Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 -- In this short video which we shot and edited, Mark Quandt, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of NENY, talks about his organization and how donations from participants taking part in the 71st annual Troy Turkey Trot help the organization accomplish its mission. Based in Latham, N.Y., the Food Bank serves more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other charitable feeding programs in 23 counties of upstate New York. It helps to feed nearly 300,000 people annually!
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 -- George Fink, 91, of Selkirk, a resident at The Grand Healthcare System's The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell, got a lifelong wish to drive a tank fulfilled today when The Grand Healthcare System partnered with Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course in Greenville to let him get behind the controls of their 1984 M548 personnel carrier with .50 caliber turret.
Read more: Valatie Nursing Home Resident Realizes Dream of Driving Tank!
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 — Organizers of the Troy Turkey Trot, the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, today announced the start of registration for the event’s 71st edition. The signature Collar City event, presented by Pioneer Bank, features a 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile, and Turkey Walk, and will be held on Thanksgiving morning in historic Troy, New York. Registration for all race events is available at TroyTurkeyTrot.com.
Read more: Registration Open for 71st Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 -- On Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y. will host “Transformed: An Inner Healing Conference.” The two-day event begins Friday at 7 p.m. and ends with a healing service on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Conference Coordinator Fr. Mark Chesnut shares an overview.
Read more: Five Questions with Fr. Mark Chesnut
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 -- The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell (3230 Church St, Valatie, N.Y.) will host a spooky Community Trick or Treat Celebration on Monday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Read more: The Grand at Barnwell Slates 10/29 Community Trick or Treat Celebration
Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 -- Those scarred by harmful experiences in their lives such as the loss of a parent, childhood abuse or post-traumatic stress from military combat are invited to attend “Transformed: An Inner Healing Conference” Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y.
Read more: Registration Open for Oct. 19-20 Inner Healing Conference at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2018 — The Troy Turkey Trot, the Capital Region’s largest Thanksgiving road race, will launch a 10-week Training Challenge on Monday, Sept. 17 to prepare beginner, intermediate and advanced runners for the 71st edition of the Troy Turkey Trot.
Read more: Registration Open for Troy Turkey Trot Training Challenge
Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Congratulations to the 500 riders from 81 JDRF International chapters who raised $1.5 million for type 1 diabetes research at Saturday’s Ride to Cure Diabetes in Saratoga Springs. Kudos also to the 30 local riders, including Tom Hoffman Jr, CEO, Hoffman Car Wash & Hoffman Jiffy Lube, who raised $112,000 while representing JDRF's Northeastern New York chapter. The Saratogian wrote a nice piece in advance of Saturday's event. Click here. The event's photo gallery can be seen here.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 — In what is believed to be the first program of its kind in New York state, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) today announced the opening of “The Collaboratory,” an innovative community health resource for residents of Albany’s South End. Literally a “laboratory for collaboration,” The Collaboratory will provide programs and facilitate partnerships with local community organizations with a goal of improving the health and wellness of area residents.
Read more: ACPHS Launches New Community Health Initiative in Albany's South End
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Staff at client, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland, organized on a beautiful 70th wedding anniversary vow renewal celebration yesterday for Joe, 93, and Joan, 90, Clemens of Latham. The couple met at Snyder's Lake, a popular spot outside of Troy, following the end of the World War II. After marrying in August 1948, the couple purchased their first and only home at 3 Caroline St., Latham. Joe spent 33 years working for the gas department at Niagara Mohawk, while Joan balanced raising two children with a part-time job at Montgomery Ward in Menands. Rick Clemens said his mother developed dementia when she was 75 and his father was her sole caretaker. He continues to be with her every step of the way. Media coverage was strong with CBS6, WNYT, Spectrum News, Altamont Enterprise and Times Union covering the memorable ceremony.