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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.

Dr. Jim Normandy Receives Award for Serving Lifespire for 35 Years
October 23 2014

On Thursday, October 23, 2014 Dr. James P. Normandy, Vice President for Mental Health Services received the exceptional service award for serving Lifespire for over 35 years. In a simple but elegant ceremony held at the Renaissance in Astoria, Lifespire held its annual years of award luncheon which honored employees who have served the agency for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. Dr. Normandy was the most distinguished award recipient among many who enjoyed every moment of an exceptional afternoon. The event was attended by Mr. Jeffrey Goodman, President of the Board of Directors of Lifespire, Mr. Mark van Voorst, President and CEO along with many members of the management team of Lifespire. In his speech, Mr. Tom Lydon, Chief Operating Officer of Lifespire described Dr. Normandy as a caring, dedicated, passionate person who loves to serve, hates injustice and always advocates for what he thinks is right. In his reciprocatory address, Dr. Normandy acknowledged the mission that Lifespire stands for and what makes every employee including himself succeed in life - 'recognizing the failures and utilizing the next moment to correct them and make the next effort better than the previous one'. Congratulations Jim and everyone else who

Miriam Gonzalez Receives NYSID Award
October 19 2014

On September 19th, 2014 Manhattan North had the privilege of presenting our very own Miriam Gonzalez with NYSID’s 11th annual William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award. NYSID’s people-centric Award program celebrates Outstanding Performers nominated by NYSID member agencies. Ms. Gonzalez received this honor for her commitment to hard work, assisting co-workers and following supervisor instruction while participating in Lifespire’s Manhattan North CSC Prevocational program. Her devotion to hard work has made Miriam one of Manhattan North’s Top wage earners and a role model for fellow program participants. At a ceremony consisting of friends, family, Lifespire executive management, and NYSID representative Jim Ring, MS. Gonzalez was presented with a certificate of achievement and a $500.00 Check. Once again the Lifespire family congratulate Ms. Gonzalez on this well-deserved achievement.

Managed Care Action Alert
October 08 2014

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Teladoc comes to Lifespire
September 30 2014

The Lifespire HR/Benefits department is pleased to announce the addition of ‘Teladoc’ for all participants of the Lifespire-Aetna Medical Plan effective October 1, 2014. This service is available to all members giving them the convenience of speaking with a doctor for non emergency medical care without leaving home. The cost of this service will require a $5.00 co-payment. The service …