Thursday, May 10, 2018 -- Members of staff at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell in Valatie along with family members, and residents, recently collected more than 100 canned vegetables for the Ichabod Crane BackPack Program. The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children on weekends when other food resources are not available. Supported by businesses, community organizations, religious organizations, and individuals, the 30-week program provides bags filled with food that are child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon. Featured are (L to R): Alyse Smith, resident, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell; Bridget Delcoure, director of recreation, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell; Jessica Mascolo, art teacher, Ichabod Crane Middle School and program coordinator for Ichabod Crane’s BackPack program for the elementary and middle school; and, Juan Marrero, resident, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Freihofer's Run for Women, one of the nation's most prestigious all-women road races, will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Read more: Freihofer's Run for Women Slates 40th Anniversary Past Champions' Panel on 5/31
Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Residents of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell in Valatie attended today's Northern Columbia Little League opening day. They took part in opening day ceremonies and then cheered on The Grand-sponsored teams competing in different age groups. “We’re always looking for fun ways to give back to the community,” said Bridget Delcoure, director of recreation, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell, explaining that staff handed out sunglasses, drawstring bags, water bottles and t-shirts during each game. “Our residents loved spending with young members of the neighborhood. Our sunglasses were a big hit with the kids, as many of them chose to wear them for their professionally taken photographs. A fun day was had by all!"
Wednesday, April18, 2018 -- We are thrilled to have designed the new website for the Freihofer's Run for Women, one of the world's most prestigious 5K road races for women. The site is designed to be mobile-friendly and easier for participants to navigate. Check it out here.
Friday, April 6, 2018 -- The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, Lake George's summer haven for Capital Region families for decades, is now the new home base for the Capital Region's premier type 1 diabetes (T1D) fundraising event!
Read more: JDRF to Host One Walk Great Escape May 12
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 --Congratulations to Joe Gambino, CEO, Hometown Health Centers, a nationally recognized health center, providing high-quality, cost-effective primary healthcare, who will be receiving an honorary degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the school's May 12, 2018 commencement ceremony!
Read more: Hometown Health Centers CEO to Receive Honorary Degree
Friday, March 16, 2018 -- We are extremely proud of how our truck wrap turned out for the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York's (FASNY) "Fire In You" campaign, a statewide volunteer recruitment campaign sponsored by FASNY encouraging men and women of New York to become volunteer firefighters.. The vehicle will be driven to community events across the Empire State. You can learn more at FireinYou.org.
VALATIE, N.Y. (Friday, March 16, 2018) — Friends and family often have a range of questions when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This includes what does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? And what resources are available to help?
Read more: Alzheimer's Association to Host Monthly Caregiver Support Group in Columbia County
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (March 13, 2018) — Ray O’Conor will discuss his book, “She Called Him Raymond: A True Story of Love, Loss, Faith and Healing” on Thursday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at The Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs.
Read more: Acclaimed Local Author to Speak in Saratoga on March 22
VALATIE, N.Y. (Friday, March 9, 2018) — Last year, the American Red Cross launched wide-ranging relief efforts to help people devastated by three historic back-to-back hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — followed closely by the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.
Read more: Red Cross to Host Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program 3/24 In Valatie