Let’s Stuff The Bus! Supporting Food Pantries for MLK Day

Let’s Stuff The Bus! Many thanks to our wonderful transportation department for supporting Stuff the Bus. Each year a driver and a bus brave the weather in a parking lot on a cold winter day to collect donations for this community effort.  Our Thanks to The Walton Big M and Margaretville Freshtown for hosting us […]

A Sense of Purpose, Community, and Citizenship

Here at The Arc of Delaware County, we are on a mission. It’s an incredible mission, one that has been going strong for over 50 years. That mission is to support people to live fulfilling lives. There are so many things that contribute to that feeling and many of them are specific to each person. […]

Grateful For Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

We would like to express our gratitude for the NYSARC Trust Services 2018 grants, which provide funds for guardianship and recreation programs.   NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT)  can dramatically impact the lives of people we support while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefit programs (i.e. Medicaid and SSI). These […]

Year End Celebrations ~ So Many Great Things to Celebrate!

The Arc of Delaware County had a great time saying goodbye to 2018 with recognitions, celebrations and dance parties!   Thanks to The Arc New York’s recreations grant funds we were able to throw a Holiday bash dance party complete with our friends, the band Flame! Marie Nestle, Flame’s band manager had this lovely thing […]

The Arc Responds to Food and Drug Administration’s Intent to Ban Use of Electric Shock Devices

Earlier this week, The Arc’s National office released the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it intends to ban the use of an electric shock device called Gradual Electronic Decelerator or GED. These devices are used with residents of the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), an institution in Massachusetts […]

Sharing Laughs with “Our Place” St. James Church Lake Delaware

“Our Place” is an Adult Enrichment Center offering an array of activities & programs for seniors and other community members. The senior program is open Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm at The Saint James Church,  55 Lake Delaware Dr, Delhi, NY 13753 Henry Kamp was more than happy to respond to an invitation to […]

Up, Up, and Away!

Here at The Arc of Delaware County, our focus is person-centered. It’s not just about reaching optimum potential, it’s also about helping to create fulfilling lives, lives of dignity and joy. We hope you enjoy one such experience for Edson Jones written by Jessica Baldi.   ***   Edson Jones has dreamt of flying in […]

Family Fun at the Holiday Hoopla

The Arc’s RFI program in Walton was the place to be last Friday evening!  Well over 100 youth turned out for the mysterious, magical ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed Halloween Holiday Hoopla.   This has become an annual tradition that families in the community look forward to each year.  Some highlights of the evening were the fun […]

We’re Having a Dance Party and You’re Invited!

  Great minds think alike and toward the end of the summer we were approached by many with the same request, let’s have a party!   So party time it is! We are having a holiday dance party on: Saturday, December 1  12 – 3 pm at The First Baptist Church 55 Townsend Street Walton, […]

A Minute With Molly: October Newsletter Article

The Arc NY held their Annual Board of Governor’s Meeting in October, and talented artists from The Arc of Delaware County showed off their artistic talent.  Various artists entered the Art Show with beautiful paintings that garnered the nicest compliments. Studio 190 had a booth showcasing Unity Blooms of different sizes, and photography that could […]