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Tips for a Safe Halloween

Written by: Jimmy, Khiry, Michael, Peter and Robert The writers from the Main Street Connection Day Program would like to share some very important tips with parents on how to keep kids safe this Halloween. This year is very different than before, and many parents have been hesitant about what to do for this particular holiday. It is safest and most cautious to stay in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group recommends putting on a Halloween special or movie, like the...

A Kind Exchange Makes A Difference

There are many days where we all have so much to do and are focused on getting our work done as soon as possible, then move to the next thing on our list. This story is quite the opposite. One our maintenance staff members, Greg Fedun, showed great kindness and concern for an individual in our day program and it made a huge difference. Although Mr. Fedun had a long list of work to do,  he stopped when he noticed Ryan,...

In The News: Wine Fairy’s 100th ‘Dusting’ On North Fork Spotlights 1 Winner

One of the individuals from our day program is featured in this recent article on North Fork Patch.com. Jesse Springer and his mom are doing great things for people! “Wine Fairy’s 100th ‘Dusting’ On North Fork Spotlights 1 Winner” As he celebrates his 100th “dusting,” mom says the joy of sharing kindness has helped her son Jesse navigate the coronavirus pandemic, too. By Lisa Finn, Patch Staff August 10, 2020 NORTH FORK, NY — One member of the North Fork Wine/Treats Dust Fairies Facebook page...

The Main Street Connection is making connections on Zoom

RISE’s day program without walls, The Main Street Connection, has had a bit of a makeover in their program day since the COVID-19 pandemic affected our way of life. Typically, participants of this innovative program would gather Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm. During this time they are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the life of the community. The group works on individual goals and a daily routine, even...

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...

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