In part 3 of our Research Series, we dive deeper into the data of our programs and long-term results on participants.
As 2020 began, Calmer Choice was poised to successfully complete year 1 of our strategic plan on target. We were on or ahead of plan in many areas, and had good momentum coming into the second half of our fiscal year. Then our world – everyone’s world – changed.
Leslie and Jenny Jonas of Lac-Brome, QC, Canada have been awarded the Calmer Choice 2020 Abacus Award. The Abacus Award was first presented in 2017 to acknowledge and show gratitude to individuals and families who have volunteered or shown generous philanthropic support.
Michaela Herlihy and her colleagues at Beacon Financial Planning of Cape Cod, Inc. have been awarded the 2020 Tony & Lorraine Shepley Award from Calmer Choice. The award is in recognition of their unwavering support of the Calmer Choice mindfulness programs.
So, you are probably all anxious to hear about those brain changes we alluded to in Part 1 of our story but…we’re not quite there yet. The seeds of our research journey really begin back in 1987!
Today is March 1st. As I take some time to reflect on the start of a
new month, I am aware of a variety of thoughts and feelings. As March
signals the official start to spring, I am aware that I love this time
of year, bearing witness to the unofficial start of the spring season.
Witnessing the spring song of the birds, feeling the warmth of the
sunlight, and seeing daylight expand well into the late afternoon.
As I experience March’s presence through my senses, I also acknowledge and remember what was present a year ago.
"My commitment to this organization is to lean into this leadership of letting go...Guiding the amazing board of directors and staff to build the leadership team that will support and carry this organization into whatever it is meant to be doing for the next decade. Powerfully with courage, integrity, and purpose."
After nearly 11 years in service to Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts region, Calmer Choice’s CEO, Fiona Jensen, will retire on December 23, 2021. Ms. Jensen leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and an unparalleled commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of the communities she and Calmer Choice have served.
As Calmer Choice celebrates its 10-year anniversary, explore the incredible impact that this groundbreaking organization has made on our community.
We’d like to tell you a story. No, not the one about Calmer Choice and its humble beginnings. But the one about the amazing, measurable, positive changes occurring in children.
Here's Part One.