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  • Nov 04, 2010

    People Inc. Sunflower Senior Living Apartments Hosts Veterans Tribute

    Amherst, NY, November 3, 2010: The public is invited to join People Inc.'s Sunflower Apartments annual Veteran's Tribute from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 146 Franklin Street in Lackawanna. On hand as keynote speaker will be Gerald Tidd, a Vietnam Veteran and Cmdr. Post 120 Role of Honor Disabled American Veterans. A flag raising ceremony will be held to honor all past and present veterans for their service to our country. In conjunction with the Veterans Tribute, People Inc. is having a new clothing drive for homeless veterans and their families with a special request for gloves, scarves, hats, long underwear and socks. Items may be dropped off at the following locations: People Inc. Sunflower Apartments at 146 Franklin Street, Lackawanna People Inc. Iris Apartments at 4150 Sowles Road, Hamburg People Inc.'s Senior Living Apartments enable seniors to live enjoyably. Seniors interested in learning more about eligibility can call 716.817.9090 or visit the Senior Services section of

  • Nov 02, 2010

    New Release!

    Published by the Museum of disABILITY History, People Inc., and People Ink Press Just before the Civil War, Dr. Platt H. Skinner, a pioneer educator of the disabled, operated three schools for African-American children who were blind, deaf, or both. An ardent abolitionist, Dr. Skinner was forced

  • Oct 21, 2010

    Career Open House!

    "I came to People Inc. to change someone's life for the better. I did. My own." Date: Tuesday, October 26th Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: People Inc. Headquarters                1219 North Forest Road                Williamsville, N.Y. Come take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what People Inc. has to offer! We are currently looking to hire for direct care staff and we would love to meet you. We will not be holding interviews but we will be accepting resumes. Our recruitment staff as well as representatives from multiple programs will be available to answer any questions. Apply online!  

  • Sep 23, 2010

    6th Annual disABILITIES Film Fest & Speaker Series

    The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. are pleased to host the 6th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series. The goal is to provide entertainment and information while exploring issues faced by individuals with disabilities. Join us in watching Profoundly Normal, with speakers

  • Sep 22, 2010

    People Inc.'s Children & Young Adult Services Fair

    Come learn more about People Inc.'s 50 unique and innovative programs! Date: October 13, 2010 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: People Inc. 3131 Sheridan Drive (Northtown Business Center) Amherst, NY 14226 We are easiest to find by turning into the plaza from Bailey Avenue. People Inc. will be

  • Sep 21, 2010

    Fall Informational Sessions Planned

    The People Inc. Foundation is launching its Charitable Gift Annuity program. This is a tool that allows you to make an investment, get a tax deduction, and receive guaranteed monthly/quarterly or annual payments back to you in your retirement, for the rest of your life. Two informational sessions have been scheduled this Fall to explain in straight language and address any questions. We've engaged two certified financial planners to be available, and our COO, General Counsel and Foundation Director will also be available to discuss. Come learn a lot in a short session, either: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:00 PM (Light Dinner will be served) 3131 Sheridan Drive Southwestern Blvd (Northtown Plaza) Tuesday, October 5, 2010 6:00 PM (Light dinner will be served) (Orchard Park Day Program) *Please RSVP to Jolene Stanek at 716.817.7262, for dinner and materials count.

  • Sep 21, 2010

    The next Incredible Years Parent Training Program will begin soon!

    Where: People Inc. 3131 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY Time: Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm Starting: September 30th, 2010 (12 weekly sessions) It is designed for parents of children ages 3-12 years old. The Dinosaur Social Skills Group is also available for the children during this time. This is a training opportunity for all families (including staff) that have a child with a disability. To enroll, please call Michael Horn at 880.3737 or Jessica Makowski at 880.3827. Click here to view the flyer!

  • Aug 18, 2010

    2010-2011 CAMPAIGN...Creating the Strongest Link

    Our fundraising campaign is officially underway, under the leadership of Diana and Ronald Papa and Foundation Board. Our goal is to raise $250,000 in one-time gifts and two year pledges toward renovation costs for the new Training Center for Human Service Excellence and Museum of disABILITY History. Thousands of direct care staff will be trained through this Center, and we all know that they are the strongest link in providing quality care. To learn more, contact Denise Paszkiewicz, Foundation Director at 817.7470 or . Click here to review our campaign booklet  and our pledge form .

  • Aug 10, 2010

    People Inc.'s Training Center and Museum of disABILITY History have moved!

    The People Inc. Training Center, previously housed on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo moved its spacious new location at 3826 Main Street in Amherst. The Training Center provides improved office space and training rooms as well as a permanent home for the Museum of disABILITY. This shared space will make the history of developmental disabilities a more central component to the agencies orientation process. It also provides additional space for museum exhibits and easier access for community groups touring the museum. This move helps People Inc. to continue to grow and enhance its out reach to the community and its employees and is one more progressive and exciting step. For more information, call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716.629.3626.

  • Jul 06, 2010

    Ribbon-Cutting with Congressman Brian Higgins, County Executive Chris Collins and Mayor Hub Frawley to Celebrates the Opening of People Inc.'s Holly Senior Living Apartments in Angola

    What: People Inc. celebrates the opening of its 17th affordable Senior Living site, Holly Apartments, in Angola with ribbon-cutting and program. When: Thursday, July 8th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Holly Apartments 174 N. Main Street Angola, NY 14006 Who: Please join People Inc. President and CEO James M. Boles, Ed.D., People Inc. Board Chairperson William M. Collins, Congressman Brian Higgins, County Executive Chris Collins, Angola Mayor Hub Frawley, HUD Field Office Director, Stephen Banko, The WNY Foundation, community leaders and Holly Apartment tenants. Why: Nearly 33% of seniors aged 65 and over are relying on their Social Security benefits as 90-100% of their total money income, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report titled 65+ in the United State: 2005. The need for affordable housing is far outpacing supply. People Inc is responding to the needs of our growing senior population with the opening of its 17th affordable senior apartment complex. These apartments are designed to allow older persons to age in place, and maintain their independence and a high quality of life at a cost they can afford. Located in Angola, this site provides a new home to seniors, age 62 and up, who meet the federally mandated income guidelines. Tours will be provided of the building and apartments. Tenants from Holly Apartments will share their stories about the importance of having affordable apartments in the Angola community and how it has impacted their lives. People Inc. is thrilled to now provide our exceptional senior living program in Angola, ensuring that the housing needs of seniors are met within this rural community. For more information, please contact Kevin Horrigan, People Inc. Public Affairs Director, at 716.817.7475 or 716.866.5893.

  • Mar 18, 2010

    People Inc. Announces Rehabilitation Promotion

    BUFFALO, N. Y., March 17 --- People Inc., Western New York's leading social services organization serving individuals with disabilities and their families, announced the promotion of Shelley Curl, PT, to the position of Assistant Director or Rehabilitation Services. Curl has worked with People Inc. as a physical therapist for over 10 years, and will assist with the coordination of agency rehabilitation services. A North Buffalo resident who earned a microbiology degree at the University of Maryland and a physical therapy degree at the University at Buffalo, she will be consulting with therapists, program managers and directors of various People Inc. dayhab locations. "I'm also a consultant to the IRAs (Individual Residential Alternatives), I oversee four dayhabs, there's teaching and my normal caseload at the Elmwood Health Center," she said. For more information, contact Kevin Horrigan, Public Affairs Director, at 716.817.7475 or click here !

  • Mar 02, 2010

    Spread the Word to End the Word!

    Self Advocate Fair About: Spread the Word to End the Word is a campaign to engage schools, organizations and communities by raising the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard(ed)" and encouraging everyone to stop using the R-word. Date: March 3, 2010 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: 3131 Sheridan Drive Door Prizes Information Make New Friends Take the Pledge to Say No to the R-word! For more information, please contact Rick Banner at 817.3817.