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Our New Middle Island IRA

By | 2018-05-10T13:59:57+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Getting To Know, Latest News, Residential Life|

ADD is becoming RISE Life Services! Our new name more accurately describes how we raise the quality of life for those we serve. Help us in sharing a warm welcome to our newest IRA home, site #32, located in Middle Island in Suffolk County. The team worked hard to help everything come together and make [...]

The #4Mind4Body Challenge: A part of Mental Health Awareness Month

By | 2018-05-10T13:51:36+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Events, Getting To Know, Latest News|

ADD is becoming RISE Life Services! Our new name more accurately describes how we raise the quality of life for those we serve. Join RISE Life Services and our Mental Health Department in the #4Mind4Body Challenge this month. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed in the United States since 1949, reaching [...]

Going Green with Solar

By | 2018-05-04T13:49:22+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We are very pleased to share that we have implemented a ‘Green Initiative’ and we have added solar energy panels at two of our homes, Horseshoe Drive and Roanoke Avenue. The installation is already producing amazing results. After tracking the site’s PSEG electric bills for January, February and March of 2018, the energy costs have [...]

Celebrate creativity, art and community!

By | 2018-04-19T18:02:40+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

You are cordially invited to an Art Show Reception and Artist Meet & Greet celebrating ADD’s artwork collection from professional artists and residents. When:   Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 9 pm Where:   Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901 Join us for Martha Clara’s award-winning wines and hors d’oeuvres by Lombardi’s Love [...]

AID TO THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED AWARDED GRANT FROM PEOPLE’S UNITED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY IN RIVERHEAD

By | 2018-04-19T18:12:19+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Latest News|

Press Release - April 23, 2018: Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD), was recently awarded $2,500 from People's United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, for the recently expanded ADD Community Food Pantry in Riverhead. The Community Food Pantry – located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 500 in Riverhead– is open [...]

Introducing The Main Street Connection

By | 2018-05-22T12:33:59+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Getting To Know, Latest News|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) is thrilled to introduce you to our new day program, The Main Street Connection. It is a program unlike any other with a special focus on community integration. At Main Street Connection, the individuals involved get to choose the details of their day and set the activities of which [...]

Meatball, the Pig

By | 2018-04-04T00:45:27+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Getting To Know|

A Northville Sensory Gardens Feature It is spring once again and the Northville Sensory Gardens are bustling with activity. “It seems like everything happens in spring because it does!” said Ken Friberg, ecology farm caretaker. We turn our spotlight to the Gardens now not only because of spring, but because of a special member of [...]

Meet the Staff: Ariel Cruz

By | 2018-03-28T18:19:04+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Getting To Know, Residential Life|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week, we introduce you to Ariel Cruz, residential manager at the Aquebogue residence. Ms. Cruz has worked [...]

Meet the Staff: Jillian Jeffrey

By | 2018-03-23T12:19:22+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Getting To Know|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week, we introduce you to Jillian Jeffrey, training coordinator. We interviewed Jillian to help get to know [...]