At any given time, 20 people in Oneida and Herkimer Counties are diagnosed with ALS (ALS Association) and more than 2,000 individuals in New York State have Huntington’s Disease (HD), (Huntington’s Disease Society of America). The local impact of neurodegenerative diseases is overwhelming, but access to appropriate and specialized care for HD and ALS will soon become a reality.
Cedarbrook Tenant Celebrates 100th Birthday
November 17 2015
On Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m., the Sitrin Health Care Center will celebrate new centenarian, Estel Kempf, native of Utica, N.Y. and tenant of Cedarbrook, Sitrin’s assisted-living apartments, with a birthday party for the history books.
Team USA earned a fifth spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games last week thanks to local Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) athlete, Tammy Delano, 42, of Rome, N.Y., who won a Paralympic quota at the International Paralympic Committee Shooting World Cup held November 3 through 7 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Just coming off of the heels of the New York City Marathon, Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) athlete and elite wheelchair racer, Hermin Garic, 25, of Utica, N.Y., did not let any time pass before claiming his next road racing accolade. On Sunday, November 8, Garic placed in the Top 30 of the 35th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon in Oita, Japan against 89 other athletes from 14 different countries with a time of 1:48:44.
One lucky winner will don their leathers and hit the open road on their very own Harley through the Sitrin Health Care Center’s 20th Annual Harley-Davidson Raffle!
There is an urgent need in Upstate New York for specialized long-term care for people with ALS and Huntington’s Disease (HD). Sitrin is answering that need.
This weekend, Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) athlete and elite wheelchair racer, Hermin Garic, 25, of Utica, N.Y., will participate in the 35th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon in Oita, Japan against 89 other athletes from 14 different countries. The 26.2-mile race will begin on Sunday, November 8 at 11 a.m. (JST), Saturday, November 7 at 9 p.m. (EST).
This past Sunday, Hermin Garic, local Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) athlete and elite wheelchair racer, gave proof to the saying, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get up,” after he crashed half way through the 26.2-mile TCS New York City Marathon.
Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates Donates $100,000 to Sitrin
November 2 2015
Sodexo Incorporated & Affiliates, the largest food service organization in the world, recently presented the Sitrin Health Care Center with a generous donation of $100,000 for its new Neurodegenerative Disease Specialty Program for individuals with Huntington’s Disease and ALS.
Staff from NYCM Insurance held a basket raffle this September to support the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Fifth Annual Stars and Stripes Run~Walk, the primary fundraiser for Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program. The organization raised a total of $1,275 for Sitrin’s Run~Walk, which will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016.