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Money Considerations for Solo Households

Written By Editor on 9/18/23 | 9/18/23

More than a quarter of U.S. households meet the definition of “one-person” households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Living alone and having sole responsibility over your household bills can be an advantage: there’s no need to compromise on priorities. Yet against the backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates, managing life’s expenses on one income can come with challenges. 

If you live alone, here are key considerations to help you balance funding your short- and long-term financial goals: 

#1 – Be prepared for the “single tax” burden

Your basic living costs – food, shelter, utilities, transportation, and taxes – are your sole responsibility instead of being split with a partner or friend. Economists call this extra economic burden the “single tax.” In addition for paying more for the basics, single people have to account for losing their total income if they are laid off from a job or facing a prolonged illness. The loss of a job may also mean the loss of health and disability insurance benefits. If this is the case, take action right away to ensure you don’t experience a lapse in coverage. 

#2 – Be cautious about sharing expenses

If you plan to save by splitting some costs with others make sure the rules of how usage and payments are clear and agreed to by all. Such arrangements carry risks for a relationship. Cost-sharing is a great budgeting tool, but good communication is vital for a positive outcome.

#3 – Recognize the importance of a fallback fund

It’s always smart to have money set aside for a rainy day – an emergency expense that suddenly arises, or an opportunity that requires extra money outside of your available monthly budget. A good rule of thumb is to park three-to-six months' worth of living expenses in an account with easy access to cash to cover such expenses. If you work independently or your job is subject to layoffs, it may be wise to set aside six-to-nine months’ worth of living expenses to be prepared for any extended downtime from work.

#4 – Don’t overlook your long-term goals

With the challenges of meeting day-to-day expenses, it’s easy to put future plans on the back burner. But you should try to set aside a portion of your income in a retirement plan. Start with a small percentage, then try to work it up to 10% or more. Take full advantage of your workplace retirement plan, particularly if your employer matches your contributions. Also consider contributions to a Roth IRA, which offers the potential for tax-free withdrawals in retirement. 

Work with your advisor

Depending on your circumstances, your financial stability can be more tenuous and challenging if you live alone. A financial advisor can be a helpful partner, offering guidance and lending an ear as you discuss your key concerns and goals.

 U.S. Census Bureau, “Home Alone: More Than A Quarter of All Households Have One Person,” June 8, 2023.

Michael D. Lanuto, CRPC®, AWMA® is a Financial Advisor with S.M. Miller & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Albany, NY.  He specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 8 years. To contact him: 518-949-2039; 4 Atrium Drive, Ste 200, Albany, NY, 12205;; 


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This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York.

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ASF Wraps Up Summer Skateboard Program

WINDHAM — The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) hosted its fourth and final scheduled Adaptive Skateboard Camp of the summer on Saturday at the Tannersville Skatepark at Rip Van Winkle Lake Park. 


Professional Skateboarder Johnny O’Connor, a Windham native, led the team of skateboard coaches the ASF brought in to help teach individuals with disabilities how to skateboard. He has been the head skateboard coach for ASF since the first skateboard camp in 2021.


“As we continue to grow the program and see the students’ progress, my experience teaching keeps getting better and better,” O’Connor said. “Seeing the students return and take initiative by grabbing their boards and skating, that shows that we’ve accomplished something. We’ve all become a group of friends that help each other and support each other. It’s a great community to be a part of.”


The ASF began its Summer Adaptive Skateboard Program three years ago when ASF student Zachary Elder suggested the organization add skateboarding to its list of outdoor activities. The ASF challenged Zachary to find other students and volunteers that would be interested in participating in such a program. A couple of weeks later, Zachary came back with a list of students and volunteers and the rest is history.


“I wanted ASF to have a skateboarding program because I saw it in the summer olympics and I thought ‘if skateboarding is in the Olympics, then why not bring it to the Adaptive Sports Foundation?’,” Elder said. “The program has grown a lot in the last couple of years. We’re bringing in more people with disabilities and more pro-level instructors to give the students an opportunity to learn how to skate for the first time.”


The ASF hosted four Adaptive Skateboard Camps throughout the summer of 2023, and 13 different students participated in at least one camp.


I’m looking forward to continuing the program and watching it grow,” O’Connor said with a smile. “We have the volunteers and we can handle more students. I’m sure there are people out there who aren’t too far away that would love to be a part of this. We’d be glad to have them join us.”


The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. If you’d like to help support the ASF’s mission of “empowering lives through adaptive sports”, visit

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Bassett CARES (Career Advancement and Retention Experience for Students) Launches Major Workforce Partnership with Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta

Written By Editor on 9/13/23 | 9/13/23

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Oneonta, N.Y. – Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College, and SUNY Oneonta gathered on September 13 to inaugurate a groundbreaking workforce development partnership aimed at retaining new graduates in the region and addressing critical workforce shortages across Bassett’s network. The signing ceremony took place at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.


Bassett CARES stands for Bassett Career Advancement and Retention Experience for Students. Annually, up to 50 recent graduates of Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta who graduate with a bachelor’s degree or greater and work in a full-time role at Bassett Healthcare Network can qualify for a loan re-payment stipend while embarking on a career in healthcare. Bassett CARES is open to graduates from all disciplines, not only healthcare programs.


The program aims to support and retain recent graduates with a loan repayment stipend for service worked. Program participants may earn up to $25,000 in loan repayment stipends. For every six months worked in a full-time role, participants will receive $5,000 as a loan repayment stipend.


Working closely with Bassett, the program will expose current SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College students to various career pathways in healthcare through internships, professional development seminars, and additional educational opportunities.


Educational partners will offer free or subsidized on-campus housing in the summer for matriculated students who are working for Bassett Healthcare Network during the summer months. SUNY Oneonta also plans to provide bridge housing for recent graduates for the summer directly following their graduation to ease the transition to professional life at Bassett.


“It’s a privilege to be here today with our colleagues from SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College to inaugurate a program that will profoundly influence healthcare in our region,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “At Bassett, our mission is to improve the health of our patients and the well-being of our communities. Building this partnership with SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College to support pathways to careers in healthcare at Bassett is a giant step in our commitment to caring for people who reside in our Central New York region and beyond.”


“Bassett CARES embodies the spirit of collaboration, recognizing that together, we can make a transformative impact on our region,” said Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg. “Through the partnership, our students will gain exposure to the many different career opportunities in healthcare, from direct patient care to administrative roles, and help them choose a path that is both rewarding and fulfilling.


“Bassett CARES is a testament to the ideal that strong partnerships between anchor institutions are a solution to addressing critical workforce needs,” said SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle. “Partnerships like this not only address workforce shortages but create an educational ecosystem that provides students with valuable educational and career opportunities.”

Also in attendance were Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C-Schenevus) and Assemblyman Brian Miller (R/C – New Hartford) along with executive leaders from Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College, and SUNY Oneonta.


“As New York continues to lose population to other states it is critical that we implement inventive strategies to keep our best resource – our people – from moving away,” said Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C-Schenevus). “Bassett CARES will help restock our healthcare workforce while ensuring that the highly skilled students graduating from Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta are here to stay with an excellent career path to follow. This is another example of what can be done when local stakeholders work together and will certainly translate to lasting benefits for our region. My congratulations to Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network along with our always forward-thinking college leaders, SUNY Oneonta President Dr. Alberto Cardelle and Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg and their teams for spearheading this innovative program.”

“This innovative partnership between Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta is forging an example that will reshape healthcare in the Basset Network,” said Assemblyman Brian Miller. “The community as a whole will benefit from the public and private educational institutions working together with a premier healthcare institution, and also provide a cohesive affordable pathway for students to enter the workforce. I applaud all three institutions for this collaborative agreement that will directly help to address a critical healthcare workforce crisis for the betterment of all.”

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DEC to Host Free Fishing Clinic on Sept. 16 at North-South Lake Campground, Greene County

DEC to Provide Education and Equipment to Anglers
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting a free fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the North-South Lake Campground in Haines Falls, Greene County, DEC Regional Director Anthony Luisi announced today.

"Free fishing clinics are fun for the entire family and provide special attention to inexperienced anglers of all ages as they're introduced to New York's vast fishing opportunities," Director Luisi said. "North-South Lake is one of DEC's most popular campgrounds and is also a preeminent fishing destination in the Catskills for anglers of all abilities to enjoy."

The event, free to the public, will be held at the hand launch at North Lake Beach (PDF). Fishing licenses are not required to fish during the program, but all other statewide and special regulations remain in effect. During the free fishing clinic, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, before getting the opportunity to cast their fishing lines into the water. DEC will supply fishing rods, bait, and tackle, but experienced anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. Children under 16 must be supervised. Participants will be required to pay applicable day-use service charges to enter the facility.

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ASF to Take Vets Hiking in Final WIM Program of the Season

WINDHAM — The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is set to host its eighth and final Warriors in Motion® (WIM) program of the season next week when it will welcome seven veterans for its hiking event.

The WIM hiking event was originally scheduled for the end of June, but inclement weather forced the foundation to postpone it. Instead, the warriors will be treated to late summer/early fall views of the Northern Catskills.

The Warriors in Motion program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. All Warriors in Motion programs are goal-oriented and empower the warrior to take charge of their own fitness and wellness.

U.S. Army Reserve veteran Melissa Lee, who retired from service within the past year, will be making her first trip to Windham, and is excited to see what the program can do for her. “I’m looking forward to the scenery, seeing and interacting with other veterans and just being outside,” Lee said.

The ASF has seven U.S. Military veterans, including Lee, scheduled to visit the Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Foundation on Tuesday afternoon to get their excursion started with a lunch, equipment fitting and basic hiking instruction. From there, the group of vets and volunteers will head to nearby Lexington to ascend the Diamond Notch Trail, a 1.5-mile hike that features the Diamond Notch Falls, providing a nice setting for the week’s first adventure. Once the WIM group finishes the hike, they will check into their hotels and return to ASF for a catered dinner.

The ASF shuttle bus will pick the veterans up at their hotels on Wednesday morning and take them out to Tannersville, where the group will hike to Inspiration Point. Known as one of the Catskills’ greatest lookouts, the hike climbs 820 feet in elevation and a distance of about five miles. This hike will be an all-day affair and the participants will have lunch on the trail. Once everyone takes their photos of the views and returns to the bus, they will be dropped off at their hotels to get ready for another dinner at the ASF lodge.

Day three’s hike will be determined based on how the warriors are feeling after their first two excursions. The group will return to ASF after the morning hike for lunch before the participants depart.

This is Lee’s first time participating in a warrior program, and she’s happy to be a part of it. “This is a great opportunity for me to go and enjoy what I like without people worrying about waiting for me because the other veterans and the volunteers understand what I’m going through,” she explained. “I won’t have to explain myself and I’ll be able to see other people. This will be a safe haven for me.”

The ASF’s Warriors in Motion program is funded by donations that were generously given to the organization. Thanks to these donations, the Adaptive Sports Foundation will be able to provide water bottles, all meals, snacks, water, sports drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, ponchos (if necessary) and trail maps for this upcoming event.

For more information about the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion program, or any of the other programs the ASF has to offer, visit

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Orpheus Theatre announces auditions for The Sound of Music!

Written By Editor on 9/12/23 | 9/12/23


The hills are alive with the sound of music! Auditions for The Sound of Music are scheduled for Friday, September 15 at 6:00 PM and Saturday, September 16 at 6:00PM with callbacks on Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 PM at Orpheus Theatre’s rehearsal space at the Southside Mall in Oneonta.


This production will be directed by Allie Tabor-Church & Brian Ziemann with music direction by Karen Clark-Snitchler, choreography by Allie Tabor-Church & Brian Ziemann with stage management by Allie Tabor-Church.


Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in and prepare a song a song from the show. Additional information and audition song cuts can be found at


The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.


The Sound of Music is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Concord.


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Orpheus Theatre Presents: Musical Theatre Rave - An Unforgettable Night of Broadway Bliss!


Oneonta, NY – Orpheus Theatre is thrilled to invite all musical theatre enthusiasts, drama geeks, and lovers of the stage to an electrifying event that promises to be the highlight of the year - the Musical Theatre Rave! Get ready to sing, dance, and celebrate the magic of musicals on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM.


Event Details:

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023

Time: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: Foothills Performing Arts Center Atrium, 123 Main Street, Oneonta, NY


The Musical Theatre Rave is the ultimate party for anyone who has ever belted out showtunes in the shower, dreamed of taking the Broadway stage, or simply found joy in the world of musicals. This spectacular dance party promises an evening of non-stop entertainment and celebration.


Highlights of the Musical Theatre Rave include:


Sing Along to Iconic Showtunes: Get ready to sing your heart out to iconic musical theatre hits. From "Les Misérables" to "The Phantom of the Opera," this event will have all your favorite songs covered.


Dress as Your Favorite Broadway Character: Don your best Broadway-inspired attire and step into the shoes of your favorite musical characters. Whether it's Elphaba, the Phantom, or Hamilton himself, let your imagination run wild!


Dance the Night Away: Dance to the rhythm of showstoppers as you mingle with fellow theatre enthusiasts. This is your chance to showcase your best moves and celebrate the magic of musicals.


Tickets for this unforgettable night are priced at just $10, making it accessible to fans of all ages. A cash bar will be available for those looking to sip on their favorite beverages while they dance the night away. Additionally, attendees can enjoy delectable snacks available by donation.


The Musical Theatre Rave is a part of the Foothills Performing Arts Center Fringe Live Arts Festival, a weekend dedicated to celebrating the arts in all their forms.


Tickets can be purchased at the door or, for added convenience, in advance through the official Foothills Fringe website at Simply click the Friday tickets link to secure your spot at this sensational celebration.


Don't miss your chance to immerse yourself in the world of musical theatre and make lasting memories at the Musical Theatre Rave. Mark your calendars for September 22nd and prepare for a night of pure Broadway bliss!

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SUNY Cobleskill Introduces Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Aquaculture


COBLESKILL, N.Y. – Heading into the Fall 2023 semester, SUNY Cobleskill is proud to add to its list of agriculture and technology baccalaureate programs a new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Fisheries & Aquaculture. The degree program replaces the College’s Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) in the same discipline, with the B.S. label placing additional emphasis on the required ecology, chemistry, and biology components of the major.


“The introduction of this Bachelor of Science degree program signifies a heightened commitment to our students in delivering the scientific study and research experiences that will best serve them in tomorrow’s job market,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Darcy Medica. “With this program, we are not only meeting the increasing need for skilled fisheries professionals but also addressing the critical need for sustainable fish production and natural resource management that will keep America’s food system running.”


Aquaculture, the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of animals and plants in all types of water environments, is the fastest growing segment of the agriculture industry. Globally, aquaculture supplies more than 50 percent of all seafood produced for human consumption—and that percentage will continue to rise, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

With the demand of food fish on the rise, aquaculture provides quality protein for public consumption, while at reducing over-fishing of the native species found in our nation’s rivers, lakes and oceans. As a result, a demand has been created 
for a workforce skilled in operating fish hatcheries and biologists trained in fisheries resource management.

SUNY Cobleskill’s Fisheries & 
Aquaculture program gives students a hands-on experience raising brook trout, brown trout, and tiger trout and diverse fisheries management field experiences. Students work in one of the largest and most diverse academic aquaculture facilities in the Northeast, including a 40,000- gallon coldwater hatchery, quarantine hatchery, warm water fish hatchery and earthen grow out ponds.


Graduates leave the program with the necessary skills for entry into careers including NYSDEC Fisheries and Wildlife Technicians, Fish Culturists, Aquatic/Marine/Wildlife Biologists, Ecologists, Forest Rangers, Park Rangers and Environmental Conservation Officers. The degree also offers several graduate pathways including agreements with Kentucky State University, SUNY Buffalo State and SUNY Oneonta’s Master of Science in Lake Management.


Learn more about SUNY Cobleskill’s Fisheries & Aquaculture program and apply at

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Audubon to Host Andy Mason on September 15 - Emptying the Bucket: The Alaska Frontier

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church in Oneonta, NY for a special program with DOAS Co-President, Andy Mason.

Long time Audubon leader Andy Mason will present a program on his 10 week camping adventure across northern Canada and Alaska in the summer of 2022.  Says Andy, “I can’t remember when I didn’t dream of going to Alaska . . . and time was running out!”  So he set off with his dog in a 17 ft. camper to fulfill the vision.  Traveling through five Canadian provinces and two territories, and crossing the Continental Divide and the Arctic Circle, he experienced remoteness, wildlife, native communities, thawing glaciers, fires, incredible scenery, and the midnight sun.

Land of the Midnight Sun; Photo by Andy Mason.


Andy Mason is a past and present President of DOAS, has served as Chair of the Audubon Council of NY State, and as President of the NY State Ornithological Assoc.  He is a long-time birder who has led workshops for the Appalachian Mountain Club and other groups.  He lives in Oneonta with his wife Gray.


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Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful Celebrates Year of Growth

Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful (KMVB), a six-county NYS affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful (KAB) program, is celebrating the achievements of the Mohawk Valley’s 22nd annual Great American Cleanup. KMVB is a standing committee of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD). 

KAB works to create sustainable communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. Their annual cleanup effort is the country’s largest community improvement program. Each Spring, KAB affiliates, like KMVB, engage more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.

Today, KMVB and Business Machines & Equipment (BME)  hosted a wrap-up event at BME’s Corporate Office at 5 Ann Street in Mohawk, NY to announce the results of the 2023 KMVB Great American Cleanup

This year, KMVB welcomed three new sponsors to the local Great American Cleanup Effort: Standard Insulation Co., BME, and Casella Waste Systems. These sponsors, along with the longstanding support of PJ Green, Inc, Bank of Utica, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Positively Rome, the City of Utica, CABVI, the Genesis Group, Rome Clean & Green, as well as the Otsego, Schoharie, Herkimer and Fulton-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce offices, made this year’s cleanup a great success. 

This year, we saw a surge in youth participation through efforts of local Connected Communities School teams in several school districts throughout the Mohawk Valley. “Getting the kids involved is integral to our goals of the KMVB initiative,” said Samantha Brown, KMVB committee member since 2021. “Littering is a behavior, and when the youth is involved, we can start to change the mindset of our community,” she continued. 

“Every year, our community continues to show up to clean up our public green spaces,” said Stephen Smith, MVEDD Executive Director. Over 3,000 volunteers in 164 teams collected over 2,400 bags of litter from parks, roadways and waterways in Central NY during the months of April, May,  June and July – more than double the number of participants of last year’s clean up event. 

There are environmental and economic costs to litter that negatively impact local wildlife, public drainage systems, road safety and property values. “It is estimated that cleaning up one piece of litter saves a community $0.40. If every KMVB volunteer picked up 50 pieces of litter, this year’s clean up benefitted the Mohawk Valley by over $61,500,” continued Smith. 

If picking up litter is not something you can commit to – there are other ways you can get involved. KMVB supports various recycling and beautification projects in the region. Sam Russo, a KMVB board member, has started five perennial gardens in the Mohawk Valley, and is always looking to partner up with local community groups to build more. “Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful is not only about litter. We want to create spaces that bring people together and inspire a sense of responsibility to keep those spaces clean and beautiful,” says Russo. If you have a community garden, or would like to start one, please contact find out how KMVB can help. 

After the press conference, several members of the KMVB committee and local volunteers made a trip to the Mohawk Community Garden for a final clean up in this year’s event. 

Groups will be able to register for the annual event next Spring on MVEDD’s website, By registering, you will be eligible to receive free materials including gloves, trash bags and other assistance. KMVB encourages any individual or group hosting a cleanup, community garden, recycling or beautification project – new or existing – to register their event. In addition to free materials and resources, registrants will be highlighted for their efforts on the Authority website and KMVB social media platforms.

For more information, or to report a site that needs to be cleaned or rehabilitated, email us at You may also follow KMVB on Facebook (Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful – KMVB) for additional information. To donate funding or materials, call (315) 866-4671. 

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10 Vets Hit the Links at ASF's WIM Golf Event

Written By Editor on 9/11/23 | 9/11/23

WINDHAM, N.Y. – The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) hosted its Warriors in Motion® (WIM) golf event this week at Windham Country Club, which included professional golf instruction and course play from Tuesday-Thursday.

“I had a lot of fun this week and I’m sure all of us veterans did as well,” wounded U.S. Air Force veteran and ASF winter volunteer Richard Torres explained. “There was a lot of laughter, a lot of camaraderie and it’s great for us veterans who suffer from various injuries and ailments.”

Torres was one of 10 U.S. Military veterans who arrived at the ASF’s Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center on Tuesday afternoon to meet with the ASF staff and volunteers and to sit down to a barbecue lunch of burgers, chicken and hot dogs. After the meal, the WIM group made its way to the Windham Country Club’s driving range, where Head PGA Pro Jesse Muller was waiting for them. Muller provided the warriors with basic instruction on how to get the most out of their golf swings and gave tips on every type of club, whether it was the driver or the wedges. The warriors spent a few hours getting their swings in on the driving range before they checked into their hotels. They returned to the ASF lodge for a catered dinner that evening at 6 p.m.

The next day the participants met at the Windham Country Club at 9 a.m. They began their morning at the practice green with Muller teaching the warriors some tips on how to putt and chip around the green. After spending some time putting and chipping, the group returned to the driving range again to get loose and take bigger swings. Once 11:30 came around, the WIM group went into Mulligan’s Pub, Windham Country Club’s restaurant, and enjoyed a lunch and a break from the heat. After the intermission, the warriors and volunteers split up into three groups and played on the course until it was time to return to their hotel rooms to get ready for another dinner at ASF.

The veterans and the volunteers played another round on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. to put their new skills to the test. When 11:30 rolled around, they had another lunch at Mulligan’s Pub before it was time to depart.

“We never expected to be treated like we were here at the Adaptive Sports Foundation up here in Windham,” U.S. Navy Veteran Tony Suozzi said after his round on Thursday morning. “It’s a wonderful thing to come up here and experience the camaraderie with our friends, the professional golfers and the volunteers. They made this a wonderful time. I recommend coming up here to anyone in the military.”

The ASF’s Warriors in Motion program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. All WIM programs are goal-oriented and empower the warrior to take charge of their own fitness and wellness.

The next WIM event will take place on September 19-21, when the ASF will take another group of warriors hiking in the mountain ranges of the Northern Catskills. This WIM hiking event was originally scheduled in June, but it was pushed back to this month due to poor weather.

Warriors in Motion is funded by donations that were generously given to the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Thanks to these donations, the Adaptive Sports Foundation will be able to provide equipment, water bottles, all meals, snacks, water, sports drinks, sunscreen, bug spray and ponchos (if necessary) for this upcoming event.

If you’d like to donate to the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion program, or any of the other programs the ASF has to offer, please visit

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