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About Topsfield
Topsfield Massachusetts is an area of rolling hills and meandering streams and has some of the highest land in Essex County. Topsfield has a rural nature and contains a typical New England town common.

The town is home to many acres of protected land and trails which includes Bradley Palmer State Park. It is an excellent choice for hiking and biking in the spring and summer and cross country skiing in the winter. Topsfield also has plenty of agricultural land and hosts the Topsfield Fair.

The Topsfield Fair is America’s oldest agricultural fair established in 1818 and held every October during harvest time. The Fair is chock full of agricultural exhibits as well as homemade baked goods and farm animals. There is also a largest pumpkin contest-always the most popular exhibit. It also has plenty for the kids including great stuff to eat and also a midway loaded with amusement park rides and games and a parade. The Topsfield Fair is a fun time for everyone and well worth the price of admission. Plan to spend a day there next October-you will be glad you did.

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When: Oct 11, 2014 2 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14 )
October 28-30, 2014 CHHRP-LTC (Certified Harmony Healthcare Rehab Professional for Long Term Care) Topsfield, MA

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (EST) 


*Approved  CEUs*

ASHA - 2.1

 AOTA -  2.1

     PT* ( State Specific)

MARN -  21

NAB - 18


Partner with HHI’s Long Term Care

Rehabilitation Experts and Master Cutting Edge Strategies and Approaches!


 What is CHHRP-LTC?    

A Certified Harmony Healthcare Rehabilitation Professional (CHHRP - LTC) is an Interdisciplinary Team member who successfully completes this intensive, clinically-founded training geared specifically toward patient care, regulatory requirements and reimbursement in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Setting.


Hot Topics Include 

¨ Medicare Part A and B Denial Trends 

¨F unctional Reporting of G-Codes 

¨ The Jimmo Settlement Agreement 

¨ Part B Manual Medical Review; 2013 Updates 

¨ Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report



CHHRP Course Overview



¨Medicare Part A Coverage Criteria

¨Medicare Part A PPS Reimbursement

¨Medicare Part B Requirements and Reimbursement

¨MDS Coding for the Rehabilitation Professional:

?MDS Schedules

?Itemized Review of Sections



¨Rehabilitation Documentation:


?Evidence of Progress

¨Rehabilitation Program Development           

¨Rehabilitation Case Management for Non-Traditional Rehabilitation Patients




¨RUG-IV Intimacy

¨Therapy Revenue Enhancement: Secrets to Success

¨Preventing Medical Reviews/Denial Management

¨MDS for Medicaid Case Mix

¨Regulatory Requirements: State Survey




Upon course completion the Learner will:

· Identify Medicare Part A Coverage Criteria for accurate reimbursement and enhancement of skilled


· Understand RUG leveling for PPS and Medicaid Case Mix in relation to the MDS

· State Medicare Part B Coverage Criteria for therapy program development in a SNF

· Understand documentation requirements for Medicare Part A and B therapy services to secure

revenue upon audit

· Recite accurate completion of MDS Sections related to therapy

· Apply Rehabilitation Case Management Strategies in the SNF for Medicare and Medicaid Case Mix

 · Provide examples of clinical techniques for management of Non-Traditional Rehabilitation Patients





When: Oct 28, 2014 8 AM to Oct 30, 2014 4 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: CHHRP-LTC Seminar to be held at Harmony University 430 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 450.00 true 10/28/14 -10/30/14, Topsfield, MA 450.00

(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08 )
Adler & Hearne
Age Limit: All Ages

Adler & Hearne

When: Sep 7, 2014 9 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: n/a (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21 )

Join us for a Fall Flavors cooking class at Willowdale Estate!

 Learn the basic skills that will take you from a good cook to a great one with Executive Chef Benjamin Lightbody!  Your ticket includes all of the food and equipment needed for the food demonstration as well as a special gift from Willowdale Estate.

When: Oct 18, 2014 11 AM to Oct 18, 2014 2 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11 )
A Day at the spa
A Day at the spa
07:30AM - 07:00PM
Welcome to our grooming salon. Its spring. your dog or cats been inside alot. Make your dog or cat smell and look beautiful. Make an appointment today call. 978-887-7387.

When: Aug 26, 2014 7 AM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07 )

Chef Tasting

Saturday, November 8th at 11am or 1pm

Get ready for the holiday season with fresh takes on classic holiday recipes. 

These tasting events are in our state of the art Test Kitchen in The Coach House at Willowdale Estate.  Small groups will dine with our chef and get an up close and personal look at techniques and ingredients that can take food to the next level.

Menu Coming Soon!

Tickets are limited and this event will most likely sell out- don't wait to reserve your seat at the table!

When: Nov 8, 2014 11 AM to Nov 8, 2014 2 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11 )
Topsfield Fair

When: Oct 8, 2014 5 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17 )
Wedding Open House

You're Invited!

Join us for a Wedding Open House at Willowdale Estate

Our open house is the perfect event for engaged couples looking for a venue. Register to find out more about planning your dream wedding at Willowdale Estate! Try our food, enjoy complimentary drinks, and get information about our weddings in all seasons! We will welcome you with a FREE gift bag to help you start planning your day.

When: Oct 7, 2014 6 PM to Oct 7, 2014 8 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18 )
Family Dusk Paddles
Ages: Families with children 6-18

Bring your family for an evening paddle down the Ipswitch River. Sanctuary staff will point out highlights of the river and its inhabitants.

When: Aug 21, 2014 6 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Adult $13.00, Child $11.00 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18 )
Family Dusk Paddles
Ages: Families with children 6-18

Bring your family for an evening paddle down the Ipswitch River. Sanctuary staff will point out highlights of the river and its inhabitants.

When: Aug 21, 2014 6 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Adult $13.00, Child $11.00 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18 )
7:00pm to 9:30pm Stage: New Meadows

When: Oct 5, 2014 7 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19 )
Historic House Tour

You're Invited!

Join us for a FREE Historic Tour of Willowdale Estate

On the tour you will find out more about the man who built the estate and the woman who is the curator of the property today! 

Willowdale Estate is a Craftsman and Tudor Revival Stone Mansion, commissioned for Bradley Palmer in 1901-1902.  Palmer drew his inspiration for the house from the Mansions and Castles of Aberdeen in Scotland.  He incorporated motifs from the Medieval Period into the Arts and Crafts style- creating a very eclectic home.  The house features the original red slate roof, original leaded stained glass windows, stone-carved fireplaces, images of Knights and Kings, and intricate wood molding.  There is a strong equestrian theme throughout the house through carved and glass imagery, quotations and even the layout of the house is in a horseshoe shape.  If you love history, art, and architecture, or if you just want more information about Willowdale Estate this is a great event for you!

We will provide a light reception of snacks and drinks before and after the tour.

When: Nov 18, 2014 6 PM to Nov 18, 2014 7 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18 )
North Shore Home & Landscape Show
"North Shore Home and Landscape Show will be held for a period of two days in Topsfield, United States Of America. The main objective of this international trade show is to bring into lime light the importance and value of various kinds products and services which are required for renovating and decorating a house. At the same time developmental changes which are taking place in the household consumables and services industry will also be highlighted in this event.
North Shore Home and Landscape Show is a must attend event for the home improvement professionals and home owners from all over the world. By attending this expo these experts will get a scope to share their knowledge and experience with each other."

When: Apr 18, 2015 12 AM to Apr 19, 2015 12 AMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00 )
8th Annual Holiday Concert

You're Invited!

Join us for our 8th Annual Holiday Concert at Willowdale Estate!

Monday, December 1st from 7-10pm with light refreshments to follow.

Our concert will feature traditional holiday music with selections from Handel's Messiah. 

Our Soloists:

Lora Suzanne Tamagini - Mezzo Soprano

Ms. Lora Tamagini holds both degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and the Boston University College of Performing Arts. Ms. Tamagini has toured through Europe, Asia, and the United States as an oratorio and operatic soloist. She currently serves as the Director of Performing Arts at Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, and the Director of Music at St. Thomas of Villanova in Wilmington. Ms. Tamagini has published, directed, and recorded her original arrangements and compositions of contemporary music. Her music and choirs can be heard on three CDs; Joy in my Soul (1998), Sing to the Lord (2000), and Sing Gloria (2010).

Lisa Anne Tamagini – Soprano

After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees inVocal Performance at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Jan DeGaetani, Ms. Tamagini began her career on the operatic stage. Her leading roles range from Monteverdi to Mozart to Verdi, but she has specialized in singing Puccini Heroines, such as Mimi in La Boheme, Magda in la Rondine, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, and the title role in Tosca, with opera companies throughout the United States including: The Arizona Opera, Opera Omaha, National Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera and The New York City Opera. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Ms. Tamagini has been featured in song recitals and concerts singing such works as Mozart’s Exultate Julibate, Bach’s Mass in Messiah, and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer is 1915 venues including: Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. As well, she has been a regularly featured Artist in the “Meet the Artist” series at Lincoln Center. Ms. Tamagini has been a Fellowship Recipient and Featured Artist at the Aspen Music Festival, and has received awards from the MacAllister Awards, The Puccini Foundation, Metropolitan National Council Auditions and the Liederkranz Foundation in New York City.

Briar Rose Forsythe – Soprano

Ms. Briar Rose Forsythe-Fandetti studied at New England Conservatory of Music, continued her studies at Longy School of Music, giving several Recitals and performing in Opera Workshops around New England.

Ms. Briar Rose is the Curator and the Owner of Willowdale Estate. Together with her family, she opened a bed and breakfast in 1992, a historic 1832 Greek revival house in Cambridge, MA, where she learned very valuable lessons about the essence of hospitality. Forsythe-Fandetti Family grew and expanded in 2002 to include a renovated 1895 fire station and converted it into a boutique hotel. At the Kendall, Briar was able to open and operate the “lobby-style” hotel restaurant, The Black Sheep, where they served up classic American favorites with the best chili in the neighborhood. In 2007, Ms. Forsythe started her own business at Willowdale. It was Briar’s dream to be able to host Musical Concerts of her own. Briar is passionate about supporting local artists. The success of the business at Willowdale made it possible to create unforgettable Holiday Performances for everybody to enjoy.


When: Dec 1, 2014 7 PM to Dec 1, 2014 10 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19 )
New dog class
New dog class
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Start your dog out on the right paw. This course is focused on socialization and designed to teach your puppy new commands though fun and positive techniques. Included are problem-solving ideas for housetraining, chewing, teething and more.

When: Aug 24, 2014 10 AM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10 )
Ryan Sweezey

When: Oct 6, 2014 7 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19 )
Houston Bernard
207 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 01983 we are on the Triannon stage at 3pm-6pm come hang out

When: Oct 12, 2014 3 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15 )
Halloween Gala - Spooks & Spirits

Willowdale Estate presents our 2nd annual Halloween Gala


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30th from 7-10pm

Join us for a FREE night of dancing, scary movies, food and cocktails at Willowdale Estate.

Don't be caught DEAD without a costume!

Register by Tuesday, October 28th so we can get the body count right.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We will have parking attendants when you arrive.

Is Black & White attire required?

Yes!  Here is some inspiration from last year's event:  Nun & Priest, Elvis, Fallen (Black) Angel, Hit Man, Ghosts, and Flappers!  Many guests wore a combination of black and white, or you could go with a monochromatic look.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your name at the door and check you into the event as you arrive.


When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM to Oct 30, 2014 10 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
September 16-18, 2014, Topsfield, MA AANAC RAC-CT Certification Course




* You must be a current AANAC Member in good standing to receive this rate.  All Members will be validated and any unauthorized discounts will not be honored.*


*  If you are not a current AANAC member please select the  "AANAC non-member"  ticket or become an AANAC member to receieve the discounted rate of $550.   


To become an AANAC Member please go to: 


How the Certification Program Works:

(Three-day program) To be eligible to become RAC-CT® Certified (Resident Assessment Coordinator - Certified®) an individual must:
1. Be a clinician/professional involved in the RAI process.
2. Complete 10 AANAC courses, seven of which are required as the core curriculum:

  • MDS Coding for OBRA and PPS
  • RUG-IV
  • OBRA Timing and Scheduling
  • CAAs
  • PPS Timing and Scheduling
  • Introduction to Medicare Part A
  • Care Planning
    The three electives or this workshop are:
  • Accurately Assessing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System
  • Accurately Assessing Pain and the MDS 3.0

Program is also certified by NAB for 22.5 credits

When: Sep 16, 2014 8 AM to Sep 18, 2014 5 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: 550.00 true AANAC Member 550.00

750.00 true AANAC Non-Member 750.00

(Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08 )
Frank "Paco" Stewart
Topsfield Fair a 3-hour "Bristol Showcase" live onstage in the Grange Building. From 7-10 PM a bevy of professional entertainers will sing pop/country/rock/broadway showtunes etc. Paco will both sing & MC

When: Oct 10, 2014 7 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19 )
Dreamboat Thermostat
Come see us play the 2014 Topsfield Fair! We'll be on around 6:30 or 7:00 and play as long as everyone wants! We'll be on the High Meadow Stage!

When: Oct 7, 2014 6 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18 )
CHARLIE KEATING BAND "Slide Guitar Boogie & Hard Rockin; Blues"

When: Oct 5, 2014 7 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19 )
Pooch-A-Palooza - September 6th & 7th

Mark Your Calendars... It's "A Party For All Breeds!"

Join the fun at the most fantastic outdoor music and dog festival of the year on September 6th & 7th, 2014.  Pooch-A-Palooza will be held at the Topfield Fairgrounds in Topfield, Massachusetts!


You and Your Dog Can Enjoy...

  • Live Music
  • Dog Agility Performances
  • Beer Garden
  • Local Food Trucks and Restaurants
  • Contests
  • Kids' Activity Zone
  • Vendor Marketplace
  • Relaxing Dog Park

Visit Our Website for More Information!


When: Sep 6, 2014 10 AM to Sep 6, 2014 4 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10 )
Pooch-A-Palooza Festival
Pooch-A-Palooza Festival Overview
Mark your calendars for Pooch-A-Palooza Festival! Sep 6, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Adults, $10, Kids Free, Dogs Free!

A HUGE two-day festival that brings together dog-lovers and their dogs for a fun-filled day! Games for kids, demonstrations and interactive activities for dogs; entertainment; pooch contests and more! For more information, please call 781-890-2645 or email
Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Topsfield, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

When: Sep 6, 2014 10 AM to Sep 7, 2014 4 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10 )
Tom Bianchi
Age Limit: All Ages

Tom Bianchi

When: Sep 3, 2014 2 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14 )
James Keyes

When: Oct 5, 2014 3 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15 )
The Meadows Brothers
We're playing the last night at America's oldest fair. Come join in the fun! We start at 10am!!

When: Oct 13, 2014 10 AM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10 )
Johnny and the Two Timers
Friday night w/ Johnny and the Two Timers

When: Oct 10, 2014 7 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19 )
Jazz in the Air, "Samba Samba"
When: Oct 12, 2014 4 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16 )
Dog trainer on duty
Dog trainer on duty
10:00AM - 04:30PM
You can meet a dog trainer. ask questions about our dog training program. Get to know what our classes are all about and what you will learn and is expected from you and the trainer to teach you..and possiblily get to watch a

When: Aug 31, 2014 10 AM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10 )
Ipswich Humane rescue
Ipswich Humane rescue
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Stop by petco to see all the cats that Ispwich humane has up for adoption. Whenever you adopt a pet your eligiable for our think adoption first care program. You' get instand savings on food and supplies, as well as monthly care tips.

When: Aug 30, 2014 11 AM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11 )
Holiday Open House - A Family Celebration

You’re Invited!

Join us for a Holiday Open House at Willowdale Estate

Our first holiday open house is a family event for you and your loved ones to enjoy holiday music, refreshments and our beautiful historic estate decorated for the holiday season.  Get out your holiday sweaters and receive a holiday portrait!

Please ensure adults & children of all ages are registered for this event.

Save this event and check back for more information about our sponsors, and event features!

When: Dec 10, 2014 4 PM to Dec 10, 2014 7 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16 )
Whitney Doucet

When: Oct 10, 2014 2 PM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14 )
Topsfield Fair
When: Oct 3, 2014 12 AM in Topsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00 )
Movie Night - "A Christmas Story"

You're Invited!

Join us for a FREE Movie Night at Willowdale Estate




Starring: Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, and Peter Billingsley

Humorist Jean Sheperd's American Christmas is brought vividly to life in A CHRISTMAS STORY, a nostalgic and witty remembrance of a time gone by. The movie's undeniable charm makes it an all-time favorite for young and old alike.  

So bring a friend or loved one and experience this classic holiday film in our beautiful historic setting!

We will provide the seating and snacks- just let us know you're coming and enjoy the show!

When: Dec 22, 2014 7 PM to Dec 22, 2014 9 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19 )
Tuscany Under The Stars - Italian Farm to Table Dinner

Come and join us for a truly unique and unforgettable three course Italian inspired farm to table dinner. We'll be celebrating and showcasing both the North Shore's and the summer season's freshest ingredients with friends, and fellow food lovers amid our stunning garden courtyard and under the stars... 

-3-course meal, tax and gratuity are included in your ticket price

-Seating at communal tables

-A red, white, sparkling wine bottle, or a liter of beer will be served to you if you register your own bottle through the ticketing process.

-Willowdale will not sell any alcohol as part of this event, but we would be happy to provide the service to our 21+ guests with a maximum of three bottles per party

MENU - Coming Soon!

Brought to you by WILLOWDALE KITCHENS led by our Executive Chef, Benjamin Lightbody.


1. What is the suggested attire? 

We suggest wearing comfortable clothing for an outdoor meal.  This is not a formal event but we anticipate guests will be dressed for dinner in business casual attire.  If the evening is cool, consider bringing a jacket or shawl with you. 


2. Will there be vegan/vegetarian meals?

This meal will be served 'family style' which means that you can opt out of elements of the meal that are not in sync with your diet.  Our servers will help you navigate through the menu if you have questions- but there will be no substitutions available for courses.  



When: Sep 18, 2014 7 PM to Sep 18, 2014 10 PMin Topsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19 )

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