LIFE Stories

  • The Fund For LIFE

    For 25 years, LIFE has been helping people develop the skills they need to achieve the maximum level of independence. Our participants on the Cape and in Plymouth benefit from not only independent living, but also recreational and fitness opportunities, and an active social LIFE. Our professional direct care staff provide individual guidance, and our … Continue reading The Fund For LIFE

  • The FUND for LIFE

    Will you consider a gift today? For 25 years, LIFE has been helping people develop the skills they need to achieve the maximum level of independence. Our participants on the Cape and in Plymouth benefit from not only independent living, but also recreational and fitness opportunities, and an active social LIFE. Our professional direct care … Continue reading The FUND for LIFE

  • “Shoeboxes for Foster Kids”

    LIFE residents have been extremely generous with their time, shopping and getting together to put these special surprises together. The drop off is at the Department of Children and Families in Plymouth, MA.

  • I spy some creativity at LIFE

    LIFE offers a rich array of activities including art class. Tessa D’Ogostino, a beloved art teacher at LIFE, offers weekly classes at the LIFE communities. Her Mashpee class is working on a collaborative collage.  

  • Abby Tetrault – Summer USA Games in Seattle

    Hyannis resident Abby Tetrault recently competed in the USA Special Olympics games in Seattle, Washington, participating in four events total while representing the LIFE community with her usual positivity. She went with the flow, adjusting to last-minute changes with a smile on her face, all while embracing her role. During the 100 meter dash, Abby … Continue reading Abby Tetrault – Summer USA Games in Seattle

  • Completing her college journey

    When LIFE participant Olivia Vendola was presented a college diploma this past spring, it was one of her happiest moments. Olivia, who has been deaf since birth, enrolled at Cape Cod Community College in the fall of 2012 and earned her associate’s degree in May. Wearing a graduation cap decorated with a picture of Pixar’s … Continue reading Completing her college journey

  • Mirbeau executive chef dishes on job placement

    Employment options for LIFE residents are vast and ever growing, with new establishments such as the Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills looking to fill jobs. Mirbeau, which opened three years ago, is a 50-guestroom spa retreat situated on the Village Green of The Pinehills. The resort has several dining options overseen by Executive … Continue reading Mirbeau executive chef dishes on job placement

  • Tournament Fishes Up Funds for LIFE

    Thanks to one bluefish, two big-hearted local business owners and four lucky fishermen, LIFE became nearly $4,000 richer this past summer. LIFE was one of the beneficiaries of the inaugural charity Charter Cup Fishing Tournament, presented by E.J. Jaxtimer of E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. and Sam Baxter of Baxter’s Boathouse and Fish & Chips. The … Continue reading Tournament Fishes Up Funds for LIFE

  • Dancing her way into a coaching job

    It all started with Zumba. Eleven years ago, Heidi Campinha was introduced to LIFE through the Riverview School, where she was teaching Zumba classes. She soon began teaching Zumba to the residents at LIFE and loved every minute of it. In the back of her mind, she was always hoping a full-time position would open … Continue reading Dancing her way into a coaching job

  • LIFE Stories: A message of hope through beads

    With every new piece of jewelry Erin Bressler designs, it’s another reminder of the moments she’s been able to enjoy since beating a brain tumor . Bressler, 26, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 4. “I had three surgeries and was in and out of the hospital for a lot of my childhood,” … Continue reading LIFE Stories: A message of hope through beads