Entries for 'Leo Sarkissian'
posted on June 04, 2013 10:04
Read today's Notes from The Arc. It includes information on the State budget, update on "One Care" and news about an upcoming appearance by Justin Hines in Worcester area this month! Catch it here.
posted on June 02, 2013 23:27
In the past few weeks a number of things have changed including the name of the project from Duals to One Care. The program will begin on October 1. There are now 4 ICOs or managed care entities which will contract with MassHealth and the CMS. Berkshire County now has only one ICO. You can read more in Health Policy Updates on this page.
posted on May 30, 2013 17:13
Massachusetts department of conservation and recreation is hosting Accessible Recreation Fair, Saturday, June 8th 10AM-3PM AT ARTESANI PARK IN BRIGHTON. This will be a fun filled day for individuals, families and friends of people with disabilities. Activities will include a cycling fair with an assortment of accessible cycles available for use; adaptive recreational activities, including hiking, letterboxing, face painting, interpretive programs; a D.J. and snacks. Go here for more information.
posted on May 15, 2013 09:43
The Real Friends Project is a partnership between The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. We are pleased to announce that several mini-grants of up to $7,500 each will be provided for projects throughout the state. Go here to the Real Friends page and scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn more.
posted on May 10, 2013 16:55
The Arc of Massachusetts announced the appointment of Barbara L’Italien as Director of Government Affairs at The Arc of Massachusetts. Ms. L’Italien previously served for 8 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in the office of Treasurer Steve Grossman. With the addition of Ms. L’Italien, The Arc and Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) reaffirm their intention to collaborate and promote a progressive policy agenda for children and adults with autism. Read more here.
posted on April 29, 2013 22:52
On Saturday, April 27, the Charles River Center hosted a health promotion day featuring exercises, zumba, music and health assessments. Health promotion and fun were the order of the day! A DJ and smoothies rounded out the activities.
posted on April 21, 2013 19:51
Usually a week of celebration, vacations and major Marathon partying, everything came to a quick halt last Monday as explosions hurt over 100 people and caused three fatalities. The best in us came out as we mourned with those in grief and celebrated the lives of the fallen.
There are many positive stories coming out of this tragedy and one we can’t ignore is from "Team Hoyt". Dick and Rick Hoyt were interviewed by Today and quoted by President Obama. They have run the marathon annually for years and 1,091 races in total! They were about 1 mile away from the finish line when the explosions occurred. Dick said, “We just have to move forward,” he said. “We can’t let something like this stop us.” Learn more about Team Hoyt here. Leo Sarkissian
posted on April 07, 2013 09:33
And then there were 5. Last week Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) announced that it would withdraw from participation as an Intermediate Care Organization in the Medicare/Medicaid Duals Demonstration. The NHP notice referenced proposed rates as a factor in the decision.
A Duals Family Forum is scheduled for late April in the Southeast. The Duals Family Forum will be on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Abington Public Library, 600 Gliniewicz Way in Abington. It’s co-hosted by The Arc of the South Shore and The Arc Brockton Area. Seating is limited to 70. RSVP by April 22 to Kate Hanley
posted on April 05, 2013 17:50
Health Meet off to a great start in Pittsfield with 24 self-advocates receiving health assessments yesterday night - thank you Berkshire Arc!
Tomorrow The Arc Brockton hosts a day time session. Still can use some more doctors, nurses and physicians to round out our volunteer team! Go here to learn more.
posted on March 29, 2013 08:16
Congressman Jim McGovern reached out to constituents in South Worcester this week and to The Arc, Center of Hope Foundation.
Cindy Howard and Linda Cournoyer talked to the Congressman McGovern about speaking at this year's legislative breakfast in their region. The date will be announced soon.