Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sinergia's Day Habilitation Volunteer Recognition and Art Show

On June 22nd, 2010, the Sinergia Day Habilitation program participants took part in two events. The first was an acknowledgement of the volunteer work that many of the participants engage in on behalf of Sinergia. These activities include delivering meals to seniors for the “Meals on Wheels” program and assisting staff at Senior Centers and at local hospitals. Each volunteer was honored for his or her work by receiving a framed certificate of appreciation and a gift certificate from Target stores. Many of the volunteers have been engaged in their respective activities for years and really enjoy the sense of “giving back” that they get from participating in this effort.
The second part of the event centered around the kick-off of the Day Habilitation Art Show & Sale. The Dr. Nivia Zavala Conference Center was filled with artwork, jewelry and photos created by the participants of the Day Habilitation and UpLiving programs, who had been working with staff members for a number weeks preparing works that expressed their artistic feelings and creativity. The event also included the viewing of a video that had been created by the participants, along with Recreational Therapist Carmen Meija-Boil and the assistance of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. The video was a celebration of the city of New York that featured the participants visiting and enjoying many local attractions. The artwork was open for viewing and for purchase to interested parties for the remainder of the week.

Top left: Day Habilitation participant Kenneth F. receives his certificate of appreciation for his volunteer work with “Meals on Wheels”.

Bottom right: UpLiving Program participant Lillian R. poses with the mosaic wall hanging that she created.

Below: Computer art by Frank Ferrieras (prints available for sale; contact Erin at Sinergia at 212-643-2840 for info).

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