Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on August 1, 2017 - 10:16am
As a child I remember wonderful summers with my Aunt Char. She simply did not believe in boredom. Our days were filled with trips to the library, afternoons at a community pool, visits to museums, and long drives to rural Pennsylvania to see whatever historic site rested in a certain town. As a child, I enjoyed these trips. They were fun and I liked learning and seeing new things. As an adult, I look back on these treks as the classroom of my self-hood. I figured out the things I loved on these adventures - books, the outdoors, animal
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on July 27, 2017 - 1:51pm
Every May, at the final Board meeting of the fiscal year, the Bethany Hill Place Board of Trustees pauses to recognize the contributions of its retiring members and honor their commitment and service to our unique mission. This year, on May 16th, we celebrated six truly exceptional individuals.
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on May 1, 2017 - 2:27pm
Reading Club is a staple of the children’s programming at Bethany Hill Place. Once a week our children meet with their reading buddies – volunteers from Framingham State University, board members, other residents – and read together. The program is meant to instill a love of reading. It wasn’t until a new child arrived unannounced that I realized it is also a place for newcomers to be welcomed into the community.
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on February 2, 2017 - 1:04pm
Our newest resident, John B. spoke about what it is like to live at Bethany Hill Place:
To try and describe Bethany Hill Place is a bit like describing the definition of all things utterly amazing. We got the letter saying we were in the top three for an opening and to call ASAP. Even though the letter said there was no guarantee of placement, we called. We were asked to come in a few days later to learn more. When we drove up the driveway for the first time, I felt a warm, welcoming feeling that a nice place gives off.
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on December 20, 2016 - 2:16pm
Closing the Garden? Don’t worry; everyone is welcome in the garden all year long! Children are encouraged to be there too, but only with parents or adultsplease. The term “closing the garden” is a widely used expression that means preparing our soil for the New England winter ahead.
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on November 12, 2016 - 9:47am
I was recently reminded of how the Bethany Hill Place community shows its commitment to mercy, compassion and self-sacrifice after we came together to mourn the passing of a longtime resident, dear friend and neighbor William ‘Bill’ Blake. Bill lived at Bethany Hill Place for over two decades. He and his late partner, Kathleen, blended their families, raising children together and instilling in them the values so prominent in this community – love, kindness, respect and interdependence. With great pride and love Bill watched all of his children grow into adulthood, establishing careers
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on June 15, 2016 - 9:39am
(a re-post from the FSU Blog)
When Billionaire investor Warren Buffett looks to donate his money to benefit society, he counts on the guidance of his older sister, Doris, to ensure that his dollars are being put to good use.
One of the many ways that Doris Buffett has chosen to invest the $100 million she has given away over the past 20 years is by training the next generation of responsible philanthropists through the Learning by Giving Foundation.
Submitted by Bethany Hill Place on March 23, 2016 - 9:26am
The CSJ value of caring for the earth is ‘deeply planted’ at Bethany Hill Place, where gardening is a much loved pastime, a therapeutic effort, a means to providing affordable healthy food, and a metaphor for our growth as individuals and as a community. I chatted with Abbe Cullen, Bethany Hill Place’s new Assistant Program Director. One of Abbe’s interesting personal attributes that came up during her interview is that she is a master gardener!