WUTR Eyewitness News attended the Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game to learn more about adaptive sports and the Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) program. News anchor Mary Wilson even tried out wheelchair basketball for herself against the seasoned Sitrin STARS.
Sitrin Donates 125 Pounds of Food to Feed Our Vets
April 23 2015
Members of the Sitrin Health Care Center community donated 125 pounds of food to the Feed Our Vets program during National Nutrition Month in March.
Seven-Year-Old Philanthropist Helps Veterans
April 22 2015
Seven-year-old Owen John Jassak, a budding philanthropist and first-grade student at E.R. Hughes Elementary School in New Hartford, is dedicated to helping veterans. In just three months, he has raised more than $1,500 through online fundraising to benefit the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Stars and Stripes Run~Walk, an event that supports Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation program.
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.
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.
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.
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.