Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48” “ Testimonials “I just love coming to The Living Center. I am surrounded by happy people and I love that. It’s such a fun place to be.” – Joy B. In speaking about the volunteer work he does at the New England Wildlife Sanctuary through the CBDS program, Bill G. says, “I don’t like missing a week, because I know I’m making a real difference.” “George's employment has opened new doors for him. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities weren’t always given a chance to show their abilities. NEV has done a remarkable job of helping people like George get employment. It gives him such a sense of pride that cannot be explained.” – Doris Jackson, parent of an individual served. “I have gotten to meet new people and I am very proud to get my check and ride my bike to the bank to cash it! My friends at work call me ‘amigo’ which means “friend”! It makes me so proud. There are so many caring people out there who help and support me.” – George C., CBDS participant The Living Center Enrichment Program For those individuals who have retired from working or those who wish to spend time in a slower paced environment, New England Village offers The Living Center (TLC) enrichment program. Activities for this group are truly centered on an individual’s interests, energy levels, and personal desires. Some people are happier to go at a slower pace and not have their life so scheduled, while others crave the social interactions that community activities and group settings provide. Founded on the recognition that all human beings have the need and the ability to find fulfillment throughout their lifespan, TLC provides support for people who want to try something different, meet new people, deepen friendships, and explore and discover more about the world and themselves. Through volunteerism and civic projects, TLC offers individuals connections to community involvement. Classes such as current events, music, technology, and exercise provide a meaningful and enriching day for participants. Additionally, The Living Center offers a robust arts program that produces quality works of art that are shown at numerous art fairs and public exhibits. Our Support Team NEV’s Community Based Day and Employment Services staff members work collaboratively to design programming that is meaningful for each individual. Our support team is comprised of experienced human service professionals, expertly trained in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Program Managers and Career Specialists provide case management and assure day-t o-day quality opportunities for individuals and Community Connectors work diligently to offer training, coaching and community based opportunities for individuals to fulfill career and enrichment goals. In addition to our program staff members, New England Village employs specialists in the areas of Art, Fitness, Aquatics, and Music who provide regular opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle and explore the arts. NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE DAY SERVICES Admissions Process Most individuals are referred to us by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) when they turn 22 years old or move to the area. We also take referrals from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and directly from families who wish to pay privately for our services. We strongly advise families to plan ahead for the transition in order to prepare their loved one adequately and to assure a reserved spot when the program is needed. New England Village uses a thorough admissions process, which includes a comprehensive review of each referral as well as an interview and tour of the program. We work collaboratively with the funding/ referral source and families/guardians of each person to determine the best plan and assure all admissions standards are met. To tour our programs or enroll, please contact our Admissions Director at 781-293-5461 or via email at New England Village 664 School Street Pembroke, MA 02359 Telephone 781-293-5461 Fax 781-294-8385