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  • Apr 26, 2024

    People Inc. Plants Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

    People Inc. is planting trees for Arbor Day at locations across our service area. We are committed to nurturing the neighborhoods and communities in which we work, and where we maintain group homes, day programs and affordable apartment buildings. Arbor Day is a national observance that

  • Apr 24, 2024

    Celebration Honors 100-Year-Old Volunteer

    ‘Mr. Prince’ Still Visits Seniors 4 Days a Week, 4 Hours a Day When Prince Whitstone decided in 2000 to fill his time in retirement by volunteering, his goal was to stay active while giving back. As he turns 100 years old this week, it seems this remarkable volunteer has found

  • Apr 22, 2024

    Earth Day Celebrated by People Inc. Self-Directed Staff

    Teamwork provided spring maintenance and a tree planting in Allegany County. Continuing a partnership with IMPACT: Friends Improving Allegany County Trails, Inc, members of the People Inc. Self-Directed team gathered on Earth Day 2024 to clear trails of winter blowdowns, trim branches, raking ou

  • Apr 05, 2024

    Celebrating Autism Acceptance Each Day at People Inc.

    There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to Autism, and that is clear in the approach to the People Inc. day program on Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, where all participants fall somewhere on the Autism spectrum. Whether it’s creating art, gardening, reading, volunteering, or l

  • Apr 04, 2024

    The Global Group Hosting Events for People Inc.

    The Global Group is proud to be a part of the upcoming "Better Together...A Night of Celebration" benefiting the People Inc. Foundation. They are hosting a pair of public "gift gatherings" at their locations in Amherst and Blasdell this month. Mention that you are with Peop

  • Apr 03, 2024

    Plain Language Communication on the Eclipse

    Thomas Ess, People Inc. Vice President for Emergency Management, was interviewed by WBFO's Disability Reporter Emyle Watkins on why plain language communication matters on communicating about the eclipse to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and how the eclipse is chan

  • Apr 02, 2024

    Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Residents in Senior Care Facilities

    People Inc. is offering certification training this spring for people interested in advocating for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Erie County.  The NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program connects caring and effective advocates with older adults and people w

  • Mar 29, 2024

    Advocacy is a Way of Life

    As Developmental Disabilities Awareness month comes to an end, we wanted to shine a light on the devoted professionals who make up the People Inc. Advocacy Department. This team is making an impact not only on the agency, but regionally, statewide, and beyond. They are teachers, advocates, and inno

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Total Solar Eclipse Arrives on April 8 - Impact on Agency Operations, Safety Information & Radio Interview

    On Monday, April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will be observable in the Western New York and Rochester areas. This is one of the few places in the country where the eclipse can be observed. This rare event will draw close to a million people to the Western New York area and approximately half a m