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A cure for cabin fever!

2021-01-26T18:41:06-05:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Mid-January Cabin Fever? How’s this for a Heat Wave? 2011 College Experience alumnus Jessica Lewis created this image of warmer days on a tropical isle while taking private art lessons at the Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio @artinmindstudio. Healthline.com suggests 5 Tips for Coping with “Cabin Fever” 1.       Connect with nature – Get outside if the weather allows, invest in some houseplants, or watch a nature documentary. 2.       Get your body moving – A little Cardio goes a long way. Go outside if the weather allows or try a free fitness app or YouTube Videos. 3.       Carve out some quiet time – Sometimes [...]

Creative Musings!

2021-01-07T19:56:38-05:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Dani Livingston, a member of our Day Community Opportunities Program’s has been fervently penning her creative thoughts to paper in DCOP’s writing group. Not only has she shared about her Christmas celebrations but she wrote a fiction piece about a fantasy land that she created called “Murphingham” and a book review about Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. Please enjoy her various pieces below.

Roving with Reed!

2021-01-07T10:24:44-05:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

The College Experience recently welcomed 2019 graduate Reed Grontas back to the Transitions Program. Although his mother and the rest of the family were sad to see him leave his Long Island hometown after his extended Holiday vacation, they were able to squeeze in one last adventure on his way back home. Reed and his mother took a walk through Manhattan’s Herald Square and then toured the brand new Moynihan Train Hall within Penn Station which opened on New Year’s Day.  The construction features a gigantic, 92 feet high ceiling covered in skylights above the main concourse. From there, he was [...]

The Show Must Go On!

2020-12-28T13:52:19-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

"The show must go on" is an expression as old as time and applies even to times of a pandemic. Certainly, modifications must be made in order to ensure safety of the thespians, but with creativity, their talents can be allowed to flourish. Our 2018 College Experience alumnus, Nick Williams engaged in his first Zoom performance with his peers at the Blue Horse Repertory Company (www.Bluehorserepertory.com). Nick helped perform the scenes from, "Revolutionary Road" and "Thor Ragnarok."  Nick was challenged to further hone his already impressive acting talents for this performance. He developed his improvisational skills for some spontaneous moments in [...]

Deck the Halls!

2020-12-23T15:00:06-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

If 2020 brought us any positive benefits, it was in the creation of new traditions. Our Residential Program issued a Christmas Decorating Challenge! All in the program were encouraged to involved in the decorating of their house with creative homemade crafts and ornaments. Now, our residential team is always up for a challenge and the GAME WAS ON!           Here are just a few of the many photos we received showing success to the contest. It wouldn’t be a challenge without judges and prizes, but lets be honest, all who participated were winners. They enjoyed the fruits [...]

Spreading Holiday Cheer

2020-12-23T11:12:54-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Every year, the Living Resources office staff look forward to visiting the various programs to chat with our individuals and deliver holiday cheer. Sadly, this year, COVID regulations prevented in-person visits, but true to the spirit of 2020, we came up with a new plan. The result was an explosion of Yuletide joy among our entire Living Resources family. Office staff who were decked out in their "ugliest" Christmas sweaters, elf costumes, and other festive attire executed a spirited Christmas car \parade at a safe distance from individuals in their cars and vans.  Retired CEO Fred Erlich (aka Santa Claus) was [...]

Party like its 2020!

2020-12-14T11:30:36-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Joe recently celebrated his 26th Birthday and his Super Hero Staff threw him an amazing party!  Things used to be different in previous years. His parents, Lisa and John used to celebrate at Joe’s residence by having a group dance party in the living room followed by food and cake in dining room. But now, with the house's pandemic safety guidelines in place, they can only stay in the house entrance way, Joe’s bedroom or backyard. This called for the family and staff to come up with a different plan. Although Joe’s father John was out of town on business, his [...]

All the effort is worth the effort!

2020-12-03T16:48:38-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

When Luke S. was in second grade in Plattsburgh, NY, his family and teachers realized something was different. He struggled to keep up with his classmates, prompting his mother to take him for an evaluation. According to Luke, "It turns out after all the pain in the neck testing, I was diagnosed with autism.” This diagnosis led to some changes in Luke’s educational program, and resulting success. “If it were not for those small classes in high school, I would have struggled because the information would not have made sense.” This added assistance coupled with Luke’s determination and hard work resulted [...]

A Very Special Thanksgiving!

2020-12-03T16:46:13-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

Thanksgiving is usually a time for going home to be with family, but 2020 has had its own rules. The individuals we serve have hunkered down in place to do their part in preventing the spread COVID-19. For some of our individuals, this meant a loss not only of the company of family, but of the traditional turkey dinner which is frequently synonymous with Thanksgiving. Never fear, Bill and Lindsey are here! Lindsey Ryan, manager of our Intrada Apartments told staff that she wanted to provide dinners for those in her program, and Bill took it from there. He connected with [...]

Happy Thanksgiving (Pandemic Style)

2020-12-03T12:19:23-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Today at Living Resources|

What do you do when there is a pandemic and you want to celebrate? You create a brand new style and celebrate safely! Jessica, Jennifer, and Dubois are part of Living Resources’ Supportive Living Program and celebrated Thanksgiving together with their manager, Daryllyn. The day began by watching the Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Annual Dog Show. A great start to their day! In keeping with a Thanksgiving tradition, during dinner they went around the table to see what everyone was thankful for this year. Jessica said she was thankful for not getting sick with Covid-19, her family being [...]