The Wait to Get a New Wheelchair

January 6, 2021

Every five years wheelchair users can order a new chair. On occasion, a new chair can be obtained in extreme circumstances if a person’s disability and needs have drastically changed and are well documented. The ordering process is quite involved and takes more time than you can ever imagine. Getting a new chair is not […]

Moving to Improve!

December 14, 2020

New Workshop Update: We are all moved in but it’s taking time getting everything unpacked and organized! Anyone who has ever moved knows that empty feeling of finding another box that has to be sorted through, organized and then located to a place that can be quickly identified. Our thanks to the people that have […]

ARISE at the Farm Barn Expansion and New Independent Living Center!

December 11, 2020

You may have seen the dump trucks, cherry-pickers, and backhoes running up and down New Boston Road in Chittenango. Construction crews are making quick work of a new expanded barn and Independent Living Center for Madison County. ARISE is very excited about this project! The Independent Living Center will house services like ARISE’s Habilitation Programs, […]

Enjoying the Holidays during a Pandemic

December 9, 2020

One funny memory I have of Christmas when I was a young boy was being asked if I believed in Santa.  After thinking for a minute or two, I said, “I’m not sure since I’ve been asking for a puppy every year and have never gotten one.” I’m sure we can all think of good […]


Facing Eviction? Living on the street? We Can Help!

December 7, 2020

ARISE’s Rapid Transition Housing program helps eligible individuals find a place to call home. Call 315-671-2992 or email:

Thanksgiving 2020

November 20, 2020

by Michael Theobald A few years ago, I was with a friend Diane and her two kids at a restaurant in Syracuse.  At dinner, I was so hungry I ate so much food to the amazement of the kids that they said to their mother, “Mike should weigh 300 pounds”!   With Thanksgiving just around the […]


 Feel the Power!

November 13, 2020

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, this charging station will be installed in the lobby of ARISE at 635 James Street and will be available for use by patrons […]

ARISE Newsletter Fall 2020

October 30, 2020

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Open Doors Transition Podcast

October 29, 2020

  The Open Doors Transition program at ARISE helps people who are living in an institutional setting who want to move home or to a community based setting. Join Catherine Budlong, Director of ARISE’s Long Term Care Programs and Juanita Clark-Abolafia, Peer Outreach Supervisor in this podcast as they explain how the program can work for […]

Thank You CNY Auction Bidders!

October 2, 2020

Thank you for participating in the ARISE Online Auction! Your support makes our programs and services possible. If you were the high bidder of one of our awesome items – CONGRATULATIONS!