Utica, NY - The Trustees of the NYSARC Trusts awarded The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter with a $5,000 grant to provide new recreational opportunities for the individuals The Arc serves. The Agency will use this grant to help fund the new accessible playground that will be built at The Arc’s Illg Building located in Marcy, NY.
The Arc’s playground will fulfill and build on the physical, social-emotional, and cognitive areas of children, not dependant on their physical or developmental abilities. The playground will be approximately 2,310 square feet. It will contain one large stationary play structure, which allows and encourages use even by a child in a wheel chair. Additional pieces of equipment around the play structure will add more areas for adventure and fun. All pieces of equipment are accessible from the ground level, making exploration and interactions available to all children at all times. The play area will also be surrounded by a fence structure to keep the area safe and secure. A blacktop section and basketball hoop will be installed for sports activities, and a seating/picnic area will be available for families to enjoy and observe. More information on The Arc’s playground can be found at www.thearcolc.org/childrens/playground.php.
The NYSARC Trusts administer supplemental needs trusts that enable disabled persons to remain in their home and community and retain their Medicaid eligible services. The Trustees utilize remainder funds to benefit other persons with disability including unfunded Chapter Guardianship as provided by statute. During the last 12 months, the Trusts have provided $750,000 to support Chapter Guardianship and over $50,000 in direct grants to needy Chapter individuals. Information on how you may benefit from a NYSARC trust is available by calling (518) 439-8323, 1-800-735-8924 or by visiting the website at www.nysarctrustservices.org.