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Seeking Board & Committee Members

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the largest not-for-profit agency in Niagara County providing programs and services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families, is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its board of directors and standing committees, announced Michael Gentile, chair of the agency’s Nominating Committee.

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara has been providing individuals with developmental disabilities — from newborn to seniors — the resources and skills necessary to achieve independence in their daily lives and enjoy community-based recreation (youth and adult), residential, employment and volunteer opportunities for nearly 60 years. The agency also provides innovative health-related and support services including service coordination, education, job training (in-house and off-site), school-to-work transition, exceptional parenting, geriatric assessments, in-home services, horticulture therapy, fine arts and respite across Niagara County.

Volunteer positions are available on the board of directors, which meets monthly and provides oversight, guidance and financial direction to the agency. Board members will serve a three-year term beginning in June 2014. Committee positions are also available and focus on personnel, finance, guardianship and the various programs offered to people with disabilities.

Applications are due by Friday, March 7, 2014. Download an application or call 297-6400, ext. 327.

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., is dedicated to maximizing the quality of life for people of all ages with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and providing the resources for them to reach their greatest potential, achieve their goals, learn to live independent lives and become active participants in their communities.