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  • Mar 01, 2019

    Workshop Focuses on Methods Educators, Healthcare Staff and Parents can Assist People Living with Tourette Syndrome in School and Community

    The Museum of disABILITY History will host its 2019 workshop session of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Associated Disorders in the Classroom on March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its location, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. The workshop will be presented by Susan Conners, MEd, president and founder

  • Apr 10, 2014

    You are invited to the Prom!

    Dress up in your prom best for Agapé Parents’ Fellowship’s Spring Dance and Theme Basket Auction   Sunday, April 13, 2014 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Co. 3281 Lakeshore Rd. Hamburg, NY   Admission Adults: $5.00 Children ages 3-12: $3.00 Ch

  • Apr 16, 2009

    Young and Old Making Special Memories

    Volunteers Come Out for Beautification Efforts and Promoting Awareness   Buffalo, N.Y., April 10, 2009, Volunteers from the Diocese Youth Ministry between the ages of 15 - 17 will volunteer their time as part of an intensive work camp training program during Holy week to provide services of cleaning, painting, and fellowship. On Good Friday, April 10, 2009 between 9:30AM -12:30 PM the volunteers will spend the day at People Inc.'s Seniors Unlimited Program located at 310 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, NY. People Inc.'s Seniors Unlimited is the only program of its kind in the City of Buffalo that provides respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimers, Parkinsons disease, stroke and other related memory loss. In a safe, comfortable environment participants are involved in a variety of activities designed to foster self-esteem, maintain social and daily living skills, exercise the body and stimulate the mind. Activities include exercise, art, crafts, music, intergenerational program, community outings and interaction with peers. Collaborations like this provide an opportunity to promote awareness, diversity, and information sharing with the community. The day will be devoted to educating, raising awareness about individuals with special needs, community living/working together, and developing new friendships. It is a way to have fun socialization, make friends, share experiences and make a global impact, right here in Western New York. In addition, the youth will be asked to take part in raising the consciousness of the community and their peers by pledging their support and stop the offensive use of the "R-word - retard(ed)" in casual conversation.

  • Mar 06, 2023

    Your New Apartment Awaits

    Worry less about the stress and pressure of home ownership with our affordable and maintenance-free apartments! People Inc. provides a variety of affordable apartments for people who meet age and income eligibility with locations across Western New York. If you, a family member or someone you assis

  • Aug 10, 2018

    “A Conversation about Epilepsy” with the Epilepsy Association of Western New York

    As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation called, “A Conversation about Epilepsy” on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its location, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Renay Moran, MEd, an informa

  • Nov 22, 2017

    “A Conversation about Mental Health” Panel Discussion

    Three speakers will share personal experiences about bipolar disorder and ways that the stigma of mental health can be eliminated As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation called, “A Conversation about Mental Healt

  • Feb 28, 2012

    “A Sens-ible Home” and Our Changing Senses

    Lecture presented by Center for Disability Studies at the Museum of disABILITY History February 24, 2012: Our senses change significantly throughout the lifespan, but too often the designs of homes do not reflect this fact. The Center for Disability Studies will present “A Sens-ible Home

  • Jun 29, 2015

    “CarFit” Event for Older Adults at People Inc. Pine Senior Living

    CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Are you able to reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they are secure and comfortable? Find out at the CarFit – Helping Mature Drivers find their Safest Fit event on Wednesday, July 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at People Inc. Pine Senior Living, 6231 Tonawanda Creek Road North, Lockport (off Transit Road near Millersport Highway). CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, which was developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, provides information and materials on community-specific resources that may enhance your driving safety and increase mobility. According to the CarFit website, driver safety programs improve adult driver safety by addressing cognitive abilities and skills, however, older drivers can also improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them. A proper fit in one’s car may increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others. Making adjustments may help you benefit from vehicle safety features by improving comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel. Additionally, during the event, there will be an opportunity to tour apartments at People Inc. Pine Senior Living, which provides affordable and safe apartments for independent seniors ages 62 and up who meet income guidelines. Monthly rent is based on income; some utilities included. People Inc. Pine Senior Living apartments include a living room, one bedroom, kitchen with appliances, accessible bathroom and safety features. The apartment building includes a furnished community room, laundry facilities, 24-hour on-call building services and group transportation to grocery stores. Tenants are welcome to have a small pet. Service coordinators are available to provide connections to services as needed to tenants at no extra charge. For those who like to remain active, there are a variety of activities held throughout the year. The event is hosted by AAA, Niagara County Sheriff’s Department and People Inc. Pine Senior Living. To register for the event or for more information, call 716-433-3381. People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

  • Nov 03, 2016

    “Stay Well on Your Feet” Presentation at People Inc. Pine Senior Living in Lockport

    Whether thinking of downsizing or removing the burden of household maintenance, People Inc. Pine Senior Living provides older adults the chance to live affordably. Seniors and their families are encouraged to schedule a tour or attend their free upcoming event. People Inc. Pine Senior Living will h