More than 350 students, faculty, and staff from MGH Institute of Health Professions will work with community groups and other non-profit organizations in Charlestown and around Greater Boston on Friday, September 16 as part of the graduate school’s annual Community IMPACT Day event.
More than 60 teams of students in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology will be at more than 40 sites throughout the morning, providing healthy living strategies, cleaning up parks, making blankets with seniors, painting rooms, and other activities.
A fun highlight will be a “Teddy Bear Clinic” held in conjunction with the Charlestown Mothers Association, where MGH Institute students will give stuffed animals a “check-up.” Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals to the MGH Institute’s main academic site, the Catherine Filene Shouse Building, located at 36 1st Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Charlestown organizations scheduled to be visited by the MGH Institute include AccessSports America at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Charlestown High School, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, National Park Service in the Navy Yard, Children’s Quarters, Captain’s Quarters, Charlestown Public Library, Charlestown Community Center, Charlestown Nursery Center, Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition, Charlestown YMCA, Courageous Sailing Center, Dennis McLaughlin House, Charlestown Senior Housing at Robert A. Georgine Towers, Harvard Kent Elementary School, Harvard on Vine Food Pantry, and Zelma Lacey House.
MGH Institute participants will be able to be identified by their purple t-shirts.