August 11, 2023
August 7, 2023
English novelist E.M. Forster is known for his writing that explored themes such as social classes, imperialism, and personal relationships. In this quote, Forster encourages us to embrace difficult situations and find the strength to overcome them, as that’s what makes life worth living. Ultimately, his quote speaks to the resilience and fortitude that are required to navigate the ups and downs of life with grace and dignity.
July 31, 2023
BHA August 2023 Newsletter is now available on the BHA Website. Please lick the link below to view:
INDEPENDANT LIVING INC SPONSORS EVENT TO CLEBRATE THE 33RD ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
July 26, 2023
EVENT DETAILS: Event: Open House – ADA Turns 33 – Community Event
Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., CEO Doug to present at 5:30 p.m., followed by comments from local legislation and consumers
Location: Independent Living, Inc. 5 Washington Terrace in Newburgh
Parking: Across Street – Activity Center Parking Lot
|INSIDE LOOK AT ALL THE FUN PLANS: |
There will be FREE food, desserts and refreshments, donated by our local businesses.
Prizes! Visit all of the tables for a chance to win a prize! Each table has a little something for each guest to collect, showing they’ve engaged with all of our programs and are eligible to win.
Free phones! Yes – on the spot, within 10 minutes, eligible individuals can get their free cell phones. Come to our event and learn about all of our programs and services, including our community partner connections and referrals to supportive resources, such as Assurance Wireless who will be at our event. *We recommend that you bring a government ID and benefits award letter if you are interested in this Affordable Connectivity Program phone.
Jobs! We are hiring! Visit our Human Resources table to learn more about job opportunities with Independent Living, Inc. If you are interested in Home Care employment, visit our Independent Home Care, Inc. table!
Accessible and Fun Activities:
A Round of Applause for the ADA! We will welcome everyone with an activity that depicts our gratitude for and celebration of the ADA’s impact.
Disability Awareness: Each of our programs are coordinating accessible and educational activities. Examples include: Education Advocacy will have glasses that give a first-person experience of what different visual impairments look like.
SOR and Onward Recovery will offer Narcan training and hand out free Narcan.
Crisis Call Center Peers will offer Fentanyl and Xylazine testing trainings and kits.…and much more!
Games: Some tables are hosting games and offering donated items as prizes for the winners.
Explore various tables, each table representing a specific program or service Independent Living, Inc. offers. We aim to connect with the community through our unique range of services and share personal stories of the individuals we support. You’ll also have a chance to engage with our staff, consumers, caregivers, professionals, and other community members who attend the event. New Independent Living, Inc. and Independent Home Care, Inc. swag just arrived!
Some of our consumers are attending to share their personal experiences at the tables and during the program. One of our incredibly talented consumers will be sharing one of their published poems!
5:30 p.m. Presentation by President and CEO, Doug Hovey:
At 5:30 p.m., we will have a special presentation by Doug Hovey, where he will delve into the significance of the ADA Anniversary, Disability Pride Month, and our commitment to furthering the Disability Rights Movement. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our organization and engage in a Q&A session with Doug or legislative representatives who attend.
July 21, 2023
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BEACON RECREATION 23 WEST CENTER ST
In this quote, iconic visual artist Andy Warhol emphasizes the importance of taking ownership of our own lives and the world around us. Whether it’s making a personal change or contributing to a larger societal shift, we must actively work toward creating the future we envision — not idly wait for time to do the work for us. By recognizing our own agency and responsibility, we can feel more empowered to take action and make a positive impact on the world.
July 19, 2023
In a stirring letter to his first wife, the “king of the beats” Jack Kerouac mused beautifully on the power of kindness. Showcasing his developing Buddhist mind frame and ethics, he encouraged practicing the behavior daily. “That’s the story. That’s the message,” he continued, underlining the importance of extending kindness to others before abruptly deciding that “nobody understands it, nobody listens.” Kerouac then proclaimed he would practice kindness anyway, even if those around him didn’t reciprocate, as it’s the right thing to do.
July 14, 2023
The latest issue of Aging News is now available!
Topics in this issue include:
- Deaths in Falls Increase – But You Can Help
- Volunteer Helpers Wanted at OFA Central Kitchen in Poughkeepsie
- Picnic Volunteers Also Wanted (This Week in Pine Plains)
- Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Now Underway
- Next OFA Friendly Calls Volunteer Orientations and Info Sessions
Italian neurologist and Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini is known for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of neuroscience, including the discovery of the nerve growth factor (NGF), which plays a critical role in the growth and survival of nerve cells. With this quote she encourages individuals to face challenging situations without fear, as these moments can lead to positive outcomes and ultimately shape us into better, more well-rounded human beings.
June 29, 2023
ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF THE BEACON HOUSING AUTHORITY
This is a reminder for all residents to be mindful of the City of Beacon Noise Ordinance (Noise-eCode360) which is in effect daily from 9pm through 7am.
All residents at BHA are being asked to use common sense and adhere to this ordinance. If you are experiencing a situation where a neighbor is making loud or excessive noises during the curfew hours you have the right to contact the Beacon Police and register a complaint. It is strongly encouraged to contact the Police as the incident is happening, calling police after the fact is not a helpful solution.
BHA encourages all residents to exercise respect in creating a safe a peaceful environment. This includes adhering to the Family Obligations issued to each resident at the time they signed their lease.