350 graduate MGH Institute of Health Professions students volunteered recently at several non-profits in Charlestown and other Greater Boston neighborhoods during the Boston health sciences graduate school’s fourth Community Impact Day event.
Each of the 60 Institute teams comprised first-year students from several direct-entry programs at the Boston health science graduate school - Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - plus the post-professional Master of Science in Physical Therapy.
Tasks included preparing meals at the Boston Rescue Mission, Pine Street Inn, Women’s Lunch Place, and Rosie’s Place; cleaning docks at Courageous Sailing and pulling weeds at the Charlestown Navy Yard National Park Service area; playing health trivia games at several public schools; doing arts and crafts with seniors at the Zelma Lacey House in Charlestown, Center Club in Beacon Hill, and North End Nursing Home; reading and providing books at the Charlestown Nursery School Collaborative; helping to clean boats at AccessSport America behind Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and at Courageous Sailing; cleaning up Revere Beach with the New England Aquarium; and providing “check-ups” for teddy bears brought into the Institute’s nursing lab by families associated with the Charlestown Mothers Association.
Read more about MGH Institute's Community Impact Day.
Find additional photos from the day on the MGH Institute's Facebook Page.