CDS Monarch Blog

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



Remembering Gerry Crowell

Gerry Crowell started CDS Monarch's Special Olympics team 25 years ago. Certified in eleven different sports, he used his experience to help coach and



Staff Highlight: Janice McClain

Janice joined CDS Monarch in February 2008 as a relief staff at Allen Road. Shortly after that she completed her nursing boards and became a part-time



Breast Cancer Awareness: Through the Roof!

Traditionally when we hear about breast cancer our thoughts are immediately drawn to women. However, breast cancer does not discriminate across gender



From the CEO: Celebrating Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all take time to enjoy this holiday with your family and friends, as well to reflect on those who have served our count



Unistel Launches 1st Retail Line

Unistel has launched its own retail brand. Warrior Salute Seasonings, combines the best of gourmet freshness with the reliability of flavor, and all t



Senior Leadership Class Graduates

The CDS Monarch Senior Leadership Class 201 graduated on May 14th. This class is part of an ongoing opportunity that CDS Monarch provides to staff loo