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Tor is always in full swing!

2020-10-16T16:19:48-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Each year at our Annual Golf Tournament, our golfers have had the option of letting our guest “Student Drivers” hit their long drive shot for them. Tor Kronbichler, a 2019 graduate of our College Experience Program (CEP), has become a bit of a legend in this capacity. Those who have golfed with us before excitedly approached hole ten calling out to him, “Are you going to hit for me?” Newcomers had their doubts, challenging “He talks a good game, but I doubt he can beat my shot.” Tor never ceased to amaze. Tor learned to golf from his grandfather when he [...]

Saluting our Superhero Nurse!

2020-10-15T10:44:44-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Recently the Times Union asked for nominations in their Salute to Nurses and Nurse of the Year initiative and we were honored to nominate Erica Smith as our Superhero Nurse! Erica was selected as a finalist and we are excited to share our nomination below. "Living Resources is an organization that provides programs and services that support individuals with developmental disabilities and/or brain injuries. As part of our services we have nurses on our team that not only provide necessary care but also provide us with the guidance to continue to ensure the health and safety of those we support and [...]

Love is a Four Legged Word

2020-10-12T18:34:34-04:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

2020 College Experience alumnus Mark Panico is an animal lover at heart. He was placed in the purrrfect student internship at Pet Supplies Plus in Albany stocking shelves and helping customers to find products. Sadly, the beginning of the COVID pandemic marked the end of his internship, but his vocational management team kept in contact with the business throughout the shutdown. When a position became available in September, Mark was offered a permanent position and he was grrrateful  for the opportunity for real employment.  Additionally, since Mark believes that purring is the loveliest “mewsic” of all, he sought out volunteer time [...]

Thoughts about Autumn

2020-10-01T13:47:40-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

I was not sad for summer to end because it meant school started back up for me. I loved Halloween as a little kid because that meant you got to dress up and be in a Halloween parade for school. I loved to watch the leaves change colors. I helped my mom rake the leaves. I even helped with decorating for Halloween. I helped pick the bad and dead vegetables. It has never snowed on Halloween. I think back in 2005 it snowed on Thanksgiving. I played in the snow all day long. I would jump in the leaves and run [...]

Moving Forward!

2020-10-01T11:46:06-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Living Resources’ College Experience at The College of Saint Rose  (CEP) helps young adults with intellectual disabilities transition to independence in the safety of a supportive college community. It is a certificate program that gives young adults an opportunity to attend college, intern at area businesses, and transition into an independent adult life. Although this year looks a little different than it has in years past, CEP is up and running with in-person and virtual instruction. Graduates can continue to receive guidance and assistance through our Transitions and Employment Services programs which supports their journey towards independence. You may remember hearing [...]

ACTION ALERT – Please help today!

2020-09-24T10:22:29-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Please join with us and participate at an All Day Phone Rally on Therapeutic Leave Rate Cut Today ! Thursday, September 24th  Living Resources is pleased to join with our colleagues on this advocacy campaign against cuts to support and services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Please help us by placing a call to Governor Cuomo, your NYS Senator, and your NYS Assemblymember. Every contact made makes a difference. We must be willing to ask our legislators to represent our needs and honor their oath of office to serve our most vulnerable people. What to say Hello, my name is ________________ and [...]

Life Happens!

2020-09-11T09:10:21-04:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Lou Pierro, Esq., from Pierro, Connor & Strauss interviews Living Resources CEO Elizabeth Martin and CEO Emeritus Fred Erlich. Learn more about our programs, our services, and how we are making a difference in the lives of others in this podcast! Click here to listen.

Independence is … a clean house.

2020-09-09T17:02:17-04:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

What do you save your money for? If you’re Christina H, you save up for something that can give you independence. When Daryllyn Ward, assistant manager of Living Resources’ Albany Supportive Living program arrived at Christina’s apartment for her day’s shift, Christina smiled and told her, “I have to show you something really cool that I have been saving my money for.” Christina went in her bedroom and pulled out a new vacuum that she bought with the money she had been saving for months. Christina stated that her couch is heavy, and it takes two people to move it in [...]

Out and About, Enjoying August!

2020-08-25T12:48:56-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Saratoga Day Community Opportunities Program has been making the most of the beautiful August weather at the many parks in Saratoga! Program participants Sheila, Theresa, Theresa, Lynda and Denise enjoyed a day full of swimming and fun at the Peerless Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park with Manager Kate Bugbee. Lynda posed for a photo while cooling down under the fountain. Also at Saratoga Spa State Park, staff Brianna Lindhardt assisted participants Jennifer, Theresa, and Sara in making Tie Dye art on shirts. Participants Crystal, Theresa and Jennifer participated in a STEM project by creating candy houses using Drops and Toothpicks [...]

On the Move in Saratoga!

2020-08-24T16:37:23-04:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

At the beginning of 2020, Community Habilitation staff in Saratoga Springs took on a big task: assisting with and managing 13 separate apartment re-locations for individuals served by Living Resources.  For close to 20 years, these individuals lived in their own apartments on Congress St in Saratoga Springs.  Community Habilitation staff worked on site every day to assist them with activities of daily living and to ensure they lived happy and healthy lives.  However, as these individuals grew older and rent went up at their apartments, it became necessary to support these individuals as they relocated to more modern and affordable [...]