The final volunteer event of the semester took place this past Sunday at Waltham Crossings. We have been volunteering at this assisted living facility, located in Waltham, all semester. During this time, we have each gotten to know different residents and come to appreciate different aspects of our time there. From the first fashion show to now, the residents have certainly showed a great deal of spirit and energy - sometimes even more so than we have! We’ll definitely miss them all over the summer and look forward to returning next year.
Archive for April, 2010
We again volunteered at Cradles to Crayons this weekend, having a great time as per usual! Everyone put together items for children, shopping around the stores and deciding on clothes for different ages. This is one of the most popular volunteer events at Bentley - something anyone who has ever attended can easily explain. If you were unable to go this time, keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page and weekly emails (if you are not on the list, email Anne Marie Moscarello to be added) to see when we are next attending.
This year’s Take Back The Night event was very good, as usual. We cohosted the event with a different group this year, and they were definitely a good group to have at it. This is a very important topic, so we are glad to have an event on it that people care enough about to attend. Further, by having this event, we know we are helping to raise awareness of it further. Therefore, we thanks all attendees and supporters of Take Back The Night. Please attend again next year. In the meantime, you can look at the official website, takebackthenight.org, which includes stories, or ask us for more information about how to help.
Gerri Taylorm from Bentley University Health and Wellness, came as a guest speaker during our regularly scheduled meeting. She was very informative, allowing us to ask questions or simply listen in a very informal setting. As the topic was one that is often overlooked and brushed over by member of society today, it was definitely something which was good for us to do. Thank you, Gerri!
At our general meeting, we hosted a guest speaker from Ian’s. Emily was fantastic, explaining her personal career path, what she did at Bentley, and how she chose to do what she has. It was definitely informative and interesting - we always appreciate having helpful alumni come back and give us an idea of what we should be doing! This was a great prompt to increase our networking, on an individual basis. Thanks again to Emily from Ian’s (and if you didn’t try their food, you definitely should)!
We went this past Sunday to Waltham Crossings for the second time, and a terrific time was had by all. In order to help the residents decorate their doors for the springtime, we participated in a crafts project; the residents had the option of creating a wreath or a flower set to hang. There were definitely some artists in the crowd, which led to great door displays. We met even more great residence and cannot wait to go back again next month! For pictures, please look on our pictures page - they are definitely worth a glance!