Understanding the Nursing Home Crisis and Why Home Care is the Solution

February 22, 2021

Recent headlines have shined a spotlight on the devastating impact of the pandemic on New York’s nursing home residents and workers. Join with NY Caring Majority and the Fair Pay 4 Home Care campaign partners for a special public program:, Fund Home Care NOW: Understanding the Nursing Home Crisis and Why Home Care is the […]

Groups of Volunteers Join Forces to Help an Individual in Our Oswego Community

February 19, 2021

by Scott Pecoy, ARISE Ramp Coordinator This new ramp will allow an Oswego county resident the freedom to stay active in the community and live an independent life. The ramp installation was made possible, thanks to volunteers from the Oswego Lowe’s, the Mexico School Marine ROTC, the Community Alliance Church in Mexico, and family and friends […]

Bringing Our Advocacy Right to Our New York State Legislators

February 15, 2021

Every year, ARISE meets with the members of our local delegation to the NY State Legislature to talk about the New York State budget and the priorities of the disability community. This year, the big priority is increasing the wages of home health care aides to 150% of the area minimum wage. The Fair Pay […]

Governor’s Budget Severely Underfunds Independent Living Centers

February 14, 2021

We all know how crucial Independent Living Centers are in communities across the State. They provide a wide array of supports and services that help people live independently in our communities. ILCs rely on the State for funding to provide these vital services, but the State has failed to adequately fund centers for the better […]

Become a Non-Stop Adapter

February 3, 2021

As this terrible virus drags on, I wonder when our lives will be back to normal.   I’ve learned pandemics last 18-24 months!  Since COVID 19 started in March 2020, that would bring us to September 2021 through March 2022.  Wow!  This is a long ordeal.  People with disabilities though have a talent for mastering the […]

Feel the Power of Mobility

February 1, 2021

A few months ago, we told you that ARISE received a new wheelchair and scooter recharging station! Thanks to funding made available through a grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and a collaborative effort between ARISE and HealtheConnections. ARISE decided it’s charging unit should be mobile to accommodate the ARISE staff and  clients […]

ARISE Winter Newsletter 2021

January 28, 2021

ARISE Newsletter 2021    

NYS Ban on All Evictions until May 1, 2021

January 28, 2021

  You must submit a hardship form to your landlord. The Hardship Form is available by clicking here: You qualify for eviction protection if you have: lost income due to the pandemic your health or disability make it dangerous to move during pandemic If you have any questions about evictions or need help filling out […]

Farm dogs Huxley the collie and Joni the Labrador are sitting with Farm staffers Becky and Jacobi

Our New Farm Dogs

January 27, 2021

This Spring you might be wondering why you see a couple more dogs at the Farm other than the famous farm dog Ruby! These two new dogs are named Huxley and Joni. Huxley ,the collie, was here last Summer and you may not know this but he is a fully trained Service Dog.  Joni the […]

The First Taste of Independence

January 26, 2021

The ARISE Adaptive Design team came up with a solution to help Grant, a Central New York toddler become more independent.