$2.2 Million in Grants Awarded to 32 Adult Care Facilities

ALBANY, November 8, 2006 - New York State Health Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., today announced a total of $2.2 million in state grants to 32 adult care facilities across the state to help improve the independence and quality of life of their residents.

"Governor Pataki and I are strongly committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of adult care facilities throughout New York State by empowering the residents themselves through the use of innovative programs," said Commissioner Novello.

First authorized in 2004, the Enhancing Abilities and Life Experience (EnAbLE) initiative was established to develop programs designed to teach independent living skills, provide educational or vocational training or teach residents preventive health care skills and management of their own medications.

EnAbLE is an opportunity for operators of Adult Homes, Enriched Housing Programs and Residences for Adults to offer a variety of supportive services for residents, including participation in wellness and nutrition programs, independent living skills training, increased opportunities to participate in community activities and social opportunities, maintaining memory or engaging in supervised activity to improve physical condition and reduce falls or injuries.

The following adult care facilities were awarded funding under this initiative:

Metropolitan Region

Queens Adult Care Center $98,000
New Central Manor $99,500
Sanford Home $100,000
Hoffman Manor of Long Beach $99,841
109 West 129th Street $61,980
Plattduetsche Old Folks Home Society $49,925
Anna Erika Assisted Living $94,870
West 74th Street Home $42,130
New Haven Manor for Adults $99,538
New Brookhaven Townhouse for Adults $98,000
Marion Woods, Inc. $43,000
Frederic Fleming Residence $39,310
Green Briar Adult Home $99,220
Gables Home for Adults $99,500

Capital District

Family and Child Service of Schenectady, Inc. $36,494
The Terrace at Glen Eddy $48,431
Massry Residence at Daughters of Sarah $61,196
Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community $49,277

Central New York

Presbyterian Residential Community $34,035
Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse NY, Inc. $78,078
Elizabeth Brewster House $87,888
Loretto at Nottingham $26,115

Western Region

St. Columban's on the Lake $89,087
DePaul $82,644
Peregrine's Landing Senior Community, Cheektowaga $65,588
Elderwood Village at Westwood $98,514
Elderwood Village at Rosewood $98,514
Bergquist Adult Home $41,400
St. Elizabeth's Home $59,662
Crimson Ridge Meadows $26,050
Quaker Landing Memory Care Community $47,840
Crimson Ridge Gardens $46,633