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September 6, 2017

Bridgewell 10 Dearborn Rd Peabody, MA 01960 This new AANE group hosted by the Bridgewell Family Support Center is designed for parents of adult children who have completed high school and are between the ages of 19 and 32, and is ideal for parents to build an ongoing connection with a community of other parents. Moderated by Gail Kastorf, M.Ed....

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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

January 31, 2017

Lynn Community Health Center & WIC Program will present Healthy Eating and Nutrition and an Overview of Services offered by the Lynn Community Health Center Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Where: Bridgewell Family Support Center,  265 Broadway, Lynn, MA Space is limited. RSVP: Tim Foley, tfoley@bridgewell.org or 339-883-1761 Claribel Blanco, cblanco@bridgewell.org or 339-883-1760 Click here to download a flyer. *********************************************************************************** Centro de Salud Comunitario de Lynn...

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Bridgewell Residents Enjoy New Swing

September 3, 2014

Residents of Bridgewell’s home on Mudnock Road in Salisbury enjoy a new swing in memory of their former housemate, Jeanine. When Jeanine passed away in April, her family and friends made several donations to purchase something meaningful to her housemates. Special thank you to: Judy and Tom Teehan The Welch Family Frank O’Beri

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Reunited After 15 Years: Mary and Tom

August 6, 2013

Through the careful planning of Program Director Jacklyn Grant and Assistant Program Director Lorector Asongwed, Bridgewell resident Mary Liz was able to reunite with her brother Tom after not seeing him for more than 15 years. Pictured Above: Mary Liz and Tom hold hands during their reunion. According to Jacklyn Grant, “It was incredible to see them together and even more...

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Marathon Update: Thank you Michael Cioffi for running the Vermont Marathon on behalf of Bridgewell!

August 14, 2012

At the end of May, Michael ran and completed the 2012 Keybank Vermont Marathon with the time of 4:09:10! In his division, he came in 75th place – an amazing accomplishment! In addition to his marathon training, Michael decided to run his first marathon on behalf of Bridgewell by spreading awareness of our mission and collecting donations. His brother Sabino – a resident of the...

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Bridgewell&#39s 2nd Annual Meet and Greet

April 27, 2012

Bridgewell is committed to providing the people we serve with opportunities to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.  Our commitment extends to their families and guardians by offering programs to best support them in their role. On Wednesday, April 11, Bridgewell held its 2nd Annual Meet & Greet at the Bridgewell Headquarters in Lynnfield. More than...

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Family Forum: Life Transitions

January 26, 2012

Family Forum: Life Transitions Bridging Through Changing Needs In November 2011, Bridgewell held a panel discussion with members of the Bridgewell community to help families and guardians understand the different life transitions an individual can go through. The panel included Family Member Carol Drislane, Melrose Day Habilitation Program Director Lindsey Gant, MSW, Director of Residential Services Shirley Gosnear andBridgewell Resident Evelyn Mahoney. The panel...

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A Growing Population: Turning 22

January 23, 2012

Families of individuals with developmental disabilities are often confronted with so many challenges and roadblocks to connect their loved one with the services they need. Bridgewell provides support and guidance for those families and individuals through transition services to help individuals “Turning 22,” who are leaving educational services and moving toward adult services. Bridgewell feels that a continuum of care,...

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Family Forum: Guardianship

September 26, 2011

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, Bridgewell held a family engagement event to provide families and guardians an opportunity to learn more about guardianship. The event entitled Family Forum: Guardianship included a panel discussion led by Attorney Richard Garmil and Bridgewell staff: Director of Residential Services Bonnie Smarsh, Director of Health Care Jane Bell and Chief Operations Officer Kelly Johnson. The panel discussed: Types of guardianship including full and...

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