Daily Routines at Stephen’s Place

Daily routines at Stephen’s Place are anything but boring. After a restful sleep, the alarm sounds and the average Joe is off and on his way to start his day. Teeth brushed, check. Shower, check. Hair coiffed, check. Breakfast eaten, newspaper read and lunch in hand, check, check, check. Business Professionals and soccer moms alike… Read More

Staff Spotlight: Carol McNamara, RN

Known for her gentle approach, her gift of listening and her love for animals, Carol McNamara is first described by her team as “compassionate” and “fantastic.” A Neonatal Nurse for over twenty years, Carol McNamara serves Stephen’s Place residents with the greatest level of respect, care and concern for their individual needs. It should be said,… Read More

Camp Stephens

Providing the highest caliber of care is only part of the equation, to truly provide fullness and richness of life, experiences must be fostered and opportunity must be provided. That’s why we made Camp Stephens. This summer we introduced Camp Stephens, a comprehensive, full-day program for Stephen’s Place residents and guests. Each month, themed programming… Read More

What Is Relationship-Based Care?

Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash How relationship-based care made it’s way to Stephen’s Place and why it’s so important for our residents. “You can fill a position with a pulse but you just can’t translate heart.” – Angie Roush A few moments of conversation with Angie Roush, VP of Residential Life will tell you everything you need to… Read More

Staff Spotlight: Angie Roush

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Angie Roush, Stephen’s Place VP of Residential Life. Q: Do you have a favorite quote? A: Carpe Diem! Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? A: Ellen Degeneres Q: If you had to eat one meal,… Read More

Stephen’s Place Edible Smiles

It’s lunch time at Stephen’s Place. The table is set and the aroma of the next culinary feast fills the air at Stephen’s Place. The closer you come to the kitchen, the clearer the sound of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” sung with gusto. Upon entering the kitchen, you are greeted by the smile and… Read More

Staff Spotlight: Heather Stenberg

When visiting Stephen’s Place, you will likely receive a warm welcome from VP of Operations, Heather Stenberg. From managing daily activities and programming to her care and concern for each resident, Heather Stenberg’s passion for the Stephen’s Place community is evident. She daily strives to create an environment that is rich with community interaction and family involvement. Q: Do… Read More

The Stephen’s Place Vision

This is the story of the Stephen’s Place vision — thanks to a couple’s dream for their child. The Kuni Foundation exists to support medical research for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to support the enhancement of the lives of the developmentally disabled. Additionally, the private foundation provides countless volunteer hours to medical,… Read More

Special Olympics 2015: New Theme Song Inspires Us to #ReachUp

We loved the Special Olympics 2015 song from Coca-Cola and here’s why. The Special Olympics and The Coca-Cola Company (founding partners of the Special Olympics) teamed up to provide the 2015 Special Olympics World Games with a new theme song, “Reach Up.” The foundation rallied musicians Mark Roberge of the band O.A.R and Cody Simpson… Read More

The Miracle League: A Model for Athletes with Disabilities

Many children grow up spending their weekends at a baseball field dreaming of hitting the game-winning home run, cheering on their teammates at bat, munching on a handful of sunflower seeds, and owning the stains on their clothes as badges of honor. But imagine having a deep-seated desire to participate in this dynamic sport, only… Read More