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Shine On!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Off the heels of the Night to Shine Dance, North Shore Community Baptist Church hosted “Shine On” with Curious Creatures earlier this month. Shine On, a ministry of the Tim Tebow Foundation, equips the global Church and families living with disabilities with innovative resources, training, and program to eliminate barriers and cultivate life-giving community.  

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2024 Night to Shine

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Bridgewell residents, day program participants and staff attended this year’s Night to Shine at North Shore Community Baptist Church in Beverly earlier this month. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. “It was a Night to Shine in Beverly,”...

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Celebrating with Housemates

Monday, December 4, 2023

When you live in a Bridgewell residence, your housemates and the people who work in your home, become extended family. Chelmsford residents Casey, Melissa and Tarina worked on Thanksgiving crafts, decorated for Christmas and celebrated Melissa’s birthday in the past few weeks.

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Holiday Happenings at Brooksby Farm

Monday, December 4, 2023

Bridgewell residents Bill, Chad, Eric, Ted and Todd went to Brooksby Farms in Peabody on Saturday and enjoyed feeding the farm animals, meeting Mrs. Claus, and shopping in the farm’s store before heading out for lunch at Friendly’s.

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2023 “Kicking Addiction” Kickball Tournament Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Bridgewell’s Johnson Street, Women’s Program attended the 8th Annual “Kicking Addiction” Kickball Tournament Fundraiser at Tufts Park in South Medford organized by Medford Overcoming Addiction in memory of Michael Phillips. All funds collected through this tournament go to a scholarship fund for men and women in early recovery to gain access to support services and healthy living arrangements, such as...

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Annual Camp Days

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Bridgewell residents participated in a Camp Day at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover organized by Bridgewell’s Supervisor of Clinical Support Services Laurel Ciavarri. This is an annual tradition since 2016 and keeps growing to more residential programs. This year, seven residential programs attended in the course of two days. Everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch and made s’mores over a...

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Celebrating Disability Pride Month and National Ice Cream Month with SharkNinja

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Bridgewell and SharkNinja celebrated Disability Pride Month and National Ice Cream Month with an ice cream social for 100 participants and staff at the Kelly J. Martin Day Center in Lynn. Volunteers from Needham-based SharkNinja’s diversity, equity and inclusion group made and served homemade ice cream during the event, using several of their Ninja CREAMi™ ice cream makers. The celebration...

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Whale Watching Trip

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Whale, whale, whale, what have we got here? Another fun excursion for Bridgewell residents! This experience was made possible thanks to the generosity of donors who contributed to Bridgewell’s Fund a Need appeal.

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Cruising into Recovery

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Earlier this month, participants from Bridgewell’s Johnson Street Women’s Program, including a recent graduate of the program, went on a lunch cruise around Boston Harbor aboard the Hornblower Sensation. This was made possible due to the generosity of those who contributed to Bridgewell’s Fund-a-Need appeal. Why a harbor cruise? Experiences like this lunch cruise give the women opportunities to learn...

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June 15 – Family Engagement Group Meeting!

Monday, May 22, 2023

Join us for our next Family Engagement Group Meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2023! Where: Bridgewell, 10 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960 When: 5:00 to 7:00 PM 5:00-5:30pm – Networking 5:30-7:00pm – Meeting Bridgewell’s Family Engagement Group provides an opportunity to collaborate and create a forum for communication to support people receiving services achieve their fullest potential. For more information and to...

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! 

Thursday, March 16, 2023

 Bridgewell’s KJM Day Program in Lynn hosted all of Bridgewell’s Day Programs from Billerica to Danvers for a fun Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. Projects included sensory bins to find gold coins and shamrocks, art projects, green soda and Irish music! Bridgewell wishes you the best of luck and happiness this St. Patrick’s Day!

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2023 Lotus House Family Supportive Housing Program Open House

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Last week, Bridgewell held a small open house at our new program in Lynn. Thank you to Rep. Dan Cahill and Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson for joining us at our open house for Bridgewell’s new Lotus House Family Supportive Housing Program! Thank you to Luis from Senator Brendan Crighton‘s office and Caroline from Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s office for attending, and...

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Bridgewell’s 2022 Celebration of Community Kick-off a Success

Monday, October 10, 2022

Over 50 members of Bridgewell volunteer at Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody for a day of service Bridgewell held the kick-off event for its “Celebration of Community” on October 4, 2022. The service project event, formerly known as the Bridgewell Day of Giving, was held at Newhall Fields Community Farm (NFCF) in Peabody and drew more than 50 volunteers...

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Bridgewell Residents Celebrating Fall!

Monday, October 10, 2022

A few of Bridgewell’s residences participated in fall activities this weekend at Russell Orchard in Ipswich. Everyone enjoyed their homemade ice cream and brought home apples, and the folks who went Sunday also got to take a hayride out to the apple orchards.

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Thank you, Winning Moves Games!

Monday, October 10, 2022

Winning Moves Games donated 30 cases of board games to Bridgewell! Over 500 games and activities like Rubix Cubes, Chess, Hi Ho! Cherry–O!, Frozen 2 Pop It and more! These games range from single player to small groups and will be distributed to day programs, residences, clinics and affordable housing programs. Thank you so much to Winning Moves Games! Check back...

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Family Support Center: Piers Park Sailing

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Earlier this month, Bridgewell’s Family Support Center organized a weekend sailing event! Piers Park Sailing Center is a place for individuals of all abilities to access, enjoy, and learn how to sail on Boston Harbor. Sixteen sailors and their families arrived and enjoyed a beautiful day of sailing! This event was designed to test the level of interest our individuals...

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Camping Day with Bridgewell Residents

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Several of residential programs from Lynn and Saugus enjoyed a day of camping last month. The campers had to improvise a bit because campfires were not allowed due to the brush fire risk, but as you can see from the photos below, everyone enjoyed themselves! Director of Behavioral Support Laurel Ciavarri set up a tent for them and brought games...

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Bridgewell Visits Canobie Lake Park

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Bridgewell’s Independent Living programs took on Canobie Lake and it was a blast. For some thrill-seekers it was their first time at an amusement park and going on rides. The group conquered a-lot today! Seventy-three year old George, who lives in Lynn, has always wanted to go on the pirate ship and today he did! Check out this video of...

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Bridgewell’s Family Support Center Bridgewell Family Fun Event

Thursday, May 19, 2022

With more than 125 people in attendance, Bridgewell’s Family Support Center had an amazing turnout at the Bridgewell Family Fun Event in Danvers earlier this month. It was a busy, fun day of lots of activities including the Red Sox Experience Truck, which had a mock Green Monster, jerseys, pitching track and batting cages.  All Out Adventures brought adaptive bikes...

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Spreading Kindness This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

As a result of a generous luncheon donation to the Bridgewell Roseway Day program, program participants passed forward the holiday spirit by donating toys for children connected to Bridgewell’s services. After running out of options for affordably catering the program’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon, Program Director Amanda Murray called George at Brother’s Deli in Lynn, who donated the entire meal. Due...

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Booster Clinics at Bridgewell

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Over the past few weeks Bridgewell held three immunization clinics and provided over 500 Covid-19 boosters and seasonal flu shots to staff and people in Bridgewell’s services. On the way to the clinic, Orlando, who attends Roseway Day Program, found out that Amy Saunders, who works at Roseway, is not a fan of needles so he offered to help her...

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Art Therapy at Great Art Studio in Lynn

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

For the past few months, a small group of women from Bridgewell’s Women’s Program, Johnson Street, have been working with local artist Mary Flannery at her art studio, Great Art Studio for art therapy sessions. Through expressing themselves with art, the women hosted a small private art show on September 29 and plan to develop this into a larger recovery...

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2021 Day of Giving Recap

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Community Movement of Generosity Give Back, Give Time, Give a Gift   In October, Bridgewell held its annual Day of Giving, a community movement of generosity and a time to spread awareness of what we do, how we serve the community, and an opportunity for the community to support Bridgewell. Through an American Red Cross Blood Drive at our headquarters...

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Bridgewell & My Brother’s Table

Monday, March 23, 2020

In the past week, Bridgewell has worked with My Brother’s Table to secure warm meals for Bridgewell residents to help them save their own pantry of groceries and food. My Brother’s Table prepared so many meals and sandwiches to people in our community housing and individual support programs. Not only does this insure proper nutrition, but prevents them from having...

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