AUBURN, MA AND FLORENCE, MA…
For more than 40 years Nonotuck Resource Associates has helped transform the lives of hundreds of people with intellectual and physical disabilities by offering the personalized service of shared living and Adult Family Care. As part of National Caregivers Month in November, Nonotuck honored 40 of its caregivers in the greater Worcester area with a celebratory dinner at its Auburn offices at 4 Faith Avenue on November 20.
At the dinner, each Nonotuck caregiver was presented with a congratulatory thank you card from Nonotuck Board of Directors, the CEO and all Nonotuck staff written in every language of this diverse group of Nonotuck caregivers. These care givers reside in Central Mass, principally in the greater Worcester area and they were all honored equally for their commitment, love and service. In addition, Nonotuck made a $500 donation each to four food bank organizations that cover western Mass, north central Mass, the Worcester Area, and the southeastern/Cape area of Mass on behalf of these Nonotuck Caregivers.
“Our caregivers do more than open up their homes to care for people from all walks of life. They literally share their lives with the people we serve. In many cases, they become like family,” said George Fleischner, CEO of Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. “We cannot thank our caregivers enough for all they do. They are the backbone of our organization.”
According to the Caregiver Action Network website, there are as many as 90 million family caregivers in U.S. today. That means that two out of every five adults—or 39 percent–are family caregivers. That’s an increase from 30 percent back in 2010. In recognition of the role caregivers play, the Obama administration declared November 2013 as National Caregivers Month.
“The sad reality is that not every family is able to care for their elderly or disabled family member,” said Fleischner. When the family is unable to be the caregiver, Nonotuck will find an out of family home to provide care to the person in a dignified and loving way. “You just can’t put a dollar value on the critical role Nonotuck caregivers play in the lives of so many people across Massachusetts.”
Based in Florence, Massachusetts but with offices across the Commonwealth, Nonotuck offers Shared Living and Adult Family Care for families who choose to care for their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s, autism, brain injuries, cancer, muscular dystrophy and other intellectual and physical disabilities at home.
For complete information on Nonotuck Resource Associates, including office locations, you can visit www.nonotuck.com or call Nonotuck’s corporate office at 413-586-5256.
Caregiving with Love – Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1972 by a group of parents who had the courage and foresight to seek community care for their loved ones, Nonotuck has since helped transform the lives of hundreds of people with intellectual and physical disabilities by providing the personalized service of Shared Living and Adult Family Care. Each day Nonotuck addresses the ever increasing demand from families for these non-traditional, value based, in home services with love and care. If you are interested in finding out more about this unique service and our locations please visit www.nonotuck.com or call 413-586-5256 x 104.