WWAARC WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY
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Warren, Washington, Albany ARC Awarded $60,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
to support WWAARC’s guardianship and recreation programs.
We received $45,000 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, the WWAARC’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to eight people and is ready to assist five more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian. We happily use this money to celebrate birthdays and holidays with gifts and refreshments, enjoy luncheons and visits and to be there whenever needed to provide support and guidance. This year we were able to send baskets full of delicious goodies to all of the residential house staff who take care of the people we support under the Guardianship program as well as surprise the volunteers on our Guardianship Committee with a holiday gift to show our sincere appreciation for their endless dedication to those they support as guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded WWAARC $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 1,000 people it serves. WWAARC used these recreation grant funds to provide three fun filled days for the people we support. On September 14, 2018 we hosted our annual picnic at our Slingerlands facility with a lot of games, prizes, food and of course fun! On October 20, 2018 we hosted our Fall Festival at our Queensbury facility where we had games, prizes, pumpkin painting, Halloween costumes and a truck or treat! October 31, 2018 was another festive day at our Slingerlands facility when our gymnasium was filled with people dressed in Halloween costumes dancing and eagerly waiting to hear the winners of the “decorate your pumpkin” contest.
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