Centerpiece Project Enriches Pediatric, Geriatric Lives

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.
A staffer at Plymouth Pediatric Center helps a day student complete a centerpiece.
“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.