Tyler Miller of New Horizons (Aired on September 2nd, and September 3rd, 2017)

 New Horizons Resources of Dutchess and Ulster (Aired on September 2
and 3, 2017)
Tyler Miller, a Direct Support Professional with New Horizons Resources, Inc., is interviewed about the New Horizons program for group homes in Dutchess and Ulster counties. New Horizons maintains over thirty homes for older (over age 20) persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities. One or more Direct Service Professionals are present at all times to facilitate the person-centered family-like situations. Residents largely take care of themselves with the assistance of helpers like Tyler Miller. The Direct Support Professionals also aid residents in visiting or working at outside facilities or in participating in such events as the Special Olympics. Mr. Miller became involved in part because his whole family does service of one kind or another, including his mother’s work at Cardinal Hayes Home for Children and brother’s job at the Anderson Center for Autism. Group homes are placed in neighborhoods throughout the community, enabling the residents to participate in community life instead of being shut away in institutions as was formerly common.
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New Horizons Resources
New Horizons Resources on Facebook
Group Homes
National Rehabilitation Information Center:

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September 6, 2017 · Posted in Developmentally Disabled, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

The Boy Scouts (Aired on July 15 and 16 2017)

Renewal for 91-Year-Old Scout Camp (Aired on June 15 and 16, 2017)

Camp Nooteeming in Pleasant Valley has been serving the scouting community for 91 years, but newly arrived Scout Executive/CEO for the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, David Horton, recognized that the Camp is in serious need of renovation to become a resident camp. Volunteer Dave Petrovich has taken charge of the project. Together for a joint interview on RadioRotary, they describe plans to set up camping centers for specific topics, events, and skills, including centers devoted to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics); shooting sports; the environment; crafts; and more. Scouts, including Cub Scouts as young as age 5 and Girl Scouts, will use the renovated facilities along with other community groups. In an interesting sidelight, Program Co-Host Jonah Triebwasser tells about how Rotary and scouting have been linked since the earliest days of both service organizations.
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Hudson Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America
Camp Nooteeming
Boy Scouts of America
Order of the Arrow

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Anne Brueckner & Nina Lynch on Rhinebeck At Home (Aired on July 8 and July 9 2017)

Aging in Place with “Rhinebeck at Home” (Aired on July 8 and 9, 2017)

Although Rhinebeck at Home is one more of than over 200 “aging in place” organizations, it has no age limit—current members range from 58 to 97 years young—and its roster of group activities include events for people of all ages. In
this RadioRotary program Rhinebeck at Home President
Nina Lynch and Vice-President Anne Brueckner tell about how the group was formed and how they work to achieve their goals. An all-volunteer membership organization that relies
on helping each other, the members provide transportation, referrals to community-service organizations, social activities, and help with household tasks. Various events are organized to encourage the members to network with each other, ranging from picnics to attending shows or museums together. Home for Rhinebeck at Home is wherever you choose and the only requirements for membership are residence in Rhinebeck, payment of nominal dues, and the ability to make your own decisions.
Learn more:
Rhinebeck at Home
Aging in Place:
Dutchess Country Office for the Aging
Rhinebeck Rotary Club

Show in photo: L to R:  Nina Lynch and Anne Brueckner

Photo by Jonah Triebwasser

 

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Charles G. Vetter of Houlihan Lawrence (Aired on June 17 and June 18)

A Local Business with a Heart (Aired on June 17 and 18, 2017)

Charles G. Vetter, Jr. managing broker at the Lagrangeville Office of real-estate
agency Houlihan Lawrence, tells RadioRotary about some of the many ways that his agency works with the local community on a number of humanitarian projects.  Mr. Vetter is very much involved personally and through the agency with the Dutchess SPCA, making sure that dogs and cats are adopted, The agency’s concern for animal welfare extends to large creatures as well, supporting the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, including locating the farm where the rescue service is now located. Other charities supported by the Houlihan Lawrence staff include the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society through its “Light the Night” fundraiser and a scholarship program for baton twirlers. As part of the community involvement, the agency often partners with LaGrange Sunrise Rotary or with the Rotary Club of Pleasant Valley.
Learn more:
LaGrangeville office, Houlihan Lawrence
Dutchess Country SPCA
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Light the Night (Lymphoma and Leukemia Society)
LaGrange Sunrise Rotary Club
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club

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June 19, 2017 · Posted in Animals, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations, Volunteers  

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