BENNINGTON PROJECT INDEPENDENCE INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 124 Pleasant St Bennington VT 05201 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a physician in my community, I am intimately aware of the various burdens families face in caring for elderly and debilitated loved ones. I was so impressed with the quality of service that our local adult day center, Bennington Project Independence, provides for its praticipants and their families, that I have become an active Board Member and Medical Advisor. The executive director and staff are extremely capable and professional, and are responsive to the changing needs of their participants and their families. They recently renovated an old farmhouse and grounds into a state-of-the-art facility, and are a model for adult day services everywhere.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

patient referrals and seeing the benefits for my patients and their families

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the number of participants and staff

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Bennington Project Independence provides services to adults in a caring and beautiful setting. The dedicated staff is well trained and treats clients with dignity and sensitivity. The facility is second to none; the activities are boundless; but the real value is that caregivers can get relief, while the clients get the benefit of socialization and activities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I started out as a volunteer, playing Santa during the Holiday season. I experienced first hand the care and attention the staff gave clients and soon found myself wanting to be more involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No organizational changes are necessary, however in a perfect world this organization would have sufficient funds to do so much more.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Bennington Project Independence is a state of the art adult day service/rehab facility. Located in a converted historic barn just a mile out of downtown, we are a comfortable, bright, safe, caring place for loved ones whose family members need day services in order to work themselves. I used to volunteer at BPI occasionally, and upon my partial retirement and when an opportunity came to serve on the Board of Directors, I jumped at the chance. I am so proud to be involved with this facility and its amazing staff. A participant once told me that she loved coming to BPI and when I asked her why she told me that it was the first time in years that she felt safe. We offer so much. Of course things like medication, meals, exercise, and what you would normally expect, but at such a high and competent level. The view from the many windows and porch is truly amazing. There is always a group discussing current events or constructing a puzzle or cooking or doing crafts or talking to the two parakeets, and on and on. From the moment you step in the door and are greeted by someone at the front desk, you know you are someplace special and that is proven time and again by the smiles on the faces of everyone there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

countless ways, first as a community member, then as a volunteer, and now for the last two years as a board member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

only wish for more money to continue what we have so successfully begun.

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