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

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Dance Party at Prime Time Upper School...

Upper School teacher Veronica Huie-Roman with David D'Aleiso and Teaching Assistant Amanda Pegram doing the Cha Cha Slide at the Dance Party.

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Happy Halloween!!

Rex Sanon and his dad celebrate Halloween at a Prime Time for Kids party. Techer Liz Correale at left. Costumes,  food and friends -- the perfect recipe for fun!

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Acknowledging NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant

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 during the summer. 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.

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Food for Thought

A group of people from ARC of Rockland joined the Westchester Land Trust & Food Bank at Sugar Hill Farmsin Hillburn on October 28.  The volunteers helped to harvest produce for those in need in Westchester County. Pictured, Adler Medidor, left, and Emily Fusco.

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On the Farm...

Greg Wilson, left, and Sergio Mobili enjoyed feeding the goats at Tevaland Farm in Hllburn, NY. The farm is devoted to rescuing animals. A group of visitors from ARC of Rockland milked the goats, fed some of the animals and ate s'mores while sitting around a bonfire.

rubinskyweb.jpg Accolades for Dedication and Volunteerism

Dr. Steven J. Rubinsky, ARC Deputy Executive Director and his wife Doris were honored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County,  October 26,  at The Seligman Center, Sugar Loaf, NY.  Dr. Rubinsky is past president of  the Orange County Jewish Federation. Doris Rubinsky is Program Director at Jewish Family Service of Orange County NY

Through its activites and events, The Federation enriches the lives of families, helps people in need and participates in humanitarian initiatives around the world. ARC of Rockland  congratulates  the Rubinskys on a well deserved honor.

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Puppy Love!

Prime Time Upper School Curriculum Coordinator Gianluca DiMuccio and Behavior Analyst Trisha Izaguirre with Douglass during a visit from Paws for a Cause Pet Therapy.

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Unity Day!

ARC's Recreation Department arranged for a number of programs in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. Orange was the color choice on Unity Day, October 22.  Staff members and people who receive supports through ARC wore orange clothing or orange ribbons. Pictured front from left: Spence Mackin, Solomon Lee, Cindy Gousse, Stephanie Weiner and Tara Nowak. Back row: Danny Keffner with staff members Bryan Conklin and Eric Noble.

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Employers Honored...

Robert Woodill, General Manager of the HMS Host Corporation at the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza in Sloatsburg, NY, third from left, accepts a statewide award for that company’s long time commitment to hiring people with disabilities. Nominated by ARC of Rockland, the honor was presented at an October 24 breakfast sponsored by The Rockland Employment Network and The County of Rockland. The Sloatsburg Travel Plaza operates several restaurants, two of which, Burger King and Sbarros,  have employed workers through ARCs Career Services Division for more than 20 years.   Ed Burke, General Manager of Fairway Market, Nanuet, NY received  a Regional Award at the October 24 event.  Nominated by ARC of Rockland and several other agencies, Fairway Market was noted for its practice of community involvement including the hiring and support of people with disabilities. Said Ms. Canter, “Fairway Market exemplifies the 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme: Expect, Employ, Empower.” Both Mr. Woodill and Mr. Burke are members of ARC of Rockand's Business Advisory Council.

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Through the Lens

ARC of Rockand's Art in Motion group took a close up look at some interesting animals during a recent visit to the Bronx Zoo. Participants enjoyed observing and photograhing their subjects. Pictured: Michael Brenner, left and Matt Scrima.

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Meatloaf Wins!

ARC of Rockland's Top Chef Award went to the creaters of  'meatloaf' during the lastest ARC Healthful Recipe Cook-off.  Pictured at left: staff members tasted the fare prepared by 'chefs' also known as staffers in ARC homes. Taste testers said that all entries were delicious but the meatloaf was superb.

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.