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Bountiful Birthday Bash!

2022-01-12T15:03:36-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Reed Grontas, a graduate of our College Experience Program knows the sweet satisfaction of a job well done. After he was furloughed from his previous position due to COVID, Reed, like so many others had to re-think his job goals. With the support of his Living Resources job coach Lori, Reed was able to successfully pivot and find a home at Bountiful Bread in Stuyvesant Plaza, where he now works 3-4 days a week. Reed loves working in food preparation and has shown immense improvement in his knife skills, perfecting each task he is asked to complete. It certainly helps that [...]

Christmas Collaboration

2022-01-05T08:34:17-05:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The wonderful folks of Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church – HUPC have been sponsoring one of our residences for Christmas gifts for many years. They have a special bond with the residents of this house because one of our individuals, Brian, and his family are beloved members of their congregation. Brian grew up in the church and was part of the church's “Special Friends” class from a young age. Carmen, the medical assistant at the house, gets ideas for gifts from her individuals, who typically request things like pajamas and socks. Carmen gives the information to Brian’s father who relays the suggestions [...]

It Came Just the Same!

2021-12-30T15:50:56-05:00December 30th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources, Uncategorized|

Like many families across the state, our residence in Mahopac had a positive COVID case for Christmas. But nothing stops our superheroes, not even COVID. Our Super Hero staff made sure that Christmas arrived on cue with joy and fanfare as always. To Quote “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “It came! Somehow or other, it came just the same!” We thank our Direct Support Professionals for making sure that our individuals experience the warmth of the holidays!

Sharing the Sweetness of the Season

2021-12-27T15:54:20-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Our Day Community Opportunities Program invited all Living Resources staff to send each other tokens of comfort and joy this season in the form of Candy grams. Staff from all departments were invited to send hand-written greetings to their co-workers. Then, our ever-innovative DCOP Super Heroes guided their participants in the process of creating cheerful holiday crafts with candy attached. These gifts were cheerfully delivered by eager elves in the week leading up to Christmas. Once such elf, Maria (pictured) was thrilled to be able to make the rounds and looks forward to the next opportunity to spread a little happiness. [...]

Residential Holiday Fun!

2021-12-21T16:45:44-05:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Our Residential Department’s monthly meeting had a particularly festive feel this month! After the Managers, Assistant Managers, and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) were treated to a Christmas-themed party. They enjoyed wonderful food, played some reindeer games, and even received presents from Santa. We were happy to shower our residential team with some extra year-end love to show them how much we appreciate them and all the hard work they do every day.

Thankful for Good Friends!

2021-12-02T14:42:27-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Sometimes a kind gesture has unintended consequences. Both Dubois and Jennifer have lived in apartments of their own assisted by staff in our Supportive Living Program for decades. They each have their own routines and particular way of doing things and have reveled in their independence. At the beginning of the pandemic, a situation made it necessary for Jennifer to leave her apartment building. But finding a new apartment was proving difficult. Dubois hated to see his good friend in such a difficult position, so he made the generous offer to let Jennifer move in with him until she could locate [...]

Festive for the Holiday Parade!

2021-12-02T13:58:10-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The lovely ladies who reside at one of our homes in Schenectady had a fabulous ladies' night out, enjoying the Schenectady Christmas Parade on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The women wore matching Santa hats as they watched the floats, dancers, and bands pass by.  Although it was a cold night, they were thrilled to attend to parade with the rest of their community. The theme of this year’s parade was appropriately “Superheroes.” We join in this theme by taking a moment to praise our hard-working Superhero staff! Thank you for all you do to support and empower individuals with disabilities or [...]

Happy Birthday Ray!

2021-11-15T10:20:08-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Ray has been part of the Living Resources family for over seven years. He is one of the first residents to move into our Smart House, a barrier- free home which utilizes the latest technologies available to increase independence and quality of life for individuals with a variety of disabilities. Ray is a very sweet and caring individual who gets along well with everyone he meets. He enjoys shooting hoops and playing with his toy cars. Recently, his Smart House manager Simone and her team went all out to celebrate Ray’s 50th birthday.  He was excited to watch them blow up [...]

Women Supporting Women!

2021-11-10T19:16:42-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

“When women support women, amazing things can happen.” ~ Viola Davis The Supportive Living Program’s Women's group began a few years ago to help women gather on a weekly basis for socialization and support. The plan was for participants to talk about day-to-day events from a woman’s perspective and encourage each other to live their best lives. Unfortunately, like many other things, the in-person Women's Group was put on hold during the Covid 19 shutdown. This summer, Alice, Christina, Jennifer, Jessica, and Megan were thrilled to hear that they could resume their small group meetings. They were so excited in fact, [...]

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