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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 […]

Bridgewell Welcomes New Director of Development and Advancement

Bridgewell is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Vogel as Bridgewell’s Director of Development and Advancement. Vogel comes to Bridgewell from a position as director of major and planned gifts at YMCA of the North Shore in Beverly, MA. Previously she had served in executive positions in development at MIT, Merrimack College in North Andover […]

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: […]

2014 Imagine the Possibilities Recap!

This was a record-breaking year for Bridgewell! We raised more than $339,000 with the support of our donors, attendees and sponsors. Thank you for your support! Click here to watch the 2014 Imagine the Possibilities Gala video! Congratulations to our honorees! Excellence in Service Award Bill Fine, President & General Manager, WCVB-TV Channel 5 Visionary Leadership […]

Bridgewell Attends the 2015 ADDP Annual Conference & Expo

Bridgewell was proud to sponsor the 2015 ADDP Annual Conference & Expo, which was held on March 27. In addition to being an event sponsor, several members of the Bridgewell community attended the conference. Pictured Above: Keynote Speaker Tatyana McFadden, 2014 Sochi Paralympian Silver Ski Champion, poses with Bridgewell’s Kelly Pottie. Members of the Bridgewell […]

Autism Services – Parent Testimonial

Rosewood Parent: Cathy Johnson Below is a snippet from a 2013 video. Connor was one of the first individuals to attend our Rosewood Drive program. Update Since Filming: “Eighteen months after we recorded that video, Connor continues to make great progress at Rosewood.  Bridgewell has expanded their autism program and recently opened Rosewood II, where […]

Bridgewell Attends 37th Annual Legislative Reception

On March 9, twenty-three Bridgewell Self-Advocates and staff members attended The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council’s 37th Annual Legislative Reception at the Massachusetts State House.  Self-Advocates Patty and Aaron pose for a photo above. The Legislative Reception serves as an opportunity for individuals with disabilities, family members, advocates, public officials and […]

Support Bridgewell through the Boston Globe GRANT program

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, we need your help! The Boston Globe GRANT is a program for readers to show their support for non-profits by selecting their favorite organization to earn free advertising space. Bridgewell received a free advertisement through last year’s Boston Globe GRANT program, which was used to recruit talented staff. Subscribers […]

Special Olympics: Take the PLUNGE!

Save the Date! February 28, 2015 12:00 Revere Beach The weather on February 28th could very well be exactly as it is today – perfect for a dip in the lovely Atlantic Ocean! What better time to try on your favorite swimsuit than in February? Pictured above: 2014 Bridgewell’s Polar Plunge team Team Bridgewell will […]

Bridgewell Volunteers at Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn

Recently participants from Bridgewell’s Community Based Day Supports (CBDS) have been going to volunteer at Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn. Some of the favorite activities of the volunteers and the residents include hand massages with aroma therapy lotions, seated exercises to music, reading and listening to stories and spending time together. CBDS participant Elaine […]