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What Every Caregiver Should Know: Sen. Andrew J. Lanza Special Needs Fair 2019

N.Y.S. Senator Andrew J. Lanza held his 11th Special Needs Fair on the theme of “What Every Caregiver Should Know.”  The May 17th event at the Jewish Community Center of Manor Road, brought together different schools, day programs, foundations and city agencies, offering day habilitation, transportation options, health, education and more. Caregivers and people with […]

Kiwanis Aktion Clubs Converge on Rochester

Volunteers from across New York descended on Rochester to share their ideas at the Kiwanis Aktion Club statewide conference this past October.  Lifestyles’ own Kiwanians were among the groups represented who talked about leadership, their club activities, and why they give their time. “Kiwanis Aktion Club members serve their communities,” explained Eric Schwacke.  “We’re here […]

Take a Road Trip Across Elvis’ America from the Back Seat of His Rolls

Independent Lens’ The King, takes us on a journey from Elvis Presley’s humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi to mega stardom, and we discover America along the way, premiering Monday, January 28, 8 to 10:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. Elvis’ legacy has influenced musicians, people, and our culture.  Eugene Jarecki, director/writer/producer, uses Elvis […]

Mandela Fellows Visit to U.S.

More than twenty scholars of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders from countries all over sub-Saharan Africa spent the month of July learning what they could about nonprofit organizations and how they serve people here. 

Check out the birds at Blue Heron Park

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Tuesday was a wintry day but life was popping at Blue Heron Park. It was all happening at the bird feeders. Because contrary to popular belief, not all birds go south for the winter. And even though it was cloudy and cold, with temps in the mid 30s, we didn’t even […]

A windy Great Kills Beach as Jose passes by in the Atlantic

While Hurricane-turned-Tropical-Storm Jose is making its moves in the Atlantic, it’s making its presence known along the coast with high surf and riptides. It won’t be coming here, Andre Fitzgerald assured us. It’s going north and turning east. Rain here, but more in Long Island tonight. We decided to go to the beach and see […]

Life-Wire Podcast: Tony Orlando Memories

Sal DiBenedetto talk about Tony Orlando and shares is photos of the singer from a live appearance.   [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”22″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”0″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Breakfast Mourns Loss of Services for NYC Disabilities Community

The Staten Island Disabilities Council held its Mourning Breakfast to lament the cuts in services. The March 3 event was one of five breakfasts held in each of New York City’s boroughs to appeal to Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore services, increase salaries of care workers and to open more assisted living facilities for those […]

Spanish Dance Troupe Demonstrates Inclusion

“I like to see how Danza Down, Compañía Elías Lafuente works with dancers with disabilities. It is beautiful and curious to see how professionals of different arts are engaged in this world, a world that most people do not care about.” -Paco Santos