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Earth Day Celebrations at Bridgewell’s Family Support Center!

Friday, April 26, 2024

Earlier this month, Bridgewell’s Family Support Center hosted a Family Earth Day Event! Projects included painting pottery and planting a seed to take home! Plus planting flowers for a new flower bed at the Family Support Center. Click here to learn more about Bridgewell’s Family Support Center!

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Bridgewell’s Family Engagement Group for a Meet and Greet

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Join Bridgewell’s Family Engagement Group for a Meet and Greet! This evening is an opportunity to mingle with other families and Bridgewell staff from day and residential programs and members of Bridgewell’s administration. We will have several programs highlighting their outstanding work. Thursday, December 7, 2023 Bridgewell’s Rosewood Day Program 199 Rosewood Dr., Suite 110, Danvers MA 5:30 pm to...

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Bridgewell’s Family Support Center Latino Social Fiesta

Monday, May 8, 2023

Bridgewell’s Family Support Center hosted a Latino Social Fiesta at Centerboard in Lynn on May 4. The event included an evening of music, dancing, and food catered by Estefani’s Restaurant. A fun evening of connecting the Latino community and learning more about local resources. Learn more about Bridgewell’s Family Support Center.  

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Family Engagement Group Meeting!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT GROUP WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2023 BRIDGEWELL 10 Dearborn Rd. Peabody, MA 01960 5:00p-5:30pm – Networking 5:30pm-7:00pm – Meeting For more information and to RSVP contact Mike Cotter at 339-883-2120 or mcotter@bridgewell.org Please RSVP by March 20th, 2023. Bridgewell’s Family Engagement Group provides an opportunity to collaborate and create a forum for communication to support people receiving services achieve...

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2022 Satisfaction Survey

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Bridgewell’s satisfaction survey for families and guardians of people in our services, as well as for people we do business with, such as our funding and referral sources, is now live. We value your feedback and want your perspective. Please note: Printed surveys will not be mailed this year, so please submit your feedback electronically. Survey Link.

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Family Engagement Group – Meeting Opportunity!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Join Human Rights Coordinator Mike Cotter and other members of the Bridgewell community to share your experience and thoughts to improve the experience of people in Bridgewell’s care and their families. 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. Family Engagement Group Wednesday, December...

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Bridgewell Fathers’ Day Super Dad: Darren Goad

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

  As a result of his sons’ participation in a community program that provides quality housing, day programs, and other services to people with intellectual, developmental, psychiatric, and physical disabilities, Darren Goad was inspired to find a career in human services.  With his wife’s encouragement, Goad uses his experience as a father to navigate the human service field. “Family is...

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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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Workshop Opportunity: Understanding IDD and Dementia and Adapting to Behavior Changes

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Through a grant from The Administration for Community Living, Bridgewell is working with local aging agency (AGESPAN) and educational organization (Shriver Center at UMASS) and fellow service provider (Fidelity House) to develop trainings for Caregivers of People Aging with IDD.  Families and guardians can receive a $25 gift card when you complete these informative new trainings! A similar training is...

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Staying Connected through the Pandemic: Michelle’s Testimonial

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Over the last year, the world has changed dramatically and has impacted so many aspects of our lives. For those with disabilities and their families, the disruption has hit them hard. Access to services is so critical to the health and wellness of these individuals that there was no option to shut down. As a result, many of our Bridgewell...

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Using Virtual Classes to Cope with Coronavirus Uncertainty

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people across the U.S. are under stay-at-home advisories. Self-isolation and social distancing have become the new norm, presenting an extraordinary challenge for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as autism, as well as their caretakers, who depend on us for a sense of structure and routine. The measures taken to reduce the...

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Connecting Families with Resources and a Sense of Community

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Navigating services in the world of developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders can be a formidable challenge for any family. Bridgewell’s Family Support Center (FSC) helps families work through these challenges and obtain social services and programs. “We are here to support persons served and families when and where they need it most,” says Judith Doherty, Bridgewell’s Family Support Center...

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Register for the Peabody Group Now!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bridgewell 10 Dearborn Rd Peabody, MA 01960 This new AANE group hosted by the Bridgewell Family Support Center is designed for parents of adult children who have completed high school and are between the ages of 19 and 32, and is ideal for parents to build an ongoing connection with a community of other parents. Moderated by Gail Kastorf, M.Ed....

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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lynn Community Health Center & WIC Program will present Healthy Eating and Nutrition and an Overview of Services offered by the Lynn Community Health Center Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Where: Bridgewell Family Support Center,  265 Broadway, Lynn, MA Space is limited. RSVP: Tim Foley, tfoley@bridgewell.org or 339-883-1761 Claribel Blanco, cblanco@bridgewell.org or 339-883-1760 Click here to download a flyer. *********************************************************************************** Centro de Salud Comunitario de Lynn...

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Bridgewell Residents Enjoy New Swing

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Residents of one of Bridgewell’s home in Salisbury enjoy a new swing in memory of their former housemate, Jeanine. When Jeanine passed away in April, her family and friends made several donations to purchase something meaningful to her housemates. Special thank you to: Judy and Tom Teehan The Welch Family Frank O’Beri

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Reunited After 15 Years: Mary and Tom

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Through the careful planning of Program Director Jacklyn Grant and Assistant Program Director Lorector Asongwed, Bridgewell resident Mary Liz was able to reunite with her brother Tom after not seeing him for more than 15 years. Pictured Above: Mary Liz and Tom hold hands during their reunion. According to Jacklyn Grant, “It was incredible to see them together and even more...

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Marathon Update: Thank you Michael Cioffi for running the Vermont Marathon on behalf of Bridgewell!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

At the end of May, Michael ran and completed the 2012 Keybank Vermont Marathon with the time of 4:09:10! In his division, he came in 75th place – an amazing accomplishment! In addition to his marathon training, Michael decided to run his first marathon on behalf of Bridgewell by spreading awareness of our mission and collecting donations. His brother Sabino – a resident of the...

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Bridgewell&#39s 2nd Annual Meet and Greet

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bridgewell is committed to providing the people we serve with opportunities to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.  Our commitment extends to their families and guardians by offering programs to best support them in their role. On Wednesday, April 11, Bridgewell held its 2nd Annual Meet & Greet at the Bridgewell Headquarters in Lynnfield. More than...

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Family Forum: Life Transitions

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Family Forum: Life Transitions Bridging Through Changing Needs In November 2011, Bridgewell held a panel discussion with members of the Bridgewell community to help families and guardians understand the different life transitions an individual can go through. The panel included Family Member Carol Drislane, Melrose Day Habilitation Program Director Lindsey Gant, MSW, Director of Residential Services Shirley Gosnear andBridgewell Resident Evelyn Mahoney. The panel...

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A Growing Population: Turning 22

Monday, January 23, 2012

Families of individuals with developmental disabilities are often confronted with so many challenges and roadblocks to connect their loved one with the services they need. Bridgewell provides support and guidance for those families and individuals through transition services to help individuals “Turning 22,” who are leaving educational services and moving toward adult services. Bridgewell feels that a continuum of care,...

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Family Forum: Guardianship

Monday, September 26, 2011

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, Bridgewell held a family engagement event to provide families and guardians an opportunity to learn more about guardianship. The event entitled Family Forum: Guardianship included a panel discussion led by Attorney Richard Garmil and Bridgewell staff: Director of Residential Services Bonnie Smarsh, Director of Health Care Jane Bell and Chief Operations Officer Kelly Johnson. The panel discussed: Types of guardianship including full and...

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Safe Eating Expo

Friday, March 25, 2011

March 2011 The workshop focused on adaptive technology for people with dysphagia, difficulty swallowing or increased risk for choking and aspiration. Attendees first watched a short media clip of how food is pushed through the esophagus, and then moved from station to station learning more about diet textures, thickening liquids, adaptive technologies and tools as well as what foods are...

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