June 2009

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Construction begins on People Inc.’s 17th senior housing facility in Angola

With locations from Lockport to now Angola, construction has begun on People Inc.’s 17th independent senior housing site on Main Street in the Village of Angola. "This project, three years in the making, would not have been possible without the persistence of Mayor Howard "Hub" Frawley; funding from HUD, Erie County and the WNY Foundation; and the support of Congressman Brian Higgins," said Kevin Horrigan, People Inc. spokesperson.

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Representatives from the village of Angola, town of Evans, People Inc., Erie County Legislature, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Erie County Department of Environmental Planning, The Western New York Foundation, and the surrounding community took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for People Inc.’s 17th Senior Housing site.




People Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer, Rhonda Frederick.

Rhonda Frederick on WBEN NewsRadio 930

In light of the recent death of a group home employee in Lockport, People Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer Rhonda Frederick addresses how People Inc. group homes are safe, properly-staffed, and well-integrated into the community.

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People Inc. Employees at the Corporate Challenge

Paulette Nowak was one of five People Inc. representatives that participated in the CHASE Corporate Challenge at Delaware Park. “It was just so much fun and a great way to network on a perfect day in June,” said Nowak. The CHASE Corporate challenge brings out hundreds of businesses annually to run and walk around North Buffalo’s Delaware Park neighborhood promoting wellness.

Paulette Nowak, Stacy Maybee, and Serenity Hamlin represented People Inc. in the 29th Annual Chase Corporate Challenge.




A third grade class at the Riverside Elementary School in Oneonta tells us why they think Disability History Week is important.

Riverside Elementary Class promoting New York State Disability History Week

A third grade class at Riverside Elementary School collaborated with the Catskill Center for Independence to find ways to promote disability awareness in their school. This year, the class created a video to support the bills currently in session in the NYS Senate and Assembly which aim to amend New York State education law to include disability history instruction in schools.

Click here to see this great video they created!




WNY Celebrates at Developmental Disabilities Awareness Convention

Members of People Inc.’s team were active participants in the 21st annual "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2009", which filled the Buffalo Convention Center on May 21, 2009. The 1,600 guests enjoyed presentations, displays, musical performances and an awards luncheon during the all-day event.

Approximately 50 service organizations, from throughout Western New York, brought display tables to the exhibit hall floor, and People Inc. had the largest and most inclusive presentation (the Museum of disABILITY brought its "Invacar", the British-built three-wheeled street-ready mini-car outfitted with custom-made driving controls).

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According to organizers, DD Day, or Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day, is the largest single-day convention in the U.S.




(left to right) People Inc. employees Kathy Bechtel, Gina Frank, Carol Robertson, Clare Piszkin, and Donna Mostiller.

Lois Cammarata Scholarship Dinner

Over 100 friends and family attended the 3rd annual Lois Cammarata Scholarship dinner.


The Lois Cammarata Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by the friends and family of Lois Cammarata. Lois shared her friendship and talents for over 26 years with so many at People Inc. This scholarship commemorates a special person by assisting other People Inc. staff in furthering their personal and professional goals.



Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament

The 8th Annual People Inc. Foundation Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament will be Monday, August 24, 2009 at the East Aurora Country Club. Space is still available for golfers and sponsorship opportunities. There will be great prizes, a vacation raffle, and complimentary golfer gifts. In-kind donations are welcome for the silent and live auctions! For more information and to reserve your foursome, call the People Inc. Foundation at 716.817.7461.


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People Inc.’s annual Drive Fore Disabilities golf tournament is the ONLY fundraising event of the year, and proceeds go towards the expansion of services and continuing support of those with disabling conditions.





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