Ontario Arc Speaks

Welcome to Ontario ARC Speaks! -- Ontario ARC's official blog. We are a not-for-profit organization that provides high quality services and supports to individuals disabilities or other challenges and their families. Read on to learn more about us and see the wonderful things we are doing at Ontario ARC.

Horticulture Helps at Enchanted Farm Faire

Friday June 10, 2016

The Creative Expressions Horticulture group spends their Friday’s at Shimmering Light Herb Farm working the earth’s soil and learning how to cultivate herbs.  Shimmering Light Herb Circle is a learning community for those seeking wellness through forming healing relationships with the plants that grow around us. The Horticulture group will be operating a fund raising… 

Communicating Through Music

Tuesday June 7, 2016

As the music therapist for Ontario ARC, I have the privilege of working with a variety of people; however, a large majority of these people do not use traditional methods of communicating. This situation often leads me into creative problem solving for each unique individual. A tool I will often use in these situations is… 
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Remembering David Lascell

Wednesday June 1, 2016

Our therapy dogs teach us so much – even how to cope with grief. On April 1st, one of our beloved volunteers, David Lascell, died unexpectedly. By chance, David and his labradoodle, Fezzik, were the volunteer team highlighted in our 2016 Pet Connections Therapy Dogs Calendar for the month of April. It seemed a cruel joke… 
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Camp-andaigua 2016

Monday May 23, 2016

Camp-andaigua returns in August 2016. Learn more about this exciting camp opportunity for kids ages 10-13 or 14-21 and join in on the fun! Read full article

Aging Services Hosts Resource Fair for the Community

Tuesday May 10, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, from 5:30PM-7:00PM Ontario ARC will be hosting an Aging Resource Fair.  The fair is open to the public and is intended for any aging and elderly community member (with or without disabilities) of Ontario County, as well as their families and caregivers. At the resource fair, there will be a number… 

Ontario ARC Artists Featured at Canandaigua Wine Mixer

Saturday April 30, 2016

Artwork by Creative Expressions artists were showcased and on sale last weekend at Ontario ARC's Canandaigua Wine Mixer event. Read full article
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Creative Expressions Horticulture Program is Thinking Spring!

Monday March 14, 2016

Creative Expressions Horticulture Program is Thinking Spring! Our busiest season is upon us and our groups have planned out what vegetable, flowers and herbs we will be growing. Our seeds have arrived and we are in full planting swing. We will donate many vegetable plants to local community programs. Read full article

Pet Connections in Focus

Monday February 22, 2016

Though it is still early in the year, some individuals in the Pet Connections program are thinking ahead – way ahead. Some have the year 2017 already in focus. Read full article

Ontario ARC Artists Featured at Agency Event

Thursday February 4, 2016

Artists Marilyn and Rita were invited recently to represent Ontario ARC’s Creative Expressions Art Program at our annual Holiday Board Meeting evening event. Their work was highlighted as part of a beautiful showcase display, including the work of 10 artists. Congratulations to Rita on her first art sale!

Aging Services Looks to the Future

Monday February 1, 2016

Hello! My name is Nick Vignati and I am the Coordinator of Aging Services at Ontario ARC. February marks one year that I have been at Ontario ARC, but more importantly, 2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of Ontario ARC developing its Aging Services program. Ontario ARC is an organization that supports individuals facing varying…