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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

In the mood for a Spring Fling?

2022-05-25T12:07:00-04:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

After a long winter, our Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP) teams certainly were! There is something about spring that makes you want to get up and dance, and our DCOP groups have got that sunshine in their pockets! With dancing on their minds, our Saratoga and Warren County DCOP teams got together this month to do something new, gathering for their very first Spring Fling. The groups worked together for weeks to plan their big event, deciding on venue, food décor, and everything else. When the big day arrived, they put on their party clothes and gathered at the Ballston Spa [...]

Going the Extra Mile to Serve You!

2022-05-20T10:48:06-04:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Even the threat of rain couldn't stop Living Resources Team from competing in the CDPHP Work Force Team Challenge last night! The challenge, a 3.5 mile course through downtown Albany organized by the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club and sponsored by CDPHP is the largest running event in the Capital District of New York. Our enthusiastic team of nearly 30 Living Resources staff members were excited to showcase our team shirt illustrated by staff member Tyler Cronk, which won third place in the Workforce Challenge Tee Shirt Contest for “Most Motivational.” The team added to the colorful parade of nearly four thousand [...]

Going the extra mile!

2022-05-17T14:44:35-04:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Like the Super Hero he illustrated, Tyler Cronk is going places. Cronk, who has an Autism diagnosis, started participating in Living Resources’ Art Program 20 years ago and now works here full time as part of our communications/development team. In early 2020, the team collaborated to create a tee-shirt design for Living Resources participation in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge. Tyler jumped into the project with zeal, incorporating the suggestions of his team together with his own signature flair. The design was ready to submit to the printer when the COVID pandemic erupted and the race was put on hold. Tyler [...]

Life and Love on the Spectrum

2022-04-25T14:48:50-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: News & Updates|

Live every day like it was your birthday- Paris Hilton Who loves monster trucks, the Yankees, spending quiet time with his wife, and recently celebrated his 66th birthday? This guy! Norman Steves, who has autism, has been part of the Living Resources family for 20 years. His recent birthday was filled with so much awesomeness; it couldn’t be contained to one day! On the last day of his 65th year, his care coordinator stopped by with ice cream and toppings so the whole house could enjoy sundaes. Then, on his big day, Norman chose to celebrate with an old-fashioned pizza party. [...]

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