Pet Therapy with Reggie

Thank you Penny for bringing Reggie in for a Pet Therapy visit on Thursday. He brought a smile to all of our faces!

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Executive Director Leads Housing Forum

Last night Executive Director, Sandi Gerdes, led the first of its kind housing forum for those living with developmental disabilities and the need for affordable housing. Click on this link to read the related article from the Northfield News.

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Jam Camp 2015

This summer Music Therapy & Family Support Services are teaming up for Jam Camp 2015: Around the WorldImage 1

Jam Camp is a summer creative arts camp open to children and teens throughout the community. Designed as an integrated opportunity for kids of all abilities, the day camp involves participants in fun, creative, art and music experiences while fostering communication, social, motor, and academic/cognitive skills.

Join us at Laura Baker for a 3 day weekend (7 hours) of creative fun, engaging children with special needs through music therapy, movement and visual arts.

Friday, June 12 ~ 3-5 pm;
Saturday, June 13 ~ 2-5 pm; and
Sunday, June 14 ~ 2-4 pm

$99 / child for all 3 days
$10 sibling discount
Scholorships available for those that qualify

Click here for a Registration Form

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Make Affordable Housing a Reality

Did you know that one in four people in need of affordable housing can access affordable housing? Please join us at Laura Baker Services Association for a Housing Forum on May 19 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm, at Millis Hall, 211 Oak Street, Northfield.

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Amazon Smiles

Just a reminder that LBSA participates in the Amazon Smiles program which designates a portion of your eligible purchases on Amazon to LBSA if you use our link:

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Goods for Good

Please consider participating in the 8th annual Goods for Good, Great Northfield Rummage Raid for Charity, May 14-16, 2015 and designating LBSA as your charity of choice.

To sign up your rummage sale visit

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Sad News

Terry Hart, a longtime resident of Laura Baker Services Association, passed away at his home on April 22, 2015. Services are pending. A full obituary and details of the service will be posted here as they become available. Terry knew many people, so please pass on this information to anyone you know that may have known him.

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Employee Appreciation Week: Launching into New Frontiers

Congratulations to all nominees and recipients of the 2015 Employee Appreciation Awards. This is a special time of year when we say Thank You to all of our employees for bringing your talents and dedication to Laura Baker Services Association. You make this a better place for all of us to be!

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Congratulations Ila Duesterhoeft: 2015 Spirit of Laura Baker Award Recepient

It is a pleasure to announce Ila Duesterhoeft as the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Laura Baker Award, the person that best embodies the mission, vision and values of the Association-and the spirit of Laura Baker herself. Ila is a member of the dietary department and is considered a team member at North Oak, where she makes dining a “family-style experience.” Ila has been with Laura Baker Services for 34 years and often entertains with stories of the “old days.” Co-workers describe Ila as someone with a “kind heart and a wonderful spirit” that “treats each client with the utmost dignity and respect.” Congratulations Ila!

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Join us for Healthy Kids Day on April 25

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a fun-filled morning of interactive games, family activities and healthy giveaways. Stop by Laura Baker’s booth on Saturday, April 25 at Bridgewater Elementary from 9 am – noon.

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