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!  

State Fair Memories

August 20, 2020

Since we won’t be having the great NYS fair this year,  I thought I’d share some thoughts on what I experienced in 2019.  Normally I go to the fair at least once, last year I went on opening day.  I usually ride the bus from Shoppingtown but due to a different drop off point near […]

A Simple Global Pandemic Pleasure

July 19, 2020

One major difference I personally experienced during COVID-19 was getting a haircut.  After quarantining for over three months, I needed to go online to schedule the appointment which was a new procedure.  This was one of my first outings, so I was happy to leave the apartment.   Upon arriving, I felt like a shaggy […]


Helping People See Disabilities Differently

July 13, 2020

More often than not people don’t know how to relate to individuals with disabilities. I’m talking about people in wheelchairs, visually impaired people, people with developmental disabilities, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who can’t speak, or people with a cane or walker to name just a few.  My advice is don’t […]

Quarantine Vitamins

June 18, 2020

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the roles they perform in our bodies.  They strengthen bones,  heal wounds,  and step up our immune system. Eating the best foods – meat,  fish,  poultry,  beans,  vegetables, nuts, and oils are very important.  Good nutrition is a link to increased immunity.  A few months before the quarantine a […]

A Message to the Community from ARISE’s Leadership

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 has laid bare the inequities and disparities in this country, with marginalized communities defined by race, age and disability suffering the brunt of the pandemic’s brutal consequences. Then a nation watched George Floyd die. The hashtag slogans “We are all in this together” changed to “I can’t breathe.” The racism at the core of […]

Our Virtual Annual Dinner!

May 28, 2020

Over the past 3 months there is no doubt many you have experienced the pain of COVID-19. Because the people who rely on our services and support our mission come first and we do not want to put them at any greater risk, ARISE made the difficult decision to cancel our annual dinner in April. […]

COVID-19 Symptom Check Card

May 20, 2020

The NYS Department of Health has issued a card to assist Medical Professionals, Deaf and hard of hearing individuals communicate better regarding assessment of COVID-19 symptoms. Download it by clicking on URL below.