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Hot Shot Jake!

2022-10-28T17:32:16-04:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

 Our 2018 College Experience alumnus Jake Siskin has been working at Community Care Physicians (CCP) since July 2021. Jake helps with all the tasks needed for an office to run smoothly, such as making photocopies, scanning, sorting the mail, and stapling. Most importantly, Jake provides a friendly face for incoming patients and is a pleasure to work with. His positivity is so infectious, staff members are known to say, “If you’re having a bad day, go see Jake!” One of his co-workers celebrated Jake's contribution to their work culture by awarding him with a "Hot Shot Nominee" saying "Since joining our [...]

Brewing Up Some Excitement

2022-10-28T15:06:45-04:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

After graduating from the College Experience Program in 2017, Jordan began working in the brewery at Druthers Brewing Company and fell in love with the world of craft beer. And what’s not to love, really? Not only was Jordan a valued member of the team and involved in the production of the brew, he occasionally even got to sample the beers and get the first glimpse of new brews and merchandise being put out. Unfortunately, like many, Jordan was furloughed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Although he was grateful to find part-time positions at Empire Wine and Oliver’s Beverage center, [...]

Putting on the Pink

2022-10-25T11:09:51-04:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the staff and participants of our Schenectady and East Greenbush Site based programs recently wore pink to promote breast cancer awareness and support the women and men who have received a breast cancer diagnosis. Assistant Director of the program Michele Pacheco and staff member Iris Reeves came up with the idea saying, “We all have known someone who has been affected by breast cancer in some way.” As you can see, the program participants and their families were supportive of the idea and arrived ready to represent the cause! Did you know … 1 [...]

The Best Things Come in Threes

2022-10-21T14:58:39-04:00October 21st, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Brendan, a graduate of Living Resources’ College Experience Program recently celebrated his three-year anniversary working in the Nutrition Department at St Peter’s Hospital in Albany. His duties include cleaning approximately fifteen kitchen spaces and nutrition areas on patient floors, sanitizing handles and microwaves, inspecting foods for expiration dates, and documenting and attesting that the areas he cleaned are compliant with NYS and national hospital regulations and audits. In addition to his job-related duties, Brendan has reached new personal goals as well including traveling to and from work independently. Additionally, he now shares his knowledge of public transportation and assists the incoming [...]

Opening New Doors

2022-10-21T08:00:06-04:00October 21st, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

There’s a certain comfort when you’ve been working at the same place for a long time. The workplace becomes a home away from home with co-workers that are like family. In her ten years of employment at the Albany ShopRite, Christina had found that sense of family. Even when she moved from an apartment in Albany to one in Niskayuna in December 2020, she continued working there, making the commute to the Albany store via STAR bus or taxi, which proved to be difficult sometimes. One of the people Christina became close to in the Albany store was the Customer Service [...]

Getting Joy from Giving Joy

2022-10-20T15:26:37-04:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

“When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Emily Durkin began her journey with Living Resources seven years ago as a College Experience student. Of all the lessons she learned in the two-year certificate program hosted at The College of Saint Rose, Emily came away with a strong sense of independence. She said, “At first it was hard to leave home but it was necessary for me to be more independent. They taught us how to interact together and with other people while doing fun activities.” The program gave her the tools to [...]

Good Nutrition is Good For YOU!

2022-10-18T12:23:41-04:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

At Living Resources, we offer fun, interactive nutrition classes to any individual from any of the Living Resources programs. The focus of the class is to help individuals learn how to make healthy eating choices. Last week they made homemade granola. Alice shared some of what she learned in the classes. She said that eating healthy helps us live longer and feel good, and that eating unhealthy foods can slow our metabolism and make us gain weight. See more:

Celebrating His Faith

2022-10-18T11:57:38-04:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Al was excited to attend morning Yom Kippur services recently. A longtime member of both the Living Resources and Congregation Gates of Heaven families, Al explained that in the Jewish faith, Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement- a day set aside for repenting and forgiveness of sins. It made him feel great to be able to practice his religion, particularly on such an important holiday. He said. “I like going there because I have a lot of friends. Everyone is very nice and Rabbi Matt is also very nice.” He said he felt sad when COVID prevented him from attending [...]

Turning a Passion into a Profession

2022-10-17T13:26:35-04:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Isn’t it amazing when your passion becomes your profession? Luke has always had a love for animals. When he attended our College Experience program, he chose to focus on the different aspects of pet care for his internships. He started at Grrreendog Grooming and Spa where he learned about canine behavior and the importance of body language and confidence when directing the dogs. His second internship focused on the retail side of pet care while working at Pet Supplies Plus. There he learned the products, stocked the shelves, and assisted customers. These internships prepared him for graduation (June of 2022) and [...]

Fun Times at Legoland!

2022-10-17T11:30:14-04:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The beautiful fall weather has allowed our individuals the get out on numerous road trips lately! Those who live in one of our Schenectady residences took a road trip to Goshen NY to experience the wonders of Legoland. As you can see all had an amazing time. We are grateful to the staff who did all the planning to make this such a successful day for all involved.

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