Ontario ARC has submitted an entry for Elaine Hanagan in the Daily Messenger's "Salute to Nurses" in honor of National Nurses Week. Elaine has worked as a registered nurse in the agency's residential services for 26 years.
"Elaine does not let any challenge get in the way of delivering exceptional care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People connect with her because she is approachable and down to earth and they respect her for her top-notch professionalism. She stays ahead of the curve by taking any available educational opportunity, keeping her informed and on the cutting edge of nursing."
(Back) Robert Quinn, Jessica Giovannini and (bottom left) Rachel Myers from the Ontario ARC’s College Experience program at HWS Colleges dropped off 10 lbs. of soda pop tabs to Eileen Buckley of the Dialysis Unit at Finger Lakes Health’s Geneva General Hospital. The unit will turn the tabs in for scrap metal with the proceeds going towards transportation, food and adaptive equipment for patients in need.
|John Dredger||Stephen Martin||Salvatore Pitti|
Ontario ARC has added three new members to its Advisory Board, a panel of community and business leaders that provide community-based input about the agency’s programs and services. The new members are, as follows:
- Bloomfield resident John Dredger, PE, LEED AP, principal of M/E Engineering, P.C.
- Victor resident Stephen Martin, senior vice president of Canandaigua National Bank Trust
- Canandaigua resident, Salvatore Pitti, senior vice president, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
“John, Steve and Sal are well-respected in their fields and we are excited to have them join our Advisory Board,” said Ann Scheetz, executive director of Ontario ARC. “Their expertise will help us navigate through the anticipated changes we face in the coming years.”
|NYSARC President Jack Schuppenhauer, his daughter Hilary and Annie, an English bulldog from Pet Connections.|
Ontario ARC collected $1,000 worth of pet products and supplies for Happy Tails during a recent Pet Drive hosted in honor of President’s Project Week – a statewide effort among ARC chapters to perform community services activities.
“We are floored by the kindness and generosity from our friends in the community, our staff and the people we support,” says Gail Furst, Pet Connections program manager. “Thanks to them, animals staying at Happy Tails will be well taken care of.”
Participants from the Pet Connections program took the lead in the collection and asked the community to donate canned dog and cat food, pet collars and leashes, animal toys and much needed ink cartridges for staff. They brought the items over to Happy Tails last week.
NYSARC President and Canandaigua resident Jack Schuppenhauer spearheaded this initiative. Schuppenhauer is also a 34-year member of Ontario ARC’s Board of Directors and Past President.
The Autism Center at Ontario ARC will host “What Now?: Tools & Tips for Families & Service Providers” on Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Led by Cindy Mattoon – special education support services coordinator with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES – this presentation will focus on best practices and techniques for working with individuals on the autism spectrum. It will also include a panel discussion featuring veteran parents and caregivers who will share their stories and experiences.
There is a $15 fee to attend this workshop which will be held at Ontario ARC’s Main Facility, located at 3071 County Complex Drive in Canandaigua. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for each presentation. This training may be used to satisfy the annual MSC training requirement.
For more information or to register, visit the agency online or call Ontario ARC’s Training Dept. at 585.394.7500, ext. 2300.