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2018 Special Olympics Summer Games

June 18, 2018

Congrats to Team Bridgewell! Once again, Team Bridgewell participated in the 2018 Summer Games held at Boston University and Harvard University earlier this June. This year’s medal count includes: Gold- 18 Silver-14 Bronze-10 4th-5 5th-3 6th-3 July marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics. Through Special Olympics Massachusetts, Bridgewell has had hundreds of athletes participate for over 40 years.  Team...

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60 Years, 60 Stories: Bill

June 5, 2018

Always in search of new classes, Bridgewell’s Recreation program hosted the I AM AN ARTIST Class. The apprentice artists chose what they wanted to paint, and the results were all different, and masterpieces ready for hanging! The class was lead by Assistant Program Director Dan Nadeau, who has a background in art, and his assistant was Bridgewell resident Bill. Bill...

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Geneva

May 9, 2018

You wouldn’t know it now, but not too long ago Geneva’s depression and anxiety kept her alienated and alone. A few years ago, a head injury also left her susceptible to migraines. She attends Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program, being with people who understand what she has gone through and learning the skills to get on with her life....

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Lina

May 9, 2018

After battling addiction, Lina has been sober since August of 2014. She lives in one of Bridgewell’s sober houses, which provides a safe place to live and re-adjust to life in recovery. With the resources and support she received through Bridgewell, she was able to go back to school and complete her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. Lina...

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Anthony

May 2, 2018

Anthony has lived in a Bridgewell residence for over nine years. When he first moved in, he was overweight, unhealthy and preferred to stay home – isolated from his community. Since moving in, his life has completely changed. Eating healthy and focusing on wellness, he’s lost weight and has been able to control his blood pressure and diabetes without medication....

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Michael: Baseball & Bowling!

April 30, 2018

Michael, who lives in a Bridgewell residence, is very active in the sports scene. Baseball is his favorite sport and he plays in a league every summer. On Sundays, Michael is out on the field in Lynn playing either scrimmages or games. He always has a smile on his face each time he is out on the field playing his...

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Scott: A Passion for Performance

April 11, 2018

Creativity flows through Scott like wind in a storm. He has a thirst for theatrics that never ceases. His motivation to perform is unparalleled in the Bridgewell community. Scott is a talented musician and his voice is his instrument. Scott recently joined a program where he can showcase his talents by creating a piece of original work and then perform...

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Budding Artists

April 11, 2018

Autism Awareness Month When you walk into one of Bridgewell’s Autism Residences, you’ll notice an array of artwork lining the walls. These canvases are created by the talented residents, Caroline, Alice, Alexa and Kara. At least once a month these ladies gather together to produce their original pieces of art. Completed art projects are displayed with a sense of accomplishment...

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