Congregation/Community Outreach

Community outreach and education play a vital role in supporting the mission of Sherrill House.

A volunteer-led Board of Visitors has established an annual Speakers Series bringing prominent area professionals to Sherrill House to address the opportunities and challenges of aging. These educational forums engage community members in discussion and reflect on issues relevant to their daily lives.

Congregational Outreach

Sherrill House values its long-standing relationship with many Boston area faith-based organizations and encourages congregations to join in educational forums and dialogue regarding both practical and spiritual aspects of growing older.

Trinity Church in the City of Boston [www.trinitychurchboston.org] and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts [www.diomass.org] played a pivotal role in the history of Sherrill House.

Past forums have included:

  • Ellen Godman, Founder of The Conversation Project, The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having
  • Emily Saltz, Founder of Life Care Advocates, Preparing for the Future: What You Need to Know
  • Dr. David C. Treadway Aging Well: Facing the Challenges and Opportunities of Aging
  • A 3-part series on Alzheimer’s disease with the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.