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2007 ANNUAL REPORT

Living Resources promotes and provides life-enhancing services to individuals with disabilities in a safe and nurturing environment.


Imagine the possibilities‌ To the regular readers of the Annual Report, our 2007 edition may look a little different. The images we are using this year are the product of a very unique experiment on the part of our art instructors and students at the Malta branch of the Carriage House Arts Center. Students were introduced to the basics of portrait photography as they addressed technical issues such as composition and lighting. As they took turns in front of and behind the camera, students were encouraged to imagine themselves on a magazine cover. They quickly began to fall into character as they began to live their dreams. Before they knew it, instructors Sergio Camacho and Jenny McShan were in the presence of scientists, professional athletes and rock stars. With the help of Day Community Opportunity Specialist Dave Whitaker, students were able to use photo-editing software to make their magazine covers come alive!


Dear Friends: When we wrote to you one year ago, it was to share our pride and excitement about the historic and energizing changes that were taking place at Living Resources. We are very pleased and humbled to report that our expectations regarding the impact of those changes in 2007 far exceeded our vision for the organization. Throughout the year, we shared the latest chapters of the Living Resources story in our aptly named newsletters, Sharing the Journey. It is now time to pull all those news articles together in a way that truly reflects how far we have come in just one year! Any discussion of progress, however, must be accompanied by the cautious recognition that there is still much to be done. Living Resources Boards of Directors, our 700 employees and the 1,100 people we serve require that we meet each challenge with innovative programming, intellectual vigor and the physical stamina necessary to reach the next milepost; with our 2007 corporate growth and achievements in hand, we believe we are well positioned to do so. Perhaps the most important event impacting Living Resources in 2007 was our enhanced visual presence in the community as a result of the construction of a permanent headquarters on Washington Avenue Extension. Combining our administrative and program operations at one location, easily accessible to all of the upstate areas, has not only been economically farsighted and logistically supportive for the individuals and families we serve, but also environmentally responsible. From the ground breaking in March to the move-in in August, the entire Living Resources family watched the rise of our new home with a shared excitement that was also visible throughout the community. As the building took shape, many friends of the organization sought naming opportunities that would allow them a lasting way in which to show their appreciation for all this agency has done for their families and for the people in our service areas. We are indeed grateful for their support.

Our larger quarters have also allowed us to establish the Miller Sanders Gallery where we showcase the award winning talents of our extraordinary artists and the talented professional staff who guide and nurture them. In 2007, 13 Living Resources artists were featured in the gallery’s premier show. This event was so well received that we chose to create the first ever Living Resources calendar which we shared throughout the community and the art world. The gallery, which was named in honor of Lorraine Miller and Richard Sanders, has been featuring a remarkable series of shows ever since and has become an important stop for all visitors coming to the agency to conduct business. The pride we share with our individuals and their families could not have been more evident than when the first graduates of the College Experience Program received their certificates of completion at The College of Saint Rose graduation on May 12, 2007. We will always remember Emily, Kate and Marcie as the pioneers who forged the trail for the next individuals who will take advantage of this life-changing experience. Our sincere thanks go out to them, their families and to the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities which provided the funding for this unique program. We will continue to share our challenges, as well as our strengths, as we communicate with our Living Resources friends, families and community stakeholders. Remembering that fifty percent of effective communication involves the art of active listening, we ask that you continue to share your thoughts with us. Our committed board members and well-trained, caring staff are ready to respond to your feedback and are especially energized by the written comments you send us on the annual family surveys, and the thoughts and suggestions you include with your letters, e-mails and phone messages. The end of the journey may never be within our sight, but sharing the journey will strengthen our resolve to meet every challenge along the way.

Sincerely,

Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D President, Board of Directors

Fredrick W. Erlich Chief Executive Officer


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he Ground Breaking and Ribbon Cutting ceremonies for the new and permanent headquarters on Washington Avenue Extension represented a new chapter in the history of Living Resources. On March 8 and October 11, community leaders, board members, family and friends came together to help us celebrate. The 34-year vision of our founders, including CEO Fred Erlich and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard was now a reality. The $7.6 million building which provides a strong, visible presence for Living Resources in the Capital Region is being financed with tax-exempt IDA bonds.

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he College Experience Program (CEP) graduated three students at The College of Saint Rose commencement ceremony at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on May 12, 2007. Congratulations to Emily, Kate and Marcie who will always be remembered as the first of many young people to complete this special two-year certificate program, that not only provides a true college experience, but also allows people with developmental disabilities to hone the skills they will need to transition to independent living in their communities.

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group of participants from the Living Resources Acquired Brain Injury program, working collectively under the name of Truly Blessed Ink, published its first book which they have entitled I Know You Won’t Forget. The book, underwritten by the Living Resources Foundation, tells the story of a young boy whose mother suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). On September 25, 2007, the organization celebrated the nationwide release of the book with a book signing party at the new headquarters.

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four bedroom home in Delmar for four young women was added to the Living Resources slate of residences in October. The organization now includes 39 homes serving 230 residents and 39 supportive apartments serving 41 individuals. The increase in living spaces was partly due to the acquisition of nine apartments in the City of Albany from the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Many of the individuals living in apartments have jobs in the community and must be able to independently call for help in case of an emergency.

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n addition to a patient caseload consisting of home-bound elderly clients across four counties, the Licensed Home Care Agency continued to provide over 26,000 hours of supplemental staffing for open positions in Living Resources residences during the weekend and late afternoon hours of care. The agency also received approval as a Home and Community Support Services (HCSS) provider for individuals with brain injuries enrolled in the Department of Health brain injury waiver. Staff training of Personal Care Aides continued throughout the year to insure that the agency would meet all HCSS educational requirements.

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otaract, a “Junior Rotary Club” sponsored by Living Resources, is a volunteer service organization for adult individuals with disabilities. Eighteen members make up our agency group along with one part-time staff. During the past year, Rotaract has volunteered at a local adult home, an animal shelter and the Capital District Regional Food Bank.

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n conjunction with the Imagine this… community appeal, Living Resources staff established a unique employee-driven component to this three-year campaign. The purpose of the employee fund is to meet the needs of those we serve which cannot be funded any other way. The campaign is simply called the Employee Appeal and all funds are raised through staff events or pledged through payroll deductions. November 1, 2007 was the kick-off date for the three-year, $50,000 campaign; by year’s end, employees had proudly raised over $15,000.

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t has been another banner, award-winning year for the Carriage House Arts Center (CHAC). Requests for exhibits by the CHAC artists included the 4th Annual Nature Art Exhibit at the Thatcher Park Nature Center, the Earth Day Show in April and the 9th Annual Arts Showcase during summer 2007 at the Albany Visitors Center, and the 7th Annual National Exhibition for Artists with Disabilities at Sunnyview Hospital. The acrylic painting by CHAC artist Kelsey Brennan entitled Mums was awarded the cover of the New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies events calendar distributed statewide at the annual conference and art show held at The Sagamore in Lake George, New York.

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hief Executive Officer Fredrick W. Erlich was honored by The Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges with the 2007 Civic Leadership Award on March 21 at the annual Champions of Character Awards Banquet. The award recognized Fred’s many years of service on behalf of individuals with disabilities, his manifest vision of all that still needs to be done for this special segment of the population and his strong advocacy for community support and inclusion.

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he 2007 Family Survey was a compilation of 130 family responses. In answer to the question of “how you would rate the overall quality of this program,” 99% of our families responded excellent or good. 128 staff members were also acknowledged by name for their excellent work with our individuals and families. A parent’s description of the agency as “friendly, responsive, cooperative and caring and the client always comes first,” says it all when it comes to rating Living Resources customer service!

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he much anticipated Annual Agency Picnic for friends and family took place on July 20 at Krause’s Pavilion in Clifton Park. Attendance exceeded 550 and the weather and food also exceeded everyone’s expectations. The presentation of Living Resources jackets to ten new members of the 25 Year Club was the highlight of the summer event; four 30-year blankets were also part of the presentations. Over 50 of the 268 individuals receiving residential services have been part of the Living Resources family for 25 or more years.

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oluntary Residential Maintenance Program grants from the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities totaled $247,643 in 2007. Projects funded through these special grants included renovations to kitchens and bathrooms, roof replacements at three houses, the installation of new fire alert systems and the repaving of house driveways. New emergency generators were also installed at seven residences.

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he Training Department which is responsible for the coordination of staff orientation, staff professional development and state mandated re-certification trainings, added evening and weekend classes to its schedule in order to meet the needs of our growing staff numbers. The trainers estimated they spent over 1200 hours of actual classroom time including orientation for 187 new hires and several recertification classes for current staff in CPR, basic first-aid and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention. In the spring of 2007, the department, in collaboration with the CEO, also conducted a special series of seminars call Conversations in Management for the agency directors who supervise over 650 full and part-time staff.

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n September 2007, Living Resources began a unique collaboration with Union College in Schenectady to serve students with Asperger’s Syndrome. In an effort to help some of Union’s best and brightest challenged by this developmental disability, the agency held weekly group sessions where students learned skills that would aid them in their struggles to understand social cues and the subtleties of humor which were not meant to be taken literally. In group, students identified many challenging social situations and worked to improve their ability to mix with the general academic settings. With the exception of one graduate, all students plan to participate in this program for another year.

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iscal indicators of the corporation’s business health continued to be strong and positive. The ratio of current assets to liabilities increased in 2007 and corporate revenue for both residential and non-residential programs increased by a combined total of 8.7%.

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ith the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, Employment Services started a School to Work Program partnership with the Shenendehowa School District. Funded by a three-year New York State Education Grant, the program serves high school students with a wide range of cognitive disabilities. The purpose of this transition program is to provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of workplace skills along with a chance to practice those skills with a Living Resources job coach. In addition to job coaching, Employment Services staff also develop appropriate job sites in the Clifton Park area of Saratoga County for the students.

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SERVICES PROVIDED Programs & Health Agencies

Individuals Served

Acquired Brain Injury Services.............................................................................. 98 After School Program............................................................................................42 Carriage House Arts Center................................................................................ 200 Certified Home Health Agency............................................................................117 Clinical Services.................................................................................................. 157 College Experience Program................................................................................. 13 Day Services (community-based).........................................................................134 Day Services (site-based)....................................................................................... 57 Employment Services.......................................................................................... 114 Hearing Impaired & Interpreting Services.............................................................86 In-Home Support Services.....................................................................................26 Licensed Home Care Agency............................................................................... 140 Residential Services*........................................................................................... 271 Rotaract/Self-Advocacy......................................................................................... 18 Service Coordination.......................................................................................... 286 *Including 78 homes and apartments for people with developmental disabilities living in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Westchester Counties.

Total Individuals Served....................... 1,759 Unduplicated Total.............................. 1,097

(Adjusted to eliminate over counting due to cross-enrollment in programs.)

FINANCIAL STATEMENT Living Resources Corporation and Affiliates Year Ended December 31, 2007

STATEMENT OF INCOME Government Fees & Grants Residential Programs....................................................................$21,029,084 Non-Residential Programs ...............................................................9,998,041 Other Revenue ............................................................................................186,630 Total Income ........................................................................................$31,213,755 STATEMENT OF EXPENSES Residential Program Services ................................................................$18,256,306 Non-Residential Program Services............................................................9,523,440 Administration .........................................................................................3,348,364 Total Expenses......................................................................................$31,128,110

Audit Conducted by Cusack & Company, CPA始s LLC

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PARTNERSHIPS IN CARING Donations received January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. Each year, the work of Living Resources goes forward with the generous support of our many Community Partners. The gifts of time and financial contributions from donors, volunteers, family members and friends are greatly appreciated; it is the support and advocacy of our programs and service delivery that these gifts represent, however, that truly honors the Living Resources’ Mission.

Gifts to Acquired Brain Injury Services

Gifts to Residential Services Katherine P. Dixon Patricia & Ted Levine Fran & Charles Rasmussen

Fo’Castle Farm Country Store David A. Lattuca Deborah A. Newkirk

Gifts to the After School Program Stewart’s Foundation Holiday Match WGY Christmas Wish Campaign

Gifts to the Carriage House Arts Center Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau Ania Hair Studio, Inc. The Arts Center of the Capital Region Grayce Susan Burian Katherine P. Dixon Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers Flora’s Station The Flower Girl Shop Kismet Gallery Michael Marsello/Blown Away McIntyre’s Pub Allie Naigles Mr. & Mrs. John F. Nitsky Nikki Ryf Kathe Sheehan/The Costumer Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Sievers Misty Smith Some Girls Watervliet Wine & Liquor WindFlowers Gardens

Gifts to the Certified Home Health Agency Susan Dunnigan

Gifts to Clinical Services Deborah A. Newkirk

Gifts to the College Experience Program Deborah A. Newkirk

Gifts to the Day Opportunities Program Patricia Hernandez Betty Ann Rich

Gifts in Support of Services to Individuals with Disabilities Kenneth Abele Clifford & Joyce Apgar Deborah Appe Heather Latant Aragona Manning & Lois Balcom Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Bandel, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Bassett Karen M. Berney Honorable Robert M. Blais Vladia C. Boniewski & Daniel R.Vallely Mr. & Mrs. Gary Brucker L. H. Burhmaster Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bylancik Ellen C. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. John P. Cimon William D. & Mary Jane Cioffi Marjorie Coello Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Cooney Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Covey Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Loretta E. Darcy Robert H. Day, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. A. Thomas Decker William & Colleen Dolan Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Draffen

Thomas J. Gorman Fund, The Community Foundation for the Capital Region Sylvia & Thomas Gray Thomas A. Greeley Timothy & Irene Griffin Hal G. Gueutal, Ph.D. Patricia Hernandez Higgins Family Foundation Carolyn Hine Mr. & Mrs. J.G. Fred Hiss, Jr. Karl R. Horstmann & Julie Panke iGive.com Oscar & Gloria Iverson John & Marlene James John’s Auto Service, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Katz Keeler Motor Car Company Mr. & Mrs. Martin Kenneally KeyBank Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Mr. & Mrs. Adam J. Koblensky Leonard J. Kot Constance Laymon Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Layton Patricia & Ted Levine Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lindburg Timothy Lytton & Rachel Anisfeld M.M. Hayes Company, Inc. James & Barbara Malerba Mr. & Mrs. Leo Malossi William & Theresa Mango MapInfo Corporation

In support of the Imagine this… appeal for innovation, the following corporations and individuals have chosen to support Living Resources through naming opportunities available in our new headquarters. Thank you to BBL Construction Services, Bond, Schoeneck & King, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich, William and Sheila McVeigh, Dale L. Miller, Deborah A. Newkirk, Bob and Sharon Ormerod, Drue Sanders, and Dorothy S. Stevens who have generously made commitments at levels of $10,000 and above. Their generosity has inspired others and will forever associate their names with Living Resources. Susan Dunnigan Roland, Christa & Mark Eberhard Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Felthousen’s Florist & Greenhouse Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Gabriel, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold W. Galbraith Ann & Edward Gaynor Neil & Jane Golub

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Phyllis Marks Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Marrazzo Adele S. Mazloom Mr. & Mrs. Bernard J. McCue Stephen & June McQuide William & Sheila McVeigh Mr. & Mrs. Peter Meckler Dr. Richard Medved


Mr. & Mrs. Peter Menditto, Jr. Marion F. Michaels Mr. & Mrs. Jim Moody Mary E. Mounteer Rachel Muller Drs. Tamton & Rahma Mustapha Ken Myers/Hoffman & Miller Oil Company Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Myers Deborah A. Newkirk Mr. & Mrs. John F. Nitsky Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Nolan The Old Brick Furniture Company Charles & Donna Paioff David & Kristin McVeigh Parente Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred B. Pauquette Mr. & Mrs. Randall S. Perry Mr. & Mrs. William Picotte Ronald & Cynthia Placek Robert Plattner & Lauri Rosmarin-Plattner Alice B. Poole John & Barbara Puig Betty Ann Rich Donald S. Rubin Andrea Russo Schenectady Safe and Lock/Stanley Wolfe Helga A. Schroeter Jim & Robin Sevinsky Drs. David & Mollie Shulan Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Sievers Donald & Margaret Sipperly Elizabeth Squires/KeyBank Mr. & Mrs. William Stevens Strategic Pension Services, LLC Target Rosemary “Rowie” Taylor Kathleen E. Thiel & J. Eric King Susan Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thuman Virginia E. Touhey Kevin B. Tully Paul & Kimberly Valente Margarethe Vandenberg David & Rosemary Vara Mrs. Elmer D. Viall John G. Walsh Edward Wilcenski, Esq. Patricia Williams Tom & Mary Ellen Windish Louis & Loretta Zalar

Imagine this… Appeal for Innovation Anonymous Jennifer Backhaus Manning & Lois Balcom Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Bandel, Esq. Kwesi Blankson Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Bleser, Jr. Vladia C. Boniewski & Daniel R.Vallely Brian Boodrow David B. Borge Dave & Dorothy Brownell Beth Burditt Mr. & Mrs. Philip Catchpole Catholic Charities Disabilities Services Richard & Jeanne Cody Michael & Macaire Cognetti Steve & Kathy Condon

John Charles Cook Michael Cooley & Mary Beth Hanner Kimberly Darling Stephanie DiCocco Celia A. Donnelly Anne Doyle Karen Doyle Barbara Dragon Tracy Drobish Susan Dunnigan Michael Brian English Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich

Janeen VanAuken John G. Walsh Patricia Williams Tamara Wong

Imagine this… Endowment Alta & Bernie Schallehn

Imagine this… Miller Sanders Gallery

The After School Program (ASP) expanded its program services to five locations: Draper Middle School, Averill Park, Bethlehem and Shaker High Schools and the southern Saratoga County “without walls” program. Thanks to grants from the 2007 Stewarts Holiday Match and WGY Christmas Wish the ASP has been able to offer weekly Yoga classes and a six-week therapeutic horseback riding program in addition to bowling, swimming and Tae Kwon Do. Maggie Erlich & Reed Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fountain Ron & Judi Frey Bette & Joel Frisino Erin Gapp Denise Hamedy Francine Hemans Rachelle Hicks Janice Hundley Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Joe LaMalfa Martha Lamb Lori Lawrence Constance Laymon Donald Led Duke Jim Levay Kay Levine Julie Liss Michelle A. Locke Susan & Colin Lovelock Marc W. Lustick Eileen Martel William & Sheila McVeigh Tara & Joseph Morelli Pauline & Timothy Morris Deb & Gordon Murtagh NYSERDA Deborah A. Newkirk David Noonan Bob & Sharon Ormerod Christine Pamberi Randy & Lawanda Patterson Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro David & Christy Putman Kathleen Quinn & James Lortsher Lisa, John & Joseph Razanousky Charlene Saide Jim & Robin Sevinsky Ruth E. Smith Dorothy S. Stevens April Symanski Andrea Taichnar Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Tryon, Jr. Kevin Tully Anne Valliere

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas L. Alesandro Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Grantier Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Graves Greater Capital Association of REALTORS, Inc. Wayne R. Johnson & Barbara Collins Mr. & Mrs. Mark Levine Mr. & Mrs. William Mango Joan & Jim Meyer Deborah A. Newkirk John & Marion Nitsky Mr. & Mrs. Chet Opalka Mr. & Mrs. Louis Polsinello Commissioner Arthur J. Roth Drue Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Chip Stein Timothy & Bonnie Unser Mrs. Elmer D. Viall

Matching Gifts GE Foundation Key Foundation

United Way/SEFA Anonymous Robert G. Bailey Patricia Brennan Steven E. Brown Kathleen Henault Tedd M. Johnson Stanley J. Kelly Susan Lanahan Jeffrey Mattson Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro Eileen Pierce Francis Rotundo Constance Rue Mary Shoudy Michael R. Symanski Linda Zell

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17th Annual Culinary Cornucopia A Peaceful Place/Virginia E. Touhey Accent Health Care Services, Inc. ADvantage Promotions Albany Chapter Autism Society of America Albany Country Club Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau Albany Marriott Albany Marriott Market Mr. & Mrs. John Allen American Anchor American Culinary Federation Angelo’s 677 Prime Bill & Kimberly Aperance Joyce & Cliff Apgar Arlene’s Artist Materials Mark Armstrong Artforms Gallery & Framery Keith & Debbie Atlas Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Ausfeld BBL Construction Services, LLC BFS Delicatessen & Café Tracy Barboza John & Marlana Barscz Holly Bayly Rachel Beaudoin Belisama Body Works Benchemark Printing, Inc. Bennett Contracting, Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Bleser, Jr. Frank & Mary Bolognino Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Vladia C. Boniewski Mr. & Mrs. David B. Borge Bouchey Financial Group Brian Bowden The Braverman-Panza Medical Group Honorable Mary E. Brizzell Kevin & Alissa Buhrmaster CR Gas Logs & Fireplaces Cameo Couture Tony Cannone CapitalCare Medical Group Capital Communications Federal Credit Union

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Coleman The College of Saint Rose Kristen Collins Community Living & Advocacy Supports Jim & Jeanne Conboy Mr. & Mrs. William Connor Peter Cornell Jenness Cortez Cotton Hill Studio Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Crown Plaza Albany Culinary Celebrations Rob Curry Connie D’Amato Rick D’Amato-Boni David Daniel Kim Darling Davies Office Refurbishing, Inc. Leo P. Dean Lou & Donna DeCarlo John DeCelle Gerald & Phyllis Decker Delmonico’s Steak House Kathleen & Robert Delsignore Al DeSalvo & Susan Thompson The Desmond Bob & Laura Dieterich Divinitea Donna Dow David Doyle Karen Doyle Tracy Drobish Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers Joan Dugas Mark & Caroline Dugas Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Dusek JoAnn Dwyer Edison Club Paul & Diane Ehmann Allen & Stacey Eisnor El Loco The Epicurean at Sterup Square Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Maggie Erlich & Reed Anderson Fancy Shmancy Renee Farley Felthousen’s Florist Nancy Fenster

The 17th Annual Culinary Cornucopia which took place on November 11, was again emceed by anchor Benita Zahn from Channel 13. As in years past, the event, which showcases the best food from the area’s most prestigious and popular restaurants, hosted a sellout crowd of individuals who come back year after year. The winner of the 2007 People’s Choice Award for favorite restaurant went to Angelo’s 677 Prime and Executive Sous Chef Ken Kehn. Capital Region BOCES Capital Region Urological Surgeons Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, PC Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Casela Center for Natural Wellness Century House Cynthia & Mark Chalachan Chatham Imports, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Coffey Michael Cognetti Bruce & Cindi Cole

Sal & Donna Ferlazzo Fern Lodge Bill Fibiger Eileen Finneman Kimberly Finnigan First Albany Capital, Inc. 1st National Bank of Scotia First Niagara Flores Studio/Crimson Gallery Fogg’s Automotive & Suzuki Frederick Wildman & Sons Judi, David & Steven Frey

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Friends Lake Inn Mr. & Mrs. Joel F. Frisino Dr. & Mrs. Mark Fruiterman Dr. & Mrs. Roy Fruiterman Fusion Cuisine Pat & Terry Gabriel Sarah Gage Elizabeth J. Gallagher Sheila Gallagher Paul & Kara Gallo Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant David Gardner Kenneth Gellhaus Kevin George George Mann Tory Tavern Mr. & Mrs. Don Gibson Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa Mark & Julie Gillenwalters Ginsberg’s Food Elayne Gold Mona Golub Neil & Jane Golub Dr. Kathleen & Mr. William Gormley Grandma’s Pies Rudy Grant Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Eileen Guarino Eric & Gretchen Guenther/ Adventure in Food Gary Guenther Guilderland YMCA HCP Architects HSBC Bank Nancy Haber Mr. & Mrs. Marc Hannibal William M. Harris & Holly Katz Patricia Hernandez Rachelle Hicks John Hoffman Hoffman Development Corp. Hoffman & Miller Oil Co. Roy Hogeboom & Cindy Turkett Melissa Houck Howe Caverns Huck Finn’s Warehouse Miles Hughett The Inn at Erlowest Jack’s Oyster House Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC Doug Jasinski Jillian’s Micky Jimenez John’s Auto Service Karen B. Johnson Jones & Wilcenski PLLC E. Stewart Jones, Jr. Dr. Eva Joseph Sister Maureen Joyce, RSM Joyelle’s Jewelers Limited Peter Karp Mel Katz Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kearney Maria Keary Bryan Kelley Richard & Pam Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Martin Kenneally Brad Korzatkowski Mr. & Mrs. Brent Kosoc Bohdan Kostiuk Krause’s Homemade Candy


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Debbie Kreis, Tech Valley Communications Chuck Kreuter Tom & Denyce Lacy

Bill Murray Janet Murray Deb & Gordon Murtagh

Many thanks to the state employees from Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie (50-401) and Schenectady (68-647) counties for designating your SEFA donations to Living Resources in 2007. Beginning with the 2008 appeal, one SEFA number (50-401) will cover all counties in the Capital Region. Gary & Sue Lanahan Maria Lancella Lapland Lake, Inc. La Serre Restaurant Lavelle & Finn, LLP Brian S. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Mark Levine Lime Restaurant Julie Liss Michelle Locke Long Heating & Cooling Christine Lorusso Susan Lovelock Gary & Kim Lynch M.M. Hayes M&T Bank MTM Pharmacy Services Colleen B. Macaulay Allison MacLagger Maestro’s Restaurant Main St. Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Malinowski Cathy Malloy Mallozzi’s at the Italian American Community Center Jeanne Maloy Mangia Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta Marche at 74 State Cara Marruso Michael Marsello Marshall & Sterling Insurance Eileen Martel Mr. & Mrs. Dave Martin Mr. & Mrs. Edmond G. Massa Matt & Debi Matney Bill & Sharon Mayer McCadam Cheese Bruce & Patricia McConnelee Linda McDermott Kelli McLeod Erin McLoughlin William & Sheila McVeigh Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Medick Cathy Merriman & Larry Altrock Joan & Jim Meyer Marion F. Michaels Beth Micielli Miller Printing & Litho, Inc. Dale L. Miller, CMC Mirror Lake Inn Alma Mitchell David & Cindy Moeckler Bruce & Denise Molino Mooradian’s Furniture Joe Morelli Morgan Linen Service, Inc. The Morgan State House Pauline Morris

NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council NYS Theatre Institute Sandra & Joseph Nardoci Mr. & Mrs. Rob Nazarian Deborah A. Newkirk & Jack Myers John Newkirk 9 Maple Ave Gail Nizinkirck Northeastern Fine Jewelry The Old Brick Furniture Co. Sally O’Leary Karen & Chet Opalka James & Joan O’Sullivan Sean O’Sullivan John O’Toole Dan Owens Panera Bread Anthony & Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. David & Kristin McVeigh Parente Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Paulsen Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred B. Pauquette

Richard C. Riccio Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Ritzenberg Riverside Gallery & Gifts Don & Pam Robbins Roma’s Food Imports Romeo’s Dan & Debbie Round Royal Care Pharmacy Keith & Mary Rozak Kevin Ruby Cara Rucinski John Ryan SEFCU Mike & Betsy Saltsman Sam’s Italian & American Restaurant Drue Sanders & David Ehmann Dr. Margaret McKenna Sanders Lewis Saperstein Saratoga Hotel & Conference Center Saratoga National Museum of Dance Saratoga Polo Catering & Events Saratoga Savoy Alta & Bernie Schallehn Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Schifley Helga A. Schroeter Paul Scioccehetti David Seiders John & Gaby Seim Jim & Robin Sevinsky Albert & Pat Sheldon Walter Sherwood Gary Siegel Simply Sterling Brian Siska

Living Resources received two Legislative Initiative Grants in 2007. Senator Hugh Farley was the sponsor for a $25,000 grant for the Balltown Road residence; the money was used for furnishing and other equipment needed at the house. Assemblyman James Tedisco also sponsored a grant for $10,000 which was used to replace the carpeting at the Schenectady office which is now home to the Schenectady County branch of the Day Services programs and the Certified Home Health Agency. Pegasus Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Randall Perry Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro Greg Phillips David & Theresa Pillittere Paul & Cheri Pinkans Ron & Carol Piotrowski Fern Pivar Arthur & Susan Place Plaza Fitness Larry Poitras Polish Community Center Joseph & Diane Porter Mr. & Mrs. Warren Pratt Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary James & Alys Prostack Peter Raiff Randall Perry Photography Phyllis Raymond Real Seafood Company Relph Benefit Advisors Angela Reynolds Linda & James Rhoades, CEC, AAC

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Ken & Marggie Skinner Smith Barney Citigroup Barbara Smith Sharon Smith Soft•tex Factory Outlet Store Barbara Soldani Virginia Spadaro Joel Spiro, M.D. & Kira Kaphinousky Springwater Bistro Hyman Stadlen, M.D. Staff Ciampino & Company, P.C. Stampassion The State Room Dorothy S. Stevens Harry E. Stevens, III Stewart’s Shops Strategic Pension Services Mr. & Mrs. Robert Strayer Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John Sullivan Sunmark Federal Credit Union Sylvan Learning April Symanski


Sysco Foods Thomas & Tracy Teal Tech Valley Communications Patrick Tefft Marisa Teller Brian & Carolyn Temperine Dave Teta Craig Thaler Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Thorn Susan Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D. Norman Tibbetts Time Warner Cable Times Union Times Union Center William & Joanne Toomey Tosca Willard & Mary Towne TransFirst LLC Tri-City Valley Cats Trang Trinh Trustco Bank Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Tryon Michael & Lynette Tucker Robert Turner Bonnie Unser Mary Vail Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Valente Valvoline Instant Oil Change Janeen VanAuken Jay & Maureen Vandervort Shawn Viana John & Debbie Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ward Wausau Insurance Weatherguard Roofing Co. Heidi Weber Gary & Jan Weitzman Wheatfields Restaurant Mary White Susan White Whiteface Mountain Dr. Bob Wishnoff Robert Woodruff Todd Woodruff Young, Sommer… LLC Benita Zahn Ben & Lynette Ziskin

Gifts Made to the Lorraine Miller Scholarship Fund for the Arts

Katherine P. Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Kent Dixon Deborah Goldstein Mary R. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Michael Herron

John P. Miller

On October 3, the fourth annual Appreciation Luncheon for donors and volunteers was held on the magnificent Mainstage at Proctor’s Theatre. More than 120 guests were recognized for their continued support of Living Resources, each receiving a calendar featuring artwork by Carriage House Arts Center students. Debbie Johnson Key Private Bank Employees Mrs. Doris Lee Amy Levie & Judy Cuccolo Julie Liss Darlana C. Martinez & Sally M. Kipper Dr. & Mrs. Richard Medved Elizabeth Moore & David Drach Kathleen M. O’Brien Barbara Poll & Kathleen Isely Christine & Richard Martin Joan Meyer Mary Mlodzianowski Pauline & Timothy Morris John & Marian Nitsky Suzan P. Pollock Wanda P. Powell Therese Rowcroft Joseph & Elizabeth Sidoti Pamela Sorocco Staff members of Living Resources Acquired Brain Injury Services Sandra Stern Bonnie Unser Mark & Jody Urban Tom & Mary Ellen Windish

Gifts Made to the Janet E. Rosenstein Scholarship Fund for Music John P. Miller

Gifts In-Kind Benchemark Printing, Inc. Cheryl DeNice Fredrick W. Erlich Dale L. Miller, C.M.C. Bob & Sharon Ormerod George R. Rosner April Symanski Margaret Wolf

Tributes and Memorials A.T. Cross Employees Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beatrice Grayce Susan Burian Joanne Cerneck Dale M. Crisafulli Robert S. Cummings Evelyn M. Currie Robert & Kathleen Delsignore Brad & Susan Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dixon

Matching gift programs provide ongoing support. Living Resources wishes to thank the GE Foundation and KeyBank for their commitment to community nonprofit organizations through their matching gifts programs. And, to the donors who take advantage of these programs, we thank you for designating your gift to the benefit of Living Resources.

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Living Resources Corporation 2007 Board of Directors

Living Resources Foundation 2007 Board of Directors

Officers Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D., President John S. Delaney, Vice President Alta Schallehn, Treasurer Kristin Parente, Secretary

Officers Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D., President John G. Walsh, Vice President Edmond G. Massa, Treasurer Deborah A. Newkirk, Secretary

Board Members Manning Balcom Ralph W. Bandel, Esq. Vladia C. Boniewski Robert Bylancik Richard T. Cody William J. Gormley Hal G. Gueutal, Ph.D. William McVeigh Henrietta Messier Rosemary Taylor Paul C. Valente Patricia Williams

Board Members Ann Austin-Strayer Raymond A. Bleser, Jr. Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D. Richard T. Cody Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Robert H. Ormerod Lynn J. Pauquette Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro John J. Puig Daniel Round Drue Sanders Alta Schallehn James A. Sevinsky, Esq. Elizabeth Squires* Dorothy S. Stevens Susan Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D. Paul C. Valente Christopher Ward

Living Resources Certified Home Health Agency 2007 Board of Directors Officers Susan M. Dunnigan, President Allen F. Maikels, Vice President Kevin Tully, Treasurer Marc Lustick, Secretary Board Members Karen M. Berney Joan Gold, Ph.D. William J. Gormley Joan L. Healey John Robinson

Living Resources Licensed Home Care Agency 2007 Board of Directors Officers Helga A. Schroeter, President Michael Cooley, Vice President Richard Medved, Ed.D., Treasurer Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq., Secretary Board Members Elizabeth J. Gallagher Constance Laymon* Philip McCallion, Ph.D. Kenneth C. Skinner, Jr.

Administrative Staff Fredrick W. Erlich, Chief Executive Officer Roy Hogeboom, Chief Financial Officer Andrea Taichnar, Assistant Executive Director of Program Services Judith Frey, Assistant Executive Director of Administrative Services Directors Jennifer Backhaus, College Experience Program, Intake & Westchester David Borge, Acquired Brain Injury Services Philip Catchpole, Jr., Day Services Barbara Dragon, R.N., Licensed Home Care Agency Christine Hough, Corporate Compliance Michelle Locke, Service Coordination Eileen Martel, Human Resources Jason Mazzuca, Quality Assurance & Training Joan Meyer, Public Affairs & Community Support Joseph Morelli, Program Development Dan Owens, Information Technology Services David Putman, Residential Services Kathleen Quinn, R.N., Certified Home Health Agency Rob Thomas, Family Support Services Bonnie Unser, Fund Development Anne Valliere, Employment Services

Living Resources Annual Report 2007

*Board service has ended


PARTNERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS American Association of Mental Retardation American Network of Community Options & Resources Home Care Association of New York State Network of Choice and Opportunity NeuroPsychologic Rehabilitation Services New York State Association of Community & Residential Agencies Northeastern New York Association of Health Care Recruiters Tech Valley Healthy Kids The College of Saint Rose Union College University at Albany

Main Office & Licensed Home Care Agency 300 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203 518/218-0000

Certified Home Health Agency 2176 Guilderland Avenue Schenectady, NY 12306 518/346-8888

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2007 Annual Report