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RISE Life Times: Fishing 101

Fishing 101 A RISE Life Times Series Blog   Do you want to go fishing?  One of our editors, Michael Baumann, loves to go fishing. It’s his favorite thing to do. Today, he’s sharing his tips on preparing to go, along with where to head out with your equipment. Michael is from Center Moriches. He enjoys fishing on his dad’s boat, which is kept at a marina in Eastport. His dad’s boat named, The Other Woman, is equipped with a cabin, a bedroom and...

RISE Life Times: Silent Disabilities

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover A RISE Life Times Series Blog One of our editors, Rachel, shared her concern over recent events out shopping one day with her fellow housemates. She noted the behaviors of the people around them as they walked through the mall. One of the women in Rachel’s group has Down Syndrome and people were staring at her. Rachel watched carefully at the way they responded. She also realized that most times people don’t treat her fairly,...

Introducing RISE Life Times

RISE Life Services is thrilled to introduce to you the first-ever blog that is written and edited by the residents and individuals participating in programs at RISE. The blog series is appropriately titled, RISE Life Times. RISE Life Times will be published at least once per month and share a variety of topics. We will cover news and updates from the programs at RISE. However, the editorial team will be sharing tips and ‘How To’ articles about their favorite things, as...

The Main Street Connection Celebrates Two Years

RISE Life Services’ Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection, celebrated its two-year anniversary on January 8. The program began with two individuals, Michael and Donna (pictured right). Now, this innovative day program has reached 30 people as of January 2020. Participants of this program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the Life of the Community.  “The Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activities that the participants...

Year in Review + What’s Next

There were many notable accomplishments and inspiring stories in 2019. We are always thrilled to continue to share them. Some of those included:  A look into our Main Street Connection Day Program and their new adventures such as a book club, continued growth and their volunteer activities.  RISE received grants for the Main Street Market Food Pantry, which continues to expand and serve the community in need.  The Mental Health program celebrated a special resident’s 60th birthday as well as their 2nd Annual...

RISING in 2020: 20 Things For 2020

We would like to take this opportunity today to look ahead to the New Year and share how we are RISING in 2020. There are many things we are really looking forward to in the New Year. We’ve listed twenty of them here.   20 Things In 2020 Celebrating the anniversary of the day program without walls on January 8. New posts and videos coming soon from the individuals of RISE. Helping more people with the food pantry. Going to Italy for the first time...

Resident Spotlight: Richard Barros-Sierra’s Progress

Richard Barros-Sierra, a resident at RISE’s Calverton ICF. He is also one of the first participants to join RISE’s day program without walls called, The Main Street Connection.  Richard has shown incredible growth in his interests and participation since he began at day program. Megan Kolsch, Quality Improvement Director at RISE, shared her observations and updates about Richard with us because his story is definitely one of success. She shared that back in 2016 when she first met Richard, he was...

The Main Street Connection: Continued Growth

RISE Life Services would like to update you on our Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection.  Participants of this innovative program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the Life of the Community.  “The Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activities that the participants of the program decide upon at regular meetings.  The group works on individual goals and a daily routine, even though the activities...

More About Our Main Street Connection Day Program

RISE Life Services (an Aid to the Developmentally Disabled Company) would like to introduce to you our Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection.  Participants of this innovative program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the Life of the Community.  “The Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activities that the participants of the program decide upon at regular meetings.  The group works on individual goals and...

A Volunteer Story: Dot Exum

RISE Life Services depends on those who volunteer their time and help enhance the lives of those we serve each day. One particular volunteer, Ms. Dot Exum, has been working with our organization for twenty five years. Ms. Exum continues to volunteer even long after she retired from her full-time role in the agency. Dot Exum started her journey with Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) when Grumman closed. She had worked at Grumman for twenty three years. Dot began at...

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