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Turning Staff Talent into Skill Development

David Haynes, Community Habilitation Specialist, learned to crochet from his grandmother when he was 12. He now enjoys sharing his work and talent with others. When Patsy Cradduck, Prevocational Supervisor, asked David to teach a group from SubCon how to crochet, he didn’t hesitate. Patsy has been redesigning the schedule of activities for site based […]

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Agency programs find creative ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Day Hab adds a spin to the holiday with their Leprechaun Traps On Friday March 16th, Day Hab celebrated St. Patrick’s day. However, they added a spin to the beloved holiday’s usual activities. Originally they were going to do a scavenger hunt for Lep rechauns hidden around the facility. But, two direct support professionals wanted to do […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Spring Formal brings out local seniors

Despite the snowy day, the Southern Tier Activity Association’s First Annual “St. Patrick’s Day Spring Formal” went on without a hitch at Good Times of Olean. Seniors from several local nursing homes and centers, joined in on the fun, moving and grooving to live music from “The Kokomo Band.” The band played a variety of music, […]

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Day Hab joins in on Olympic fun

As the Winter Olympics excitement came to a close last week, so did a special International project that our day hab program participated in. Each classroom, 11 in total, was given a country to focus on for two weeks in February. They decorated, learned, shared fun facts, made crafts, and dressed in the  colors of […]

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2018 Weekday Jackpot

Weekday Jackpot 2018 The Weekday Jackpot is back! The Weekday Jackpot gives you 51 chances to win $100-$1,000 with weekday drawings from April 23rd – July 2nd, with a special $1,000 drawing on July 2nd. How to get tickets: Stop into our Rehab Center Admin Building at 1439 Buffalo Street in Olean or, print the […]

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GAP program offers time for friendship

  The group of friends, each one carefully carrying hot chocolate, tea, sandwiches or bagels laden with cream cheese, found a warm place around the fireplace at Tim Horton’s on a cold Thursday afternoon. It’s always a special time, one among many, offered through Respite’s site-based GAP program for a group of people who gather each […]

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Foundation Donations Help Provide Safety and Security for Local Family

Foundation Donations Help Provide Safety and Security for Local Family While a miracle may have saved his life almost 50 years ago, today it’s the generosity of Foundation donors that provided needed safeguards for John and his mother. In 1966, while walking home from school, John spotted his brother and some friends on the other […]

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Foundation Wish Tree Brings Happiness and Hope to Local Families

    Over 15 families and 150 individuals had the opportunity to exchange gifts this holiday season thanks to The Wish Tree, a collaborative project between The Rehabilitation Foundation, The Olean YMCA and the N. Union and Walmart Olean Subway locations. The project began six years ago when Shelley Pollock, Foundation Board member and Subway […]

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