree in health care. This scholarship, offered by the Oriol Foundation, aims to support the future of healthcare, and honor the memory and legacy of Eugene Oriol, the founder and first administrator of Holden Nursing Home.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, you can visit or email for more information and the application form.

It is important to note that the deadline to apply is April 15, 2024. The $1,000 scholarship recipient will be announced in May during National Skilled Nursing Care Week. This scholarship can be a great help in achieving your academic and professional goals, so don’t hesitate to apply and take advantage of this opportunity.


About the Oriol Foundation

The Oriol Foundation has been established solely for charitable and educational purposes. We work to promote healthy living, foster innovative approaches to healthcare and enhance the wellbeing of the residents of our community and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

Our goal is to enable individuals to lead independent and secure lives, regardless of age or where they reside within the Wachusett Community.

Oriol Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization, and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the tax laws.


2022 Oriol Foundation Scholarship Winners

Holden, MA – The Oriol Foundation is happy to announce the winners of their 2022 Eugene Oriol Memorial Scholarships to two local graduating seniors. The community scholarship winner is Reilly Laitala of Sterling, recent graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School. Reilly will be attending Norwich University to pursue her BS in nursing. The team scholarship winner is Colleen Duddy of Holden, recent graduate of Wachusett Regional High School. Colleen will be attending Endicott College to pursue a nursing degree. Colleen is a team member at Holden Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center.

The Oriol Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including but not limited to enriching the lives of those who deliver this care; to promote wellness and stimulate innovations in health care so all may live more independently and safely wherever they call home in the Wachusett community. Each year, The Oriol Foundation offers two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing healthcare education; one to a community member and one to an Oriol team member.

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Susan Sullivan, Oriol Foundation Board Member; David Oriol, Oriol Foundation Officer; Colleen Duddy, Team Scholarship Winner; Reilly Laitala, Community Scholarship Winner; Nancy Nichols, Oriol Foundation Board Member; Nathan Oriol, Oriol Foundation President

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Oriol Promotions

Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, part of Oriol Health Care and the Oriol 360 Care Management Team, announces the promotion of Harry Quick, NHA to Administrator. Quick, of Worcester, began working for Oriol Health Care as a Resident Life Assistant at Holden Rehabilitation in 2016 and promoted to Resident Life Director in 2017. Quick’s continued enthusiasm and leadership skills led him to study as an AIT (Administrator-in-training) under the guidance of Tara D’Andrea, Holden’s then Administrator. Quick took on the role of Assistant Administrator in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and after rigorous testing and exams, he is now a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and has moved into the position of Administrator of Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility. Quick holds a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University where he graduated Cum Laude from the Counseling Psychology program in 2015. His interests include spending time with his wife and children, basketball, music, and movies.

Tara D’AndreaTara D’Andrea, MBA, NHA of Paxton, has moved into a new position  with Oriol Health Care as Director of Operations. In her new role, D’Andrea will be orchestrating the Oriol 360 concept while overseeing Holden Rehabilitation, Oriol Therapy Services and Oriol Home Health/Oriol At Home with the goal to strengthen and streamline Oriol’s coordination of integrated post-acute health care. D’Andrea will now be directing Oriol teams providing care within our nursing centers, in your homes, and in our outpatient therapy gym.

D’Andrea has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 years and has spent the last 17 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, with the past 7 years being at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. D’Andrea graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology minoring in Communication Disorders and received her MBA with a dual concentration in Management and Healthcare Management from Fitchburg State University in 2020.

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Oriol 360 Care Collaborative

Holden, MA – Oriol Health Care is expanding their continuum of care concept, known as “ORIOL 360”, to include a partnership with Integral Health Partners (IHP) of Worcester. Allison Hargreaves, MD, the Medical Director of Oriol’s Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, and Oriol Home Health has recently joined the IHP group of veteran nurse practitioners after working closely with them throughout the pandemic at Holden Rehab. As a component of the Oriol 360 Care Team, Dr. Hargreaves and the IHP nurse practitioners will assist not only with inpatient care of patients and residents at Holden and Oakdale but will also be able to follow patients of Oriol Home Health out in the local community. This partnership has increased the satisfaction and recovery of patients as well as reduced the number of readmissions to hospitals.

ORIOL 360 is a unique care management program developed by the Oriol family and clinical team to encompass many aspects of health care; from community education, to rehabilitation, to inpatient therapies, to home health care and back to outpatient therapies, all-the-while having the same care team members. This full circle of care within the Oriol and IHP partnership is conducive to better healing and recovery success.

Oriol Health Care has been owned and operated by the Oriol family since 1964.

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Breakfast & Shopping with Santa

HOLDEN – Holden Rehab will be hosting their 5th annual Breakfast with Santa on December 7th. This year there will be a new Christmas Corner Marketplace with local crafters selling affordable, unique items in the therapy gym from 9am – 1pm. Free gift wrapping will be offered. Santa will be available in the library for photos from 9am to noon while a buffet breakfast is served in the community room. Printed photos will be available while supplies last. All ages are welcome and you are encouraged to bring your camera. Breakfast and photos are complimentary. RSVP to Harry Quick at 508-829-1119.

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Oriol Health Care New Hires

Oriol Health Care has hired Maria Franco, BSW of Clinton to join their social services team at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. Franco, originally from Puerto Rico, is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College and Anna Maria College where she earned her Bachelors in Social Work.

Oriol Therapy Services has hired Darlene Kilhart, PT, DPT, MS of Athol as Director of Rehab Services at the Holden location within Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. Kilhart has been practicing physical therapy for 32 years; the last 18 in skilled nursing facilities. She is a graduate of Kean University in NJ, post graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital Allied Health Professions with an advanced Master’s Degree in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and a graduate in the first class for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy also from MGH.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Free Lecture

Holden – The Oriol Foundation will be hosting “An Introduction to Mindfulness for Well-being” on April 18th. The program will be presented by Marjatta Moimas, MSBR Teacher, MA in Mindfulness Studies, trained in MBCT and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. Learn daily mindfulness skills, working with thoughts and emotions, self compassion and guided practices for people with chronic illness. Free and open to the public of all ages. Meeting will be from 6-7:30 PM and will include handouts and a light meal. Meetings are held in the Community Room at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, 32 Mayo Drive, Holden. Dinner is a 6 PM and presentation is immediately after. Please RSVP to Debby at 508-829-1213 or

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Oriol Foundation Memorial Scholarship 2019

Holden – The newly established Oriol Foundation, a non-profit organization created by the Oriol family, is proud to offer the Eugene L. Oriol Memorial Scholarship to the Wachusett community. This $1,000 scholarship will be offered to any graduating senior in Wachusett District towns, Boylston, and West Boylston that will be pursuing a degree in health care. Eugene Oriol was the founder and first administrator of Holden Nursing Home. Applications may be obtained by visiting our Oriol Foundation page or by emailing Deadline to apply is May 12th.

The Oriol Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including but not limited to enriching the lives of those who deliver this care, to promote wellness and stimulate innovations in health care so all may live more independently and safely wherever they call home in the Wachusett community.

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