Our 2020-2021 Annual Report includes a farewell letter from Fiona Jensen, a message from incoming CEO Emily Smalley, and details our accomplishments over the year as our organization enters our second decade of service.
It’s been an incredible period of growth and change for Calmer Choice. We are finding our sea legs in the wake of our dear founder Fiona’s retirement, melding skillsets with a new Leadership Team, celebrating a successful Fall event season, and making plans for the future.
An update from Stephanie Goley, Director of Program Services
It seems you can’t turn on the news or open a magazine without some reference to the fall-out of the pandemic, and not all of the fall-out has been negative.
Fiona's farewell party–the All We Need is Love Gala–was a huge success! See event photos, a video, and a letter from Fiona.
In late September, Calmer Choice hosted our inaugural Community Stakeholder Breakfast sponsored by Eastern Bank.
As I begin the process of handing over the reins of this most amazing organization, I am keenly aware that mindfulness and all that goes along with it around self-care, being in the present moment, taking care of ourselves and each other with kindness - all of this is more important than ever.
Katelyn Loring is an Occupational Therapy Doctoral candidate at Tufts University. Katelyn spent the summer interning at Calmer Choice researching the efficacy of the organization’s virtual, adult mindfulness programs.
We interviewed Katelyn to learn more about her background, interests, results of her research study, and plans for the future.
With our fiscal year ending June 30th, it is always a time of reflection to look back on our work and accomplishments from the entire year. This year’s reflection seemed a little surreal as the year of Covid loomed so large yet did not stall program creation & offerings.
As a researcher who just spent the last year evaluating Calmer Choice’s online programming, I’m excited to tell you all about what I learned.