JDRF Surpasses Fundraising Goal at 5/12 One Walk Great Escape

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -- More than 1500 participants from throughout northeastern New York laced up their sneakers for JDRF’s (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) inaugural One Walk Great Escape held Saturday at the popular Queensbury theme park. One Walk Great Escape is the result of the consolidation of JDRF’s One Walk Albany and One Walk Saratoga into one “mega” event, and walkers beat the fundraising goal of $350,000 by raising $370,000 to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dollars raised will help fund more than 70 human clinical trials of potential T1D therapies.  These investments are supporting the development of next-generation therapies like artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement, and smart insulin that can turn on and off in response to blood sugar levels.  Saturday’s festivities included a kids’ zone, a pamper zone for moms, a photo booth station and free park admission for those who raised more than $100.


Hometown Health Centers' CEO Honored by Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Monday, May 14, 2018 — Joe Gambino, CEO of Hometown Health Centers (HHC), received an honorary degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) at the college's 138th commencement ceremony held Saturday at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. As CEO of HHC since 2009, Gambino oversees one of the Capital Region's top-rated medical and dental facilities. HHC provides care to 20,000 children and adults at four health center sites in Schenectady and Amsterdam, including two school-based health centers. With pharmacy services so connected to healthcare, Gambino partnered with ACPHS to bring College Hometown Pharmacy to HHC. The pharmacy, which opened in 2016, is one of two student-operated pharmacies managed by the college and serves a large and growing medically underserved population.


The Grand at Barnwell Collects Canned Food for Ichabod Crane BackPack Program

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.

The Grand at Barnwell

Local Nursing Home Residents Enjoy Little League Opening Day

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!"


Agency Completes New Freihofer's Run for Women Website

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.