Mystic Valley Elder Services’ 2021 Bellyful of Laughs Un-Event

For the eleventh year in row, ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, a Wakefield-based private home care agency, is the Lead Sponsor for the January 2021 “Un-Event” of Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Bellyful of Laughs. Typically this event sells out each year and raises tens of thousands of dollars for older adults and those living with disabilities but due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be no show.  But despite the pandemic, ABC Home Healthcare Professionals feel that it is still important, if not more important during these trying times, to support our neighbors in need.

Jeannette Sheehan and Joan Lepore, her daughter, founders and owners of ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, see the ability to live independently as critical to many older adults’ wellbeing.  And with seniors being most vulnerable to COVID-19, they want to make sure they are being taken care of.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to live in their communities for as long as possible in a safe and supportive environment. That’s just one of the many reasons we’re so proud to continue to be connected with Bellyful of Laughs and with Mystic Valley Elder Services, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 ABC Home Healthcare Professionals is a full-service home healthcare organization, family owned and operated by Nurse Practitioners and Certified Geriatric Care Managers. Their home health aides, homemakers, companions, caregivers, nurses, and hospice professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive private home care services in northeastern Massachusetts. In collaboration with Mystic Valley Elder Services and other community organizations, ABC assists older adults in maintaining their independence within the comfort of their own homes.

“Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot gather as usual for our January Bellyful of Laughs comedy night fundraiser, which typically attracts more than 400 donors and friends of Mystic Valley Elder Services who gather for a night of comedy, raffles, buffet dinner and good times in support of critical programs and services for people in need who live in our 11 community region,” says Mystic Valley Elder Services CEO Daniel O’Leary. “But it is wonderful to see ABC Home Healthcare Professionals join together this year with us to support such an important cause.  Mystic Valley is lucky to have fantastic, supportive friends.”

Special thanks to ABC Home Healthcare Professionals for their lead sponsorship of this Un-Event, as well as our supporting sponsors including BrooklineBank, TRIO Community Meals, Melrose Coop Foundation and Natale Company & SafetyCare.

While we will miss gathering together this coming January to laugh for a good cause, there are still opportunities to help older adults and adults living with disabilities to stay independent!

To support Bellyful of Laughs Un-Event, please visit and click on Donate Now to make an online donation. You may also contact MVES Development Office to make a donation or if you have any questions: [email protected] or 781-324-7705.

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