Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com define well-being as a state of being happy, healthy and perhaps prosperous. The International Journal of Wellbeing describes it as “a good or satisfactory condition of existence” characterized by equilibrium or balance.
The H.A.L.O. Foundation's mission is to help children with severe neurological impairment live a meaningful life, not to just “exist.” We provide opportunities and resources to individuals, families and programs to enhance daily life and help the children achieve a sense of personal well-being.
The stories in this newsletter describe some of our efforts and also those of people who also strive to help children feel loved, happy and fulfilled. Thank you for your continued interest and support of H.A.L.O.
|With help from H.A.L.O. it’s easier for Matt to attend his brother’s games.|
|Nick in his “Elf” hat.|
Day program participants at Plymouth Pediatric Center recently created spring centerpieces for the meal rooms at the combined pediatric-geriatric Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The painted birdhouses and clay pots earned high praise from residents in the geriatric wing.
“We were even asked if we would make more to sell to staff,” said Colleen Caliri, Director of Active Treatment. She said activities are designed to enrich the lives of residents, many of whom have severe neurological impairment.
Plymouth Pediatric Center is operated by Athena Health Care Systems and offers a range of short-term, long-term and respite care for children and young adults with medically complex needs. Each year participants in the pediatric programs receive gifts tailored to their individual needs through H.A.L.O.’s holiday gift program.
|A staffer at Plymouth Pediatric Center helps a day student complete a centerpiece.|