Residential Living – A Day in the Life

All over Creative Work Systems, people with disabilities are supported in living their lives at home, at work, and in the community. Take a look at some of the happenings you’ll find in the lives of people who live in a CWS supported home.

Realizing a Dream to See the Globetrotters

chris_globetrottersThroughout CWS programs, community integration forms one of the foundations of services. Recently, Christopher was supported in attending a Harlem Globetrotter’s event at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Ever a self-advocate for involvement in the community, Christopher was able to satisfy a longstanding wish to watch the Globetrotters perform. We have it on good authority that a family member of Christopher’s even competed against the Globetrotter’s at an event in the past! Needless to say, Christopher was thrilled with the event and even got a close encounter, photo-op, and tee-shirt signing with Globetrotter mascot Globie!
Rooting for the Pirates
group_with_mascotCWS participants, family and staff met at the Pirates Vs. Manchester game on Sunday, February 2 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Tim Mishou, Team Leader at Farwell Mills said, “Everyone had a blast at the hockey game. Pirates………AAAAARRGH!” Even though the Pirates lost, it was a great event and a perfect chance to get into the community.
A Day at the Circus

shrineWe had floor seats- so close we could see the tiger’s breath! The announcer was loud, the air smelled of fresh popcorn and cotton candy. One act involved ladies climbing a rope and hanging upside down over our heads, swinging back and forth like a pendulum. A clown with hair taller than cotton candy juggled glass plates, when all at once we heard the roar of a motorcycle. It was suspended from a thin tight rope high in the air with a man riding it and a brave lady suspended from a swing under it. Wow! Do not try that at home!  It was a great experience and everyone is already talking about next year!  A big thank you to the Shrine Circus for discount tickets!