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November 18, 2016


The Advocate is CDS Monarch's monthly newsletter, which shares the exciting stories about how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are achieving their dreams! We hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as we enjoy being a part of them, and we encourage you to share them and help us celebrate these achievements!

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Blended Creative Opportunities Hosts Mock Election

Blended Creative Opportunities hosted a mock election Tuesday, November 8th in which participants cast their votes, receiving an "I Voted" sticker and American flag pin. This was a great exercise for them to learn more about the voting process, and some of the participants talked about how they were going to vote later that night!

View the photos on Facebook >>



NYS Senator Nozzolio Receives CDS Life Transitions Lifetime Achievement Award

On Thursday, November 3rd, NYS Senator Michael F. Nozzolio visited CDS Life Transitions to receive a lifetime achievement award for his support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, veterans and seniors in our community. Senator Nozzolio started with a tour of the Nucor House, our temporary home for veterans in Warrior Salute Veteran Services, where he learned more about the program and how it⎯and the house⎯helps the veterans get back on their feet. From there, Senator Nozzolio visited the Wolf Life Transitions Center where he was presented with a lifetime achievement award in recognition for everything he has helped with.

Read more about Senator Nozzolio's contributions >>

Watch the TWC News Story >>

See the photos on Facebook >>



Halloween at CDS Monarch

Halloween is always a festive time around CDS Monarch as staff and individuals dress up as their favorite characters and monsters. Some of the residents at our Peachtree Road home dressed up (pictured above), Blended Creative Opportunities held a Halloween dance (pictured left), Linden Creative Opportunities had a Halloween party and everyone had a happy Halloween!


Mission Champion: Kara Ferner

The Mission Champion feature highlights staff members who are doing an exceptional job in the name of our mission so the people we serve can achieve their dreams.

Kara started at CDS Monarch in November of 2012 where she currently serves as an assistant residence manager. She assists the residents with their daily goals, helping them prepare their meals, among other tasks, in addition to supporting the residence manager.

"Kara has been my right-hand woman since I arrived at Beckwith last May," Beckwith Residence Manager Ann Marie Ludd said. "She has taught me so much about Beckwith and the Retirement Program and is a one-of-a-kind assistant residence manager whom I hope will take the plunge to become the successful manager that I know she will be."



Special Olympics Athletes Bring Home Medals at Genesee Region Special Olympics Bowling Tournament

On Saturday, November 5th, the Genesee Region Special Olympics Bowling tournament was held at Gates Lanes. CDS Monarch's team had 30 bowlers participating out of approximately 300 Special Olympians from Monroe, Wayne and Ontario Counties.

Read the results >>


CDS Monarch Seeks Direct Support Professionals

CDS Monarch has immediate openings for direct support professionals to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities become independent members of their communities. Applicants must be 18 years old or older and have a valid New York State driver’s license.




November 24th
CDS Monarch will be closed the 24th and 25th
Happy Thanksgiving!

Dance Away the Pounds Zumba
November 30th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
860 Hard Rd., Webster



Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Assistant Residence Manager


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*Note: CDS Life Transitions is the hiring agent for CDS Monarch

Thank you, from the CDS Monarch Family!

CDS Monarch assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and thrive in their communities by delivering high-quality, personalized life planning and transition support.

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