Lexington Receives NYSARC Trust Recreation Grant

The NYSARC Trust Services Board has provided Lexington, Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC Inc. with a remainder fund grant of $10,000 to provide recreational opportunities for people supported by Lexington. Last year, Lexington received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services for $6,000 that went toward the purchase of adaptive wellness equipment. This funding is providing for a variety of recreational games such as foosball tables, ping pong tables, air hockey tables and pool tables. These new games will allow the men and women supported by Lexington to be further engaged in activities that interest them. Each of the game options will provide new opportunities for social interaction and fine and gross motor skill development, both of which are goals of Lexington’s health and wellness program, Engaged & Empowered.

In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $1,660,500 were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide and a total of $2,207,880 in remainder grants were awarded in 2014 to support recreation and guardianship statewide. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits.

Information about how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you is available by visiting www.nysarctrustservices.org, calling 1-518-439-8323 or 1-800-735-8924 (toll-free), or e-mailing info@nysarctrustservices.org.

Lexington Raises Flag in Honor of Memorial Day

On Friday, May 23, 2014, Lexington's Day Habilitation program held a Flag Raising Ceremony at Lexington's Gloversville facility in honor of Memorial Day. The flag was very generously donated by the Meco Fire Department and was raised by Joe Looman and Patrick Foote, two Lexington program participants. Several staff and individuals supported by Lexington attended the ceremony, including several employees in uniform.

Meco Firemen Gary Stoller and Richard Ruby present Lexington participants Patrick Foote and Joe Looman with a new American flag that was raised at Gloversville's Bishop Burke facility.

Meco Firemen Gary Stoller and Richard Ruby present Lexington participants Patrick Foote and Joe Looman with a new American flag that was raised at Gloversville's Bishop Burke facility.

Lexington Safety Manager and Technical Sargeant, New York Air National Guard William Roe gave a moving speech about the history and meaning of Memorial Day.

Lexington Safety Manager and Technical Sargeant, New York Air National Guard William Roe gave a moving speech about the history and meaning of Memorial Day.

Joe Looman and Patrick Foote prepare to raise the flag.

Joe Looman and Patrick Foote prepare to raise the flag.

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Joe Looman and Patrick Foote raise the flag while Lexington Employees Staff Sergeant Gary Davis, US Air Force Reserve; Senior Airman Quentin Hallenbeck, US Air Force Reserve; and Airman 1st Class Samantha Gifford, New York Air National Guard look on.

Joe Looman and Patrick Foote raise the flag while Lexington Employees Staff Sergeant Gary Davis, US Air Force Reserve; Senior Airman Quentin Hallenbeck, US Air Force Reserve; and Airman 1st Class Samantha Gifford, New York Air National Guard look on.