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Writing a Fable: All Happenin’ at the Zoo

With animals as the main characters, what better place is there than the local zoo to inspire writing a fable?  That’s where the Lifestyles for the Disabled’s College Group met while participating in a Writing a Fable Workshop. The Staten Island Zoo inhabitants stirred the imagination for the creation of some funny, rebellious, sympathetic and …

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Writing a Fable: Stories and Words to Live By

A rebellious peacock, a distracted osprey and a clueless horse: The Writing a Fable workshop at Lifestyles for the Disabled led to the creation of some memorable and charming characters, entertaining stories and thoughtful words to live by. With experience working independently, the College Group members wrote their own fables with discussion and feedback from …

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Doug Takes Gold and Bronze at Special Olympics USA Orlando

Our local champion, Douglas Patterson, show his endurance and tenacity as he won gold and bronze medals at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games held last June in Orlando, FL. He took the gold medal for the triathlon and for good measure grabbed the bronze in the open swim as well. Doug, a lifelong Special …

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The Best-and Worst-Holiday Specials to Watch and Enjoy!

With the holidays fast approaching, it can be a time where people gather around to watch their favorite holiday movies and specials. Here at Lifestyles for the Disabled’s Media Center, we came up with a list of our favorite holiday specials for everyone to check out–and we also included some not-so-favorable specials. The Best Holiday …

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Chef Adrian continues to teach and learn at Lifestyles Caffe

  Since the Covid-19 lockdown, Chef Adrian has been dazzling Lifestyles Zoom audiences with cooking demonstrations that leave them hungry and/or inspired to expand their repertoire in the kitchen.  How did he get to be a pro? Adrian Gresnigt knew from a young age that he wanted to travel. He got a lifetime ticket when …

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Feeling at home and starstruck with Julia Gargano, Staten Island’s ‘Idol’

When Julia Gargano stopped in to visit Lifestyles for the Disabled, the virtual audience was packed with over 100 fans and soon-to-be-friends.  “Before we met her, I was excited. Then she seemed excited to see us. I was starstruck,” said Andrew M.  Starstruck pretty much describes how everyone felt by the end of our session …

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