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The Creative Living Blog is the place to come to see everything that we've been up to. Our organization is thriving with weekly activities that enrich the lives of so many people.

Membership Drive: Every Donation goes a Long Way

Every donation goes a long way...Help Creative Living enrich the lives of many.

You can still support Creative Living with an  annual membership -- just visit the Donation page on our website and choose your level of membership. It's easy, fast and secure! Creative Living relies on its members to help us plan for our future. Will you consider becoming a member?

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Remembering Glen Picard, a Long-time Guest at Creative Living

Remembering Glen Richard Picard
February 23, 1969-January 5, 2015

A note of sadness...Glen Picard, a very special long-time attendee at the Creative Living Social Club, passed away in January after a brief illness. He will be missed by his friends and the volunteer staff at Creative Living. 

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Fun on a Friday Night Out

Friday Nights Out...start off the new year as a volunteer on January 30...We need you! Join us for a fun night of games, dancing, art projects, and cooking!

Friday Nights Out! (FNO) is a social club for teens and young adults.

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Cookie Baking in the Afternoon at Creative Living

Creative Living After School Program is a successful partnership with the Andover/North Andover Public Schools. This program keeps students safe and engaged after school, while equipping them with independent life skills and knowledge to live in their communities safely and confidently.

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The Girls Get Dressed up for a December Evening

TOPS Weekends Teach Independent Living Skills!

TOPS Overnights is a collaboration between Creative Living and the Andover/North Andover TOPS program to teach independent living skills, build confidence, grow friendships and have FUN!

January 31-February 1 TOPS Boys Overnight. Click here for more info.

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Creative Living Receives Donation from TD Bank

Show your "affinity" toward Creative Living by joining the Affinity Program. It's an easy and simple way to support Creative Living. No contribution is made from your bank accounts, you are simply showing your "affinity" to Creative Living.

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Social Club Party with Santa

December's Social Club was a BIG HIT! Thanks to our neighbors at Faith Lutheran Church for letting us host our Annual Christmas Party at Fellowship Hall. Santa made a special appearance and shared in a fun evening of desserts, caroling, gift giving, and a fun time was had by all. 

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Thank you to the Service Club

The Service Club of Andover went above and beyond at their annual "Shout Out" auction where more than $7,000 was raised for our GetAway Weekend respite scholarships. The Service Club truly is "making a difference."

Creative Living Relies on its Membership

Membership

Creative Living relies on the support of its members to provide programs and services to the community. You can support Creative Living with an annual membership -- just visit the Donation page on our website and choose your level of membership. It's easy, fast and secure!

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2015 Creative Living Membership Drive off to a Great Start

Creative Living is starting off the year strong with many donations coming in from our annual membership drive. If you'd like to take part and become a member of Creative Living and help us plan for our future growth, please take a look at the following membership message from our Board President Lucille Giannone:

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Friday Nights Out...Let the Party Begin!

Friday Nights Out...a fun time for ALL!
December 19--  Save the Date!  We're always looking for volunteers...so give the most precious gift of all this season-- your time! We really appreciate it.

Join us for a fun night of games, dancing, art projects, and cooking! Friday Nights Out! is a social club for teens and young adults.

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Zumba Class Benefits Creative Living

Zumba Class Benefits Creative Living

A BIG thank you goes out to Amy Fournier and her team of Zumba instructors (14 in total) for organizing the Halloween Zumba Bash Benefit for Creative Living that raised $722.50 for our programs.

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GetAway Weekends Providing 15 Years of Respite Services

Come join us for our Popular Weekend GetAways!
Women's Weekend GetAway -- December 5-7 (full)
Men's Weekend GetAway -- December 12-14 (full)
To reserve a spot for 2015 click here for more information!

For over 15 years, the GetAway Weekend program at Creative Living has provided respite care for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Andover community, the Merrimack Valley, Metro Boston and Southern New Hampshire.

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Creative Living Team Finished the Race

Creative Living Team Finished the Race
But it's not too late to make a donation!

The Creative Living Team competed in the 27th Annual Feaster Five on Thanksgiving Day with more than 9,000 runners and walkers. With donations still coming in, the Team has raised $13,000 with a goal of $25,000. These funds will be used to enhance and expand our many recreational and social skills programs offered to local teenagers and adults with developmental disabilities.

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TOPS Girls Overnight at Creative Living

TOPS Weekends!

November 2014
November 22nd-23rd, TOPS Boys Overnight

TOPS Overnights is a collaboration between Creative Living and the Andover/North Andover TOPS program to teach independent living skills, build confidence, grow friendships and have FUN!

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Run/Walk For Creative Living 2014!

Run/Walk for Creative Living 2014

Thank you for donating to our major fundraiser of 2014; we raised more than $13,500!  

If you'd still like to donate please click on the following link:

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Calendar Raffle Winners 2012!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our calendar raffle!  It was a great success and helps to ensure our ability to provide programs and services to the special needs community.  Congratulations to all our winners...

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