Garic to Participate in Los Angeles Marathon
March 5 2015
Two-time Miami Marathon Pushrim Division Winner looks to Expand Trophy Case
NEW HARTFORD – Marc DePerno, director of the Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation & Sports) program was selected to assist as the Medical Classifier for the Italian Wheelchair Curling National Championships in Pinerolo, Italy. He is one of 14 Medical Classifiers in the world and is one of only five Level Two Medical Classifiers, which means he can work on his own, unlike a Level One Medical Classifier. DePerno will be in Italy from February 27 until March 5, 2015.
Boilermaker Selects Sitrin for Charity Bib Program
February 27 2015
(NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.) – On Friday February 27, the Boilermaker announced that the Sitrin Health Care Center will once again be invited to participate in the Charity Bib Program for the third consecutive year, and has been given 25 Boilermaker bibs.
NEW HARTFORD – The Sitrin Health Care Center, in partnership with the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), is embarking on a multi-year campaign for excellence in care for NYS residents with Huntington’s Disease. The first step in the process is to establish a specialty 32-bed long-term care unit at Sitrin for NYS residents who have Huntington’s Disease, ALS, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Expected to open in January 2016, this specialized inpatient program will be the only one of its kind in Upstate NY. Sitrin’s expansion will also lead to the creation of 40 jobs, building workforce development and stimulating the local economy.
Team U.S.A. Reaching for Medal at International Competition
February 7 2015
Five members of Sitrin’s STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) program will don their red, white and blue attire and take to the ice as Team U.S.A. at the 2015 Wheelchair Curling Championship (WWhCC) in Lohja, Finland from February 7 to 13.
Mojos Cafe Supports Sitrin's Military Rehabilitation Program
February 6 2015
Mojos Café is helping those who have served our country by supporting Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program, which provides care to wounded warriors who have post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, amputation, spinal cord injuries, and other combat-related conditions.
Alli Morgan Competes in Para-Skeleton World Cup
February 3 2015
With a time of 2:07:48, Alli Morgan of Whitesboro, the only woman competing in the first ever Para-Skeleton World Cup in Austria, claimed 7th place as her prize. Way to go, Alli!
Hermin Garic, wheelchair racer and member of Sitrin's STARS program, can add another Miami Marathon to his collection of accolades. With a time of 02:01:48, Hermin placed first in the race's Pushrim Division for the second year in a row.
Last year, Sitrin established a new component to its Military Rehabilitation Program, the Military-Civilian Coalition (MCC), which offers monthly social and athletic endeavors for veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), or Operation New Dawn (OND). It is designed to promote camaraderie, advocacy, educational opportunities and transitional support to civilian life.
Northern Safety and Industrial made Christmas a little brighter this year for three of Sitrin’s veteran families by making sure they had boxes wrapped underneath the tree and a delicious spread on the table. Collectively, nearly 500 employees raised more than $4,000 in toys, presents, gift cards and food for the families to make this fundraiser the biggest Northern Safety has done to date. Pictured below left to right; Lori Harvey and John Cittadino.