5 things you need to know about the BA in December and a Gratitude Tree

% Thing to know about the BA

By Janiva Toler

Christmas is the one of the most joyous times of the year, and we see that reflected across the BA campus and in many activities this month.

1. On December 7, we presented the webinar, Avenues of Practice for Christian Science Nursing. Five Journal-listed Christian Science nurses spoke about their practices in this holy work including within the facility, mother & infant care, through visiting services, at camps, and more. Here is a link to a replay of the webinar. (If you registered for the webinar, you’ll receive email with the link as well). Or you can find the link on our Facebook page.

For those interested in the Christian Science Nursing Arts training, our next Introductory Class (CSNA I) starts January 11, 2022. Here is a link to learn more about training.

2. The first snow of the season earlier this month was really more of a light dusting! Even so, I had to pull out my snow scraper to clean the snow off of my car. So it definitely counted. And we turned on the snow melter that runs underneath the front steps to the Original Building. There will be many more snows and definitely much more snow, but the first is always kind of special.

3. So many new faces at the BA! We are so blessed to have many new staff members the last couple of months.

    • Clementine Suiffet, a Journal-listed Christian Science nurse, joined us from California.
    • Joe Krantz is an intern with the Christian Science Nursing Youth Services Corps and serving at the BA.
    • Lauren Hippert, is our new Development Associate.
    • Polly Kimani is a new Development Officer.
    • Luis Martinez joined Paradigm Properties, who manage our Facilities Department.
    • David Hoyle, General Manager/Executive Chef for Sodexo who manage our Hospitality Services.


4. Progress everywhere you look! We are so proud of all the repairs to our buildings and grounds — patios, stairs, walkways, roofs, the front entrance to the Original Building and more. We are nearing the completion of the Deferred Maintenance Project which primarily repaired the facades of the Original Building, Carriage House, and Power House.

Photo: Original building’s rear terrace during repairs.


5. The Residences at 910 welcomed the New England Conservatory for their second in-person concert this quarter for residents and staff this week. After only online concerts over the last two years, it was wonderful to have them return to the BA in person.


Gratitude TreeGratitude Tree — Some of our staff suggested a Gratitude Tree for the Christmas season to capture our many blessings from this year. It’s been fun and inspiring to read what residents and staff have recorded.



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