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Jennifer’s Journey Towards Independence

2020-07-02T08:22:23-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Jennifer lived in large scale institutions until she was 20 years old. She recalls the sleeping dormitories which contained roughly 20 beds. All that changed in 1977 when Jennifer came Living Resources. Jennifer was thrilled to learn that she had only one roommate, and before long she had a room of her very own. While at her new home, Jennifer had the opportunity to attend day programs and a learning center where she received an education. Jennifer thrived in this environment and became one of the first individuals to be approved for our Supportive Living Program. With support of staff providing [...]

Black Lives Matter

2020-06-18T15:24:21-04:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Two of our very own Living Resources Arts Program Art Instructors had the opportunity to create some very beautiful and meaningful artwork on the front panels of the Pause Gallery in Troy, NY in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. These portraits have been on display for a couple weeks now and were on the path of the peaceful protest marching route in Troy, NY on Sunday, June 7th, 2020. Both of these employees have been with Living Resources for over 15 years and have made a great impact on so many people in our agency. The sentiment behind [...]

The art of turning a no into a yes!

2020-07-02T13:50:47-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Maggie Erlich was the guest for the College Experience Employment class on the morning of Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Maggie serves as the Business Liaison for the College Experience but has been with the program for a very long time. Maggie was one of the first teachers ​when a position for the Academic Coordinator opened up shortly after the program was founded in 2005. This allowed her to take the College Experience from a part-time program to more of the full-time model that people see today. In 2013 Maggie began working on internships with Bill Lynch and more things related to [...]

Quarantine from the Parents’ Perspective

2020-06-11T12:23:40-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

Lisa and John Razanousky’s son Joe lives at one of our residences. They shared a photo of Joe which was taken in his back yard by a staff member, saying, “It’s really special.” Lisa went on to say, “This has been a very hard time for us, not being able to see Joe in person since March 18th, so when I saw this picture, I could see that he looks happy and well taken care of.” Lisa, who also works at Living Resources, says, “We have missed so many holidays. Joe celebrated his third anniversary living at his residence; there was [...]

3D Technology Keeping our Superheroes Safe

2020-05-29T09:26:51-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

We are grateful to the team of volunteers at University at Albany for making and donating 3D printed face shields to Living Resources’ front line workers. The University’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) joined forces in late March to create these medical grade face shields. They are joined by an ever growing number of community volunteers who assist with the assembly and packaging of this much needed personal protection equipment (PPE). Charles Schramm, OTR/L who works in our Certified Home Health Care Agency (CHHA) learned that UAlbany was making [...]

Super heroes to the rescue!

2020-05-11T18:07:42-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: News & Updates|

They say “necessity is the mother of invention” but it is also the mother of accomplishment. Donna Adams reached out to tell us about Super Heroes Kim and Brigette from our Rensselaer County Day Community Opportunities Program, who spend time working with her son Nathan via the phone every day. Now, talking on the phone may not be an extraordinary feat for most people, but Nathan has had a strong reluctance to using the phone his whole life. Then COVID – 19 came along, forcing us to use various technologies to connect with the outside world while we are in a state [...]