November 6, 2012

Harrington Announces Community Baby Shower in Webster

WEBSTER, Mass. - Nov. 6, 2012 - Harrington HealthCare System has announced the first-ever community baby shower to be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12-4 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall on Main Street.

The event is an opportunity for expectant mothers and parents of infant children 6 months and younger to connect with local resources and important health information regarding both pregnancy and infant care.

The event will be the first of its kind for Webster. Harrington HealthCare System birthed the idea after years of a similar and highly successful event run in Southbridge, via Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County and the Southern Worcester County Parent Support Network.

The Webster event is free for expectant parents and parents of infants. There will be raffle prizes (one per family) as well as goodie bags and a scavenger hunt, which helps families become connected with many of the local agencies and resources available in Southern Worcester County. Light refreshments and a craft area will also be available.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with local organizations about many popular topics in pre- and post-natal healthcare, as well as infant safety and wellness. Topics include vaccinations, infant sleeping habits, early literacy, pregnancy health, post-partum, shaken baby syndrome, breastfeeding, child and family services and more. There will also be a special section dedicated to dads and fathering children.

Community partners participating in the event include WIC, Worcester County Action Council, Catholic Charities, Harrington HealthCare System and Harrington Physician Services, the District Attorney's Office and local police, Kennedy Donovan Center, St. Guild of Agnes Childcare Center and more.