By Skip Pearlman

GREENWICH, Conn. — Abilis, which helps people with developmental disabilities, hosted its second annual Sweetheart Ball on Saturday at Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom in Greenwich.

"The idea last year was to have some of our long-term relationships come down and have dance lessons for Valentine's Day," Keelin Daly, marketing director at Abilis, told Daily Voice. "Then the owner of the studio (Chris Georgopulo) ramped it up to be a Sweetheart Ball. It happened really quickly, so we didn't have a lot of couples come.

 Smiles were on every face as the sweethearts learned a few dance steps, then put them to work with the music and their partners as they celebrated Valentine's Day in style.

The couples enjoyed an evening of dance to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Greenwich, CT

By Barbara Heins

Arthur Murray Hosts Abilis Sweetheart Ball | Patch

Contributed photos, Keelin Daly


The Therapy Center at Abilis Opens in Stamford | Patch

The facility offers a variety of services to local clients with disabilities and their families.

Stamford, CT

By Barbara Heins (Patch Staff)
Keelin Daly Photo/Contributed

Abilis has opened a state-of-the-art therapy facility in Stamford where experts are teaming together to create a cohesive approach to evidence-based, personalized therapy. 

The Therapy Center at Abilis — located at 1150 Summer St. — offers a range of therapeutic services for individuals of all ages to address communication, social, sensory, physical and cognitive challenges, as well as behavioral issues that negatively impact family dynamics and community inclusion.


Christine Georgopulo, owner of Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom on Lewis Street in Greenwich, hosted a Valentine’s Day dance on Saturday night.