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Bridgewell Explores Plum Island

A big thank you to the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation! The Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation provided a grant to purchase two beach wheelchairs for residents at our Mudnock Road home. Each year, residents at this home save their money and together rent a house on Plum Island for one week during the summer. […]

Cleaning Up at Camp Naumkeag

Each year, Bridgewell holds recreational events at Camp Naumkeag in Salem. In appreciation of using the beautiful space, Bridgewell has made it a tradition to maintain and landscape the Vietnam Memorial each year. Pictured: Earlier this summer, Bridgewell individuals Carlos and Nick salute by the flag pole at Camp Naumkeag after cleaning and planting.

Bridgewell Volunteer Receives Girl Scout Award

  Individuals from Bridgewell’s Lewis Street and Columbia Road residences, volunteered to help make re-useable bags to be donated to a local food pantry. These bags will be distributed at the pantry to help people carry their groceries home. Being re-useable, and will help the pantry save money. Zoe, who has been very involved in Bridgewell’s […]

Team Bridgewell Support Special Olympics World Game Athletes!

Earlier this week, a group of Team Bridgewell athletes, friends and staff participated in writing letters and drawing pictures to support the Special Olympic World Games athletes in Los Angeles. Good luck to all the athletes competing this weekend! Click here to learn more about the World Games.

Rachelle Celebrates 6 Years at Petco

Last week, Rachelle celebrated her 6 year anniversary at PETCO! Rachelle works through Bridgewell’s Boston Street Employment Supports program. Click here to learn more about Bridgewell’s Employment Supports program. Pictured Above: Employment Supports Staff Ashley Smallwood, Milena Sarrette, Marc Jamieson pose with Rachelle to celebrated her work anniversary. She was presented a certificate in front of […]

Bridgewell Staff Graduating from Nonprofit Human Service Management Certificate Program

Residential Supervisor Nicole Doucette-Page, Program Director Raquel Rodriguez and Program Director Nastasia Shah graduated from the Nonprofit Human Service Management Certificate Program through The Providers’ Council & Suffolk University. The 2015 Commencement Exercise was held on July 9 at Suffolk University. The Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management is a year-long, graduate-level certificate program designed for […]

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 […]