The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation was established in 1997. The Foundation supports non-profit organizations that serve residents of Wakefield, Lynnfield, Andover, Methuen, North Reading and surrounding cities and towns. Awards were granted based on a number of factors, including intended use of the funds by the organization , as well as the organization’s status as a publicly supported charity. Communitas recently received a grant of over $2,400 to provide weekly fitness classes for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

The award was presented by Bob DiBella, left, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Savings Bank, and Therese Jarmusik, right, The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Director. Judy Santa Maria, second from left, Director of Family Support, and Lauren Buttiglieri, second from right, Recreation Director, received this grant on behalf of Communitas.

Opportunities for physical activity result in increased fitness, better health and an improved overall quality of life. Getting out and moving is especially important during this period of time. So many of the people we support have been isolated during the pandemic. Look for our Fitness Classes running on Wednesday evenings in the parking lot at 30 Audubon Road.

The Savings Bank has eight offices located in the communities of Wakefield, Lynnfield, Andover, Methuen and North Reading.

Athletic activities, recreation, friendship and fun pave the way for a full and healthy life. Our barrier-free recreation program improves self-esteem and strengthens emotional and social skills through recreation sports, outdoor programs and social activities. Vital physical, motor skills and patterns are enhanced with invigorating group activities that build confidence while providing the key benefits of exercise. From indoor and outdoor activities to community outings, it’s a favorite part of the day for the people we serve.

Our Recreation Program is primarily funded by community grants. Though another important source is donations and contributions from community members like you. It simply wouldn’t be possible without your support. Join us on our mission to provide meaningful and healthy experiences for people with developmental disabilities. Your support to Communitas Recreation will provide critical support to this beloved program.