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  • Aladdin Performance: February 13th

    Join Cardinal Cushing Centers for their production of Aladdin.  Performance is on February 13th at 1:00pm.  FREE – donations welcome to help fund future productions of the Cushing Drama Club.  READ MORE>>

  • Wells Fargo gives over $6 million to South Shore non-profits

    Wells Fargo announced last week the bank is donating millions of dollars to nonprofits across the state, including over $6 million to groups on the South Shore. READ MORE>>

  • Lottery set for Bethany Apartments at Cardinal Cushing Center property

    here is no set date as of yet for its spring 2018 opening, residents will be selected via lottery, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at Barstow Village

  • Cardinal Cushing Centers 70th Anniversary Springtime Gala

    On June 8, Cardinal Cushing Centers celebrated its 70th anniversary with its Springtime gala at the Seaport Hotel.

  • Universal Understanding

    You may have heard the news from Great Britain that Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cambridge, Chamali Fernando suggested that people with certain mental health conditions could wear wristbands to be better identified if they needed assistance. Immediately, her opponents seized upon her comments and comparisons were made to yellow stars and pink triangles. Any stigmatization of persons with disabilities and wearing colored wristbands, even in the context of being helpful, should be appalling. Comparing it to symbols of the Holocaust…

  • Doing The Right Thing

    2015 is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA. We will be posting 25 posts over the next 12 months which will focus on the ADA- how it has changed society and what still needs to be done. Our goal is to cover for you, dear reader, as many different angles and issues as possible. Below is the first post in our #ADA25For25 series.

  • Homecoming

    by Jo Ann Simons homecoming, Mass Advocates Standing Strong, self advocates 0 Comment (credit: Cardinal Cushing Centers) By: Jo Ann Simons If it were not for Facebook, I would not be aware that Homecoming Kings and Queens are now synonymous with disability. Almost every day this high school football season, I have learned that another school is being lauded in social media, print and in broadcast for picking a king, queen and often both with a disability. I wanted to…

  • Are They Related?

    By: Jo Ann Simons In the past month the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS, has quite literally “soaked” the United States. Everyone from Bill Gates to Tom Brady has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head, made a donation to fight ALS and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours. Inspired by Pete Frates of Massachusetts, people are learning about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou…

  • A Thousand Words

    Sometimes a picture is just a picture and sometimes it’s more. On a recent Caribbean vacation we were taking a bus tour when I looked forward and saw something so ordinary but so powerful that I grabbed my cellphone and took a picture. It was a young man’s leg in the aisle of the bus. He was wearing rugged footwear and a fashionable bathing suit and a polo shirt. His hands were clasped together. I couldn’t see his face but…