We are continually seeking opportunities to ensure that the individuals we serve are integrated into the communities where they live. This helps to prevent isolation and the resulting loneliness from feeling excluded.
On Friday, December 1st, ten men and women from our Individual Supports program based in Malden, attended The Nutcracker performed by the Melrose Youth Ballet. This classic ballet has become an annual holiday tradition in Melrose and has been staged at the same venue, the Memorial Hall in Melrose, since its first performance in 1995. The cast consists of hundreds of student dancers from more than 19 different surrounding communities. After the show, our individuals reflected and talked about the many different colorful costumes that were worn by all the cast members.
This holiday- inspired, community event will hopefully become a new and lasting tradition for the individuals we support in the greater Melrose area. Thank you to the Melrose Youth Ballet for creating this fantastic opportunity.