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CTL Newsletter - Summer 2020

June 17, 2020

We are excited to announce that this is our very first newsletter! Going forward, we will be sending out a quarterly newsletter. Our hope is to provide valuable home care news and resources, as well as inspiration and opportunities.

The summertime is a time when the sun shines brighter, the days get longer, and you're ready to head to the beach to enjoy your favorite summertime foods and attend social gatherings.

Unfortunately, things have been very different this spring and summer. The unprecedented times have made it difficult to enjoy the same things we have traditionally enjoyed every year when summer rolls around.

But, that doesn't mean we don't have things to celebrate, news to share and things to be grateful for.

The newsletter will be a space for sharing company news and important information, employee benefits and incentive programs, milestones and celebrations, and upcoming events.

In fact, we have some very exciting news to share with you today! So keep reading!

We want to encourage our employees and email subscribers to share your news and stories of inspiration with us too. This is the type of content we love to share. After all, who couldn't use more positivity and inspiration in their lives?

If you enjoy this newsletter, please share it with family, friends or anyone who may benefit from reading it. Sharing is one of the greatest compliments.

Hope you enjoy!

A Big Congratulations to Jimmy & His Wife Steffy, Who Welcomed a New Baby Boy to Their Family

Congratulations, we are so happy for you both! We send lots of love. We hope mom, dad, and baby are all doing well.

Jimmy and Steffy named their adorable new baby boy, Gavin. Gavin was born May 25th, 2020 at 8:47 AM and weighted 7lbs. 15oz.

This is the second child Jimmy and Steffy welcomed into their family. They also have a son named Liam who is almost 2 years old. Liam is so excited to have a little brother!

96 Year-Old Connecticut Woman Goes Skydiving

Shirley Yeames is a 96 year-old woman who lives in West Hartford. She is a CTL client and also an incredible human being. She lives with her daughter Kate Yeames, who is her Adult Family Living (AFL) caregiver.

Last year, in 2019, they decided to tackle some items on Shirley's bucket list. She wanted to go down a waterside, visit Disney World and even go Skydiving! Can you believe that?

On October 13, 2019, Shirley checked off one of the biggest items on her list, she went to Connecticut Parachutist and went skydiving! What an incredible testament of her spirit, courage, and passion to fully experience life, even

at the age of 96. She really sets the bar high for the rest of us!

The way she lives life, can be an example for all of us. If she can do something as incredible at skydiving at 96, what are we capable of?

We want to say how proud we are, and extend our congratulations to Shirley! We absolutely loved learning more about you and your story. You are an example of someone who is truly living their best life, in spite of any and all limitations. We are deeply touched and inspired by your courage and passion for life.

Current Job Openings

Center for Transitional Living is currently recruiting individuals who are passionate about working in the mental health field. Positions will require travel.

Our pre-employment process requires one to provide proof that he/she is authorized to work in the United States and to successfully pass a background check.

Current job openings:

  • Companion Homemaker

  • Recovery Assistant Acquired Brain Injury

  • Personal Care Assistant

  • Recovery Assistant Mental Illness

  • Independent Living Skills Trainer

If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding career in the mental health field, please contact us or apply on our website:

CTL Pantry Program

The CTL Pantry Program is available for the benefit of CTL's clients, especially those on Medicaid who are elderly or otherwise unable to procure essential food either due to financial hardship or COVID-19 related precautions.⁠

CTL staff will be trained and equipped with PPE and may also deliver the food boxes upon request for clients who are in sudden need should they come down with a positive COVID-19 case. ⁠

This program will also be available for any CTL employee who due to financial hardship or COVID-19 related spousal job loss or financial strain may need additional food assistance. This is on a case by case basis for CTL Staff who are facing hardship through unexpected circumstances. ⁠

The boxes will contain martins loaf of bread, beans, rice or pasta, potatoes, carrots, oatmeal dried oats or granola bars, apples and oranges in each box. Some boxes have shelf stable almond milk, PB&J, depending on inventory / supplies and are packed in 12x 12x 6in box which are portable and easy to maneuver. The boxes will be delivered going forward to the Norwich, Farmington and Norwalk office locations.⁠

If you or someone you know is interested in the CTL Pantry Program or in donating, please contact us.⁠

Client Referral Bonus Program

Option I: CTL caregivers can receive a bonus of $50 for each caregiver they refer to the company.


The new caregiver must be working and in good standing with the company for three months. The referring caregiver must still be employed and in good standing with the company to obtain the bonus.

Option 2: CTL caregivers can receive a bonus of $100 for each client they refer to the company.


The new client must be serviced with the company for a minimum of one month. The referring caregiver must still be employed and in good standing with the company to obtain the bonus.

SUMMER MUST-HAVES - Cool Stuff We Found For Summer

The Audio Books We Can't Get Enough Of

I have to honest; I was anti-audiobook for a long time. Growing up, I relished the feeling of holding a book and absorbing the world on its pages. My bookshelf was my pride an joy for several years, until, well... I just didn't have the time to read anymore. Life got busy, I wanted to spend my money on other things, and I no longer had the attention span I had when I was younger (these days, I blame TikTok). So, I finally went over to the dark side, a.k.a. downloaded my first audiobook. That's when I realized how amazing the format is, and how easy it was to fit my love for books into my everyday life. Check out this list of great audio books:

10 Tips for Creating an Inspirational Work Space

We have compiled 10 tips to create a work space that works for you, from finding the right lighting, to staying inspired by the objects around you.

  • Color palette

  • Light

  • Make it yours (add a personal touch)

  • Declutter your space (to declutter you mind)

  • Pick the right playlist

  • Make lists (to stay organized)

  • Choose your fragrance

  • Add plants (they provide oxygen)

  • Add shelving

  • Drink up (stay hydrated)

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now

Add these to your listen library immediately. It's hard to believe that just a few years ago most us didn't even know the meaning of the word "podcast." These audio productions have become a part of everyday life. Covering an almost unfathomable range of topics and styles to suit ever taste. Whether you're looking for something fresh to add to your listening library or dipping your toes into the podcast world for the first time we've got recommendations that are sure to excite you! Check out the library here:

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