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The Arc Hosts First Fall Reception At Gore Place

On Wednesday, November 6, The Arc of Massachusetts hosted our first Fall Reception at the Carriage House at Gore Place. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on November 7, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Leo’s Letter: How Do We Address The Evolving Needs Of Our Community?

In this week’s vlog, Leo offers some thoughts on what The Arc will be prioritizing when it comes to aiding our community, including addressing the Workforce Shortage Crisis, ensuring supports and services, and working toward improving access and utilization of assistive technology.

Posted in , , , | Posted on October 24, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Grandparents Day 2019: Mimi and Grampa’s Story

Grandparents can play important roles in the lives of children. Grandparents can teach new skills; play games; and provide wisdom, family history, a sense of humor, an ear to listen, emotional support, and unconditional love! In the next few days, we’ll be sharing stories from grandparents and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on September 6, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Grandparents Day 2019: Luke’s Story

Grandparents can play important roles in the lives of children. Grandparents can teach new skills; play games; and provide wisdom, family history, a sense of humor, an ear to listen, emotional support, and unconditional love! In the next few days, we’ll be sharing stories from grandparents and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on September 6, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Grandparents Day 2019: Papa’s Story

Grandparents can play important roles in the lives of children. Grandparents can teach new skills; play games; and provide wisdom, family history, a sense of humor, an ear to listen, emotional support, and unconditional love! In the next few days, we’ll be sharing stories from grandparents and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on September 3, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Grandparents Day 2019: Poppy and Cha-Cha’s Story

Grandparents can play important roles in the lives of children. Grandparents can teach new skills; play games; and provide wisdom, family history, a sense of humor, an ear to listen, emotional support, and unconditional love! In the next few days, we’ll be sharing stories from grandparents and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on September 3, 2019 | 1 Comment Continue reading

The Arc Releases Official Report On Older Caregivers In Massachusetts

In the United States, over 71% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live with their families. Within that set of approximately 3.5 million individuals, 24% live with caregivers aged 60 or older (Braddock et al., 2015; Fujiura, 2012; Larsen et al., 2001). Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on August 1, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Do You Need Support Crafting Your Future Plan? The Arc Is Here To Help!

Many barriers exist that prevent families from engaging in future planning: a lack of understanding of the steps involved, feeling that it takes financial resources, and a shortage of appropriate disability services or distrust of the service system. Continue reading

Posted in , | Posted on July 28, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Registration Now Open: A Support Group For Aging Caregivers On Creating A Letter Of Intent

Did you know that there are 600,00-700,00 families in the United States in which an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability is living with aging family members and there is no plan for the individual’s future? Continue reading

Posted in , | Posted on July 15, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

The Arc Hosts Training On Providing Future Planning To Caregivers And Individuals With I/DD

On Thursday, June 13, over 25 senior care and disability service professionals attended a training on Providing Future Planning to Caregivers and Individuals with I/DD. Continue reading

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