CDS Monarch Blog

The Gift of Music

Michael, a Marine who came to Warrior Salute in the beginning of June, is also a talented musician who has been playing guitar since he was twelve yea



Staff Highlight: James Velazquez

James joined the CDS Monarch team as the Assistant Residence Manager for East Ridge Manor three years ago. He can often be found taking care of the pa



Dancing the Night Away

Since the opening of the Wolf Life Transitions Center in 2008, CDS Monarch's Evening Activities program has held monthly, themed dances. These dances



Achieving Full Time Employment: Linda D.

We are excited to announce that Linda D. has just accepted a full time position with the Flutter's Cafe team. She has been an employee of the CDS Mona



Special Olympics: NYS Summer Games

The New York State Special Olympic Summer Games were held the weekend of June 14-16th at the University of Buffalo. CDS Monarch had eleven athletes a



Painting with a Twist: Cast Your Vote

We will be holding a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist in Fairport to benefit our Families in Need Fund. We are asking for YOUR help in selecting th



Staff Highlight: Toasha Tate

Toasha has been a member of the team at CDS Monarch's French Road residence for the past 12 years. During the day she keeps busy running medical appoi



From Music Therapy to the Concert Hall

About a year ago, CDS Monarch's Park Circle residence began holding music therapy sessions. When April S. first heard about it she told her mom and he



A Star-Spangled Shortstack Saturday

On Saturday, June 1st CDS Monarch held a Star-Spangled Shortstack Saturday pancake breakfast to raise money for the Families in Need Fund. A total of



Eat Well, Live Well Wraps Up

This year CDS Monarch participated in the Wegman's Eat Well, Live Well Challenge. For participants, this meant eight weeks of eating healthy servings



Health & Wellness Fair Fun

With 31 vendors, nearly 120 attendees and lots of positive feedback, the Health & Wellness Fair, held on May 29th, was a great success! Attendee



Friends of Ganondagan Presents “Bury My Heart with Tonawanda” by Local Filmmaker Adrian Esposito

A chance visit by a local filmmaker with Asperger's Syndrome to Ganondagan State Historic Site in 2010 became the inspiration for a feature film which



Staff Highlight: Anna-Lisa Evans

Anna-Lisa started out at CDS Monarch as a Support Specialist for the Austin Road residence, and also at Webster Creative Opportunities. Then she trans



New Warrior Salute Graduate: Sam Steirman

Congratulations to Sam Steirman on graduating from Warrior Salute on Wednesday, May 22nd. He joined Warrior Salute in September 2012 after servin



Best Foot Forward

On Tuesday, May 21st, eight CDS Monarch staff hit the pavement at RIT for the annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. They ran and walked 3.5 miles al