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Kirkpatrick Day Program Open Houses Commemorate National Adult Day Services Week

dp posterThe Kirkpatrick Day Program will commemorate National Adult Day Services Week with a series of open houses to introduce the community to the value of adult day programs. The program — located at 441 W. Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse — is operated by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter and caters to individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.

The open houses will take place September 16 to 20 from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 3 p.m. An evening open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on September 17. Continue reading

Chase Volunteers Make $1,000 Donation to Day Program

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Back on Wednesday, we shared photos of the garden that volunteers from Chase bank have been working on. The volunteers who come each week to maintain the plants brought something else on Thursday: a check for $1,000.

Chase bank, in support of their staff’s time and work, made the donation to the Kirkpatrick Day Program. Pictured above, from left to right, are Jeff Bryce, Melissa Incassati and Nicole Tisdell of Chase, and Chapter employees Grant Fletcher and Any Gannon. The photo is taken in front of the garden planters that the Chase team has spent the summer working on.

Portion of the Proceeds Event at Tully’s Liverpool

tullys002Many national chain restaurants have fundraising proceeds where diners who present a special coupon can have a percentage of their bill donated to a particular organization (we made a list below for our Walk To End Alzheimer’s teams looking for a little boost in their fundraising).

The Kirkpatrick Day Program team is hosting a “Portion of the Proceeds” event at Tully’s Good Times in Liverpool on August 13. Print the special Tully’s coupon (click on the graphic to the right) and bring it to the located on 7th North Street (near the Interstate 81 junction), and 10 percent of your bill will support the Day Program’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s team. It’s a pretty easy way for us to raise money and all you have to do is eat some of their world famous chicken tenders! Continue reading

All-Star Band Visits Day Program

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The City of Syracuse Youth All-Star Band made its annual visit to the Kirkpatrick Day Program last week. The 13-piece band set up under the awning in the day program’s backyard and entertained the participants with a slate of patriotic songs and standards.

The Youth All-Star Band is one of the City of Syracuse’s best kept secrets. Managed through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs, the band is comprised of high school students who rehearse all spring to deliver a seven-week calendar of shows in the summer.

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HAPPENING TODAY: Chase Volunteers Making the Day Program a Greener Place

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Volunteers from Chase Bank are hard at work today in the Kirkpatrick Day Program backyard. Using a donation of their time and funds from their company, these volunteers are spending today building two new large gardening boxes in the day program backyard.

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Once the boxes have been completed, they will plant vegetables and make regular visits to maintain the garden. Day program participants will water and tend to the garden, and pick veggies to use in the preparation of lunch.

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Nearly a dozen volunteers have been through the yard today, building the boxes, moving dirt and planting. We’ll update this space throughout the summer so you can see the progress.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL: Day Program Celebrates “The Big Game”

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The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in the Super Bowl. To celebrate the America’s biggest unofficial holiday, the Kirkpatrick Day Program had a day of football-themed activities.

DSC05852Designed by program aide Mary Daley (pictured above with a participant and another aide, Jay Gables), all of the day’s events revolved around football, from trivia to word games to a special football game designed by Mary to decorations throughout the program. Mary and her husband built a goal post from PVC plumbing pipe and used it as part of a football toss game with the participants.

Even today’s snack had a football party theme: pretzels and beer…root beer, that is.

The celebration culminated with a drawing for a football signed by coaches and players from the Syracuse University football team. It was won by Eilene O’Connor (pictured below with Mary and assistant day program director Amy Gannon), a proud SU alum!

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