ARC of Rockland | 25 Hemlock Drive | Congers, NY | 10920 | 845-267-2500

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Beautiful Paint Job

ARC of Rockland is grateful to all of those who volunteered their time at several ARC sites during the United Way Day of Caring. Pictured are representatives from Kahn, Hoffman & Hochman, LLC. From left: Jose Andrade, Anthony Glover and Erica Volpe. To see more photos of our great volunteers, visit our Facebook page.

NYSARC Trust Funds for Guardianship

The trustees of the NYSARC Trusts authorized $1,688,250 statewide in restricted grants from the NYSARC Trusts Remainder Funds to be paid to individual NYSARC Chapters for the exclusive purposes of funding Chapters’ guardianship program operating expenses. Last year the ARC of Rockland Chapter received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services. The funds were used to support the salary of the Guardianship Coordinator.  This year’s grant will be used to support the Coordinator and to sponsor a dinner party for the people for whom we provide guardianship services. It will also be used to provide gifts including birthday and holiday presents. The Guardianship Coordinator provides advocacy, makes monthly visit with the people for whom the Chapter serves as Primary Guardian and reports to the Committee monthly.  In addition, Coordinator gathers medical information to assist the Committee with making informed medical decisions regarding consents and medical procedures.

 

Remainder fund grants in the amount of $10,000 per Chapter were awarded to support NYSARC recreation programs statewide. A total of $2,207,880 in remainder grants was awarded in 2014 to support recreation and guardianship statewide. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their homes and communities while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits. Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you: our website www.nysarctrutservices.org, phone 1.518.439.8323, toll free phone 1.800.735.8924 or email info@nnysarctrustservices.org.

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Touching Bases

Members of "Team ARC" at Boulders Stadium Tuesday, September 16. Players had a great time playing baseball under the lights. Back row from left: Tara Lynch, Roger Evans, Alan Albert, Courtney Raible, Shaheem Melvin, Chrisse Dickerson, Geraldine Steele, Elaine Schmidt, Kevin McKenna, Miguel Gonzalez and ARC staffer Kim Gulifield. Front row from left: Catherine Foreman, Mallory Lungaro, Diana Zernone, Kristi Conklin and Kerri Metz. Coordinator of Adult Recreation Ervin T. Williams front and center.

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eWorks at Work

Representatives of eWorks, ARC of Rockland's electronics recycling operation were on hand, Saturday, September 13th during the Town of Clarkstown's semi-annual recycling event at Germonds Park. Pictured from left: Alice Ennis, Akeem Gayle, Town Supervisor Alex Gromack, Matthew Nordstrom, Dominic Deramo, Thomas Prendergast, Michael Molinari and Sean Stallings.  To contact eWorks, please call 845.267.2500 ext.3215.

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Daisy Days

Housemates pose with their individual interpretations of a summer daisy during Arts & Crafts night in their ARC home.Standing from left: Mallory Lungaro, Tara Lynch, Assistant Manager Virginia Brown, Courtney Raible and Katie Foreman. Seated: Rachel Spitzer, left, and Danielle Sack.

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Putting People First

ARC  of Rockland Executive Director Carmine Marchionda addressed members of the Rockland Development Council during a September 16 meeting at ARC of Rockland Headquarters in Congers.  In a presentation entitled "Confronting the Game Change,"  Mr. Marchionda discussed some of the current fundraising challenges faced by non profit organizations. He emphasized the value of letting  potential donors know the ways in which their contributions impact the lives of the people they support.  To learn more about ARC of Rockland please call 845.267.2500.

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Safety First

Several ARC staff members are volunteering their time this week to give agency vehicles a thorough inspection. Cleanliness, insurance cards, appropriate tags, first aid kits and tires are among the 17 areas evaluated.

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Happy Birthday

Campbell Bolton celebrates her 4th birthday at ARC of Rockland's Prime Time for Kids Early Learning Center. Sweets for the sweet!