Read the latest from our Executive Director, Cynthia Bjorlie MD.
When Lori-ann Giamanco, Care Manager for AFCNS, came up with the idea of giving away crafts and games to our distanced families, my jigsaw puzzle collection came to mind. I love to do jigsaw puzzles. Whenever Christmas or birthday rolls around, people give me jigsaw puzzles. Our puppy, Gabby, has made jigsaw puzzle set-up unrealistic […]
In his day-to-day life, Olivier Che spends his days as one of our Registered Nurses working with clients. But when he recently left on a long-awaited trip to visit family in his homeland of Cameroon, West Africa, Olivier had no idea how much the world would change as the COVID-19 virus hit full force. As […]
I recently met with Ena Daniels who told us about the concept of a quiet room. We met at the new Triangle, Inc. branch in Salem. Triangle runs training programs for adults with disabilities. Oftentimes someone needs a break from the sensory overload of the world. Triangle calls their quiet room the “Mindful Space.” The […]
Meet Gayle Yarnall and the Talking Book Program Gayle Yarnall is totally blind, and she loves to read. She is now working her way through books that have won The Pulitzer Prize. Gayle believes that reading is for everyone. If you are finding it more difficult to read the books and magazines that you love, […]
Laura Gallant is a lawyer with the Northeast Justice Center in Lynn. She has been working in the public arena for 25 years, and she recently spoke with us about landlord/tenant issues and the eviction process. I wanted to share some of the information that she presented. Housing conditions Housing must meet the statewide standards […]