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Thanks to a generous grant from the Nick Vuono Charity Fund...
the Olean Center will continue providing music therapy in collaboration with Hands in Harmony for local participants in our Children's Service Program!  Check back for more details soon!

Sprucing up Our GarDen!

We've been busy getting our garden ready for our Day Services participants!

Did you know gardening is a great activity for folks with developmental and intellectual disabilities? Besides the benefits of fresh air and exercise, smelling plants like lavender can reduce anxiety and stress, and touching different textures is fun! Raised beds bring the flowers closer. And, planting brings satisfaction and confidence. You can learn more about the benefits of aromatherapy and horticulture (and lots of other cool things) by visiting our Resources page.  Just click here. 

Want to learn more about programs at the Olean Center?
Check out
"Live with Olean" every Thursday on our Facebook page

with Kim Mastrofino and Meghan Fabinski. 

Here's July 2nd's interview with Fatima Martins Abbott, LICSW, Clinicial Supervisor from Children's Services!

Even the Coronavirus can't take away our smiles.  We followed the Governor's directives and closed the Center in late March for everyone's safety, but we have been staying in touch with participants and families and ensuring they have what they need.  Many participants and their families have welcomed home visits, some have been communicating through Telehealth, and some are getting together to take a hike, getting take-out and having a picnic in the park...we are all getting so creative!  And, some Napatree participants deemed "essential workers" have been on the job--supported by our staff to ensure they are safe and doing well.  Check out these recent pictures! We'll be adding more soon!

Pink Marble

Thank you so much to the following recent champions of our work: 

Electric Boat Employees' Community Association

The John E. Fogarty Foundation

Newport Fed Charitable Foundation
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce
Ocean Community Chamber Foundation

Rhode Island Foundation Covid Behavioral Health Fund

State of RI Legislature - Sponsored by RI Senator Dennis Algiere

Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving

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Thanks to your support, we see smiles and progress and triumphs

every day at Olean Center. Hope you come back soon to see new photos,

info on upcoming events that might interest you, and new resources to connect you to the info you need! 


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