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

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People to People

Representatives from ARC of Rockland were among the guests at the  People to People luncheon, September 18, at the Paramount Country Club. Throughout the year,  ARC volunteers stage food and clothing drives to benefit families in need supported by People to People. From left:  ARC Team Leader Melissa Falsetti, Philomena Simons, Beatrice Lomiento and ARC Assistant Director Day Habilitation Services Alison Lenci.

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Autumn Day

Prime Time Upper School student Connor Christensen with Teaching Assistant Zac McKenna during a school trip to Lawrence Farms Orchards in Newburgh, New York. Lawrence Farms is a family owned and operated working fruit farm. 

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A Taste of All that is Fine About Rockland

Hundreds of guests dined on delicious fare presented by more than 40 area restaurants. All of the food and beverages were donanated by the restaurateurs and chefs -- all of whom gave of their time and formidable talents to make the 19th annual A Taste of Rockland a success.

Photo by Myles Aronowitz/Lush Photography.

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Honored Guests

 

Honoree County Executive Ed Day, left, accepts an original painting by ARC artist William Britt, center. Harold Peterson, President ARC Foundation Board of Directors, at right. The presentation took place at A Taste of Rockland, September 22 at the Hilton Pearl River

Photo by Myles Aronowitz/Lush Photography.

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A Taste of Rockland

Oh what a night!  Fantastic cuisine, elegant ambiance, spectacular Tricky Tray and Silent Auction--a superb event for the benefit of people supported by ARC of Rockland.  Thank you to all who gave of  your  time, talents and presence at our premier fundrasier.  For more photos, please visit us on Facebook and watch our video....www.youtube.com/watch?v=va78hGAgSGA

 

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Gearing Up for the Taste

ARC volunteers create autumn centerpieces for tonight's A Taste of Rockland at the Hilton Pearl River. The gala event features cuisine from the area's finest restaurants plus wine and spirits, a Silent Auction and Tricky Tray.

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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@nysarctrustservices.org.