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Board chair, Ernest Laflamme Jr. and board member, Teri Szlosek along with executive director, Gina Kos, proudly announced Tiffany Lafreniere of our Litwin Center Program and Nichole Chilson our Human Resources Generalist as Paul Accorsi Award recipients at our recent Memories and Milestones celebration!
Tiffany is pursuing higher education goals in behavioral analysis. Nichole is will use her scholarship for a Society of Human Resource Professional (SHRM) certification.
As a part of our commitment to professional development and lifelong learning for all, we created a scholarship to honor a past Board Member and friend of Sunshine Village, Paul Accorsi. The annual scholarship is given to employees pursuing higher education goals.
Our employee recognition event, Memories and Milestones, was a celebration of staff that have been delivering on the promise of great days for many years!
This year, we proudly gave: seven awards for reaching 10 years of service, nine awards for 15 years of service, two awards for 25 years of service, and one award for 30 years of service.
All staff reaching 30 years or more were surprised to receive a coveted Sunshine Village umbrella! All attendees, also enjoyed the logo’d cinch sack bags!
Here’s to many more great days with our compassionate, dedicated employees!
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Sunshine Village invites individuals and their families planning
for the transition from school to adult services to join us for an
OPEN HOUSE of our Litwin Lane Campus! Come see how we deliver
on the promise of a great day – every day- with engaging wellness,
creative expression, job readiness, and culinary arts experiences!
Saturday, May 4th
Litwin Lane Campus
75 Litwin Lane, Chicopee
The OPEN HOUSE is recommended for individuals 16 years and older, accompanied by their families. Sunshine Village representatives
will be on-hand for tours, to answer questions, and help you make
the right choice for your next step.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please let us know if you plan to attend by
Thursday, May 2nd by calling (413)592-6142 or
Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito, visited us to celebrate April as Autism Awareness Month!
Our Board Chair, Ernest Laflamme Jr., and Executive Director, Gina Kos, presented her with a painting with the message, “Different, Not Less” made by our artists with unique abilities.
During her visit to celebrate April as Autism Awareness Month, our Litwin Center Program enjoyed showing Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito their culinary skills with homemade brownies and cherry tarts.
Next, they rocked out with drumsticks for a FitChics Unleashed PoundPro session!
Sunshine Village sponsors the Sunshine Village Eagles Baseball Team
and new players are invited to join the team!
Do you have a child or know someone with special needs that would enjoy playing baseball in a fun, inclusive, supportive environment?
The team is made up of children with a variety of abilities and “buddies” who serve as helpers, models, and peers, so the games and
practices are always enjoyable for everyone involved!
We have a new coach this year, Kyle Hines of LifePoint Church in Chicopee! We need more volunteers as well! If you would like to volunteer to be a buddy and/or are interested in helping the team in some way,
please join us for the signups event. Anyone 18 years and older
involved with the team will need to complete a CORI form.
For any questions, please email: SEChallengerbaseball@yahoo.com
The Eagles home field is located at Sunshine Village, 75 Litwin Lane, Chicopee. Games and practices may be in other locations
throughout Western MA and Northern CT.