Arc receives $8K grant for recreation opportunities

Staff Reports Posted 9 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Arc of Orleans has received an $8,000 grant from the NYSARC Trust Services. The funding, approved for NYSARC chapters state-wide, will pay for recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.

Last year the chapter in Orleans County received a similar grant from the NYSARC Trust Services that served 90 people in Orleans County, who travelled to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Wyoming County, and Corning Glass Center where they each made a glass flower.

They also spent a day at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester and had a picnic. The group from the Arc also went to the Strasenburgh Planetarium and the Rochester Museum & Science Center. One of the Arc sites purchased arts and crafts supplies for the residents to work on.

Individials served by the Arc also attended several Buffalo Bills and Rochester Amerks games. They also were able to have several holiday themed celebrations due to the generosity of this grant, according to Darlene Golson, community relations manager for The Arc.

The Arc plans to use the $8,000 grant for similar trips and programs this year, she said.