Tenant Celebrates Birthday Milestone at People Inc. Ivy Rose Senior Living
A lot of candles, but more importantly, there were a lot of smiles as Molly Hy was wished a happy 100th birthday! The tenant at People Inc. Ivy Rose Senior Living in North Buffalo celebrated her milestone birthday on September 4 at a party filled with music and laughter.

Molly moved to People Inc. Ivy Rose in April 2002. It is in close proximity to her devoted daughter, Ann, and accessible for the aide assistance that she needs. She enjoys listening to music and is a big fan of Frank Sinatra. At the party, local music entertainer Tony Pedulla sang some of her favorite Sinatra and other old school ballads. Happy Birthday, Molly!
Southtowns Career Fair
People Inc. is hosting a Career Fair on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3763 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about People Inc.’s career opportunities including full and part-time group home, behavior technician, team leader, site supervisor, LPN and RN positions.
While walk-ins are welcome, those who register for the Career Fair in advance through People Inc.’s website by September 24 can also book a guaranteed one-on-one meeting with a recruiter!
Become part of our team and help individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs live as independently as possible.
World premiere of Kelly's Hollywood at Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series
People Inc.’s Museum of disABILITY History invites you to attend a movie premiere with Buffalo roots! The Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series will feature the exclusive world premiere of Kelly’s Hollywood, a film by writer, actor, director and producer Brian Donovan. The inspirational film is about a brother’s quest to fulfill his sister’s dream of becoming a Hollywood diva. Both Brian and Kelly were originally from Buffalo. Brian, a 1985 graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, moved to Hollywood to pursue his acting career. Kelly spent her winter holidays there, pursuing her dream to become a star.
Event Date: Friday, October 17
Movie Times: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Movie Location: Amherst Dipson Theatre, 3500 Main Street, Buffalo
Cost: $10 per person in advance, $15 per person on the day of the event
Movie tickets are now available at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, and the Amherst Dipson Theatre on the day of the event.
Reception with the film creator Brian Donovan: 5 p.m., 3826 Main Street, Buffalo  
This year's event is a fundraiser for the Museum of disABILITY History, Bornhava and Cantalician Center.
Information: 716.629.3626 and
Click here to view the flyer.
Golfing for a Cause
The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day filled with camaraderie at the 13th Annual People Inc. Drive Fore Disabilities Tournament held on August 18, at East Aurora Country Club. With 146 golfers and generous supporters, the event was a terrific success! Thanks to everyone who participated, this year’s net proceeds were over $92,000, and will benefit People Inc.’s mission to help those with disabling conditions to lead successful and independent lives. For a recap of the day, check out the photo album on Facebook!
Click here to donate and find out more about other fundraising opportunities.
Recent news stories that include information from People Inc. and agency representatives 
“The offbeat side of the news:” “Have a cookie” – Senator Charles Schumer visited People Inc.’s administrative offices. People Inc. Chief Operating Officer Rhonda Frederick and Government Relations Director Kevin Horrigan are quoted. The Buffalo News, August 15, 2014.
“People Inc. has girl’s day out at BLING!:” The People Inc. Young Adult Life Transitions program is highlighted. Lockport Star, August 30, 2014.
“People Inc. is Hiring for Entry Level Positions:” Feature story on People Inc. direct care recruitment. Buffalo Healthy Living, September 2014.
“Alzheimer’s Program Provides Benefits for Participants, Caregivers:” People Inc. Seniors Unlimited program is highlighted. Bee Health (Supplement to Bee Publications, Inc.), September 3 and 4, 2014.
“On UB campus, stories from old almshouse are pieced together from the bones left behind:” Museum of disABILITY History Curator Douglas Platt is quoted. The Buffalo News, September 7, 2014.
Disability Scoop: Kids with Autism See Big Gains with Tablets
“Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills”

Huffington Post: RJ Mitte Explains how Having Cerebral Palsy Taught Him to Pity Bullies
When RJ Mitte first moved to Los Angeles to begin his acting career at 13, he let his cerebral palsy speak for itself, only providing details to those that asked.
NPR: People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer’s Research
“When researchers at the University of California, San Diego wanted to study an experimental Alzheimer’s drug last year, they sought help from an unlikely group: people with Down syndrome.”
Today: Miss Amazing pageant puts girls with disabilities first
“At one very special pageant, it isn’t about who has the best voice or the prettiest dress. It is, however, still about the tiara.”
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Starlight Studio and Art Gallery to Present at Museum of disABILITY History
Calling all art enthusiasts…the next Person First Forum at the Museum of disABILITY History is for you! The presentation, “Six Minds - Two Ways to Beauty,” will be conducted by Carrie Marcotte, director of Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, and Maggie Parks, teaching artist. They will present two short films and a panel discussion with six artists concerning their creative work with local media arts company, Squeaky Wheel. Starlight Studios, a vibrant art studio and gallery located in downtown Buffalo, supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development. An exhibition of student art will also be on display during the event.

When: Saturday, September 13, at 1 p.m.
Where: Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo
Cost: FREE admission to the Person First Forum. Regular admission applies for those who wish to tour the Museum of disABILITY History.
Information/RSVP: Call 716.629.3626
People Inc. Orchard Senior Living Open House, Craft and Bake Sale
People Inc. Orchard Senior Living will host an Open House, Craft and Bake Sale for community members. Stop by and check out terrific items for purchase including yummy baked goods, paintings, scarves and much more! You can also meet with tenants, tour the building and learn about People Inc.’s Senior Living apartments, including income eligibility, from expert staff.

When: Wednesday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 276 Waverly Street, Springville
Information: 716.592.4640
Join the People Inc. Team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
People Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and we would love to have you on our team!  
The Erie county walk will be on Saturday, September 20
Delaware Park Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo
Registration at 8:30 a.m. / Ceremony at 10 a.m. / Walk at 10:15 a.m.
Route Length: Two miles
To join the People Inc. team, click here.
For more details, click here.
Rivershore, Inc.’s 5th Annual Gala Dinner
Rivershore, Inc., an affiliate of People Inc., is hosting a Beatles-themed gala where guests can “Imagine” a world where people living with disabilities are accepted, loved and supported, just like everyone else. Maryalice Demler of WGRZ-TV Channel 2 will serve as emcee and world class jazz pianist, Matt Savage, will be the featured entertainer. All proceeds help Rivershore, Inc. carry out its mission of supporting people living with disabilities as they pursue and achieve meaningful lives.

When: Wednesday, October 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Dr., Lewiston
Information: Call 716.754.7272, ext. 15
Cost: $75 per person
That’s Amore!
Lots of fun was had by all at the People Inc. Senior Living tenant luncheon on August 20! The banquet room was a perfect setting for an Italian themed party for 300 of People Inc.’s Senior Living tenants at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center in Lackawanna. It was fitting to serve the food “family style” as tenants often become close friends and get a chance to make new ones at the annual luncheon.

“Every year, the senior luncheon seems to get better and better and that’s due to the enormous amount of behind the scenes work that our staff do to make this a wonderful event,” shared Anna Korus, People Inc. senior vice president. “The faces of the seniors tell the story. There was more interaction, dancing and happy faces than ever before.”

To learn more about People Inc. Senior Living apartments, which provide affordable and safe housing for seniors age 62 and over, click here or call 716.817.9090. Many apartment locations are accepting applications in the Northtowns and Southtowns. To look at the fun photos from the luncheon, click on the Facebook photo album.
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