When The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support its Recreation Program, the not-for-profit agency used it fund a two-day dream trip for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to the Thousand Islands Seaway, a freshwater paradise that straddles the border of the U.S. and Canada.
Highlights of the August 25-26 trip included a glass bottomed boat tour, narrated 22-mile cruise, shopping, deluxe motorcoach transportation, meals, overnight hotel accommodations, and a stop at Old McDonald’s Farm to visit hundreds of friendly farm animals and play miniature golf (pictured throughout this page).
NYSARC Trust Services awarded the grant money to support new opportunities and enrich the lives of The Arc’s Recreation program participants. The Recreation program is utilized by about 110 individuals annually.
In addition to the Thousand Islands trip, grant dollars were used to support a series of dances throughout the year, including a spectacular gala held September 28 at Pavilion, NY’s historic Hillcrest Estate, which had served as a vacation destination for historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.
About NYSARC Trust Services
NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 20,000 people with disabilities protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life. Our trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.
NYSARC Trust Services administers first- and third-party supplemental needs trusts and pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection. When protecting settlement proceeds with a NYSARC Community Trust, we can also administer Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) accounts. For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.