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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...

RISE Life Services Partnering with Hampton Bays High School at the Sensory Gardens

  RISE Life Services is about to embark on a new partnership with Hampton Bays High School and the special education class. RISE’s Main Street Connection Day Program will be welcoming students from Hampton Bays at the Northville Sensory Gardens for volunteer activities. On May 1, the group of students met up with JoAnn Vitale, day program coordinator, and the day program participants to tour the gardens and farm. They walked paths, met the animals and enjoyed lunch. The Hampton Bays class...

Meet the Staff: Michelle Callahan

RISE Life Services has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week we introduce you to Michelle Callahan, senior day program specialist. Ms. Callahan is also the current Employee of the Quarter. We asked Michelle some questions to get to know her better. What is your role at RISE? I am a senior day program specialist with the...

Volunteers from Day Program Help Food Pantry

The Main Street Connection, RISE Life Services’ day program without walls, has been helping RISE’s Main Street Market food pantry each week. Every Monday, the group travels to the Island Harvest warehouse to pick up food donations supplementary to the weekly allotment received during Wednesday’s delivery. A small group loads the van and then everyone helps unpack the food into the pantry for Wednesday when it’s open to the public. Additionally, once or twice per...

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