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Stop by our Art Exhibit!

2022-06-28T11:33:06-04:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

The Living Resources Arts Program was pleased to host an art show at the Miller Sanders Gallery at our Main Office in Albany. Many of the featured works created by students of our Art Program were showcased at The Stockade Garden Art Show in Schenectady in 2021. The gallery was filled with artists, friends, and families, and plenty of excitement, laughter, and good vibes. Living Resources Art Program provides high-quality, person-center art instruction in a variety of media in an effort to promote independence and growth among the individuals we support. Art instruction is provided six days a week at our three [...]

Day Services Awards Celebration!

2022-06-28T11:26:06-04:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Joe Morelli, Associate Executive Director of Operations shares his thoughts on our yearly Day Services Awards Celebration, “most of us look forward to special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, vacations. One such highly anticipated event is Living Resources’ Day Opportunities Awards. After a nearly three-year hiatus, the date of the event finally arrived this month. The excitement, the achievement, the celebration of accomplishment, and the love that flows from all those gathered is felt on a deep level. The community we have created and the ongoing commitment we make to be in service to one another are the reasons I work [...]

Fun at Saratoga State Park!

2022-06-23T14:06:27-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Our Saratoga County Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP) has been utilizing many of the great opportunities the Saratoga Spa State Park has to offer! The group took advantage of a free guided tour, experiencing the amazing sites and natural wonders of the park. Saratoga State Park staff member Ken led a water tasting tour of the different mineral water spouts, sharing the history of the Park’s geyser along the way. The group was shown what poison ivy looks like and how to spot it, saying, “if it has three leaves, stay away!” They also learned that the water at the Karista [...]

Neighbors Making a Difference: Thank you KeyBank!

2022-06-23T11:54:32-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

A very special thank you to the KeyBank family for supporting Living Resources during their "Neighbors Make a Difference Day". Teams from both the Malta and Glenmont branches joined together at two of our residential homes to paint wheelchair ramps that many of our supported individuals use each day. Working together these teams provided over 40 volunteer hours, allowing our teams to focus their limited resources elsewhere. KeyBank volunteers truly made a difference throughout our entire organization. Thank you, KeyBank for being such good neighbors and continuing to support Living Resources in so many ways!  

Xtraordinary Day: Thank you Berkshire Bank!

2022-06-21T17:15:50-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

We are so very grateful to our community partner Berkshire Bank for sharing the love and the power to get things done on their Xtraordinary Day of volunteerism! Two teams of Berkshire Bank employees harnessed their collective super powers to do some painting projects for us at two residences in Albany. Many hands made for light work accomplishing so much in one afternoon. A special thank you to our friends at Berkshire Bank, we are most grateful!

Phoenix Award Winner: Sam Thalluri

2022-06-21T16:14:23-04:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Super Staff Saturday: Announcing Sam Thalluri as the recipient of our 2022 Amanda Rivenburg Phoenix Award. On October 6, 2018, Living Resources lost a friend and colleague, Amanda Rivenburg in a tragic accident. At the time, Amanda was a true rising star, working as the Assistant Director for Day Community Opportunities Program. Although her time with us was cut much too short, the results of Amanda’s work continues to benefit the individuals we serve to this very day. In her memory, we created the Amanda Rivenburg Phoenix Award to recognize and celebrate other rising stars at Living Resources. We are pleased [...]

Big Shoes to Fill

2022-06-16T15:22:39-04:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

All cheered when his name blared through the gymnasium speakers, “The Man in the Middle, Number 44, Matthew Tall Small!” Matthew Small, who is part of Living Resources’ After School Program, has shown a passion for basketball for many years. Throughout his High School years, Matthew’s 6’6 ½” frame could be seen running down the court and dunking baskets as part of the Mohonasen Warriors Unified Basketball team. His raw ability and amazing sportsmanship both on and off the court earned him a spot as a co-captain during his senior year. Matthew helped his team win their playoff game against Schenectady [...]

Staff Spotlight Shining on Crystal Pease

2022-06-02T17:17:59-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

This month's staff spotlight is shining on Crystal Pease, house manager at one of our residential homes. Crystal had been working in retail when her life changed dramatically due to a diagnosis of breast cancer. When her health allowed her to return to work, Crystal craved a position where she could give back to the community, that was when she found Living Resources and we are so grateful that she did. Crystal has been a part of the Living Resources family for more than nine years, currently in the role of House Manager. Crystal, balances caring for all the basic needs [...]

These Folks Just Wanna Have Fun!

2022-05-27T10:31:48-04:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

It was a time to celebrate. They sang and danced with every fiber of their being, while the audience cheerfully clapped along, but this was no ordinary talent show. The performers were all participants of Living Resources Brain Injury Services - survivors one and all. The room was electric - filled with passionate performances of iconic songs spanning many decades. Modern hits like Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” were mixed with 80’s dance tunes from Madonna and Cindy Lauper. A group of men brought the theme from Rawhide to life and when the Cab Calloway’s Minnie the [...]

Hats Off to the New Graduates!

2022-05-26T11:28:18-04:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Living Resources College Experience graduates and staff have so much to celebrate! They worked hard in the classroom, participated in events on campus and in the community, and graduated their largest class to date with certificates from the College of Saint Rose. They are now on their way toward achieving their ultimate goal of living independently. The College Experience Program began in 2005, with their first graduation in 2007 with four students. In 2022, this year was their largest graduating class with 30 graduates walking the stage in the MVP Arena in Albany. A very special congratulations to our students for [...]

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