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“The Assemblyman, His Brother and Funding for the Disabled”
New York State Assemblymember Michael Kearns recently shared a very personal family story with WGRZ-TV Channel 2. His brother Paul is developmentally disabled. Like thousands of other families, Paul will be affected by the proposed budget cuts being made by Governor M. Cuomo. Here are excerpts from the Channel 2 interview:

“....We have to stand up to this governor and tell him it's not right that the people who need it most, (disability funding), the people who want it most, the people who deserve it most get this money! This is not only unfair, this is unjust.”
“....we need to be a voice for the most vulnerable. The definition of a great country, a great state is taking care of those who can't take care of themselves.”

People Inc.’s Elmwood Health Center Receives Prestigious Grant with National Impact
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant will Promote Research and Education on Diabetes

Diabetes affects one out of every twelve adult New Yorkers according to the Department of Health. That number has doubled since 1994, and is anticipated to double again by the year 2050. Diabetes has been strongly linked to obesity and Western New York’s rate of obesity tops the New York State’s population occurrence of 25 percent.
It is expected that increasing patient knowledge on diabetes management and increasing health professional’s training on patient lifestyles will result in better health outcomes. A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow People Inc.’s Elmwood Health Center to complete nationally recognized research and offer more resources to their Western New York patients. The grant, anticipated to help health centers reduce health disparities in communities across the United States, will allow the Elmwood Health Center to focus their attention on the medical care and management of individuals with diabetes. Learn more about this new project in the press release...

Young Adult Life Transitions Featured in Buffalo Healthy Living
Have you wondered what type of services are available for young adults with a developmental disability who want to experience college life? That question is answered in the May 2013 issue of Buffalo Healthy Living as People Inc.'s Young Adult Life Transitions program is featured. Read more about it on page 11.

“Shine a Light” with Headway of WNY
Tickets are now available online for the Headway of WNY spring fundraiser, “Shine a Light.” It will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Westwood Country Club, Windows on the Green, 772 North Forest Road in Williamsville. Each ticket has a chance to win $100.00 door prize! Click here to find out more about the event and to purchase tickets in advance.

Get Involved with iCan Shine
Do you love the feeling of riding a bike? Learning to ride a two-wheeler is a rite of passage, but many people with disabilities may not realize. The iCan Shine Bike Camp is changing that! People Inc., Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY, Heritage Centers, Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) and Univera Healthcare have partnered to provide individuals with disabilities with this opportunity. The program will take place June 24-28, at Cheektowaga High School. Find out how to participate or volunteer....

Celebrate Mother's Day with Embrace the Difference®
Give a special, meaningful gift this Mother’s Day or any day with Embrace The Difference®. The jewelry line was designed to spread a message of acceptance, no matter what differences we may have and to give back to charities. People Inc. is one of the charities supported by your purchase! Select People Inc. when you check out online or in the store at Reeds Jewelers/Jenss Décor.

People Inc. Daffodil Senior Living Extravaganza Event
Join us….All interested individuals interested in moving to People Inc. Daffodil Senior Living or for those who would like to learn more are invited to attend!
People Inc. Daffodil Senior Living Extravaganza Event
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
160 Robin Road, Amherst, NY 14228
People Inc.’s Daffodil Senior Living Apartments in Amherst is located in a suburban neighborhood between Williamsville and Tonawanda. People Inc. manages 18 senior apartment locations throughout Western New York providing safe, affordable housing for seniors age 62 and older who meet income requirements. For more information or to RSVP, call 716.625.6081.

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