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The Boston Home is proud to share its 2022 Annual Report.

On Wednesday, March 8th, The Boston Home proudly welcomed Dr. Annie Brewster, founder of Health Story Collaborative, as our MS Awareness Month Guest Speaker. Dr. Brewster is an Assistant Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a writer and storyteller. She is also a patient, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2001. Dr. Brewster is widely published in the press and is author of The Healing Power of Storytelling: Using Personal Narrative to Navigate Illness, Trauma, and Loss (2022).

The Boston Home and Dr. Salvatore Napoli from the Neurology Center of New England are pleased to announce their joint collaboration in establishing an MS clinic for the residents of The Boston Home.

As we recognize #MSAwarenessMonth, we are pleased to provide this significant research update from The Boston Home's CASA-MS research partnership with the University at Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center.
“We couldn’t know what the CASA-MS study would show because no one has done this research previously,” Dr. Robert Zivadinov explains. “What we know now is that the differences between the two groups we studied are striking, and striking in ways that may surprise many of us in this field. I am confident these findings open new doors for both people with severe disabilities, as well as the promise of new insights for the millions more who worry where their disease may take them.”
CASA-MS compared two sets of 53 multiple sclerosis patients who had the same gender and disease duration but vast and measurable differences in the extent of their physical and cognitive disabilities. Residents of The Boston Home participated in the study, representing the more severely disabled cohort. Read on to learn about the significant and surprising preliminary study results:

Have you seen the latest news from The Boston Home? Read about some of the wonderful students who are working with us this semester!

For more than 30 years, David W. Hatch dedicated himself to the advancement of The Boston Home, first as a volunteer and MS advocate then as a resident. On January 18, 2023, his son David and daughter-in-law Deirdre presented The Boston Home with a check of $50,000 for the inception of the David W. Hatch Endowment Fund.

We are delighted to welcome Jim Sugrue, RN, as The Boston Home's new Director of Nursing. Jim is a widely respected nursing leader with many years of experience in long term post-acute care. We are also pleased to welcome Mamata Maharjan, LPN, as our new Assistant Director of Nursing. Former Director of Nursing Jessica Reilly has transitioned into the Infection Control Preventionist position while she returns to school to pursue her Nurse Practitioner degree.

Coffee & News with John King, CNN's Chief National Correspondent

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