Celebrating 51 Years!
Greetings!

Although fall brings the colder weather, we continue to SHINE at Sunshine Village!

We let our creativity shine with exhibitions at Indian Orchard Mills and RiverMills Senior Center . We joined the team of volunteers building a new playground at the Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee and also received an award for volunteering at The Market at Gray House .

While our lawn games party brought us lots of laughs , our Friendship Club's spa day brought us lots of smiles . Then, Boomer from the Springfield Thunderbirds brought us lots of high-fives ! As lifelong learners, we visited the beautiful campus of Elms Colleg e for networking and a business etiquette luncheon with students.

Thank you to all that helped make the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge a success raising funds for our innovative programs and services, including our host and sponsor, Blue Room Cafe !

Come see us shine with a booth of our handmade crafts at the St. Catherine of Siena Church Craft Fair on November 3 rd ! You can also help make dreams come true with a donation to our Holiday Appeal or by shopping for gifts on AmazonSmile .

Thank you for your support of our great days at Sunshine Village!

Have a great day!
Gina Kos
Executive Director
Helping Everyone Shine
Giving Back
We give back! Our Community Engagement Program helped build the new Kaboom playground at the Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee.
Our Community Engagement Program enjoys volunteering at The Market at Gray House and were honored to receive a " Creative Contributor " award during their "fill a plate, feed a family challenge".
Working hard to keep the carousel and grounds in tip-top condition at The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round makes for great days volunteering with friends !
And Jobs, Too
Jonathan works hard and likes taking on more responsibilities in his job at
The Country Trading Post !
We're ready to work!

WestRock trusts our team at VillageWorks to efficiently assemble and package their corrugated boxes.

Does your business need reliable workers to help get the job done right and on time?

If so, please contact us:
visitus@sunshine.us or call (413)592-6142.
In the Community
Our programs' artists were on hand to discuss their unique paintings at an exhibition and reception at RiverMills Senior Center - Chicopee Council on Aging.
Pumpkin-picking and fresh cider donuts at Randall's Farm & Greenhouse made for a great day for our Litwin Lane Program!
Our Community Engagement Program let their creativity shine at an exhibition held in our art studio at Indian Orchard Mills . Featured artwork included paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Our Litwin Center Program delivered treats to Harmony House and The Wellington Springfield for "National Do Something Nice Day".
Thank you to the students at Elms College for hosting an enjoyable business etiquette luncheon for our Professional Development Program.
The Promise of Great Days
Fun With Friends
Celebrations
Our Litwin Lane Campus held a lawn games party to celebrate the last days of Summer. Everyone enjoyed the friendly competition and cheering each other on!
What a great way to spend the day with friends! Our Litwin Lane Program hosted a Friendship Club spa day complete with manicures, braids and beautiful makeup.
Each month, our programs have a chance to select instruments and "jam out" to new and old favorites with a guitarist during music therapy .
Boomer from the Springfield Thunderbirds rallied the crowd at our hockey fan party !
Boo! Halloween means spooky celebrations, silly costumes, yummy treats, and lots of fun with friends!
Our Westfield Program enjoyed dancing to the DJ at their annual picnic in the pavilion at Stanley Park.
Lasting Legacy
Give a Gift with Promise during our Holiday Appeal

Your donation helps make dreams come true with new experiences and opportunities to shine - every day!
Please remember us on
this global day of giving .
Sunshine Village -
Delivering on the promise
of a great day for
the next 50 Years!

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Delivering on Excellence
Developing Leaders
Appreciation
Introducing the newest cohort of employees starting the Sunshine Village Leadership Training Program! The year-long program helps build leadership skills and encourages personal and professional growth. Thank you to the Community Foundation of Western MA for investing in our future leaders with a Capacity Grant.
Shining Staff
Executive Director, Gina Kos, gave a warm welcome to our new Director of Human Resources, Chris Pollender .
Our employees make great days happen at Sunshine Village!
To show our gratitude, surprise raffles were held for employees to win " healthy living baskets " and our signature beach towels.a
Congratulations to Cara Sullivan for her promotion to Case Manager of our Three Rivers Program. We also welcomed Clinician, Valerie Marcus , to our team of compassionate, dedicated staff .
See Us Shine
Thank you to all that helped make our 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge at Blue Room Cafe a success! Congratulations to Barbara Yates for winning with her "Twice the Charm" recipe!
We'll have a booth with our handcrafted items including ornaments, signs,
holiday crafts, sugar scrubs and more available for a suggested donation.
We're almost there!
Please help us reach
our goal to share all
about our great days with
1,000 "likes" on Facebook!
Connect With Us!
Main Office:
75 Litwin Lane
Chicopee, MA 01020
413.592.6142