Skip to content

Menu

Press Releases

  • Feb 04, 2015

    People Inc. Receives $1.5 Million in OPWDD Grant Funding

    Agency receives five grants total, more than any other agency in the state   February 4, 2015: People Inc. has received a total of $1.5 million in funding from The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to support five projects that address barriers to trans

  • Jan 21, 2015

    People Inc. Sharpens its Focus on Healthcare with New Executive Level Appointment

    January 21, 2015: People Inc. recently expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Bonnie R. Sloma as senior vice president. In this newly created position, Sloma will oversee the agency’s healthcare business development in addition to healthcare quality standards as the agenc

  • Dec 03, 2014

    Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders Workshop at Museum of disABILITY History

    On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Museum of disABILITY History will host a unique Dialogues on disABILITY Workshop called “Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom.” It will be presented by Susan Conners, M.Ed., president and founder of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State.  The workshop will focus on a number of topics, including criteria for diagnosing Tourette Syndrome, associated disorders and their behaviors, impact on performance and behavior, as well as classroom strategies. The workshop is recommended for parents, educators and human service professionals. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for occupational, physical and speech therapists will be provided, along with certificates of attendance.  The workshop is $40 for adults and $10 for students. There is an additional $20 fee for those interested in earning CEUs. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Those who wish to register are advised to do so early, as the workshop will be limited to the first 80 participants. To reserve your spot, complete the registration form available online at museumofdisability.org or call 716-629-3626 with payment information.  The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.

  • Nov 21, 2014

    People Inc. Marigold Senior Living to Host Holiday Craft Sale, Open House

    Prospective Applicants and Family Members Encouraged to Attend People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a Holiday Craft Sale and Open House on Friday, December 12, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m. at 3026 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island. Seniors in need of affordable housing and family mem

  • Nov 19, 2014

    NEW DATE! Board Members Honor Dr. Boles

    Due to inclement weather, the board member event to honor Dr. Boles originally scheduled for November 19 at the Park Country Club has been rescheduled for January 14 at the Park Country Club. Please RSVP by January 1 to ssullivan@people-inc.org.

  • Nov 11, 2014

    People Inc. Pine Senior Living in Lockport Hosts Open House

    Contact: Nicole Forgione, Public Affairs Manager Direct: 716-817-7490 or nforgione@people-inc.org  Learn about Apartment Income Eligibility and Enjoy Laughter Yoga  People Inc. Pine Senior Living will host an Open House on Thursday, November 13, from 2 to 6 p.m., at 6231 Tonawanda Cre

  • Nov 07, 2014

    Celebrate the Holidays with Universal Mind at the Museum of disABILITY History

    November 6, 2014: On December 5, 2014, a unique holiday party featuring local band Universal Mind will be held at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free to all.  Sponsored by Aspire of Western New York, the band Universal Mind is comprised of musicians who are all “differently-abled.” Formed in 2007, the group performs some of the greatest rock hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, as well as their own dynamic material. They have taken their passion, energy and love for music and have committed themselves to sharing it with others.  Light refreshments and tours of the Museum will be available, along with a holiday basket raffle. Additionally, the Museum Store will be open for shopping convenience, and a gift wrapping station will be available for items that have already been purchased. Simply bring in pre-purchased gifts and have them wrapped by the Museum of disABILITY History team for only $1.00 per gift (up to five gifts).  For more information, call 716-629-3626.  The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.

  • Oct 27, 2014

    RESCHEDULED: Learn About SmartHomes and SmartSupports

    Kitchen countertops that adjust to wheelchair height or the ability for an individual in a wheelchair to control lighting, telephone and security without relying on others are just a few of the many features available in SmartHomes. On May 14, 2015 (rescheduled from November 19), People Inc. invit

  • Oct 16, 2014

    Test Drive a Lincoln MKC to Support People Inc.

    You are cordially invited to the Lincoln MKC Launch Event to support People Inc. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 p.m., Towne Ford Lincoln 3535 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park. Join us in the Lincoln showroom to test drive the Lincoln MKC. For each person who test drives t

Pages