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Another Successful Cooking Matters Session Ends!

Charles River Class Photo

Another successful Cooking Matters class comes to a close! Thanks to our friends at Charlesview, Inc. and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for supporting this spectacular collaboration.  Be sure to check back in the fall for our next class session!



May 26th, 2016|

Click ‘N Cook® with the Greater Boston Food Bank

In recent partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Charles River Community Health is pleased to share GBFB’s Click ‘N Cook® tool.  This is an online recipe database where you can find healthy and nutritious recipes.  We hope that you will try it out by clicking here!


May 26th, 2016|

Mobile Market

In partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Charles River Community Health is pleased to announce the launch of a Mobile Market.  We will provide fresh produce to our patients on the third Tuesday of each month in the parking lot of the Joseph M. Smith Building in Brighton.

All patients are eligible to receive fruits and vegetables, there is no income requirement, but participants will be asked to provide basic demographic information and answer brief food access questions.  This information will be kept confidential, and only shared with the GBFB.

We can only distribute one share of fresh fruits and vegetables per household, and patients must call or come to the health center to pre-register with one of the Community Health workers.  Patients are asked to bring reusable bags and can come to pick up on that day.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold bags for anyone – no exceptions.

We are in need of volunteers on the third Tuesday of each month between 1:30 – 3:30pm to help with the disctribution.  If you know of anyone that could volunteer in any of all of those dates, please send them our way!  A great incentive for volunteers is that anyone who helps will be able to take home about 30 ponds of produce home!

For more information, or to register click here!

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm

MassHealth Enrollment Fair

We are pleased to invite you to a special MassHealth enrollment event on May 25th at Charles River Community Health, Joseph M. Smith Building in Brighton!

Come talk to us one-on-one about MassHealth coverage. Whether you are renewing, applying for the first time, or have questions about coverage, our friendly experts are specially trained to assist you.

Help us help you by bringing the following:
*Identification, like a driver’s license or passport
*The birthdates and social security numbers for all members in your household who want to apply
*Immigration documents for all non-U.S. citizens who are applying
*A recent pay stub or a copy of your latest federal tax return
*Home or mailing addresses for everyone in the household who wants insurance, unless they are homeless
*Your e-mail address, if you have one
*Proof of Massachusetts residency, like a utility bill, rental agreement and rent receipt, or a letter from your landlord

If you cannot attend an event, you can get free, in-person help from a trained, certified enrollment assister, like a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor, who can answer your questions and help you apply. To find one near you, go to

American Sign Language interpreters will be available at all events.


Click here for more information.

May 25, 2016 10am - 4pm

Senior Health Fair

Join our Community Health team, and our friends from Caregiver Homes and United Healthcare for our first Senior Health Fair!

Eye screening provided by the Lion’s Club

Relaxation massage

Yoga class


Door prizes

Light refreshments

Health screenings

Click here for more information.

May 5, 2016 at 10am - 12pm

Easter Egg Hunt in the City!


Easter comes early this year!

Join us for the annual Brighton Main Streets Egg Hunt at the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street in Brighton. The hunt will start promptly at 10 am so arrive early to line up in time for the countdown. We’ll have free munchkins and coffee (while they last!) courtesy of the Oak Square Dunkin Donuts and a free Touch-a-Truck courtesy of Armstrong Ambulance. There will also be a free raffle of toys for kids courtesy of the CVS in Brighton Center.

We hope to see  you there!  Click here for more information!

March 2nd, 2016|