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Another Hamaspik Brooklyn program passes gov’t inspection

June 30, 2017            

By Mendy Hecht, Hamaspik Gazette

On June 6, OPWDD Division of Quality Inspection official Jennifer Vinciguerra paid a visit to our Men’s Day Habilitation (Day Hab) program in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.


In keeping with the OPWDD’s ongoing emphasis on its “person-centered” philosophy, the inspector recommended more detailed written records on each individual’s steps of progress towards “valued outcome” goals.


The visit, a Site Protocol Survey, was an annual visit to the facility to ensure its compliance with all current regulations.  No deficiencies were found—adding another clean inspection to Hamaspik’s record of excellence in all facilities across three counties of operations.


Community service appreciation in Monsey


Ever-community-minded Hamaspik mainstay Eliezer “Lazer” Friedrich, long a resident of Hamaspik’s Forshay Briderheim residence in Monsey, made sure that proper appreciation was shown at the 50th anniversary celebration of another community mainstay.


The full-day community indoor fair and carnival of sorts, marking the Spring Hill ambulance corps’ five decades of local service, was thus visited by per personal request Mr. Friedrich—who was also accompanied by his fellow Forshay residents, too.


“We had a massively great time as they showed us around,” said Pinchos Knopfler, devoted long-time director of the men’s division at Hamaspik of Rockland County’s Day Hab program


Besides interacting with the establishment’s EMTs, who were happy to show the gentlemen the ambulance garage and the vehicles’ interiors, “an extra bonus was meeting and greeting the higher-ups,” Mr. Knopfler added.


Those local leaders included Ramapo Police Chief Brad R. Weidel and Aron Wieder, Rockland County Legislator and Hamaspik Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations.


Putting plants in “Pot”-spective


Plenty of person-centered perspective was pushed this past mid-June by the young women regularly attending Hamaspik of Orange County’s Day Habilitation (Day Hab) program.


That’s because, on June 14, the beneficiaries of that person-bettering program bettered the building that houses their program by outfitting its main walkway with two giant flower pots.


Flanking the primary entranceway to 1 Hamaspik Way, address of the Orange County agency’s Admin and Day Hab Building, the two pieces of outdoor furniture significantly enhance the big picture—which, come to think of it, is what Day Hab does, too. 


The pots had no comment.