ARISE Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Pulaski

OSWEGO: ARISE recently held a reception at The Make Sense Shop in Pulaski to celebrate 10 years of service in Pulaski.

ARISE received a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of Senator Pattie Ritchie from Jimmy Hayes as well as a Citation presented by (County Legislator) Terry Wilbur on behalf of Assemblyman Will Barclay.

Ernie Wheeler is the former Pulaski Village Mayor, a former ARISE Board Member, and currently serves on ARISE’s Oswego Advisory Committee.

Ten years ago, Wheeler suggested that ARISE open a satellite office in Pulaski in order to increase access to services for Northern Oswego County residents.

Since then, the ARISE office has been located in the historic Court House above the DMV.

All of ARISE’s Oswego County services, including Respite, Ramp Construction, Medicaid Service Coordination, Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance, Mental Health Services, and Advocacy are available from this location. We are also proud to collaborate with community partners through the Pulaski Task Force.

ARISE would like to thank Miranda Cerone and Dave Mahaffy who hosted the reception, as well as all of the community members who joined us for the event.


ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities. The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities. ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE and Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.