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Fiesta Para Vecinos

**Important Announcement**   Due to the recent crisis of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Fiesta Para Vecinos on May 7. This decision was not made lightly, but as always we put the safety of everyone in our community first. We have re-scheduled this event for May 5, 2021. Please stay tuned for more events coming later this year, such as Swing for the Fences on August 10, 2020; and Foodstock 2020 in September. Thank you for your understanding. Be...

Fiesta Para Vecinos: Postponed until May 2021

Due to the recent crisis of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Fiesta Para Vecinos on May 7th. This decision was not made lightly, but as always we put the safety of everyone in our community first. We have re-scheduled this event for May 5, 2021 at Giorgio’s of Baiting Hollow. Please stay tuned for more events coming later this year, such as Swing for the Fences on August 10, 2020; and Foodstock 2020 in September. Thank you...

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,...

Fiesta Para Vecinos: Tickets on sale now!

We are celebrating our employees, donors and diverse group of residents by hosting an elegant and festive fundraiser. About this Event On Thursday, May 7th, join us for this brand new fundraiser event for RISE Life Services: “Fiesta Para Vecinos” – A Party For Neighbors! Enjoy a festive cocktail hour with a Mariachi band and signature cocktails, served complimentary. Then, move on to a magical evening at this beautiful venue where you will enjoy a full buffet dinner, with some themed Mexican options, along...

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...

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday

All of us at RISE Life Services hope that you enjoy the merriest of holidays!  We celebrate and share the happiness that our residents experience this time of the year. Thank you for being a part of our community and our RISE family. Special thanks to all of those who contributed to our Holiday Gift Fundraiser. You made so many people happy! Photos from this year’s Christmas party on Wednesday, December 18 can be found on our

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...

Eat for Change

(fundraiser form) Help raise money for RISE’s Middle Island IRA house with a dedicated fundraiser on Monday, December 9th between 4 and 8 p.m. at Chipotle in Riverhead. They are located at 1501 Old Country Road in Riverhead. All you need to do is to bring a printout of the flyer you can download by clicking here. Be sure to hand it in at Chipotle, Riverhead when you place your order. Chipotle will donate the proceeds to RISE. If...

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...

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