Archive for the ‘Clinical Services’ Category

November 28th, 2016

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ATI Takes Home 1st Place Finish at Festival of Trees Again

For the second year in a row, our tree submission to the Methuen Festival of Trees has earned us a first place finish in the Best Children’s Theme category! We now have two Conifer Awards on our shelf! Our Clinical Services team, who created a magnificent Oz-themed showpiece last year, followed up their big win [...]

June 27th, 2016

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Highfields Barbecue 2016

Earlier this month, Highfields held its annual barbecue to celebrate the all the accomplishments the youth have made this year. Both Colleagues and youth Residents helped in the preparation of the food and decorations. Different cultures were represented with Korean, Cambodian, and traditional American barbecue. There were burgers and hot dogs, kabobs and wraps, mac and [...]

May 25th, 2016

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BHSM: Everyone Deserves a Voice

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) which provides us with an opportunity to raise awareness about communication and speech disorders. Our Colleague Alexis held an information day at one of our locations, handing out informational flyers and fact sheets, and goodie bags with communication-related items. But she wanted to use another communication method, our [...]

May 20th, 2016

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The Power of WOW! Magic: Making Bea’s Beach Dream Come True

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Did you ever have a dream of doing something amazing? Maybe it was just something small, something you wanted. Most of us have dreams and desires that can be easy to obtain, while others may take years or even a lifetime to acquire. This short story, as told [...]

January 13th, 2016

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6 Tips For a Fall-Free Winter

Fall prevention is something most people never think of, until something happens. The fact is that falls are the leading cause of injury among “older” adults, and a pretty common mishap among all ages, especially during these winter months. Regardless of age, scanning over this blog could just save you or a loved one from an [...]

January 4th, 2016

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A Positive Environment for A New Year

You get to class early on a Thursday morning. You immediately sit down at your desk, pull out your number 2 pencil, a calculator, and your notebook. You carefully look over the calculus study guide given to you by your professor the week prior. Today is the final exam. You have prepared for every possible [...]

November 20th, 2015

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Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

Last year our Specialized Housing branch started a new tradition by entering our first ever entry in the Methuen Festival of Trees. It was a beautiful tree called “Life Matters” that had a smile-inducing, soul-warming, nostalgic feel to it. Check it out here. This year our Clinical Services team ventured down a different, but just as [...]

July 24th, 2015

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Three Cheers for Our Exceptional Volunteers

Wikipedia, the popular online collaborative encyclopedia, defines volunteering as, “An altruistic activity that is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is renowned for skill development, socialization, and fun. Volunteering [...]

January 30th, 2015

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PBS- What Is It?

When someone mentions the letters “PBS,” to you, what comes to mind? Perhaps visions of “Sesame Street” or “This Old House” dance around your head—and that is perfectly okay to admit. However, it is time to step back from the images of Big Bird and Bob Vila, and begin to see those letters in a [...]

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