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A page on our site where you will find stories, photos, graphics and videos that showcase what we do, why we do it and many of the people who make it possible. Consistently, we are bridging support, actively serving, committed to growing and recognizing valuable partnerships. We will also showcase stories relating to community engagement and wellness. This is why we want to keep you up to date on what is trending at Community Crossroads, in the disability community and beyond.
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The 33rd Annual Golf Challenge
SAVE THE DATE: The 33rd Annual Golf Challenge will take place on Monday, August 22nd, 2022. This year’s tournament will once again take place at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club (85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH). Click the button below to register and learn more about this fun-filled day!
Save the Date: NHGives 2022
NHGives – an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits – is a powerful, statewide 24-hour online fundraising event that is designed to build community, connect donors to local nonprofits and generate excitement about the nonprofit sector. Join us virtually from 5:00 p.m. on June 7th to 5:00 p.m. on June 8th to support our area agency! Stay tuned to our social media pages for more information about this year’s fundraiser!
BDS Systems Work Community Forum
Now with a virtual option!
DATE: July 7th, 2022
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Atkinson Community Center – (4 Main Street)
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us
Please note: to minimize distractions and interruptions, virtual participants will remain muted and will be required to use the chat feature to ask questions.
Meeting ID: 921 1867 4651
Policy Partners 2022-2023
Are you interested in learning more about the legislative process, and the bills that impact people who experience a disability and their loved ones? If so – Policy Partners may be the right fit for you!
We are currently looking for people to take part in the next session of Policy Partners which will take place from September 2022-March 2023! During Policy Partners – each participant is paired with an experienced leader/advocate and benefits from targeting training sessions led by highly experienced local and national presenters on topics related to relationship building, community organizing, communication, persuasion, and issue framing.
To learn more, apply, or nominate someone for the 2022-2023 Policy Partners – email Jennifer Bertrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camps 2022
Summer is coming soon! This means that now is the perfect time to find a summer camp that matches your child or loved one’s skills and interests – and allows them to participate in all or most of the activities provided.
The New Hampshire Camp Directors Association’s website is regularly updated with information on upcoming camps. One great thing about this website is that director’s names and emails are provided so families can reach out.
Studies show that summer camps positively impact a child’s mental and social wellbeing and allow them to partake in their hobbies while discovering new ones.
Angela Boyle, Director of Oral Health Services
I am excited to announce that Maggie Dolfini has accepted the position of nurse consultant here at Community Crossroads and began earlier this month.
Maggie joins Community Crossroads with many years’ experience in a variety of nursing capacities. Maggie’s most recent nursing role included working extensively with both the NH DHHS Foster Care and Special Medical Services at which she reviewed and coordinated needed medical services as well as engaged in interdisciplinary collaboration within the medical and developmental disability communities. We are thrilled with the opportunity to offer consultative nursing expertise to coordinators and case managers across all agency departments who are navigating the medical complexities of those we serve.
Maggie will bring added value to the supports and services provided to our individuals and their families. I hope you will take a moment to welcome her aboard!
Recognizing Valuable Partnerships
Center for Life Management (CLM)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we would like to thank Center for Life Management (CLM) for being such a valuable partner. Years ago, Director of Collaborative Care Julie Lago and Director of Clinical Services Jennifer Chisholm created the Continuum of Collaborative Care which focuses on the dual diagnosis of those with a developmental disability and mental health diagnosis.
We are thankful to have CLM as a partner. To learn more about CLM and Mental Health Awareness Month, read out latest blog: http://www.communitycrossroadsnh.org/together-for-mental-health-may-is-mental-health-awareness-month/.
New Hampshire Leadership Series
Congratulations to the New Hampshire Leadership Class of 2022! The New Hampshire Leadership Series, which is through the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, allows participants to learn, lead, and create change in their own community and beyond. The series takes place from September-April and features guest speakers who share their own perspective on advocacy, inclusion, accessibility, and leadership!
As one group of advocates graduate and continues their journey as – the New Hampshire Leadership Series looks forward to the next group of people eager to grow their leadership skills! The 2022-2023 NH Leadership Series will begin in September, but you can learn more, apply, or nominate someone today by clicking HERE!
Spring is here! There are so many fun things to do during the spring in New Hampshire. Here are some activities YOU should try this spring:
LaBelle Winery (Derry, NH) regularly features comedians, musicians, cooking classes, and more! Many of their events can be enjoyed by the entire family. Check out their list of upcoming events here: Public Events | LaBelle Winery.
As the weather warms up, you may find yourself interested in going for a hike or long walk. Visit Best Wheelchair Friendly Trails in New Hampshire | AllTrails to see what trails in our state are accessible and near you.
Go to Tuscan Village (Salem, NH). You can participate in a cooking class, visit some of your favorite stores, and maybe even hear some live music when you go. Check their calendar here, Events — Tuscan Village (tuscanvillagesalem.com) so you can be the first to know about their upcoming events.
Participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt! This is the perfect opportunity for your family to explore the wonderful outdoors and appreciate nature. You can find a sample scavenger hunt here, Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Uncommon Path – An REI Co-op Publication.
Karen George – Cheer 2022 Finalist
Karen participated in multiple cheerleading competitions with Cheer abilities out of Bow, NH. This year, Karen traveled to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York to compete and has worked very hard to get where she is today! Karen wanted to share her finalist flag that she has hanging in her room. Way to go Karen!