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Turning 22 Intensive Individual Supports Program

Thursday, August 5, 2021

At Bridgewell, our team delivers on our mission to inspire hope and empower people experiencing life challenges to achieve their fullest potential. One critical area of need for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is building independent living skills as they graduate, upon turning 22 years old, from residential educational environments. Bridgewell recently launched a pilot program in partnership with...

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Virtual Music Therapy

Monday, March 30, 2020

In practicing social distancing and keeping those in our programs safe, programs have transitioned traditional therapies to virtual therapies including music services provided through Roman Music Therapy! Music therapists have been setting up group sessions at Bridgewell residences – and our residents are loving it. “Roman Music Therapy Services supports the efforts of physical distancing during this time, and we continue to...

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Happy 90th Birthday, Francis!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Francis, who attends Bridgewell’s Maple Street Day Program, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. For his special day, his program surprised him with a birthday party. Upon returning from an outing, Francis was surprised in the Great Room by all his friends and Bridgewell staff, who began singing to him, and then presented him with his very own cake. Everyone had...

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Bridgewell Residential Programs and Day Program Working Together

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Two of Bridgewell’s residences and Bridgewell’s Rosewood III Day Program recently broke ground on their joint vegetable gardens. This summer, all three programs will work together to maintain the two gardens and share the vegetables they produce. This partnership will provide healthy, nutritious food for the residence and day program for cooking projects. Along with providing educational opportunities to learn...

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. There are more than 130,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US.  June 18th was Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House and there were multiple activities to raise awareness about brain health as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “June 21st...

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Northeast Region DDS Evening of Recognition

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Walter, who attends Bridgewell’s Roseway Day Program, recently received a Northeast Region Department of Developmental Services Award for exemplifying contributions to community and others. Molli Marshall, Roseway Program Director, submitted the below nomination on his behalf: Walter is a gentleman who I have had the privilege to work with over the last 3 years. Walter has shown over these years...

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Best Wishes to Lisa & Cochise!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In October 2018, Lisa and Cochise, who live in a Bridgewell residence, celebrated their love with a commitment ceremony at the Knights of Columbus in Lynn. It was a wonderful celebration with many family members and good friends in attendance. Lisa and Cochise exchanged wonderful vows and rings and enjoyed their first dance and a delicious reception dinner. In December,...

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2019 ADDP Legislative Luncheon

Monday, January 28, 2019

Joseph proudly spoke about his successful job placements through the support of Bridgewell’s Employment Program at ADDP’s Legislative Luncheon in the Hall of Flags at the Massachusetts State House. Joseph is coming up on his 2nd year anniversary working at Crosby’s and expressed gratitude for the support he receives from Bridgewell’s employment support services as well as the Roseway program which...

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