In this month of bountiful harvests which also encompasses Community Service Day on October 5th, The Arc of Delaware County recently reached out and supported local communities in a variety of ways.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Pat McDonald and Judy Ford from the Delhi Senior Community Apts., Tina Osadca, Gabrielle Rosario, SUNY Liberal Arts student, Adonis Smalls, SUNY Carpentry student and Matt Wilson.
For SUNY Delhi’s Community Service Day, people at The Arc of Delaware County’s Main Street Residence teamed with students from SUNY Delhi and enjoyed baking cookies together for delivery to residents at the Delhi Senior Community Apartments. In a note to The Arc of Delaware County the seniors wrote: “Thank you so very much for the platter of homemade cookies. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness.”
Pictured in the photograph are Carol Norwick, Secretary to the Principal and Thomas Ferrante who helped in the baking and delivery of the cookies.
On October 8th Margaretville Central School hosted a Senior Citizen Dinner Dance in recognition of LiLY (Lifeforce in Late Years), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens. Again, using their baking skills, a group of self advocates from The Arc of Delaware County supported the dance by providing delicious desserts for the enjoyment of over 60 seniors who attended.
And ending the month with a “ BANG” or should we say a “BOO!”, Community Living Skills in Walton hosted another popular Halloween Hoopla on Saturday October 26th where over 60 local children and their families enjoyed, crafts, games, a costume exchange, a “not-so-spooky” Halloween Maze and refreshments.
Reaching out, giving back, and fully participating in our communities- that are what being part of a community is all about!