United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston recently received a grant from the Watertown Community Foundation in order to support its Creative Arts Program. Through the Creative Arts Program, UCP provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in and explore a variety of classes and programs while providing an accessible space, assistive technology and adapted equipment as needed. This grant will support the organization in expanding classes to children with disabilities and increase collaborations with seniors and local artist in the Watertown community.
Starting in November, there will be two classes offered. Mixed Media is taught by a Recreational Aide who has a background in fine arts. The class will allow participants to explore a variety of media including screen printing, canvas, paint, and crafts with themes related to the changing seasons and upcoming holidays. The Cooking Class will be taught by a Therapy Aide and will focus on cooking styles and techniques and will include preparing a variety of dishes from breakfast foods to desserts. Classes meet in Watertown at UCP’s Day Habilitation Program from 4:45 – 6:15 PM. The cost for each of these classes is $150 for 10 weeks for activities. For more information or to register, contact Kathy at 617-924-2771.
Touching story told by Nicole Puzzo, founder of Stepping Stones for Stella and mother of two amazing girls. Join us as we visit with this UCP family and hear about their beautiful journey with daughter Stella, who has cerebral palsy. Stella is the inspiration for the Stepping Stones Beach Buggy.
For more information about Stepping Stones for Stella, please visit www.steppingstonesforstella.org.
The latest video from our new 'My Ability' series is up on our YouTube Channel. Watch as Phil sails the Charles River in Community Boating's adaptive sail boat!
Check out our YouTube Channel here.
The Options for Community Living Program is a community-based supported living model of services implemented to meet the needs of individuals with developmental/physical disabilities. Individuals receive supports while residing in accessible apartments in eastern Massachusetts communities. The service model resembles that of independent living programs with additional supports to address skill areas which an individual cannot presently manage independently.
We had a chance to speak with Dudley and Lynn about this program, check out what they had to say.
For more information, please visit the Options for Community Living program page.
|February 26, 2015||UCP Winterfest|
|May 18, 2015||Life without Limits Golf Tournament|
|June 7, 2015||Life without Limits Walk and Roll|
When you donate a car to UCP of MetroBoston, you directly effect a positive change in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Proceeds benefit our programs and services in a way that allow the individuals we serve to live a life without limits. So if you are shopping for a new car or have one in the driveway collecting dust, please consider donating your used car to UCP of MetroBoston by clicking HERE or by calling 1-877-UCP-CAR1 (827-2271). Thank you for support!