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What's Happening at GWArc?
Coming Soon - Report on CARF International Survey, 2015.
The survey is conducted every three years by an independent agency, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. A two day survey took place in August. GWArc will be pleased to present more information about CARF and their findings in the very near future.
Congratulations to GWArc's
Staff Longevity & Community Recognition
The following Staff Longevity and Community Recognition Awards were presented at GWArc's 59th Annual Meeting on November 9, 2015.
Congratulations to our dedicated staff members!
Daisy Antonini (left), Manager of GWArc's Transitions Program, receives an award for 15 years of service from Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO.
Fifteen Year Award - Marie Abelard, Daisy Antonini
Ten Year Award - Roslynn Rubin
Five Year Award - Maurice Carter, Peter Cohen, Leah Igdalsky, Amy Kingsbury
Congratulations to our community award recipients!
Members of the Waltham Group of Brandeis University accept the 2nd Annual "Rags" LaCava Community Service Award. Bud LaCava (far right), Rags' son, presented the award on behalf of the LaCava family.
“Rags” LaCava Community Service Award - The Waltham Group of Brandeis University
Volunteers of the Year - Marilyn Lefort and Bernadette Bourque
Community Service Award - Kelly Cronin, Community Relations Manager, Watertown Savings Bank
Special Recognition Award - Stewart Woodward
Business of the Year Award - Andrea Sbordone, Director of Life Enrichment, EPOCH of Weston Senior Living
Employer of the Year Award - Terry Sutherland, Customer Service Manager, Shaw’s, River Street, Waltham
Outstanding Community Leadership Award – Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Alla Ovechkis, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager, Rockland Trust
Self Advocate of the Year - Joe O’Connell
1st Annual John L. Battaglino Award for Excellence - Lawrence J. Lane, founder of GWArc (presented to the Lane Family)
Our 45th Annual Harvest Breakfast was a great success!
Click above to view our 2015 Harvest Breakfast Visual Ad Presentation (Slide Show)
Rotary-GWArc Day of Service for Waltham Food Pantries
Eight GWArc participants and four staff members had a busy and successful day of shopping for and delivering groceries to Waltham food pantries on July 20 as part of our GWArc-Rotary Day of Service. Using $900 donated by members of the Waltham Rotary Club, participants shopped at Market Basket in the morning and later delivered groceries to the food pantries at Sacred Heart Church, the Waltham Community Day Center, Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen and the Salvation Army.
Above left, GWArc participant Ken Doucette and staff member Bobby Ghorieshi prepare to check out after shopping at Market Basket in Waltham. Above right, GWArc CEO Roz Rubin reads a proclamation from Mayor Jeannette McCarthy in recognition of the Rotary-GWArc Day of Service while Dan Messina, Waltham Rotary Club president (left), and Mike Dunleavy, Waltham Market Basket manager (right).
GWArc collaborates with the Rotary Club of Waltham to support 4 local food pantries in Waltham. Rotary members donate funds at weekly meetings and GWArc participants shop for food and deliver to the food pantries. This collaboration helps Rotary members support Waltham residents in need while providing a volunteer opportunity for GWArc participants to be out in the community providing an important service. Rotary members have donated approximately $2,000 for food pantries in the last year.
Meet Axel Osio, AFC Program Director
Axel Osio, GWArc AFC Program Manager, and Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D, GWArc CEO, discuss the benefits of AFC for caregivers taking care of an individual with disabilities or elderly person in their home. A tax-free annual stipend of $9,000-$18,000 can be provided. Thanks to WCAC-TV, The Waltham Channel, for taping this Public Service Announcement.
Click here for Summary of GWArc Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2016 Accessibility Plan
Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2016 Operational Plan
Click here to see our FY 2014 Performance Analysis Summary
GWArc offices will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving.
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Watertown Savings Bank Customer Choice Awards
Are you a Watertown Savings Bank Customer? If so, please vote for Greater Waltham Arc as your favorite local non-profit through the Customer Choice Awards Program. Your votes will qualify GWArc to receive funds from the bank! Click here to vote.
GWArc's September 2015 Newsletter
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GWArc participants Joey, Kristina and Ken model GWArc sweatshirts.
Please help GWArc continue to provide high quality care and services to individuals we serve.
Your generous donation will:
-Purchase adaptive equipment that promotes independence
-Provide job coaching to adults working in the community
-Assist high school students to explore career options and gain job training and job experience
-Support enriching programs like art, movement, music, cooking and nutrition
Your tax-deductible gift directly supports GWArc programs and services and makes a difference for over 300 individuals we serve each year.
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The Waltham Tourism Council and Waltham Cable Access present a new video, "We Are HAPPY from Waltham, MA"!
See if you can spot GWArc program participants, CEO Roz Rubin and Director of Marketing & Development Joanne Raymond among the many Waltham residents and business employees dancing and celebrating Waltham!
The Arc of Massachusetts Video
GWArc and The Arc of Massachusetts are proud of all that we do to make a difference in the lives of individuals we serve. We encourage you to watch this newly released educational video from The Arc of Massachusetts to learn more.
New! This video was updated to include an introduction by GWArc CEO Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D. Click here to view.
The Arc of The United States Video
GWArc thanks our supporters. Here is a video made by The Arc of the United States saying thanks for all you do. Click here to view.
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