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People Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Affordable Housing

By Annette Pinder Glenn Thrush, in writing for The New York Times, recently confirmed that the U.S. is in the grips of an escalating housing affordability crisis. “Millions of low-income Americans pay 70 percent or more of their incomes for shelter, while rents continue to rise, and construction of affordable rental apartments lags far behind the need,” said Thrush. Here in Buffalo, People Inc. cu... »

Museum of disABILITY Grand Opening for “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” Exhibit

When Willard Psychiatric Center in New York’s Finger Lakes closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building. Since their discovery, an incredible exhibit was created that showcases the moving stories behind these suitcases. “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” exhibit has found a home at the Museum of disABILITY History, ... »

Older Adults Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Registration Open for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Older Adults The start of the new year is often the time when people like to make positive changes for their health. Through People Inc.’s Living Healthy Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held for older adults who are living with or caring for someone with a chronic or ongoing health condition. The free wor... »

The Faces of Bipolar Disorder Look Like You and Me

The faces of bipolar disorder look like you and me – Three WNY Healthy Heroes are making a difference By Annette Pinder and Shannon Traphagen Keith O’Neil is an admired football star, having played with the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Indianapolis Colts. By all accounts, he’s had tremendous success, despite his well-kept secret that something in his mind was terribly wrong. ... »

afternoon respite programs

For parents, guardians and caregivers of young people with developmental disabilities, it’s not always possible to work full days or complete errands when a loved one’s needs take priority. Located in safe, community settings, People Inc.’s Afternoon Respite Programs are a bridge between school/day programs and home. The programs provide well-rounded experiences to nurture the skills of those with... »

Stay Well on Your Feet at People Inc.

Stay Well on Your Feet Presentation at People Inc. Pine Senior Living in Lockport Click on Photo to Enlarge! Whether thinking of downsizing or removing the burden of household maintenance, People Inc. Pine Senior Living provides older adults the chance to live affordably. Seniors and their families are encouraged to schedule a tour or attend their free upcoming event. People Inc. Pine Senior Livin... »

People Inc. Daffodil Senior Hosts “Get the Scoop” Open House

People Inc. Daffodil Senior Living will host the “Get the Scoop” Open House on Wednesday, July 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., at 160 Robin Road, Amherst. The free community event will provide information and eligibility requirements for affordable senior apartments. Ice cream and live entertainment will be provided, along with hot dogs and hamburgers. For independent seniors age 62 or older, People Inc. Da... »

Training Available to Become a Volunteer Ombudsman to Advocate for Seniors

People Inc. is seeking volunteers with a passion for assisting seniors to support the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Volunteers, called ombudsmen, play an important part by advocating and promoting the rights of residents who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Ombudsmen provide compassion and problem-so... »