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2023: What’s the Word?

As we entered a New Year, we had a question for the Nonotuck community: What’s your “word” for 2023? Instead of a New Year’s resolution, what’s one word you’d like to focus on for your own wellness and betterment for 2023?

The results are nothing short of inspirational. There’s still time for you to share your word, too! Email your submissions to Joshua Murray (murray@nonotuck.com) and Jannelle Robinson (robinson@nonotuck.com). Videos are encouraged, too!

Thomas Carey, Care Manager, Harvard

"Progress is my word for 2023. As I continue to navigate this thing called life with three beautiful children and wife I want to progress each day to be a better father, husband, employee, and more." 

Christine Crowell, LPN, Plymouth

"My word for 2023 is Brave – I need to be a braver person, so I am waking up each day and my very first positive affirmations of each day is I AM BRAVE!!!" 

Katharine Jones, RN

"My word for 2023 will be 'Flexible.' There are so many changes going on in the post-pandemic world, personally and professionally. It feels like things have still not settled into a new norm and rhythm. And perhaps being flexible is needed for the long term as unpredictable has become predictable! LOL"

Ashley LaBossiere, Care Manager, Harvard

"My word is ACCEPTANCE! This year I want to work on accepting myself where I am and showing myself more love. I am exactly where I am meant to be right now."

Joshua Murray, Marketing Coordinator

“My word for 2023 is ‘patience.’ Bad times don’t last, screaming children eventually calm down, and sometimes the best thing to do is just take a breath and relax.”

Linda Reid, Accounts Receivable Clerk in Northampton

"How about 'Thrive'  Though we live in turbulent times, sickness, costs going up, we can still find countless hacks for happy healthy living!"

Jannelle Robinson, Wellness Coordinator

“My word is JOY. This year I hope to create big moments of joy and be present enough to feel the joy of the small, magical moments. May we all have more joy in our lives in 2023!“

Maureen Smith, Care Manager, Plymouth Office

"My word for 2023 is 'Nonotuck.'  Nonotuck means home in Native American, and this company is fortunate to have such hard-working employees striving to help others experience the meaning of home in their lives."

Dylan Zukowski, Program Director, Auburn Office

"My word of the year is 'Be.' My goal this year is to 'Be' the best person I can. I want to 'Be' the best husband and father I can. I will 'Be' the best leader I can for my staff. I will 'Be' supportive to all in need. I want to 'Be' present for all the moments this year. I plan to 'Be' kind to all. Most of all, I will 'Be' happy. We control what we can 'Be' and that is my goal this year."

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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