News & Events
Collections: An Art Reception
Featuring Artists with Distinct Abilities
Thursday, October 17th
Chicopee Public Library
Art will also be on display throughout the month of
October to celebrate National Disability Awareness Month
With a generous grant from Health New England,
our life engagement programs enjoyed dance lessons
this year with Ohana School of Performing Arts.
Join us in celebrating their hard work
with a showcase dance performance!
Tuesday, October 22nd
Chicopee Boys & Girls Club
Each of our life engagement program sites will perform a routine.
Light refreshments will be available.
DJ ANOMALY from Vision Entertainment
will be keeping the party going that day!
Congratulations to Ben Brodecki of our Community Engagement Program! He really shines!
Look Memorial Park dedicated a cherry tree to recognize Ben’s years of dedicated volunteer service to the beautification of the park grounds and care of the animals at the Christenson Zoo.
His family, friends, and fellow volunteers attended the ceremony and enjoyed his speech and their many shared memories of working in the park together.
Enjoy a video of the ceremony here.
The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) announced the board of directors elected Amie Miarecki, Director of Community Relations at Sunshine Village, as the new board president. Miarecki, is the former vice president and will serve a two-year term effective September 9, 2019.
“I am excited to follow in the footsteps of the visionaries that began YPS all those years ago!” said Amie Miarecki. “I look forward to continuing a legacy of leadership that celebrates all our area has to offer. Along with a dynamic board of directors, we will fulfill the mission and bring even more professional development, cultural and recreational opportunities to our membership as well as make contributions through our YPS Cares foundation. We welcome our members and community partners to join YPS as we do our part in the Renaissance of Springfield.”
In its twelfth year, YPS, serves a diverse membership with opportunities for networking, professional development, and community involvement. More information on events and membership can be found at www.springfieldyps.com.
Thank you to Supreme Roofing for creating this fantastic video
showing how we deliver on the promise of a great day – every day!
A tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment helped Sunshine Village to purchase a 17,744 square foot building on Silver Street in Agawam in July of 2019. The building will allow for an expansion of our day programs, including our Community Engagement Program, in response to the growing population of individuals turning 22 and leaving local school systems.
Click here to read the Masslive interview with Executive Director, Gina Kos, on this exciting expansion. Click here to read the press release from our partner, MassDevelopment.
Our 30th Annual Sunshine Village Golf Tournament was a success
because our amazing sponsors believe in our mission to improve
the lives of people with disabilities – and help them shine!
Thank you to our golfers and sponsors for their support!
Check our video capturing another great day!