Now that's what i call relaxing...

​JULY 2017​ - Namaste!  What is more relaxing than closing your eyes and resting in Savasana… that is exactly what some of our individuals got to experience at ACORD Day Program.    What’s even better is the instructor came to us.  If you have ever experienced a yoga practice, then you know how rewarding the benefits can be and after your practice the ‘resting’ time is wonderful.  It calms the spirit and moves you to a place where troubles vanish and you are completely relaxed.  The individuals who took part in the practice loved it and the transformation to calm was astounding.  Everyone is looking forward to the next practice.  Until then… Namaste!

JUNE 5, 2017 - Got Fun?  We do!!!!  June 5, 2017 was an absolutely fun day to be a participant or employee at ACORD Inc.  Staff and clients alike were treated to a simply scrumptious lunch at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn in Wallingford.  There was food to fit everyone’s palate and then just when you thought you might be ‘full’, out came the treats – ice cream topped with a chocolate sauce and your choice of many cookies, brownies and cupcakes to add for your sweet tooth.  What could top that you ask…. How about some lively dance music!  DJ, Kenneth Powell mixed it up with songs that were requested and songs that made everyone start moving their feet and clapping their hands.  All-in-all, it was a supercalafragalisticespialodocious day.  Tired feet and full stomachs left Zandri’s content and happy.  Thanks to our wonderful Executive Director, Fran Pangaro, for showing us how much she appreciates us… now that is one special feeling.

DECEMBER 12, 2016 - What a GREAT day it was with dancing, singing, eating, getting presents and laughing all the way.... Staff, participants and guests were treated to a holiday celebration that left everyone feeling joyful and full.  Zandri's Stillwood Inn and Restaurant in Wallingford, CT served as the facility again for our annual holiday party.  The setting was festive and the food was delicious.  Our DJ - Kenneth Powell made sure the music reflected the warm feelings of the season and by the looks of the dance floor, everyone was in the mood for moving their feet.  One of the highlights of the day was the arrival of Santa who coincidentally happened to bring gifts for all the participants.  Everyone wanted a picture with Santa - see below for some the happy faces that got the chance to hug Santa at our event.  Everyone went away feeling happy and joyous and already were looking forward to next year... HO, HO, HO.....

​OCTOBER 31, 2016 -  The Day Programs at both Woodbridge and Wallingford, joined forces to celebrate Halloween.  The staff spent time decorating with homemade signs and crafts all designed to lend a little 'eerie' tone for the spooky holiday. Everyone from Tinkerbell to Phantom of the Opera showed up at the Wallingford site to partake in a little fun, excitement and treats. They danced and sang and showed off their creative sides with their costumes.  Those that did not wear a costume got their faces painted by staff and blended right in with the themes... it was a great success and judging by the laughs and smiles as they were leaving for home, I'd say they had a really fun time.




ACORD received an Award of Excellence from The Trust..



"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill, It will make or break a company... a church... a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrae for that day.  We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude...  I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes."

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7 Barnes Industrial Road South
Wallingford, CT 06492

Phone: (203) 269-3599

Executive Director
Francine Pangaro
(203) 269-3599 ext. 13

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​The Holidays at ACORD - 2017