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Intern Spotlight: Taylor Faieta

Psychology Major Concentration in Developmental Psychology Curry College “The variety of experience I receive from this internship is very valuable, since I’m not sure of what field of psychology I want to go into yet. I am a very quick learner, but it helped that my supervisors were amazing teachers and guides. My supervisors in the […]

Applying Safety to Appliances

By Michael Corey, Residential Supervisor Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries. This is true for both fires reported to fire departments and those handled without fire department assistance.During the five-year period of 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 156,600 home […]

2015 Employee Recognition Night

Bridgewell’s annual tradition continued this year with our Employee Recognition Night in May. This year, 170 employees reached milestones ranging from 3 to 35 employment anniversaries, adding up to a 1,115 years of service. More than 400 people attended including employees, Board of Directors and families and friends. Highest Service Award Recipients: Mark Kennard of Beverly, […]

National Safety Month: Fun in the Sun

By Barbara Geary R.N. & Bridgewell Day Habilitation Nurses As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be spending more and more time outside, enjoying the sun that we missed so much through this harsh winter.  But too much time in the sun can be a problem.  The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your […]

Bridgewell’s Safety Committee

Meet Simon Kvilhaug, Health & Safety Specialist Last November, Simon has joined the Human Resources Department as Health & Safety Specialist. In this newly created position, Simon is responsible for ensuring compliance with all safety related state and federal regulations, management of the Bridgewell safety program, and coordination of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Since […]

2015 Nurse Appreciation

President & CEO Bob Stearns stopped by to say thank you to all our nurses for their service! From residential to day habilitation programs, our growing nursing staff supports all the individuals we serve to keep everyone safe, healthy and happy. Thank you for all you do at Bridgewell! 

Employee Spotlight: Lois Hayes

Lois Hayes shines at Bridgewell and on the stage of many entertainment venues on the North Shore. For six months, Lois worked as a direct support professional at a Bridgewell residence and then transferred to the Lynnway Day Habilitation program in October. She leads a music group and incorporates healthy living objectives with the individuals, […]

Bridgewell Attends the Big Top!

On April 22, twenty-one residents and staff from five different homes attended the Shriner’s Circus in Wilmington. To organize such an outing is quite the endeavor! But, staff worked together – the programs shared program 5 vans to accommodate wheelchair bound residents and all staff worked together to make sure everyone was safe and happy. […]

New Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Margery Walentuk, FMHPC

Bridgewell Counseling Services has appointed Margery Walentuk, FMHPC, to a key position at our outpatient psychiatric and mental health clinic in Chelmsford. Walentuk will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management to children, adolescents and adults. “The addition of Margery Walentuk to our professional staff ensures our capacity to provide the highest quality of care to […]

Autism Services Legislative Breakfast at Bridgewell

Hosted by the Citizen’s Advisory Board of the Metro North Area office of the Department of Developmental Services and Bridgewell Last week, in timing with Autism Awareness month, Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) of the Metro North Area office of the Department of Developmental Services hosted a Legislative Breakfast at Bridgewell’s Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center. Pictured: […]