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Hot Shot Jake!

2022-10-28T17:32:16-04:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

 Our 2018 College Experience alumnus Jake Siskin has been working at Community Care Physicians (CCP) since July 2021. Jake helps with all the tasks needed for an office to run smoothly, such as making photocopies, scanning, sorting the mail, and stapling. Most importantly, Jake provides a friendly face for incoming patients and is a pleasure to work with. His positivity is so infectious, staff members are known to say, “If you’re having a bad day, go see Jake!” One of his co-workers celebrated Jake's contribution to their work culture by awarding him with a "Hot Shot Nominee" saying "Since joining our [...]

Putting on the Pink

2022-10-25T11:09:51-04:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the staff and participants of our Schenectady and East Greenbush Site based programs recently wore pink to promote breast cancer awareness and support the women and men who have received a breast cancer diagnosis. Assistant Director of the program Michele Pacheco and staff member Iris Reeves came up with the idea saying, “We all have known someone who has been affected by breast cancer in some way.” As you can see, the program participants and their families were supportive of the idea and arrived ready to represent the cause! Did you know … 1 [...]

Good Nutrition is Good For YOU!

2022-10-18T12:23:41-04:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

At Living Resources, we offer fun, interactive nutrition classes to any individual from any of the Living Resources programs. The focus of the class is to help individuals learn how to make healthy eating choices. Last week they made homemade granola. Alice shared some of what she learned in the classes. She said that eating healthy helps us live longer and feel good, and that eating unhealthy foods can slow our metabolism and make us gain weight. See more: https://youtu.be/0xVuMV_kD7o

Celebrating His Faith

2022-10-18T11:57:38-04:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Al was excited to attend morning Yom Kippur services recently. A longtime member of both the Living Resources and Congregation Gates of Heaven families, Al explained that in the Jewish faith, Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement- a day set aside for repenting and forgiveness of sins. It made him feel great to be able to practice his religion, particularly on such an important holiday. He said. “I like going there because I have a lot of friends. Everyone is very nice and Rabbi Matt is also very nice.” He said he felt sad when COVID prevented him from attending [...]

Fun Times at Legoland!

2022-10-17T11:30:14-04:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The beautiful fall weather has allowed our individuals the get out on numerous road trips lately! Those who live in one of our Schenectady residences took a road trip to Goshen NY to experience the wonders of Legoland. As you can see all had an amazing time. We are grateful to the staff who did all the planning to make this such a successful day for all involved.

Fall Fun on the Farm

2022-10-12T12:56:14-04:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The participants of our Saratoga Day Community Opportunity Programs (DCOP) have been taking advantage of this month’s beautiful autumn weather by visiting some of the many local farms and orchards. They have been picking apples, going on tractor rides, petting animals, watching piglet races, and, of course, enjoying yummy baked goods. They love celebrating life in public recreation areas by sliding on slides, swinging, and dancing. The participants and staff said the beautiful fall colors on their drives have been amazing and lingering outdoors at the venues with their friends  was “perfection.” Living Resources’ DCOP is a “without walls” program offered [...]

A visit to the Altamont Fair

2022-09-21T17:58:01-04:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Keith Sellner loves fairs and wanted to share his story about a visit this year. I was excited to go to the fair and enjoy the food and rides.  The old farm equipment and car exhibit was lots of fun but I really enjoyed petting the animals. I talked to the owners of the animals and they told me all about them. My favorite animals were the horses because they were not only big and beautiful but calm enough to pet. When I got there the smell of the food made me very hungry.  I decided on chicken barbecue for lunch along [...]

A Whale of a Great Time

2022-08-12T14:14:43-04:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The Acquired Brain Injury Program’s Men's Group recently took a trip to the Six Mile Waterworks for a fishing excursion. For many of the Men, it was their first time fishing since receiving their brain injury. Brian Taylor caught the most fish of the group with four fish. Together they enjoyed a picnic lunch of Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, and Potato Salad. Their conversation flowed easily and everything felt “wonderfully normal.” The group looks forward to identifying a location for another BBQ soon. Brain Injury Services Intake/Operations Manager Todd Del Marter said, “These outings are not impromptu. Several [...]

A Day in the Life at East Greenbush Site-Based Program

2022-08-05T13:21:27-04:00August 5th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

There’s always something fun going on at our East Greenbush Site Based Program. Our site-based support team provides participants with the necessary support while working on their goals through creative and innovative activities. For example, Corey enjoys working with staff on math skills on their new touch screen TV. He also takes some time to express his creativity with colorful designs. Mikayla enjoys getting out into the community with staff, favoring the energy of Crossgates Mall as a destination. Living Resources’ Site-Based Day Habilitation program offers individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn and improve their skills for meaningful, independent [...]

In the Saratoga Spirit

2022-07-21T15:23:45-04:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Congratulations to College Experience Program graduate Miranda Polmatier, who will be working a White Cap at the Saratoga Race Course this summer. For those unfamiliar with the term, a White Cap is an usher hired by the New York Racing Association (NYRA).  Some of Miranda's important duties will include collecting tickets, wiping seats, and greeting customers when they enter the premises. The College Experience is a certificate program that provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend college, be part of a campus community, and take part in a program that helps them transition to independent adult life. The College [...]

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