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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
For Tia Morrison, the transition from working with young children in a classroom and clinical setting to working with adults living independently has been a fulfilling one. Morrison, the manager of one of the Hyannis group homes, has worked for LIFE for a year. She has a background in working with children with autism. After … Continue reading Morrison feels at home in new role
It can often be a challenge for new roommates to find the right balance in sharing living space, but LIFE residents Amanda Church and Stephanie Polito seem to have it figured out. Church has been living at LIFE for three years and Polito arrived two years ago. They room together in a ranch-style, two-bedroom condo … Continue reading LIFE Stories: Amanda and Stephanie, roommates for LIFE