Matt has been a client of The Moore Center for nine years. Although he uses a wheelchair for mobility, The Moore Center provides assistance to help him stay active and healthy in other ways.
Our staff works with him to engage in activities that provide exercise and socialization, as well as opportunities to try new experiences. Here’s a little more on how The Moore Center and its donors create the opportunity for a good life for Matt.
Enthusiastic, fun-loving, engaging, creative, determined, outgoing — these are all words used to describe Matt. Whether it’s swimming in the therapy pool at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center or volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Matt brings a wonderful sense of humor and is truly engaged in each moment, making others feel good about being there with him.
Joseph Letourneau, like many of our clients, faces great challenges every single day. He copes with both physical and intellectual disabilities, but that didn’t stop him from wanting to face and conquer another challenge!
On May 23, 2018, after seven years of studying, persistence and determination, Joseph finished 24 classes and graduated from Manchester Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts Education.
He joined 400 other graduates (one of MCC’s biggest classes yet) and received his hard-earned diploma.
Our signature Garden Party fundraising event was held on Wednesday, June 20th at the grounds of Brady Sullivan Tower. The annual event is one of our major fundraisers and also honors a person or persons who have made a positive impact on the greater Manchester community.
This year’s honoree was Michael L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union who also received a proclamation from Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig.
Matthew Ertas, former Chief of the Bureau of Developmental Services, gives a lecture to Moore Center staff about the history of services for people with disabilities in NH. Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge on the history of New Hampshire’s Regional Service System and its evolution to today’s model.
Watch the full video presentation here!
Randy Pierce spoke at the Moore Center’s annual celebration about his 2020 vision quest. “I can’t see, but I celebrate ability awareness. What you can do is always going to be more important than what you can’t do,” Pierce said.
With his guide dog Autumn at his side, Pierce shared how he lost his sight to a neurological disorder.
But from his lowest point, he chose to reach the highest by climbing New Hampshire’s tallest peaks.
A Life Skills Coach is a coach, mentor and teacher. They help individuals with intellectual disabilities, like autism & Down syndrome, develop the skills needed to integrate into the community and pursue opportunities for employment, improving their overall quality of life.
The best way to avoid the high cost of a nursing home is to avoid incidents that take your choice away. This is by far the most cost-effective approach to ensuring the best quality of life for the least possible cost.
To help you identify incidents that could take your choice away we offer a Free In-Home Risk Assessment. This assessment will help you understand the high-risk activities that your elderly loved one faces that could cause them to lose their independence and end up in a nursing home.
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The Moore Center
Creating Opportunities for a Good Life!
Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, The Moore Center is a state and regional innovator with more than 50 years of experience in helping people become productive, fulfilled members of the community.
Working closely with each individual, The Moore Center identifies unique needs and creates individualized programs to enhance that person’s quality of life and that of the community as a whole. We are an award-winning leader recognized for providing high quality, cost-effective services with a personal, caring touch to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries, as well as services to children and senior citizens and training for the human services workforce.
Compassion, commitment and community provide the foundation for all of The Moore Center’s initiatives and inspire our primary goal: Creating opportunities for a good life.
The Moore Center serves people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges by creating opportunities for a good life.
We envision a day when all people, despite their challenges, are fully engaged in their communities and living a good life.
Honesty: We deal with each other in an open and sincere manner.
Integrity: We act in a manner consistent with our words and beliefs, always honoring our commitments.
Respect: We treat one another with kindness, courtesy, dignity and empathy.
Diversity: We value and respect differences among all individuals.
Accountability: We take fiscal and programmatic responsibility for our own words and actions.
Innovation: We foster and encourage creativity in facilitating options.
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The Moore Center is an award-winning leader recognized for providing high quality, cost-effective services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries, as well as children and senior citizens. Read more…
Who We Serve
We offer services across all age groups, from children through seniors. We work with a network of service providers to ensure that the needs of our clients are met, all focused on our mission of Creating Opportunities for a Good Life! Learn more…
Moore Options for Seniors
We offer an array of creative programs to help seniors remain in a home environment for as long as possible. We provide in-home personal care and innovative alternatives to nursing homes that are significantly more affordable. Learn more…
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NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED – Full & part time positions – full benefits too! Become a Life Skills Coach and help people with intellectual disabilities, such as autism or Down syndrome. Here’s what one Life Skills Coach said: “One of the happiest moments of my life was when I took my wheelchair-bound client to adaptive skiing for the first time and he screamed, ‘I really can do anything!’ at the top of his lungs.”read more
The Moore Center has been awarded a grant for $7,000 from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in support of one of its primary programs, Family Support Services. The program supports over 1,300 families in the community who have a family member with an intellectual/developmental disability and enables them to care for their loved one at home.read more
Want to make a difference? Be a Life Skills Coach/Mentor for Chris, and help him work toward his goal of becoming more independent. No experience necessary – we’ll train you.read more
We’re looking for a part-time recruiter – 25 hours per week – to source dedicated Life Skills Coaches for our clients.read more
Explore careers in Human Services! On-the-Spot interviews with hiring managers, internships, full & part time/per-diem/flexible hours with training & career development. Register to win a $250 Visa Gift Card. No babysitter, no problem – kids welcome!read more
We’re offering FREE ESL training! We’re working in partnership with the Manchester CC WorkReadyNH program to help those who want to increase their English language proficiency to qualify for employment within our organization. Register here!read more
Enthusiastic, fun-loving, engaging, creative, determined, outgoing… these are all words used to describe Matt. He brings a wonderful sense of humor and is truly engaged in each moment, making others feel good about being there with him.read more
The 2018 Garden Party honoring Michael L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union was a huge success with 500 guests in attendance and over $218,000 raised. As you can see in the photos, a lovely evening was enjoyed by all!read more