Thursday, May 28, 2009

Latham Was Represented

On May 19,2009, individuals and staff members attended a rally at the State House along with over 1500 others to let our legislators know how devastating proposed state cutbacks would be. Peter and Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary led advocates in protesting the Senate Ways and Means Budget which eliminates service for over 23,000 citizens with disabilities

Pam, Lois, Justin and Kevin along with staff members Bill, Rob, and Brenda made the trek to Boston to make sure our voices were heard. The streets were packed as people expressed their concerns about the proposed cuts.



"In union there is strength."
~Aesop



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Latham Girl Scouts Blaze a New Trail

Latham is excited to announce that they are in the early stages of forming their own Girl Scout troop! The Girl Scouts offer many life experiences that all young girls need to be exposed to. Through Scouting, girls learn independence, self reliance, leadership and cooperation. They also get to enjoy the fun and laughter that is part of any troop.

For the initial meeting last week, 14 girls came out to participate. All were active in introducing themselves, singing songs, playing Girl Scout games and creating “Friendship Bracelets” out of beads. The first meeting lasted about an hour and a half and each girl left the meeting happy, positive and eager to come back for more.

Where this Girl Scout troop will end up is still unknown. The hope is to develop the troop to a point where we can incorporate more activities, gain more community involvement and make the troop a fixture at Latham for years to come. It is a wonderful way to help our students participate in peer mentorship.

Presently, we will have troop meetings every two weeks. This format will last through the summer and everyone involved will evaluate the troop in the fall. Just like the Girl Scout motto of “Be Prepared”, Latham always strives to bring more richness to the students we serve.


"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
~Henry Ford




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

L.A.S.A.R. Group News

The Latham Adult Services Althletic and Recreation (L.A.S.A.R.) group continues to sell soft and cuddly teddy bears dressed up as motorcyclists, basketball players, karate experts, cowboys, kings, and princesses. The money raised will be used to support various activities, including camping and Special Olympics.

Bears are available in the Adult Supervisors' office for $10. For further information, call Jen Bauer on campus at 508-896-5776 ext 200.


"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet."
~Colette




Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bring to Light Candles..."Candles for a Cause"

Latham Centers would like highlight Bring to Light Candles, a business being run by individuals with PWS. Latham administrators had the opportunity to visit this growing business and chat with the employees who create a beautiful product in a variety of sizes and scents. Please be sure to visit their website: BringtoLightCandles.com. They specialize in custom favors for weddings or special events. Look for them on: TheKnot.com, TheWeddingChannel.com and Partyspot.com.


"There are two ways of spreading light; 
to be the candle 
or the mirror that reflects it."
~Edith Wharton





Nursing News


The week of May 6 -12, 2009 was National Nurses Appreciation Week. To honor the incredible commitment of the nurses in the Adult & Children’s Programs of Latham Centers, Inc, the Director of Nursing hosted “High Tea” at a local restaurant. A great time was had by all as we ate scones, tea sandwiches and sugary confections. Creating and sustaining a program of excellence continues to be a focus for the nurses of Latham Centers.


"Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes."
~Author Unknown