YMCA, Abilis celebrate new swim program with ribbon cutting

The YMCA of Greenwich will hold swim evaluations for the children who will participate in their special needs swim program Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. This program was made possible by a grant from the Abilis Community Foundation. The grant allowed the YMCA to purchase special steps for the pool to make entry and exit easier for the special needs swimmers. To commemorate the start of the program, YMCA CEO Bob DeAngelo and Abilis Community Foundation President Hal Ritch will preside over a brief ribbon cutting ceremony. Abilis CEO Dennis Perry and YMCA of Greenwich Board Chair Sandy Waters will be in attendance. read more...

VIDEO: Abilis Ready For Thanksgiving With Help from Silver Shield Association

Abilis is ready to celebrate Turkey Day with some help from the Silver Shield Association.
“For the past thirty years, we have had a tradition of delivering Thanksgiving baskets to widows and widowers of retired Greenwich Police Officers,” said Sergeant Timothy Hilderbrand of the Greenwich Police Department and a member of the Silver Shield Association. “Over the last 7 years, we have expanded that to include other community groups like Abilis who have been identified as people would benefit from the baskets,”
The Silver Shield Association dropped off two baskets full of Thanksgiving essentials Tuesday afternoon for Abilis’ celebration.
“It is very important especially because we have our annual Thanksgiving dinner for people who don’t have families,” said Amy Montimurro, Director of Adult Services at Abilis. “So this donation will contribute to the dinner that happens on Thanksgiving Day.
“All of us are extremely thankful and grateful for working in a community where we have so much support,” added Sgt. Hilderbrand. “It is important for us to pay it forward and give back to the community that does so much for us.”