DCU Donation Bolsters Farmers’ Market Program for Seniors

The line of people waiting to get in to the Burlington Senior Center extends out the door every Wednesday afternoon from May through October. These seniors are waiting for fresh fruit and vegetables that they get for free at an indoor, pop-up farmers’ market. The mission is to make healthy food accessible to seniors who live on fixed incomes and who aren’t as mobile as they used to be. Thanks to substantial support from Digital Federal Credit Union to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Community Relations Department, this farmers’ market will be around for a while.

DCU Donation Bolsters Farmers’ Market Program for Seniors

The line of people waiting to get in to the Burlington Senior Center extends out the door every Wednesday afternoon from May through October. These seniors are waiting for fresh fruit and vegetables that they get for free at an indoor, pop-up farmers’ market. The mission is to make healthy food accessible to seniors who live on fixed incomes and who aren’t as mobile as they used to be. Thanks to substantial support from Digital Federal Credit Union to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Community Relations Department, this farmers’ market will be around for a while.

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Spotting Vision Problems Early

Generous donations from grateful patients have made it possible for Lahey ophthalmologists to diagnose eye problems before patients even experience symptoms. The gifts paid for high-tech cameras that let doctors see inside the eye and a research chair that will allow David Ramsey, MD, to innovate new ways of treating patients.

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Cancer Survivorship Program Goes the Extra Mile

Empathy for cancer patients and their families was Dr. Krishna Gunturu’s impetus for starting Lahey’s Survivorship Program. Having lost her father to cancer when she was 15, she knows firsthand the emotional, psychological and financial effects a cancer diagnosis can have on patients and families.

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Your Impact: A Message from Laurie Paskavitz

Laurie Paskavitz is a breast cancer survivor, a mother and a Lahey employee. After her diagnosis, she learned firsthand how caring and impressive every single Lahey Health Cancer Institute caregiver is.

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“My Extended Life”

Dr. Rabinowitz treated Joan for 15 years, performing two stem cell transplants that the Natick resident credited with prolonging her life. Chronicling the days after her transplants in a blog called My Extended Life, she posted this in 2009: “I am grateful and need to say LIFE IS GOOD.”

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Heart Patient Pays it Forward

A minimally invasive heart procedure at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center saved Win Priem’s life. He was so grateful that he and his wife, Susan, made a gift of $100,000, so more cardiac patients can benefit from the same treatment he received.

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Grant Fulfills Veteran’s Dying Wish

“That was something my dad taught me,” LeShan said. “When people need you, you show up. And that’s what I did, because that’s what he would do for me.”

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