Water Aerobics Class for Adults
The pool at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center is open year round and offers a Springtime water aerobics class for adults. This class runs March 6-March 27, from 7pm-8pm. The fee is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members.
This is a great opportunity for any adult who wants to learn the basics of swimming and gain comfort in the water from a skilled instructor.
Please contact Daly Hamilton or Dirk Bovell, 617-740-2234 for details.
DotWell, Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative(DFSI) Boston Marathon Fundraiser
We have five runners who will participate in the Boston Marathon race and fundraising efforts. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to David Cawley, David Jesser, Erika Pearson, Christy Roush and Gwendolyn Stewart. They are all enthusiastic about raising much needed funds to support our Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI), a partnership that supports three schools in the Codman Square area, the Joseph Lee Elementary, Lee Academy Pilot School and the Oliver W. Holmes.
Meet our runners: David Jesser (Teacher, Joseph E. Lee Elementary School); David Cawley (Manager, The Blarney Stone Restaurant); Gwendolyn Stewart ( Avid runner); Christy Roush (Avid runner); Erika Pearson (Avid runner and athlete).
On Thursday, March 28, 7:30pm our runners will participate in a fundraiser that get us over the finish line. Please come out and support us at The Blarney Stone Restaurant (1505 Dorchester Ave) in Fields Corner. Food is free, however, we are asking for donations at the door. All efforts will suport the DFSI schools.
Through Crowdrise, a fundraising platform created for donors to the Boston Marathon, we have a link below that can be used to support DFSI and the team. Pages for the runners and schools are also be created for those who want to support individual participants. Thank you for your interest in DFSI and our marathon team!
Please contact Phyllistine (Phyll) Daly-Dixon with questions or concerns at 617-474-1457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KIDS WITH ASTHMA CAN SWIM FOR FREE!
Dorchester has childhood asthma rates of 18%, higher than the state’s 10.3% rate and as much as double the national average. Dorchester’s asthma statistics show the dire need for interventions aimed at improving outcomes. For participants in this program, success is measured by the:
- Improved level of physical fitness (flexibility, strength, and cardio-vascular performance)
- Decreased rates of hospitalization
- Improved asthma educational aptitude and knowledge base
Asthma education includes:
- Learning about the respiratory system
- Understanding the disease
- Avoiding triggers
To sign up for the program or gain additional information, please read the attached flyer and/or contact Dirk at 617-740-2234 or email@example.com.
Pool Membership Rates and Healthworks Partnership!
Become a member of the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Pool and women and children can also become members of Healthworks at Codman at a discounted rate. Pool users come in all ages, shapes and sizes, so whether you are a parent of an athletic toddler or a teenager, an adult who wants to conquer the water, or are interested in lifeguard training courses, our pool and open swim options can accommodate you.
Please view the pool rates below and click here to learn more about our Healthworks at Codman partnership.
1 Year memberships: Adult:17 years & older-$155;Youth :16 years & under-$75;Senior:60 years & older-$62
Family of 4 -2 adults & 2 children (16 & under)-$250;each additional youth-$50; each additional adult-$100;each additional senior-$35
*Note:all in the same family for family member prices
6 Month Memberships: Adult:17 years & older-$80;Youth :16 years &-$43;Senior:60 years & older-$37
Family of 4 -2 adults & 2 children (16 & under)-$155;each additional youth-$25; each additional adult-$50;each additional senior-$18
*Note:all in the same family for family menber prices
Community Swim Time One Day Fees:16 years & under/60 years & older:$1;17-59 years old: $3
Swim Lesson Sessions:Members -$75/Non-members-$100
For more information, please contact Nate Caverly, Dorchester House Pool Aquatic Coordinator at (617) 740-2235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiscal Health Vital Signs
Fiscal Health Vital Signs (FHVS) is a tool developed and used by DotWell to “diagnose” an individual’s fiscal health. This tool was assembled from extensive experience training, coaching, and developing effective financial interventions for low to moderate income households. Further, just as in the clinical setting where those with chronic disease are assisted in managing their condition, those with chronic fiscal health problems diagnosed by the FHVS tool receive a financial wellness plan and on-going coaching. Through the FHVS program, a fiscal health case manager evaluates a client, “prescribes” specific actions that will improve their fiscal health, and develops a “treatment plan” to help clients stay in track.
Click here to view the video from the Social Innovators Showcase in Cambridge to view Doreen’s work.
Click here to see the Fiscal Health Vital Signs Prospectus and click here to see the Powerpoint.
In the News
DotWell offers the Clemente Course to College for community residents in Dorchester. The course is offered in various states and communities providing significant impact to those who participate . Please click here to read about or listen to coverage of the Clemente Course on WBUR.
Click here to see Learn to Earn participants featured in a video made by the Massachusetts Financial Education Collaborative!
Check out DotWell, showcased on The Boston Foundation’s “My Neighborhood Boston” web site!
The Arts and Multi-Media Collaborative is proud to display a video they created about the Generation Next Academy Teen Center on YouTube!
Click here to see the “What’s Up Works- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special” video on YouTube, produced by the DotWell Film Crew!
Our Summer Learning Program was featured in Boston After-School and Beyond’s city-wide newsletter. Please see the Spotlight on Summer Learning article.
DotWell Performance Report
Check out our programmatic accomplishments in the past year presented in our 2011 Community Report. This report includes a sampling of program evaluation reports with a description of the program, the participant user profile, the program evaluation process, and any results we may have to date on that particular program.