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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