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

 

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On the Job...

Prime Time Upper School student Andrew Needelman  is learning some work skills at a local pizza restaurant.  Andrew and classmates spend time at various sites in the community.

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What's the Weather?

Prime Time Upper School student Brendan Currao completes a research paper involving lightening, hurricanes and earthquakes. He used the Prime Tech Room to research the subject before adding the important facts to the final document.

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Taking a Break...

Derick Henriquez enjoys some Jamba Juice at the Palisades Center Mall. Its important to take a little R&R during the holiday shopping season.

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Happy Holidays...

ARC Staffers enjoy an Open House, Wednesday, December 17 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at ARC Headquarters in Congers, NY.  Staff members pitched in to decorate the cafeteria, provide the music, take photos, arrange for food, gather door prizes, participate in the chili contest, cookie contest and ugly sweater contest. Games and two photo booths are all part of the fun. More photos on facebook.

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Touring Boscobel...

ARC of Rockland's Art in Motion group toured the Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY.  Visitors learned about the Hudson Valley's historical significance and viewed the collection of decorative arts and exquisite furniture.  Boscobel is a restored Federal-period house built between 1804-1808 with magnificent period interiors and gardens. The site is recognized nationally for its quality as a historic house museum and fabulous views.

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Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Katie Foreman delighted her housemates with a delicious breakfast of Stuffed French Toast. What a wonderful way to start the day!

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Deck the Halls...

Rashard Jean-Louis and Anabelle Stecyk pose in front of the Prime Time for Kids Early Learning Center tree. Students decorated the tree with hand-made items.

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Christmas swag...

Katie Foreman designs a holiday swag at Holiday Craft Night at the King's Daughters Library in Garneville, NY. Participants decorated the fresh greenery with personal touches of artistry.

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Danielle Sack and Malloy Lungaro creating ornaments to be hung on the Christmas tree. Creativity abounds in this ARC of Rockland home. Adding the personal touch to the holidays is always a joy.
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Beginning to Look a Lot Like....

Lindsey Breski puts the finishing touches on the Christmas tree in the ARC of Rockland home she shares with friends. Housemates enjoy sharing holiday traditions with one another. 

NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant 2014

In 2014, NYSARC Trust Services Board approved a remainder fund grant of $10,000 per NYSARC chapter to provide recreational opportunities for the people they support. ARC of Rockland used these funds to enable people to attend the ARC of Rockland Family Picnic at Provident Bank Park. The day-long event included food, dancing  to music provided by a disc jockey and stadium tickets for the Rockland Boulder’s baseball game.  The ARC event was in celebration of ARC of Rockland’s 60th anniversary and NYSARC’s 65th anniversary.  Funds were also used to pay for busses to transport people to and from Albany in celebration of NYSARC’s 65th anniversary. 

In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $1,660,500 statewide were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs. A total of $2,207,880 in remainder grants were awarded statewide in 2014 to support recreation and guardianship.

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 Service may benefit you.  Visit the NYSARC Trust website at www.nysactrustservices.org, phone 1.518.439.8323, toll free phone 1.800.735.8924 or email info@nysarctrustservices.org.