Boston, MA, May 22– Judith Clervil, Senior Certified Home Health Aide for Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI) of Newton, was chosen as “Aide of the Year” by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. Ms. Clervil has been a certified home health aide with RSSI for eight years. She has assisted clients at Senior Living at Bellingham Hill in Chelsea as well as people living in East Boston, Dorchester, and Cambridge. Ms. Clervil was promoted to Senior Certified Home Health Aide in 2012 and is now based in Chelsea. Sheldon Bycoff, founder and CEO of Residential Support Services, Inc., stated, “We have always been proud of Judith and we congratulate her on this acknowledgement. Judith brings intelligence and optimism to every client every day. Her compassion, creativity, and dedication are extraordinary.” Ms. Clervil, upon hearing that she was chosen as “Aide of the Year,” commented, “I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to make a difference in others’ lives through RSSI. I truly enjoy my work and this recognition is icing on the cake.” The Home Care Alliance’s “Innovations Showcase and Star Awards,” at which Ms. Clervil and winners in other categories will be honored, will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00 at the Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, in Boston. The featured speaker is Pamela Mann, Director of Programs and Rounds Training for The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. The Star Awards ceremony will be MC’d by Emmy Award-winning TV news personality Joyce Kulhawik. A reception will follow. Resident Support Services, Inc. is a division of MHPI, Inc., which delivers service-enriched housing as well as home-based long-term care services to frail elders and those with disabilities. MHPI enjoys a presence in Greater Boston, Greater Worcester, as well as Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. For information about RSSI home care, please call Alice Rose, 617-431-4926.
(Newton, MA) – Bright Horizons opened a new early education and preschool center on Monday, May 4, 2015, in Newton. The new center’s opening allows parents the opportunity to balance their work life and family life while providing high-quality education for their children. Bright Horizons at Newton has capacity for 106 children with Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Prep programs as well as drop-in care. Bright Horizons at Newton is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., year round. On Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., community families are invited to Bright Horizons at Newton’s Grand Opening Celebration. Event highlights include: a puppet show with Harry Lacoste, live musical performance from Little Beats, children’s activities, face painting, refreshments, and more! Center Director, Jaime Tulba, is thrilled to host this event and introduce the community to Bright Horizons. “We offer a unique curriculum that includes a world of discovery guided by skilled teachers who recognize each child’s individual strengths,” Tulba said. “Whether it’s our Enrichment Zone featuring movement, music, and STEM, or our wonderful, caring teachers, we’re truly excited to introduce our center to families in the community and celebrate!” WHO: Center Director, Jaime Tulba Teachers and families from Bright Horizons at Newton **The event is open to the public and free to attend WHAT: Bright Horizons at Newton celebrates its Grand Opening in Newton, MA. Event will include: 10:30 a.m. — Ribbon cutting ceremony 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. — Puppet show with enrichment teacher, Harry Lacoste 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Live musical performance by Little Beats WHEN: Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Bright Horizons at Newton 320 Needham Street, Suite 150 Newton, MA 02464 617-244-1896 or www.brighthorizons.com/newton
From left, co-chairs Russell and Rebecca Stein; WCVB Channel 5 anchor and event emcee Phil Lipof; CAN-DO Executive Director Josephine McNeil; CEO and President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Josh Kraft with CAN-DO Board President Michelle Hayes at the 12th Annual CAN-DO YIMBY Event. CAN-DO, Newton’s affordable housing nonprofit, held its 12th Annual “Yes! In My Backyard” (YIMBY) Celebration and fundraiser at the Newton Marriott Hotel. The theme of the evening was “Affordable Housing – It’s All About the Children.” Master of Ceremonies Phil Lipof and guest speaker Josh Kraft, both of whom grew-up in Newton, spoke about the benefits of growing up in a community like Newton. A video produced by Newton North High School Senior Brianna Gershkowitz, in which she interviewed children living in housing developed and managed by CAN-DO, was the highlight of the evening. Each of the children spoke about how much better they liked living in their present home in CAN-DO properties as well as living in Newton. CAN-DO supporters Russell Stein and his wife Rebecca were the co-chairs for the event. Included among the approximately 160 guests were State Rep. Kay Khan and Ruth Balser, as well as several Newton aldermen. CAN-DO’s YIMBY Award for Courage in Affordable Housing was presented to the advocacy organization Engine 6 in recognition of its efforts to encourage the development of affordable housing in Newton.
Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, presented a ceremonial check representing the bank’s recent $3,000 award to the Silent Spring Institute of Newton to the Institute’s Patti Stoll (left), member of the board of directors, and Gabriela Silva, (right), director of external relations. Silent Spring is dedicated to identifying and breaking the links between environmental chemicals and women’s health. The Bank’s $3,000 gift will help the organization produce printed materials that will launch a local public awareness campaign.