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Groundbreaking for Newest Affordable People Inc. Senior Living Apartments in Springville
Springville greeted People Inc. with open arms! A groundbreaking celebration was held for the newest affordable People Inc. Senior Living Apartments in Springville on August 23, 2012. The new location will be at 276 Waverly Street (Commerce Drive) in Springville, NY. Springville Mayor William Krebs; Village of Springville representatives; staff from the Department of Housing and Urban Development; People Inc. Chief Operating Officer Rhonda Frederick; community leaders; and People Inc. Senior Living staff were in attendance.

For a preliminary interest form or for more information about other People Inc. Senior Living locations, call 716.817.9090. Click here to read more.

The Buffalo News: Springville warmly welcomes People Inc.’s senior housing plan

disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series to feature the movie “Bully”
The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. are pleased to host the 8th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. A reception will start at 6 p.m., film screening at 7 p.m., followed by guest speaker Jesse Saperstein, best-selling author, autism advocate and motivational speaker.
The Film Festival will feature the award winning and acclaimed documentary Bully, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch. Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year. The topic of bullying is an emerging social concern that has been played out in headlines all across the world. Bullying is a topic that cuts across gender, age, ethnic and economic demographics. The movie features five kids and their families by offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched their lives.
In order to better educate our community on the topic of bullying, including the bullying of individuals with disabilities, the Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. will host a Bullying Awareness and Prevention Forum on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, located at 3860 Main Street in Buffalo (located next door to the Museum of disABILITY History). During this workshop, the Museum’s brand-new “kNOw bullying” program will be highlighted, which will premiere in school districts across Western New York in January of 2013.
Tickets for the disABILITIES Film Festival can be purchased at the event. The cost for the disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series is $2.00 for students and $5.00 for general admission. To learn more or to RSVP for the workshop, visit www.disabilityfilmfest.org or call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716.629.3626.
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Edwin Clausen, Ph.D., president of Daemen College and People Inc. Board of Directors member; Colleen DiPirro, president of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Horrigan, People Inc. public affairs director; and Congressman Brian Higgins.
Photo Recap
In August, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce facilitated a round table discussion between Congressman Brian Higgins and area business leaders at Daemen College in Amherst, NY. People Inc. was happy to be part of the event.

Interview Spotlight: Frank Cammarata, Erie County Executive Director of Office for the Disabled
As a new feature of the People Inc. e-newsletter, interviews with local leaders will be included. We are happy to share our first interview, which is with Frank Cammarata, Erie County Executive Director of Office for the Disabled. Learn more about his new role in government.
Henry Wesley and Frank Cammarata (right), executive director, Erie County Office of the Disabled.

More than Just a Table
458 man-hours. Building 22 handicap-accessible picnic tables. Gathering and sawing of wood. 50 volunteer workers and 50 more making donations. Boy Scout Joshua Preshoff presented the idea of creating picnic tables that are wheelchair accessible. Find out more about this ambitious Boy Scout and how People Inc. benefitted. Read more in the article…

Assistive Technology Expo
The Assistive Technology Expo will be held on October 4, 2012 at Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road in Lackawanna, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The expo is being sponsored by Parent Network of WNY, People Inc. and Early Childhood Direction Center.
The Assistive Technology Expo is for assistive technology users, their families, educators, clinicians, agency providers and administrators. The expo will feature keynote speaker Jonathan Campbell, assistive technology specialist with the PACER Simon Technology Center in Minnesota.
The expo will include a vendor fair consisting of local and national assistive technology representatives. Two panels of experts will talk about what technology is available and how to incorporate it across all settings to enhance quality of life of individuals who use assistive technology.
A limited number of scholarships are available for assistive technology users and their families, funded by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The Expo costs $35 and includes a buffet lunch. For more information or to register, visit www.parentnetworkwny.org or call 716.817.7484.

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People Inc. Senior Living Special Limited Time Offer
Does your mom, dad or grandparent need a safe senior apartment based on income? Are you a senior having difficulties managing household expenses and maintenance? People Inc. Senior Living Apartments are for seniors age 62 and up and monthly rent is based on income. There is a limited time offer at People Inc. Senior Living locations only, including: Daffodil in Amherst, Lilly in Blasdell, Pine in Lockport, Seneca-Cazenovia in South Buffalo and Sunflower in Lackawanna. Receive a move-in allowance in three easy steps!
1. Apply to one of the participating People Inc. Senior Living locations with the special offer by
January 1, 2013.
2. Move in by March 1, 2013.
3. Receive $300 move-in allowance after third month of residency.

To learn more about eligibility, an application or a tour for these specific locations, contact the manager:
Daffodil in Amherst: 716.625.6081
Lilly in Blasdell: 716.821.1230
Pine in Lockport: 716.433.3381
Seneca-Cazenovia in South Buffalo: 716.823.8560
Sunflower in Lackawanna: 716.823.1874

For more information about other People Inc. Senior Living locations, call 716.817.9090.

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