Social Seven

While we focus our community on resources during the COVID-19 situation, please enjoy our new series; Social Seven – A Week Full of Ideas and Inspiration!

Meditation Monday

Our first ongoing series, where we will provide ideas to bring some serenity into your week, with the people who make Springbrook great in mind! We hope these tips and exercises will provide a little calm while staff members and program participants make the best of the coming weeks, and that our online community can benefit too.

A Sense of Calm – Meditation Monday

This Meditation Monday, we'd like to share a way that we like to relax here at Springbrook:...

Spend Time With Your Pet – Meditation Monday

This Meditation Monday, we're talking about those fuzzy, furry, feathery, finny friends in your...

Miles and Miles of Springbrook Smiles – Meditation Monday

There's no denying the feel-good power of a smile. Smiling not only offers a mood boost, but also...

Let’s Dance – Meditation Monday

Let's DANCE! At Springbrook, we love to show off our moves and get down to the music. Dancing is a...

What’s Cookin’? – Meditation Monday

At Springbrook, we find cooking or baking is a wonderful way to unwind and focus your mind on...

Memorial Day – Meditation Monday

Today we celebrate Memorial Day, observed to commemorate the men and women who died while serving...

Gardening – Meditation Monday

Gardening is a powerful way to practice mindfulness and meditation. Having to care for plants is a...

Take A Look Tuesday

Our next ongoing series, where we will share some of our favorite photos of moments large and small from the past few years. We are thrilled to share with students, residents, families, and staff some happy memories from around our many programs. The world has changed; it does not mean that our community is gone. We hope that these memories will give you a reason to smile!

Take A Look Tuesday – OPWDD Makes Needed Investment to Help Address the DSP Workforce Shortage

This #TakeALookTuesday Springbrook is excited to read that new changes to the OPWDD Appendix K,...

Take A Look Tuesday – Springbrook Welcomes New Managers!

Springbrook would like you to take a look at these essential employees and congratulate them on...

Take a Look Tuesday – Sherburne is Hiring!

This #TakeALookTuesday, visit our career page and check out the great positions available in...

Take A Look Tuesday – Trunk or Treat!

Take a look at all the cool costumes at Friday’s Springbrook Trunk or Treat festivities! Everyone...

4th Annual Community Homes Scarecrow Contest Winners

We would like to congratulate the winners of our 4th Annual Community Homes Scarecrow Contest!...

Take A Look Tuesday – Century Sunrise Trunk Or Treat

This #TakeALookTuesday, we’re taking a look at a fun Halloween event taking place at Century...

Take A Look Tuesday – Development Manager

It’s #TakeALookTuesday and today we are highlighting an exciting career opportunity - Development...

Wellness Wednesday

Our new Wednesday weekly feature is here to keep residents, students, families, and staff happy and healthy while we all are practicing social distancing. These tips, tricks, and tidbits come from Springbrook Therapy and educational staff, along with a few other trusted resources.

Wellness Wednesday – Help Us Convince the Governor to Sign the Tuition Parity Bill

Springbrook needs your help on this #WellnessWednesday! Help us convince Governor Hochul to sign...

Wellness Wednesday – OPWDD Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Meeting Via Webex

This #WellnessWednesday, stay informed and share your perspective! The next public meeting of the...

Wellness Wednesday – The Joyce Binder Memorial Award Winner

This #WellnessWednesday we are celebrating one of Springbrook’s own wellness providers, Carol...

Wellness Wednesday – Seasonal Flu is Upon Us

As we enter mid-fall we’d like to check in with you on this #WellnessWednesday to ensure that you...

Wellness Wednesday – OPWDD Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board Meeting

This #WellnessWednesday don't forget about the next public meeting of the OPWDD Autism Spectrum...

Wellness Wednesday – Amazon Smiles

This #WellnessWednesday bring a smile to a Springbrook resident’s face. Springbrook participates...

Wellness Wednesday – Highland Has a Mascot!

This #WellnessWednesday we want to share a story that came to us by way of the Highland house on...

Thinking Thursday

This series of posts are about how we are continuing to learn and discover during the current situation. For example, The School at Springbrook has created fun new ways to deliver educational programming in campus residential houses. Teachers, Therapists, and Direct Support Staff are working together to make sure that students maintain the the skills they have developed while a traditional class environment is unavailable. We are proud of the adaptability of these inventive professionals to provide support, and every Thinking Thursday we will share a way that our amazing team of educators is doing just that!

Back in the Classroom – Thinking Thursday

On this Thinking Thursday we thought it would be appropriate to share that we welcomed day...

Bee Springbrook – Thinking Thursday

This Thinking Thursday we are reflecting on our academic year at The School at Springbrook. We are...

Learning from Home – Thinking Thursday

On this Thinking Thursday we wanted to show you how many of the teachers, therapists, and students...

Staying In Touch – Thinking Thursday

On this Thinking Thursday we thought we would remind you to keep in touch with your friends and...

Staying Informed – Thinking Thursday

For this Thinking Thursday we wanted to share how Powell—one of the residents at Oak and Elm—keeps...

Teaching and Learning at Home – Thinking Thursday

Happy Thinking Thursday! Today we wanted to share some practical ways that the students of Scriven...

Learning Through Play – Thinking Thursday

For this Thinking Thursday we wanted to say thank you to the teachers and therapists who have gone...

Fun Art Friday

TGIF; let’s have a little fun! This series of posts will provide different creative activities to bring out your artistic side. We know the value of expression through art, music, dance, and theatre in our many programs, so we hope this brings some of that spirit to residents, students, staff, and our online community. 

The Pines, Walnut, and West Oneonta – Fun Art Friday

This is the last of our Fun Art Friday series, concluding the final pages of our Community Homes...

Swart Hollow and Sweet Briar – Fun Art Friday

Happy Fun Art Friday! Today we have two more pages for our Community Homes Coloring Book,...

Sherburne and Stone Quarry- Fun Art Friday

This #FunArtFriday, we have two more pages to add to our ongoing Community Homes Coloring Book,...

Pierstown – Fun Art Friday

This #FunArtFriday, we have another page to our ongoing Community Homes Coloring Book, featuring...

Oxford – Fun Art Friday

This #FunArtFriday, we have another page to our ongoing Community Homes Coloring Book, featuring...

Otego – Fun Art Friday

This #FunArtFriday, we have an additional Community Homes Coloring Book page for the Otego...

Oak and Elm- Fun Art Friday

This #FunArtFriday, we have an additional Community Homes Coloring Book page for the Oak and Elm...

Situation Saturday

These are quick updates about critical programmatic or protocol changes that we have made in the past week in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. As all of us are inundated with information, this is one way that we can help our staff, families, and community keep up-to-date about Springbrook’s COVID-19 response.

Situation Saturday – Giving back: A Springbrook reflection

It’s #SituationSaturday, and today Springbrook’s CEO Patricia Kennedy asked The Springbrook...

Carol Krueger Awarded Joyce Binder Memorial Award

CONTACT: Kira DeLanoy Director of Marketing & Public Relations Springbrook 105 Campus Drive...

Situation Saturday – Action Alert!

#SituationSaturday: Advocacy alert! Help guarantee funding for HCBS and DSPs! Congress is in the...

Situation Saturday – Why Our CEO Love’s This Region!

I recently returned from a much-anticipated vacation with my family. In the weeks and days leading...

Situation Saturday – Heated Scarecrow Competition Rages!

This #SituationSaturday we have a heated competition going on over the 4th Annual Scarecrow...

Situation Saturday – Southern Tier Tuesdays

This #SituationSaturday we are asking you to take part in Southern Tier Tuesdays. STT is a...

Situation Saturday – Residents Enjoy the Splash Path at Pathfinder Village

Last Saturday, Pierstown Community Home residents found themselves in a fun and colorful...

Sunday Funday

These post are our way of sharing what students, residents, and staff are doing to have some fun! We will also share ways that you can connect without being in the same room. Remember, we ALL need to “stick together” while practicing social distancing!

Sunday Funday – Century Sunrise Had A Spooktacular Time!

#SundayFunday is highlighting events from this past Saturday, October 30th, from the Century...

2021 Milestone Celebration

10 years or more is an incredible milestone for a career, especially in this day and age when...

Sunday Funday – Direct Support Professional (DSP) Appreciation Week 2021!

This #SundayFunday marks the official start of Direct Support Professional (DSP) Appreciation Week...

Sunday Funday – Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday Funday falls on a very special day this week! Students at LeChase house helped each other...

Sunday Funday – Sunshine Yoga

We were sent these pictures from the GEMS school and they screamed Sunday Funday!!! Check out Alex...

Happy Easter – Sunday Funday

The students at LeChase House could not wait to celebrate Easter, so they made a festive and...

Springbrook’s Got Talent

Take the stage and be a part of the greatest game show produced by Springbrook - Springbrook’s Got...

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