CIP Berkshire Center has partnered with Kindredcare, an assisted living facility located on Laurel Lake in Lee less than a mile from our center. We originally contacted them to support a job shadowing session for a student interested in speech therapy.
Through continued networking, we’ve developed several employment opportunities for students. More recently we have added eight students supporting baking, crafts, and bingo activities. Our students interested in CNA, human services and other careers enjoy their internships even more because they offer a valuable community service, too.
There is a unique value to the social interactions between our students and the Kindredcare Laurel Lake residents because each party is learning about the other’s generation, and level of acceptance to learning differences.