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VISION DEPOT (FORMERLY PARRELLI OPTICAL) ANNOUNCES A NAME
CHANGE, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS BEFORE
Dr. Bonny Weingarten, serving Gloucester since 1997, has
just announced that the well-known and long-established eye care and full-service
optical care retail store at 29 Railroad Avenue in Gloucester has changed its name to
Vision Depot, from Parrelli Optical.
“When we parted ways with the Parrelli Optical franchise, we wanted to let the
community know that our goals have not changed at all: we have the same great
service for our many customers, the same dedicated and highly trained employees, the
same management and owner, and now an even better selection of the best frames
and the most fashionable styles. Plus, we now are able to accept even more types of
insurance,” said Dr. Weingarten.
Vision Depot specializes in digital eye examinations, dry eye and allergy management,
high fashion in eyewear, all types of state-of-the-art contact lenses, and sunglasses for
men, women, and kids, too. Sports eyewear and industrial safety glasses are also
specialties. Vision Depot is the only optical shop on Cape Ann with an on-site lab.
Dr. Weingarten stated, “We are inviting all of our customers and the entire community
to stop by and see our facility. We have been doing business in Gloucester
continuously for almost 20 years, and now, with our new name, we are very excited
about the future. You could say, “We SEE good things coming for all of our customers.”
For further information, please contact Vision Depot (formerly Parrelli Optical) at
978-281-4514, 29 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Pathways’ Family Enrichment Program is seeking men and women to participate in the parent mentor program. This Family Enrichment Program serves families in the Cape Ann Community. Parent mentors can have a variety of roles, which include enjoying activities together, strengthening confidence and self-esteem, connecting with local resources and creating mutual trust and respect. We are looking for volunteers to participate in our Parent Mentor Training, after which each volunteer will be matched with a parent, beginning a year-long mentorship/friendship. The next five week training will run on Wednesday mornings from March 30th to April 27th. Please contact Tanya Cornetta, Family Enrichment Social Worker at 978-281-2400 x 5382 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cancer Coach and Cancer Survivor, Laurie Geary, will give another presentation Tuesday, February 23rd, from 1-3pm, at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester.
Due to the extremely positive reception of the first presentation, “From Panic to Powerful,” given in December, Laurie is offering the program again to cancer survivors and/or their caretakers. If there is enough interest, the program will be scheduled once a month.
The “Panic to Powerful” program was developed by The Cancer Journey, the first cancer coach training company in the U.S. Laurie, a professional life coach for more than 20 years, and a long term cancer suvivor herself, decided to be trained and certified by The Cancer Journey. She now wants to focus her coaching and training on helping others deal with a devastating cancer diagnosis.
The goals of this monthly program will be to provide ongoing emotional support, as well as to teach techniques and tools, developed by The Cancer Journey, to provide educational and informational support. Newcomers will be welcome each month; participants who attended the first program are encouraged to return. Preregistration is appreciated.
A recent pilot study by The Cancer Journey proved significant overall improvement in cancer patient-perceived physical, emotional, spiritual, and hope status. (see Pilot Study below). Laurie plans to share the tools used in this pilot study with the participants of the Panic to Powerful program.
Pilot Study to determine the effectiveness of Cancer Coaching/Training
Numerous studies have shown a link between emotional
support and improved clinical outcomes in cancer care.
face-to-face group sessions. The Cancer Journey™ embarked on a pilot study to test patient-perceived physical and emotional status with the
programmatic support of Cancer Journey Coaching.
32 participants enrolled in the study. Study participants
self-identified as patients, survivors and caregivers. 21were assigned to the coaching group to receive a combination of face-to-face group and one-on-one telecoaching over a 12-week period. 11 study participants were assigned to the control group and received no face-to-face or tele-coaching for the same 12-week period. 18 trained cancer coaches were leveraged in the study to provide tele-coaching. Two expert coaches provided the
face-to-face group sessions.
A survey was administered to active study participants as well as the control group. The survey assessed perceived Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Hope (PESH) status as well as nine other factors: Family, Friendships, Intimate Relationships, Work, Education, Recreation, Spirituality,
Community and Physical Health.
The same survey was administered midway through the session, and at the end of the 12-week session.
Participants in the active study group showed a greater overall improvement in each of the measured aspects of perceived physical, emotional, spiritual and hope status.
Physical Emotional Spirtual Hope
Improvement 14.7% 19.4% 22.4% 18.8%
Improvement 1.6% 13.3% 1.6% 11.6%
For more information about The Cancer Journey, go to http://www.thecancerjourney.com
For more information about Laurie, go to http://www.ingearccoaching.com or http://www.ingearcoaching.com/blog