Recreation Respite

Recreation Calendar

Please find our Recreational calendars below. If you have any questions regarding events, please contact Melissa Blakeslee at mblakeslee@achieveny.org

ACHIEVE Recreation Respite Program is all about fun! Our team provides structure and organization into recreational activities and social opportunities to individuals living at home. Fun is open to adults and teens while providing a brief period of respite to family members.

Recreation spent a day at Chenango Valley State Park. Participants were taught how to safely build a campfire, as well as the different styles of fire building. The group had a picnic lunch, then made s'mores over the fire they built together!

Recreation Respite spent a day at Chenango Valley State Park. Mel taught participants how to safely build a camp fire, as well as the different styles of fire building. The group had a picnic lunch, then made s’mores over the fire they built together!

Recreation Respite holds an annual bonfire in the Fall, full of yard games, apple cider, donuts, and great company!

Recreation Respite cheered on SUNY Cortland Football as they beat the pants off of Framingham State in a 57-19 win at their home opening game on Sept 8!

Recreation Respite cheered on SUNY Cortland Football as they beat the pants off of Framingham State in a 57-19 win at their home opening game on Sept 8!

Recreation Respite had an “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed Christmas party at the Villa Tuscana Room in Chenango Bridge. After enjoying a delicious dinner catered by the Red & White, Jean Graham from the Inner Limelight Project taught the group the Waltz and Charleston. The group then watched the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Recreation took a road trip to the Fly Creek Cider Mill on Saturday, September 22. We had a great time trying samples of various apples, local cheeses and ciders. Participants got to see how cider is made in the modern day, but also learned about the process and machines used in the past. We fed chickens and ducks that wandered around, and finished our day with a delicious lunch at their café.

Recreation took a road trip to the Fly Creek Cider Mill on Saturday, September 22. We had a great time trying samples of various apples, local cheeses and ciders. Participants got to see how cider is made in the modern day, but also learned about the process and machines used in the past. We fed chickens and ducks that wandered around, and finished our day with a delicious lunch at their café

Each November, Recreation Respite holds a “Night of Giving” which is all about bringing joy to others. This year we baked mini pies and made gratitude cards to deliver to Mercy House for the hard working staff and families with a loved one in hospice care. After, we donated non-perishable food to the local CHOW Food-a-bago in Binghamton. It was a great way to kick off the Holiday season!

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