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Life didn’t seem worth living for Beth Fournier after a devastating illness that left her paralyzed, blind, and using a wheelchair before the age of 30. Candidly, she said, she wanted to die. Then, after she settled in at the Boston Home on Dorchester Avenue, she picked up a paint brush and found a piece of freedom and hope through watercolor painting.

Resident Art Show and Reception
Thursday, August 11, 6- 8 PM
First Floor Dining Room and Garden

All are invited to join The Boston Home community for a reception on Thursday, August 11th from 6 to 8 PM to celebrate the creativity and talent of our amazing resident artists. View outstanding work by 25 artists, while enjoying a live jazz performance by the Jeff Williams ensemble. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Contact Victoria Stevens, Director of Communications, for more information: 617-326-4310 or


Dr. Dejan Jakimovski, Clinical Research Director, Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC)

On July 14, 2022, The Boston Home Institute was pleased to welcome Dr. Dejan Jakimovski, MD, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, and Clinical Research Unit Director at Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center.
Dr. Jakimovski presented an update on CASA-MS, the research collaboration between The Boston Home and the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, which seeks to address the unmet need for a comprehensive assessment of people severely affected by multiple sclerosis.

On July 11, 2022, The Boston Home Institute welcomed Dr. Kassandra Munger, Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to discuss her work on a recent study indicating the Epstein-Barr virus as a likely cause of multiple sclerosis.

In honor of Pride month, we talked with Kristine Schiebel, a resident of The Boston Home, about the importance of celebrating Pride.

a Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar presented by The Boston Home and EMD Serono

On Monday, February 28, 2022, The Boston Home's Marie Joseph will be one of three award-winners honored by the Light of Dawnn Awards for their outstanding work in the community.

The Boston Home (TBH) is honored to be awarded a $250,000 grant through Yawkey Foundation’s Transformational Capital Grant Program. Established in 1881, TBH is an innovative community for adults with multiple sclerosis and other advanced neurological disorders. The Yawkey Foundation grant will support renovation of flooring throughout the facility including clinical care, residential and life enhancing program areas. Flooring is a critical need at TBH because all residents, and most day program participants, use power wheelchairs for mobility.