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End of Summer Soirée

2023-09-12T09:57:41-04:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: News & Updates|

Living Resources’ Rensselaer and Columbia County Community Opportunities Program officially drew the summer season to a close in high fashion by holding a collaborative end-of-summer bash which they called an “End of Summer Soirée!” What’s the recipe for a Living Resources Soirée? You start with a lovely setting and add equal parts of dancing and a lunch buffet. Next, you fold in enthusiastic party-goers and sprinkle a touch of romance. Blend for a few hours and watch the magic happen. The Albany Shaker Heritage Society was kind enough to offer their beautiful barn space for the occasion so everyone could party [...]

2023 BIAD Reflecting on the Past, Looking Forward

2023-09-01T14:59:35-04:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

As the summer season winds down, members of our Brain Injury Program gathered in a large pavilion at Tawasentha Park in Altamont, NY for their annual Brain Injury Awareness Day. Here, they carved out time to remember their past, reflect on their journey, and think about their goals for the year ahead. Together, they enjoyed a meal, shared their stories, and celebrated each other’s victories. There was a display of art created by program participants, tee shirts for sale, and even raffle prizes. The keynote speaker was Christina LeBeau, Director of Advocacy and Engagement of the Brain Injury Association of New [...]

Our College Freshman Have Arrived!

2023-08-30T13:15:22-04:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: News & Updates|

“Trepidatious” was the word of the day. The first day of school is always a bit unnerving and the first day of college, especially when you’re leaving home for the first time is even more so. On Monday, August 14, our College Experience program welcomed 25 new students into the program on The College of Saint Rose campus, our largest class to date! They came from all over New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Virginia. They came with all their personal items - pillows, posters, photos, anything to help make their dorm room resemble their family home. [...]

Enjoying Summer with Saratoga DCOP

2023-08-30T12:01:07-04:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Our Saratoga Day Community Opportunity Program has been outdoors and loving life this month.  This month, among other adventures, they explored the sights, sounds, and aromas of the Washington County Fair. There they visited the animals, went on some rides, went hog-wild for the pig races, tasted some fun foods, and purchased great souvenirs! Riding on the Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway was an opportunity to unwind and enjoy a beautiful summer’s day. They took a 90-minute vintage train ride from Corinth to Greenfield and back, enjoying the scenic views, and wildlife from aboard a Vintage 1916 Pullman.

Fashion and Racing in Support of Our Mission

2023-08-30T11:54:25-04:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: News & Updates|

“Are you proud of us?” Catherine’s question hung in the air with expectant excitement. Indeed, the level of pride felt for her and all those who participated in the second annual “A Tribute to Transforming Lives” fashion extravaganza at Saratoga Track’s 1863 Club, could not be greater. The event was hosted by Natalie Sillery and her fashion boutique, “Saratoga Trunk.” It featured world-class racing and world-class fashion to benefit the world-class causes of Living Resources and Building on Love. Presenting sponsor Steven Bouchey of Bouchey Financial Group, stated it was truly an opportunity for two organizations with different missions but the [...]

Orange County Adventures

2023-08-09T12:15:41-04:00August 9th, 2023|Categories: News & Updates|

Who’s up for an adventure? All of the Orange County Day Community Opportunity Program sites met at the Bronx Zoo for a group adventure! They all certainly got their exercise- the Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States with 265 acres to explore and more than 10,000 animals to see. While they didn’t get up and close with all the animals, it wasn’t for lack of trying. The program manager said, “Some of our participants are animal experts and they had a blast seeing animals they learned about on TV and sharing their knowledge with their [...]

Flight of Fancy

2023-08-09T09:55:53-04:00August 9th, 2023|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Community Habilitation staff Cheiree recently brought program participant Karissa to Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, MA. It was Karissa's first time there and she had an amazing experience! The ladies were delighted by all the beautiful butterflies that surrounded them and sometimes landed on them. Occasionally, a big butterfly would unexpectedly fly by, startling Karissa, but she took it in stride. Cheiree checked in with Karissa a few times throughout the day to see if she was ready to leave, but Karissa had found her happy place and wanted to stay as long as possible. Eventually, hunger won over for [...]

A Whole Lot of Talent

2023-07-31T14:07:32-04:00July 31st, 2023|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

What do singing, dancing, comedy, puppetry, and Shakespeare have in common? They were all showcased at the 2023 Brain Injury Program's Talent Show this month. Participants rehearsed for months in preparation to make the exhibition the best it could be. Brian kicked the show off by channeling the Blues Brothers singing Everybody Needs Somebody to Love which set the stage for an hour of amazing talent. The Women's Group sang the USA for Africa song “We Are the World,” Susan and Sara performed Ike and Tina Turner's Proud Mary, Glen “knocked them dead” with his spot-on rendition of Charlie Daniels' Devil Went [...]

A Beautiful Day in Schenectady Stockade

2023-07-24T15:34:44-04:00July 24th, 2023|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The beauty of the day was undeniable and abundant, both in nature’s manifestation and artistic representation. Last Saturday’s Stockade Association Art and Nature Garden Tour gave attendees an opportunity to bask in a picture perfect summer day while appreciating the handiwork of the historic neighborhood’s talented gardeners and the botanical beauty they painstakingly cultivated. The bucolic splendor of the nine private gardens, two public green spaces and two historic church gardens was accentuated by artwork created by Living Resources Arts program featured artists; TJ Casey Katie Kelly, Nick Lyons, and Gillian Mason who attended the show with their staff and [...]

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