Spring 2021 Newsletter

As spring dawns and the bird song that has been quiet for months returns, there is a stirring that takes place inside all of us. That feeling so long muted by dark days and winter winds is undeniably “hope.” One definition of hope is: “a feeling of trust.” We trust...

PT. . . Not just another appointment!

Stretching into a new practice with Physical Therapist Carol Hahn One day a week, Physical Therapist Carol Hahn closes her busy private practice in Winstead, Connecticut, and makes her way to Stockbridge to work with Riverbrook residents. For them, spending time with...

Making Friends with New Resident Kaylin McCarthy

When Kaylin McCarthy began attending Day Program at Riverbrook in August 2018, it was immediately obvious that she was a great fit. Her parents had moved across the state to Stockbridge so that Kaylin could make Riverbrook her home, and in April she did just that....

Star Volunteer: Normalyn Powers

Riverbrook volunteer Normalyn Powers has a fantastic sense of humor. That may be one reason why she and Riverbrook resident Tanny Labshere have become such fast friends; Tanny loves a good joke – or even a bad one! Normalyn and Tanny spend time together every other...

Listening to Empower

by Rebecca Amuso Wendell, Executive Director “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H McGill “I didn’t catch that can you please try again?’  “One more time, please don’t give up.”  “Thank you for...

Building Community with Esther

With an innate friendliness, a sense of compassion, faith, and trust, Esther creates connections   Thirty-two-year-old Esther may be new to the Berkshires, but you wouldn’t know it. With her dark braids and infectious smile, she is quick to make a joke, but it’s...

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