United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut teamed up with Niantic Lions Club and Niantic Rotary Club to donate two Mobi-Chairs to the Parks and Recreation Department. The floating beach wheelchair will be available for wheelchair users during the summer at the Hole in Wall Beach and the main beach at McCook. To learn more about the Mobi-Beach Wheelchairs contact East Lyme Parks & Recreation @ 860-739-5828. Pictured in the photo from left to right is Eva Menon (Rotary), Jim Loos (Lions), Ken Payne( Rotary), Edie Watrous (Lions) David Putnam (Parks and Rec)., Donna Gada (Rotary), Owen Cave and Jennifer Keatley (UCP of Eastern CT) photo by Mallory Cave
UCP and the Elsie Bellows Grant were able to purchase a new weighted sensory blanket for Jaiden. Jaiden is a sweet 4 year old boy with ASD and ADHD who lives with his mother, Tahiri. Nurturing Families at L&M Hospital caseworker Grace Nelson, who works with Jaiden and Tahiri, contacted UCP’s Disability Support Program for funding assistance for the weighted blanket which can cost approximately $145 and up.