Care Coordination at Work: Jerry and Tami

Jerry Popp’s love of music is undeniable. He spends most of his free time listening to music in his room, has his own drum set, and even carries CDs around so his favorite tunes are constantly at his fingertips. Having eclectic taste, artists like Marvin Gaye and Bobby Lewis top his list of favorite musicians. Behind all great musicians are … Read More

Care Coordinator Reflection: “I No Longer Work for a Living”

NOTE:  To mark Person Centered Services’ One-year Anniversary, we asked employees to reflect on the year.   Here are thoughts from one Care Coordinator.  By Jenna Johnson,  Care Coordinator I no longer work for a living. As Marc Anthony once said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I can’t pinpoint the exact … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Steve and Roxanne

A Care Coordinator’s job is to connect and refer people to the services and supports they want and need, connecting the dots in all aspects of care. But in many cases, Care Coordinators do so much more. One such story involves a man who just wanted to track down his brother, and a Care Coordinator who knows him very well. … Read More

NEW Open Forum Dates and Locations Announced

Person Centered Services will be hosting more open forums for individuals, families and caregivers, and has announced three new dates and locations for forums. Forums will be held in Batavia on July 17, North Tonawanda on July 29, and Olean on August 13. The open forums will serve as an opportunity for those we serve to meet our leadership team, … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Kevin and Brenna

Kevin Gaiser is a clever and determined young man. He is active in his faith and loves to go horseback riding at Centaur Stride Therapeutic Riding Facility in Chautauqua County. Kevin is also very active in his community and loves to volunteer. In fact, Kevin was named Volunteer of The Year in 2005 for his service to the Meals on … Read More

Five Person Centered Services Employees to Present at 2019 Developmental Disabilities Day

The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) is hosting the 31st Annual Developmental Disabilities Day (DD Day) on May 30. DD Day is a full-day conference that brings together members of the WNY DD community such as agencies, direct care workers, families, individuals, vendors and more. The conference schedule includes an awards luncheon, keynote speaker, agency and vendor fair, a … Read More

You’re Invited! Individual, Family and Caregiver Open Forums

Person Centered Services is hosting open forums for individuals, families and caregivers beginning this May – and you’re invited! You can meet our care coordinators and leadership team, provide your thoughts and suggestions, and get all of your care coordination questions answered. Refreshments will be served. So that you can attend the forum that best works with your schedule, forums … Read More

Person Centered Spotlight: Meet Stephen

Growing up, Stephen Siracusa was your typical, active child: running around on the playground with friends, playing soccer, and dreaming of being in the NFL someday. As Stephen grew older he became clumsier and slower. While doctors said it was just a phase, Stephen and his mother searched for answers. At the age of 12, Stephen was diagnosed with Friedreich … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Daniela and Dominic

A little positivity can go a long way – just take it from Daniela and Dominic! When care coordinator Dominic Seidel met Daniela Lathey in November 2018, she was in the process of starting self-direction and getting ready to move into a two-bedroom apartment with her friend at a new apartment complex. “Dominic worked very hard by Daniela’s side to … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Brayden, Grace and Wendy

Grace Davis describes her son Brayden as being a “bolter” when he was young. Brayden, who’s non-verbal, had a tendency to wander and run off, giving Grace and her husband great concerns for his safety. Today, Brayden wears a special tracking device through Project Lifesaver, which not only helps in the event of an emergency, but provides Grace a constant … Read More