Author Archives: Steve Waterson

Volunteer Appreciation Week: Saluting those who give back

By Mark Stevens April 23 through 29 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to recognize those millions of Americans, including thousands in Chautauqua County, who give their time to a cause close to their heart. As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to a community that’s given so much to them, people […]

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Advocacy campaign successful! Workers to see pay raise

For almost a year, disability advocates have been repeating a simple but critically important message: that New York State needs to provide funding so that the people who support individuals with disabilities can earn a living wage. Months of hard work, rallies, protests, letters to the editor, media interviews, and publicity paid off March 28 […]

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TRC, Chautauqua Mall to hold Autism Awareness Event

In recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month, The Resource Center and the Chautauqua Mall will hold their second annual autism awareness event Saturday, April 15. The free event will run from 10:00 to noon in the main concourse of the mall, located on Fairmount Avenue (Route 394) in Lakewood. Activities will be repeated during […]

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Staff honored for increasing people’s independence

The Resource Center recently honored eight employees who helped people with disabilities to become more independent, a successful project that also saved millions of dollars in Medicaid expenses. On March 28, The Resource Center presented its Quarterly Agency-Wide Staff Appreciation Award to eight employees for their efforts in operating TRC’s version of the Balancing Incentive […]

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