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    One of Wildwood Foundation’s longest running (and walking!) traditions will add another chapter to its over 20 year history on Saturday morning September 28, 2019. The Walk for Wildwood will once again be held  at Colonie’s Cook Park. The leisurely one mile loop can be walked either once or twice making it a family friendly event that welcomes people of all ages and abilities.

    Registration is $35 and includes a free 2019 “Super Hero” walk t-shirt. We encourage everyone to set up a Firstgiving.com pledge page and seek donations from all their friends and families. Mother Nature is sure to cooperate so get ready for a wonderful Wildwood family day. Enjoy spending time with family, friends and staff, while visiting the vendors at the exciting community fair, listening to the hard rocking sounds of the Wildwood WoW Band and of course, walking!

    Day of registration and the community fair get going at 9:00 am with the walk commencing at 10:30 am right after a rousing warm up from Wildwood’s Zumba Jay! For more information contact Jenn Lawrence at 518-836-2310 or at jlawrence@wildwoodprograms.org.

    You can register for the walk at www.firstgiving.com/wildwood.

...our brand new business partners website and Invest in Diversity video!! This rebranding campaign was launched at last night's "Premiere" event with nearly 50 community partners who all shared in Wildwood's vision for inclusive workforces. We encourage all staff to check out the portal & play the video through the link below. It is a great way to see what the Employment Dept. and our very supportive partners are ALL about! 

To access the business portal and video, visit business.wildwoodprograms.org

You are also welcomed to share the link with businesses who might like to learn more about hiring people we support. 

And be sure to check out Wildwood's Facebook for photos of last night's event! 

 

By Michelle A. Brown

    On May 3, 2019, Wildwood achieved Person Centered Excellence level of re-accreditation by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).  A week-long site visit and examination of progress made since our last accreditation demonstrated all of the growth and development we’ve made over the past 4 years. 

By Melinda Burns

    Would you like to learn how to create some delicious kabobs for the grill? Make a hearty, healthy soup for those cool nights? (They’ll be back before you know it!)  Or how about an easy way to serve up some Munchies for March Madness games?  Students in Adult Education were able to do just that this semester at the Honest Weight Food Co-op, 100 Watervliet Ave., Albany. Through a new partnership with Wildwood’s Adult Education and the Co-op, cooking classes were offered to the public and took place at the teaching kitchen on-site at Honest Weight.

By Michelle Singh

    In May I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Ring Around the Spectrum, a sensory gym, located within the Berkshire Bank Plaza and across the parking lot from Wildwood’s Latham location. One of the individuals I support in counseling was with me for a session that day, and I asked him if he would be interested in seeing the gym; he readily agreed.

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