Enjoy this story from our 2014 archives. Kathy Kotzman likes to crochet. She enjoys making baby blankets to give away and recently learned to make booties, too. Kathy also likes to ice skate. “It makes you feel free,” she says, “You can do anything you want.” That feeling of freedom may be what has led […]
Bell’s intellectual disability residential services staff and residents enjoy picnics and ice cream, and lots of fun field day activities on summer days at John C. Rudy County Park.
Shasta Douglass and Vicki Lawver spent hour upon hour for months plotting out every aspect of a trip they wanted to take. It all started last year when Shasta saw a commercial for Disney World on TV and signified that she wanted to ride the rollercoasters. Bell staff in the community living home where Shasta […]
At Bell, caring about one another becomes part of the job More than 18 years ago, Theresa Franklin was working in a Bell Socialization Services group home when she met Ron at an ice cream social. Little did they know their relationship would blossom and thrive for almost two decades. Since they met, Theresa has made it […]
A smile spreads across Shasta’s face as she runs across the gym. She takes aim at the basketball net. The thud of the ball hitting the backboard and sinking a score leads to cheers from the crowd on the edge of the court. An afternoon on the basketball court is about more than exercise for Shasta, one of […]
From the course infield, spectators cheered loudly as teams raced their beds around the parking lot at St. John Episcopal Church for the first annual Bell’s Big Bed Race, held Saturday, April 23 in downtown York. A little rain in the morning didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered to race or volunteer with the […]
They’re actually known as the Will Run for Beer (WRFB) group, but when we saw WRFB we couldn’t help putting our name on it, especially when we heard this group of enthusiastic runners decided to add a charitable step to their efforts by, in fact, soliciting donations for Bell. Three guys from the WRFB group – Doug Barnett, John […]
There are plenty of stereotypes attached to those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness: That they’re crazy, weird, dark or dysfunctional. But the mental health community has been working to erase that stigma by educating the public and supporting individuals with mental illness. “Mental illness is no different than being diagnosed with a […]