Lauren Lottermoser

Purchase your 2020 Calendar!

2020 is here and you need a 2020 Neighborhood Center Calendar!  Thank you to everyone who has already purchased calendars – your support is greatly appreciated! Remember, the calendar gives you three important benefits: Information on some of the Center’s programs and events Over $100 of coupons to local restaurants and businesses Helps to fundContinue reading →

Purchase your 2020 Neighborhood Center Calendar!

The Neighborhood Center 2020 Calendar is here! Each month provides information on programs and services we offer PLUS coupons to local area restaurants and businesses! Calendars are $25 each, 2 for $40 or 5 for $100 – all proceeds go to supporting our daycare program. Purchase your calendar by clicking the “buy now” image below, Continue reading →

Holiday Assistance

Holiday Assistance Most of us look forward to the holiday season – a time of gift-giving, delicious family meals and warm memories. However, for some residents of our community, the holidays are a stressful time, with money concerns often looming over the brightness of the season. Together as a community we believe everyone has theContinue reading →

Setting Goals for your Mental Health

Let’s face it- we all sometimes have anxiety and can get depressed. For those who have these feelings on a regular basis, it is important to constantly challenge yourself. Challenging yourself can keep your mind from wandering into those dark or scary places and keeps you focused on specific tasks which is exactly why goalContinue reading →

End of Summer Wrap-up

School Age Children’s Program Summer Wrap-up! For most adults, the end of the school year can be considered a dreaded event. Despite our initial excitement about summer break, the multiple trips to the beach, the long hot days, and the complaints about boredom can leave many parents yearning for the start of the school year.Continue reading →

It’s Back to School Time!

It’s Back to School Time! Here are some helpful tips getting back on track when school starts: Visit the school your child will go to.  Many schools also offer back to school nights – it is important to go and check out your child’s classroom and meet their teacher.  Putting a face to the teachersContinue reading →

What to look for in Child Care

What to look for in child care Choosing good child care is an important decision.  Quality child care during the early years leads to healthy growth and development.  It takes time, patience and an understanding of what to look for when getting ready to choose child care.  Many people even plan their pregnancies around aContinue reading →

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues? Upstate New Yorkers are all too familiar with the winter blues. It’s cold and dark, lack of sunlight and too much time indoors certainly seems to affect our mood. But, did you know that there is such a thing as summertime seasonal depression? You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.Continue reading →

Mental Health & Certified Recovery Peer Advocates

Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) – Mental Health & Certified Recovery Peer Advocates The Problem The stigma on mental health in our nation leaves many people left without treatment which can lead to adverse behaviors (substance use). The World Health Organization noted that “the single most important barrier to overcome in the community is theContinue reading →

Surviving Summer Vacation

Surviving Summer Vacation! Every parent and child care giver at home with a child in the summer can probably tell you how many days  left until Labor Day. While summer can be an amazing time to connect with your children, it can also be draining to be home all summer long with children that demand constantContinue reading →