January 2024

Shout Out!

Nate Walker, Program Manager for our Easterseals Adult Day Services Team, filmed this incredibly heartwarming 'Thank You' video for all of our sponsors, donors, participants, caregivers, and friends.

View the video HERE.

Join us for our Signature Fundraiser:

Spring Fling - Growing Together at the Crystal Ball!

Visit Event Website

For questions about sponsorships, donations or to secure a table, please contact warcher@escrec.org

M&T Bank approves $5,000 for

'Meals for Military' Program at our Easterseals Veterans Rally Point

"Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose goodwill and friendship we want." -John F. Kennedy

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is grateful to M&T Bank for their generous support of a new 'Meals for the Military' program, set to begin in 2024. The simple act of sharing meals builds social and emotional connections as well as feelings of comfort, empathy, and respect. "Meals for the Military will make it possible to not only provide sit-down meals at Easterseals Veterans Rally Point, but it also provides an opportunity for interested Military Families to become 'ServSafe' certified, building employment skills in the food industry," says Wendy Archer, Easterseals Vice President of Marketing & Philanthropy. We are excited to watch this program take shape!

We are grateful for M&T’s ongoing and generous support.

Services that Change Lives

Easterseals Medical Rehabilitation Program is here to help patients gain independence through valuable services that include: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling, Neuropsychological Evaluations, Dementia Services, Autism Services, and Case Management.

Trivia Question: In 2023, how many patients did our Easterseals Medical Rehabilitation program help?

A. 207

B. 350

C. 414

D. 608

Click HERE for Answer

Windsor Print Media

Our Easterseals Career Development Program, along with participant Nacho Perez, was featured in the Windsor Patch and the Windsor Journal highlighting our organization's commitment to fostering inclusivity in the workplace with unique employment programs.

View Windsor Patch Article

View Windsor Journal Article

iHeart Radio Interview

It's here! We recently reported that our Easterseals President and CEO, Robin Sharp, sat for an interview with iHeart Radio's host, Renee DiNino. The 20 minute interview (which covers topics that include Career Development, Accessible Air Travel, AbilityOne Programs, and EnviroShred) has aired and is now available!

Hear Interview HERE

Easterseals Veterans Rally Point was proud and honored to participate at the 2023 Wreaths Across America ceremony at the CT State Veterans Cemetery this past weekend. Countless volunteers laid wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and said each and every name out loud in remembrance of their sacrifice and the price and value of freedom.

Easterseals staff showed their holiday spirit by decorating offices, common areas, and bulletin boards with positive messages of peace, joy, and well-wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

Watch Video Here

Easterseals cares about providing Caregivers with peace of mind through support, communication and top-notch services so loved ones can live a full and independent life. Ashanti's mother, Revonda, shares her experiences with Easterseals Adult Day Support in this video clip.

Watch Video Here

Honoree Spotlight: Tori Fiske

Congratulations to Tori (Victoria) Fiske on being awarded Easterseal's Medical Rehabilitation Patient of the Year 2023! Tori moved to CT one year ago, seeking comprehensive services to support her needs as a young adult with Cerebral Palsy. At our Easterseals, Tori found a medical team that could provide her with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy - all under one roof! Tori has worked incredibly hard over the last year to build skills that would increase her independence and ability to navigate her environment. With a new speech system developed for Tori with Easterseals Speech-Language Pathologist, Nicole Stanziale, Tori is now able to do things like request her favorite songs or movies and talk about topics of interest, like her family's recent vacation.

Thank you for being a part of the

Easterseals Family, Tori!

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