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Branches of Marlboro hosts pre-opening event
Building on the success of The Branches of North Attleboro, Benchmark, a senior housing provider, is opening a second assisted living and memory care community with The Branches brand this November in Marlborough. The Branches of Marlboro held a pre-opening celebration this week, hosting more than 50 guests, including local officials, health care professionals and individuals who intend to call The Branches home or have secured space for a loved one. The community, located on Bolton Street between Marlborough High School and Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, will be Benchmark’s first in MetroWest. The Branches of Marlboro will feature flexible floor plans and a collaborative design intended to encourage social interaction among the 104 residents who will call the community home. Those residents will also enjoy a number of amenities, including a spacious outdoor patio with farmer’s porch, fire pit, beauty salon, library, fitness center and bistro featuring all-day restaurant-style dining, according to Benchmark. Personal care will be tailored to each individual and provided 24/7. Certified dementia practitioners will deliver programming for all stages of dementia and customized to each individual’s unique emotional, spiritual and physical needs. Executive Office of Elder Affairs certification is pending. For more information, visit www.thebranchesmarlboro.com.
Open Sky announces community workshops
Open Sky Community Services has announced a partnership with EmcArts, a nationally recognized service organization and think tank which assists individuals, organizations and communities tackle their most complex social challenges. The outcome is a series of community workshops taking place at the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville, intended to build a stronger community that is welcoming to all its citizens, including people with disabilities. The partnership comes through a grant from the Kresge Foundation. Open Sky invited 12 community organizations to participate in the six workshops, which started in May and will run through July. Representatives from the town of Northbridge, Whitin Community Center, Apple Tree Arts, Valley Chapel, Stepping Stone Community Theatre, ValleyCAST, Mass Cultural Council, UniBank, Blackstone Valley Arts Association, Worcester State University, Advocates and the Lions Club gathered to identify complex challenges in the community, explore responses that move away from traditional linear planning, and establish promising, emergent practices through art-based experiential learning. The first workshops in the series were held May 21-22, at which 37 participants from the various community organizations worked in small groups and identified topics to tackle. These subjects included building a culture of community contribution and service; developing greater understanding and acceptance; causes of community inequity; and creating inclusive spaces for new, vibrant and diverse voices to be heard. For more information, contact Kelley Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waltham's Great Elm prices public offering
Great Elm Capital Corp., a Waltham-based externally managed, specialty finance company focused on investing in debt instruments of middle market companies, has announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of $40 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% notes due 2024, which will result in net proceeds to the company of approximately $38.2 million after payment of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the company. The notes will mature on June 30, 2024, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at the company’s option on or after June 30, 2021. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per year payable quarterly on March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31 of each year, beginning on Sept. 30. The notes are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol “GECCN,” and to trade within 30 days from the original issue date. The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments consistent with its investment objectives and for general corporate purposes.
Acton's Household Goods to hold open house
Household Goods, an Acton-based, volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that provides a full range of donated furniture and household items free of charge to help people in need make a home, hosts an open house for new and prospective volunteers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 26 at 530 Main St. Volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to fulfill a community service requirement, those who have free time and want to give back to the community or those just looking to meet some new people. Household Goods especially needs volunteers who can make a regular commitment, such as weekly, biweekly or even monthly. Light refreshments will be available, followed by an orientation at 7:45 p.m. for those interested in signing up to volunteer. For more information, visit http://householdgoods.org, contact Brigid Bieber at 978-635-1710, ext. 6, or email email@example.com.