Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Those participating in Oswego County Opportunties’ Day Habilitation program welcomed the official mascot for Oswego County Opportunities’ upcoming Bowl O’Gold Bowling Tournament, Patty McGold.
Designed for individuals with developmental disabilities, OCO’s Day Habilitation is a work program alternative. Available on two levels the program offers individuals a group program at the Fulton YMCA that provides them with a variety of on site activities and community outings. OCO’s Day Habilitation also offers those who prefer one-on-one, in-home programming. Both on site and in-home programs offer individuals opportunities to volunteer and participate in enriching activities. The program is currently serving 28 individuals.
OCO’s Day Habilitation staff works closely with consumers to ensure that they reach their greatest potential. “Staff members meet with each individual consumer to establish personal goal plans based upon their unique needs. These goals include social skills, community awareness, and leisure time activities within the home or on site,” explained Program Manager, Allison Griffin.
While consumers receive services during the daytime hours Monday through Friday, Griffin added that there is the opportunity to receive services in the evening if the consumer and the planning team deem it beneficial to consumers’ well being.
OCO’s Bowl O’ Gold official mascot, Patty McGold, is visiting various OCO sites throughout Oswego County as it reminds community members of OCO’s Bowl O’ Gold Bowling Tournament that will be held March 10 from noon to 6 p.m. at Lakeview Lanes, Route 3 in Fulton.
Registration is now open for 5-person teams, with choice of two flights, noon – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 5:30 p.m. Flights will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Businesses and individuals may also donate door prizes for the drawings and the silent auction. There also a limited number of opportunities for businesses and organizations interested in becoming a major sponsor of OCO’s Bowl O’ Gold Bowling Tournament. For registration or sponsorship information, or to donate a door prize, contact OCO at 315-598-4717 or visit the agency’s website at www.oco.org
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations. For more information, visit www.oco.org