Bonnie Joy Richards Dewkett
19 Country Farm Lane
New Milford, CT 06776
Hello, fellow alumni!
Social worker Angela Fileccia G, director of Healthy Life Resources, a service of Northern Light Acadia Hospital, received the Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award from the UMaine School of Social Work. Angela has spent 20 years in mental health, working with children, adults, and elders in various settings from hospitals, in care transition planning, and with patients with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Angela has provided services to many people on the importance of resilience, self-care, and wellness. She offered weekly check-ins, and worked with other team members to address the pandemic’s impacts on behavioral health.
While I don’t have any other news to report in this issue, I wanted to take you back to the year we graduated — 20 years ago. What do you remember? Here are some fun facts:
World-changing event: 9/11/01 terrorist attack in New York City.
The top song that spring was “All For You” by Janet Jackson.
The big movies included Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and Shrek.
The price of a first-class postage stamp in 2001 was .34 cents.
The world population was ~ 6,174,000,000.
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