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Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with a developmental disability are able to become contributing members of their families and communities. It is our aim to provide these individuals with the assistance and support necessary so that they can attain the skills needed to maintain themselves in their community in the most integrated and independent manner possible.

We are proud of you Pedro…
April 08 2014

On February 28, 2014, Individual Pedro Santiago, from Lifespire’s Bronx Comprehensive Services Center, attended and participated in the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council Annual Legislative Breakfast. Pedro participated in a special presentation where he was given the opportunity to speak in a roomful of hundreds of people that included representatives from OPWDD, State Assemblymen, Senators, Families, Individuals, and Service Providers, about what his Pre-vocational Program means to him.

RN Rita Muslija honored by International Nurse’s Association
March 31 2014

In honor of National Nurse's week, our RN Rita Muslija has been selected as the Top Nurse in Staten Island by the International Nurse's Association. She will be spot lighted in the renowned publication, World Wide Leaders in Healthcare. This publication highlights and profiles the world's top nurses. The association has been designed to spotlight nurses that have demonstrated success and leadership in their profession as well as provide an opportunity to network, collaborate and share information with other medical professionals from around the globe. Rita joined the Lifespire family in October 2013. She currently provides nursing oversight to Britton, Racal and Hylan. She comes to Lifespire with many years of experience. She has been a Registered Nurse for 12 1/2 years. She has experience in the field as she worked at UCP in Staten Island for many years with responsibility for medical oversight of an IRA with 17 individuals. She has a strong back round in Medical-Surgical nursing. The Lifespire family is proud of Rita.

Join the Par-Tee on July 17
February 27 2014

The 14th Lifespire Annual Golf Classic will be held at the Cold Spring Country Club located at East Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743 on Thursday, July 17, 2014. This event is aimed at raising funds for various endeavors that support the mission of Lifespire. We thank our event sponsors and well wishers for their continued support. Check back for more updates soon. You may contact Elia Cintron, Event Coordinator at (212) 741-0100 Extension 4527 for more details.

Staten Island DDRO DD Council Felicitates Mary and Sheila
February 25 2014

On December 13, 2013, individuals Mary Cummings and Sheila Jackson from our Staten Island CSC were honored at the Staten Island DDRO DD Council awards ceremony. Mary Cummings was honored as a member of the Lifespire family for 20 years. She has done exceptional work in our Pre-Vocational program. “Mary has a great work ethic. She completes her tasks independently once she is given the instructions. She has gone above and beyond by offering help to her peers who have difficulty completing their tasks. There is talk of her becoming more independent in the future”, stated Steve Green, Facility Director, who also attended the event, along with Gaetana Lisanti, Assistant Director, and other Lifespire staff and executives. Sheila Jackson, who also attends the Staten Island CSC, was honored as well, nominated by her residence. Everyone enjoyed listening to her beautiful voice when she sang two holiday songs for the crowd.

Jillian and Monique Receive NYSADSP Awards
October 14 2013

On October 8, 2013, agencies from New York City and Long Island came together to celebrate their staff at the Annual New York State Adult Day Service Providers (NYSADSP) Regional Conference and Awards Luncheon. Jillian Castillo, Assistant Director of the Manhattan South CSC was honored with the Leadership award. Monique Marion, Day Habilitation Counselor at Queens South CSC was honored with the Direct Support Professional Award.

Collaborative Garden Project
August 13 2013

Individuals from Queens South CSC have been digging, planting flowers, and pulling weeds at our Bellerose Residence, alongside Residence Manager Willie McNeil, who coordinated the efforts with Facility Director Amy Goldberg and Assistant Director Iris Candelario of Queens South. The collaboration of the two divisions resulted in creating a beautiful and welcoming site for the individuals who live at Bellerose to come home to, as well as for the neighbors to enjoy. Individuals Hyon, Thomas, Eddie, Lennox, Ann, Michael, Anthony, and Shondel, along with staff Bibi Ganpat and Delano Jordan worked hard to bring the garden back to life. Amy said “the Day Habilitation group looks forward to doing it all over again next spring.” Wendy Schoenfeld, Director of Day Services, hopes their efforts will inspire other residences and day programs to join forces and beautify gardens at all our homes.