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13th Annual Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game to be Held April 16th
March 27 2015


Start the game clock! Local celebrities will once again take to the court to face-off in wheelchairs against Sitrin’s STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) athletes in the 13th Annual Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Utica College Clark Athletic Center.

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Local Veterans, MCC Members, Invited to Watch American Sniper
March 13 2015


Local veterans and members of the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Military-Civilian Coalition (MCC) had the opportunity to watch the box-office hit American Sniper last month thanks to Tom Caruso, officer in the United States Navy, who worked with Warner Bros. to donate 24 movie tickets. 

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Garic to Participate in Los Angeles Marathon
March 5 2015


NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. –  Hermin Garic, local wheelchair racer and member of the Sitrin’s STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation & Sports) program, will travel across the country to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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DePerno Selected to Assist in Italian Wheelchair Curling National Championships
March 2 2015


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.

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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.

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Sitrin to Open Only Specialized Unit in Upstate NY for Persons with Huntington's Disease, ALS, and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
February 26 2015


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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Hermin Garic Wins Miami Marathon for the Second Consecutive Year
February 3 2015


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. 

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