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Creative Living Schedule Updates Due to COVID-19

Due to concerns over the novel coronavirus, Creative Living has cancelled all of our programs through the end of June. While we do not have plans to schedule GetAway Weekends anytime soon, we have sent out a survey and forms to our families to gauge interest in daytime-only summer camp (read more here: Creative_Living_Summer_Camp_2020.docx). Currently, we are considering holding day camp the week of July 27. We are truly sorry for the disruption these changes will cause, but we want to prioritize the health and safety of our participants and staff. Patty Rotondo, our program administrator, will be in touch with all participants who are signed up for our cancelled programs regarding rescheduling and any reimbursements or credits. She will also send updates to participants in our upcoming programs when we are able to make decisions about whether or not they will run.

Please contact the Creative Living office with any questions. You can reach us at 978-470-3165 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Music Bingo Fundraiser 2020 Cancelled

Dear Friends,

We regret to inform you that our 2nd Annual Music Bingo Fundraiser at Indian Ridge Country Club on March 28, 2020 has been cancelled.  We make this difficult decision in accordance with the new restrictions set forth by Governor Baker in his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are now in the process of refunding the money from ticket sales. 

Since our largest fundraising event has been cancelled and expenses have been incurred, we would like to ask you to consider donating a part of the cost of your ticket purchase to Creative Living.  If you would like to do this please let us know, otherwise your money will be returned in full.  

Although our event will no longer take place, we continue to strive towards our mission of enriching the lives of developmentally disabled teens and adults by providing our valued programs and life skills in order for these individuals to live more fulfilling lives within their community. 

If you have questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 978-470-3165.

On behalf of Creative Living, we are grateful for your support and we wish you health and safety during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

The Creative Living Team

Second Annual Music Bingo Fundraiser

Creative Living will be holding our second annual Music Bingo Fundraiser Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 7-11pm at the Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road, Andover, MA.

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"Over the Rainbow" Calendar Raffle 2018

Spring brings warm weather, sunshine, and our annual calendar raffle!

30 days – 34 chances to win! For only $10 a ticket, support Creative Living and get the chance to win many wonderful raffle items.

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December Friday Night Out Guests Get in the Holiday Spirit!

If you walked into the Creative Living house this past Friday, you would have been greeted by the smell of baked ham and the sound of Christmas music floating through the kitchen. Guests arrived decked out in their holiday finest (elf hats seemed to be all the rage this year) or came as they were, and everyone was excited to experience the joy of being together this holiday season.

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Feaster Five 2017

The Creative Living Team Needs your Help

We will be participating in the Feaster Five in Andover Thanksgiving Day 11.23.17. 

Please consider joining the Creative Living team or donating to our cause! 

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Holt Creative Makes Videos for Creative Living

Founders of Holt Creative Emai Lai, Juliana Lugg, and Anna Yeo donated their time to create two amazing videos for Creative Living! Read on for more information on Creative Living and Holt Creative.

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Introduction to Creative Living

Founded in 1986, Creative Living is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of developmentally disabled individuals. Creative Living's mission has always been to support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so that they can live fulfilling lives in their communities.

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Creative Living House Tour

Take a look inside Creative Living's beautiful farmhouse! Our four bedroom home, located at 368 South Main St in Andover, MA, serves as a warm and welcoming environment for all of our programs.

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Summer Camp Success!

Creative Living's Summer Camp in June was packed with ocean views, awesome zoos, and new food!

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Creative Living’s 31st Annual Meeting

Please join us for Creative Living's 31st Annual Meeting! Refreshments and a tour of our home will take place at 7 p.m., followed by our business meeting. This year's meeting will take place on:

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The 2016 Feaster Five Was a Success!

With over 17 team members and $20,600 raised, it was the best year yet for Creative Living's Feaster Five fundraiser! We exceeded our goal and raised 75% more than in 2015. Funds raised go directly back into the organization in support of its programs. We are so thankful for your support!

 

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Feaster Five 2016

The Creative Living Team Needs your Help

We will be participating in the Feaster Five in Andover Thanksgiving Day 11.24.16. 

Please consider joining the Creative Living team or donating to our cause! 

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Fundraiser at the Chateau in Andover

We would like to announce our Chateau Restaurant sponsored fundraiser on Tuesday April 5th!  When the coupon is given to the waitperson at your table, the Chateau will give 20% of food and beverage proceeds to benefit Creative Living. This includes any meals during the day and take-out orders!  

Calendar Raffle 2016

The "Over the Rainbow" Calendar Raffle is back by popular demand and we need your help... would you or your family and friends like to take part in this exciting local fundraiser for Creative Living?  This fundraiser is crucial to our finances and we truly appreciate your help. Last year we raised a new high of $5,000!

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