CDS Monarch Blog

Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities

CDS Monarch and The Wolf Foundation have a number of different volunteer options for anyone who is interested! Many opportunities revolve around our i



Nucor House Remodeling Continues

As the grand opening of The Nucor House quickly approaches, many volunteers are working hard on the finishing touches that still need to be done. Curr



Local Artists Donate to Nucor House

The Nucor House in Penfield will soon be adorned with pieces featuring the talents of local area artists.At this year's Xerox Rochester International



Staff Highlight: Deb Gill

Deb started with CDS Monarch in March 2007 in the business office as a part-time accounts payable assistant. Occasionally she also helped with payroll



Veterans Go on Adventures in the Adirondacks!

Veterans from Warrior Salute ventured to the Adirondack Mountains for a camping trip from June 8th-June 11th. Five Veterans, two staff members, and on



YMCA Donates Free Memberships to Veterans

When the Veterans of Warrior Salute move in to the Nucor House on July 10th, they will become members of the Penfield community as well as members of



CDS Monarch Goes for Gold at NY State Summer Games!

Sixteen athletes and five coaches representing CDS Monarch attended the New York State Summer Games at the University of Buffalo on July 15th-17th.CDS



Starbucks Sweetens Lives at CDS Monarch

The Starbucks Harvest Program has made the mornings of those at CDS Monarch Senior Living and Warrior Salute a little sweeter.Starbucks has been donat



Roof Sit Raises Awareness

On Thursday June 7th, CDS Monarch staff Pam Bolger, Sue Barone, and Penny Bloom took a stand against breast cancer by taking a seat on the roof of the



Warrior Salute Participants Enjoy Rock Climbing

On Saturday mornings, veterans from Warrior Salute have enjoyed spending their time rock climbing.John P., Michael N., James E., Michael L., and Brand



Staff Highlight: Julie DeGarmo

Julie joined the CDS Monarch family 16 years ago as a relief staff at the former Lehigh Station residence. Less than a year later she became full-time



Beckwith Staff Provides Dream Vacation for Residents

Last year, while Beckwith staff and residents were planning the recreational calendar for the next month, it was mentioned that Loretta Z. enjoyed bei



Children and Individuals Share the Gift of Reading

On Thursday, May 31st, a group of four year olds from Railroad Junction Daycare came to read books to individuals at CDS Monarch's Blended Creative Op



Angelica Honored for Volunteering

Angelica W. has been making a difference in the lives of the elderly at The Friendly Home. As a volunteer, she dedicates much of her time and effort t



Dance and Theater Troupes are Shining in the Spotlight!

In the fall of 2010, Susan Ware, Dance Theater Specialist, was in a bind. Every year for the past seventeen years, she had a dance troupe that would c