Friday, September 24, 2010

New Beginnings

While we officially recognize January 1st as the beginning a new calendar year, September is also a time of new beginnings. The summer winds down, vacations conclude and a new school year begins for many.  Here at the Cushing Centers, we have, in addition to the new school year, some exciting things to share with you.
We have 90 residential students and over 30 day students in Hanover-our largest enrollment in over 6 years. Our Hanover campus is buzzing with the excitement of so many new and returning faces.  In Braintree, our students and adults  are eager to begin a new year.
Our intergenerational Hanover community where people of all ages and all abilities work, live and play together is being played out in some new ways.  Our dining room now welcomes the residents of Cushing Residence to share lunch with our students every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A nutritious and economical meal is enjoyed by seniors as they eat alongside  our students and staff.
Another exciting venture is the expansion of menu items offered at our Bass Village Cafe. From 11 AM-2 PM, Mondays-Friday, beginning Sept. 27th, soups and made to order sandwiches will be added to the menu. In addition to being a great local coffee shop, we look forward to welcoming the lunch crowd.
Whether you are eating in the dining room or the Bass Cafe, you will be served a great meal with a big smile as our students learn valuable work skills.
Earlier this week, we joined with people throughout the world in celebrating the Intergenerational Day of Peace through the Pinwheels for Peace project. We made a public and visual statement about our feelings about  peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity by planting pinwheels in our own peace garden-The Sister's of St. Francis of Asissi Peace Garden.