Upcoming Events:

2nd Annual Festival of Trees

We're excited to again join the City of Taunton's Lighting of the Green and Lights On Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Are you interested in decorating a tree for a raffle to benefit CO-OP? If so, contact Jeanne Connolly at jconnolly@nullco-op.cc or 508-824-1717 x107.

Film Screening: Intelligent Lives, a Dan Habib film

Join us for a 70-minute film screening of Intelligent Lives, a film by Dan Habib, on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Taunton Community Access Media, 120 Ingell Street, Taunton. Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities–Micah, Naieer, and Naomie–who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. The film will be followed by a brief discussion with CO-OP staff. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Space is limited so please reserve your tickets at http://bit.ly/co-op_intelligent_lives



Join us for a Joyous Music and Arts Performance

Friday, April 26, 2019

Benjamin A. Friedman Middle School, Taunton

7:00-8:00 p.m. followed by a reception for family and friends

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Click here if you'd like to sponsor a message in our event program book.

This program is made possible, in part, due to a generous donation from the Mass Cultural Council. Mass Cultural Council funds reach every community in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences, to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the vitality of our communities and economy.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor Comprehensive Benefits Administrators.

We also thank our Silver Sponsors:




CO-OP Holiday Festival of Trees

Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for a Holiday Festival of Trees in conjunction with the City of Taunton’s 105th Light's On Festival.

Businesses, community groups, friends, co-workers, and our families decorated over 50 holiday trees to be raffled off to benefit CO-OP.

The fun is in the trees and what may be pinned to the branches or placed under the tree. The minimum value of each tree is $100. See our flyer with additional information and a list of generous sponsors.

We hope you will all join us at this fun event which will be held at CO-OP, 60 Main Street, Taunton. You might be a lucky raffle winner!

If you have any questions, contact Jeanne Connolly at jconnolly@nullco-op.cc and we hope you will join us for our first CO-OP Holiday Festival of Trees. 

See our flyer.

CO-OP Milestones Offers Arts Instruction

Milestones is offering a series of silk painting classes with local artist and instructor Emma Davidson. Beginning in April, 2018, the classes will run four consecutive Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at 82 Ingell Street in Taunton. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Berkley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Following April’s silk painting, Milestones will offer flower arranging classes, also at 82 Ingell Street, Taunton, on the first Thursday of each month, beginning in May, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Flowers are generously donated to Milestones by Hannaford Supermarket in Taunton.

Milestones offers opportunities for social, educational, and personal enrichment activities to both local residents and others across the Massachusetts South Coast. With support from businesses and individuals from the local community, Milestones is excited to offer arts instruction.

These programs are open to individuals on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Moving Forward Plan (MFP).

For information about CO-OP Milestones, visit www.co-op.cc or call 508-824-1717 x105.


Phonus Balonus

You are invited to a Music 4 CO-OP Phonus Balonus Cocktail Party to celebrate the introduction of a new Holiday CD featuring songs written, performed, and produced by Music 4 CO-OP's members.

Join us for a 1920's-era themed party

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Fireside Grille, Middleboro
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Included in the ticket price are live performances, a free copy of the holiday CD, light hors d'oeuvres, and dancing. There will be a cash bar available.

Tickets are $20 and are very limited. They are now available on a first-come first-serve basis. Purchase tickets now.

Enjoy the CO-OP Chorus, various individual performers, and The Phonus Balonus Jazz Band. Come decked out in your 1920's-era clothes and, above all, be prepared to party!

A little party never killed nobody!


Longwood Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Visits CO-OP
A string quartet from Longwood Symphony Orchestra entertained over 70 people from CO-OP at its Ingell Street, Taunton, day program site on Friday, February 26 through the LSO on Call program.

Longwood Symphony’s musicians are primarily healthcare professionals from Boston’s leading hospitals and universities, including doctors, medical students, research scientists, nurses, therapists, and caregivers--many of whom pursued music studies before turning to medicine. The LSO is known for a unique model of community engagement including LSO on Call, a community outreach initiative that brings free chamber music directly to patients who can no longer attend concerts. The program operates across Massachusetts in hospital wards, rehabilitation centers, palliative hospices, and other healthcare facilities.

The quartet at the CO-OP performance was made up of Colin Fadzen, a third year student in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program; William Joo who received a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Stanford University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where he studies the genetics and neurobiology of sleep; Johnny Mok, an international prize-winning cellist who is currently earning a Masters of Music degree at The Boston Conservatory; and Iris Otani, LSO principal violinist and in training at Massachusetts General Hospital to be an internal medicine doctor specializing in the treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.

According to Bill Corbett, President and CEO of CO-OP, “LSO on Call brought beautiful music to all of us at CO-OP. We are impressed not only by the quality of the music and the many talents exhibited by these young musicians but also by their willingness to take time out of their busy schedules to join us in Taunton.”