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Meet Our New Ombudsman

These 4 Central New Yorkers are our newest Certified Ombudsman volunteers!   Why become a volunteer Ombudsman?   Volunteer Ombudsman have the power to change lives and…

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A Long Trip to Volunteer

The ARISE Adaptive Design program had the pleasure of working with a new volunteer who traveled all the way from Ibarra, Ecuador. Elena Iturralde, who…

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Support ARISE During Giving Tuesday

https://youtu.be/TZ_PlcGD91g Giving Tuesday is November 30, 2021! You don't have to wait until then to show your support to ARISE and all of the programs…

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ARISE can help you find…

Community Information Sessions at ARISE have resumed! Every Wednesday, starting at 10:00 AM, anyone interested in learning about employment services and supports available to individuals…

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The ARISE & Ski Program…

Fellow ARISE & Ski people I know I am looking forward to skiing Labrador Mountain in 2022. I hope you are too! Talks are still…

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2021 ARISE at the Farm…

On October 2nd we held our Fall Farm Showcase kicking off the 2021-22 fundraising campaign to benefit ARISE at the Farm.  It was a beautiful…

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Madison County After-School Care Available

Do you live in or near Chittenango? Are you looking for care after school, after a day program, or on days off from school? Are…

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Sterling Renaissance Fair: “A” for…

For people with disabilities getting out to enjoy a few hours outside of the house can be a huge challenge, more so now as we…

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ARISE Ombudsman Program Needs Volunteers

Covid-19 greatly affected residents in long term care facilities. 184,000 residents lost their lives nationwide during the Pandemic.  Residents who survived lost their access to…

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Finding a Proxy

By Mike Theobald I am having a very difficult time deciding who to have as my Health Care Proxy agent. New York State allows individuals…

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Empower Federal Credit Union Supports…

ARISE would like to thank Empower Federal Credit Union. They recently donated $500.00 toward purchasing aluminum ramps which will be used for Oswego County residents.…

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Compass Federal Credit Union Supports…

The ARISE Ramp program provides individuals with the freedom to leave their homes.  For decades, the ramp program has been supported by individuals and businesses…

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Driving with Mr. Mike

My first experience driving besides bumper cars and go carts was mowing my grandpa’s lawn with the rider mower.  It was fun while helping at…

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Pennellville Ramp Raising

Special thanks from ARISE to a group of volunteers from the Callimachus Masonic Lodge #369 out of Phoenix. This group of hard workers joined forces…

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NYS Protects All COVID Relief…

The pandemic has made life financially tough for a lot of families.  That is why the federal government has developed several benefit programs to help…

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FEMA Can Help Families with…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can help families financially with the funeral costs of relatives who have passed away due to the pandemic. COVID-19…

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Another Win-Win in Oswego

An Oswego county resident now has access to the community thanks to a collaborative project to build a ramp for their home, earlier this month.…

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An Independent Life (Part 2)

Six years ago, I decided it was time to find an apartment.  After graduating from Le Moyne College, I lived in an apartment then moved…

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