Arc of New York Cattaraugus County Chapter Receives Grant to Support New Recreational Opportunities for People with Disabilities

OLEAN, NY –June 6, 2018– Arc of New York Cattaraugus County Chapter was awarded a $15,000 grant this year from the NYSARC Trust Services Board to provide social recreation programs for the people the agency supports.

“The Social Recreation program really speaks to our mission,” said ReHab Center President

Buffalo Sabres Game following dinner at Red Lobster

& CEO Mari Howard. “This grant helped us create lasting memories for so many people – many of whom certainly would not have had the opportunity without this grant.”

In 2017, the funds provided  opportunities for hundreds of people we support by offering

them either reduced fees or free admittance to a variety of community sporting events and other activities, including day trips or week-long trips away.

Some of the highlights were attendance at Sabres` hockey games, spring and fall dances,

A Visit to Mager’s Alpaca Farm

Hidden Valley Animal Adventures, the Alpaca Farm, Darien Lake, the Erie County Fair, the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., and the Fishing Derby in Little Valley. Locally, they enjoyed dining at area restaurants; and bowling, bingo, movies and community theater productions, together.

Last year, the Cattaraugus Chapter received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services which allowed participants to enjoy a wide range of recreational activities including community events, and day trips throughout West­ern New York.

About The Rehab Center

The Rehabilitation Center supports more than 900 people of all ages with developmental and behavioral disabilities through a continuum of services that enhance community participation and personal independence.  Supports include residential placement, case management, clinic service, employment opportunities, and day services throughout Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

The Agency is financed through federal and state funds, donations through the ReHabilitation Foundation, and InTandem Solutions, its social enterprise which provides work opportunities for people with and without disabilities, along with two work centers in its Olean and Salamanca-based SubCon industries.

Learn more about the social recreation program or how you can help with a donation to The Rehabilitation Foundation.

About NYSARC Trust Services

NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 people with disabilities protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life. Our trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services administers first- and third-party supplemental needs trusts, pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection, and individual trusts. When protecting settlement proceeds with a NYSARC Community Trust, we can also administer Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) accounts. For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online