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Home for the Holidays

December 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

It’s that familiar smell of pumpkin pie when you walk through the door. It’s loud family gatherings filled with laughter and hugs. It’s the feeling of warmth, comfort, and the freedom to be yourself that can only be found in […]

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A Balancing Act: Living with Co-Occurring IDD and a Mental Health Disorder

November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Written by: Angel Rodrigues, Mainstay Life Services Program Manager
In collaboration with: Dennis Zellers, Mainstay Life Services Behavioral Specialist

Mainstay Life Services provides care to many individuals with several types of disabilities, including those who live with co-occurring conditions. Co-occurring conditions, sometimes […]

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My 40 Years of Service

October 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Thank you, Mainstay, for allowing me to grow with you. 

Forty years is a long time, but they fly right by when you love what you do. And as Mainstay’s longest working employee, I am honored and lucky to have loved […]

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Employ Me!

September 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Have you noticed lately how many businesses are begging for employees? When you drive down the road, you see sign after sign that bears the words: “Help Wanted.” It’s an open market for job-seekers and the perfect time to get […]

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5 Steps for Staff Appreciation

September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

ap·pre·ci·a·tion (əˌprēSHēˈāSH(ə)n)  noun  1. recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

Mainstay employees love what they do. That’s evident in their commitment to ensuring those we serve live fulfilling lives and their willingness to put in extra […]

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Mainstay Marley

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

It’s as if she knows it’s Friday. I wake up and go about my morning routine. Lastly, packing my lunch, I catch a glimpse of her eyes. Those big round eyes reminding me it’s Friday, and that may mean it’s Mainstay […]

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A Unique Perspective from a Mother and CFO

July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

My formal education and background are in finance. However, one of the most important role models in my life was my grandmother, who spent 45 years volunteering for the food bank and Meal on Wheels. I was taught at a […]

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Before joining the Mainstay family, I was certainly aware of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). However, it was not until I met and really spent time with people with PWS that I truly understood how remarkable they are. You see, living with […]

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Staff Appreciation Luncheon

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Yesterday, the staff at Mainstay woke up to warmth and sunshine to celebrate each other at our 20-year anniversary Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Over 200 staff and board members filled the elegant LeMont ballroom as we celebrated well over 1,000 cumulative […]

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My First 6 Months at Mainstay

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The great philosopher, Plato, once said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” As I reflect on my first six months as CEO of Mainstay Life Services, I couldn’t agree with him more.

From the start of this new journey, […]