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Bonds that Serve: the Special Olympics

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Since 2001, Kelli Hyland has been a faithful employee of Bridgewell and is now working as a program supervisor, overseeing several different aspects of the organization’s community. A friend, counselor, and activities coordinator, Hyland holds many roles in her career. In 2003, she added one more to the list by revitalizing Bridgewell’s involvement with the Special Olympics. Hyland claims that...

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Congratulations to Carl Baker!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Congratulations to Bridgewell Program Director Carl Baker for completing the Human Service Management certificate program through Suffolk University and the Providers’ Council! Carl was also one of the two class speakers and received perfect grades. In his inspiring speech, Carl thanked his Supervisor Jessica Primo for all of her support. Congratulations from everyone at Bridgewell! To learn more about this...

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Gordon College and Bridgewell

Friday, July 8, 2011

This past spring, Lindsay deVilliers interned at Bridgewell while completing her senior semester at Gordon College where she was studying Communications Arts. Lindsay posing with her parents at her graduation in May. At Bridgewell, she assisted the development and advancement department with numerous tasks including public and media relations. She found this opportunity through her public relations class, where students...

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Bridgewell Achieves Top Accreditation!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International has announced that Bridgewell has been accredited for a period of three years for its community housing, respite services, supported living, community employment services, including job development and job-site training programs. Bridgewell is one of the largest Massachusetts agencies that the international accrediting body has awarded in Massachusetts. “We are enormously proud...

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Bridgewell Thanks The Key Club at Lynn Classical High School for Their Volunteer Work

Thursday, June 9, 2011

For the past several years, Bridgewell has enjoyed a strong partnership with The Key Club at Lynn Classical High School. The club is comprised of students who make volunteerism and community service a priority in their lives.  This school year was no exception as members of the club committed themselves to a variety of events held through Bridgewell’s Adult Education...

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Bridgewell Program Highlighted on Canadian Radio Station

Thursday, May 19, 2011

In April 2011, Bridgewell Residential Supervisor Justine Rudgis was interviewed by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The broadcast discusses Bridgewell’s residential program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the unique home design and services. Listen to the interview: CBC’s Information Radio Interview with Bridgewell’s Justine Rudgis Read more about Bridgewell’s Wedgemere Road Residence: Innovative home in Beverly for...

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2011 Employee Recognition Night

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friends, family and Bridgewell employees celebrated milestones last week at Danversport Yacht Club for Bridgewell’s Employee Recognition Night. It was a wonderful evening with lots of applause and celebration for employees celebrating anniversaries of working at Bridgewell for 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years! Click here to view more photos on Bridgewell’s Facebook page. Employee Recognition Service...

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Bridgewell Gives Back

Monday, May 9, 2011

Bridgewell Residents Held a Bake Sale to Help Local Animal Shelter Bridgewell residents in Dracut volunteered at the Lowell Humane Society last month. Ron, Evelyn, Anna and Brenda along with Program Director Maria Vega, Assistant Program Director Samantha Tevepaugh and their families and friends set up a bake sale to raise money for the animal shelter. The residents and staff members...

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In the Official Spotlight

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bridgewell is committed to building relationships with public officials throughout our service area. In February, State Representative Lori Ehrlich toured Bridgewell’s Boston Street Center and Lynn Friendship Club. Bridgewell Board Member Ann Cohen, CEO Bob Stearns and COO Kelly Johnson led the tour. In March, State Senator Katherine Clark visited the Medford Day Hab program and our Keeling Road residence...

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