Westchester Independent Living Center

Putnam Independent Living Services

July/August 2022

Summer is in full force this July and August with so many things to do and see in our wonderful community. Take a moment to read this issue and see how WILC and PILS can help keep you even busier this season. Our next newsletter will be distributed in September with even more helpful information to get you through fall. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Burke Post Rehabilitation Transition Program

WILC has a partnership program with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital called “Burke Post Rehabilitation Transition Program.” Through this partnership, adaptive sports and recreation classes are offered during July through September at no cost and are available to both Burke and non-Burke patients.


Get out of your house and check out opportunities for people living in the community with physical or cognitive disabilities. Join us to learn a sport, meet like-minded people, stay fit and active, or just try something new! All opportunities require advance registration.

Bowling - First Tuesday of the Month

Tues, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Bowlmor White Plains, 47 Tarrytown Road


Thursdays, July 14, Sept 8 from 5:00-6:30 PM at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Track, White Plains, NY

Handcycling with Bike On-August 11

By Appointment Only at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Track, White Plains, NY

Shadow Boxing Work-Out-Mondays

July 3 &17; Aug. 7&21; Sept 7&21 from 1:30-2:30PM via Zoom with Pierre

Water Skiing

Wed. July 12 & Aug. 9 from 9 am-3:30 pm at Leaps of Faith, Sandy Hook, CT


Every Wednesday 3:30-4:45PM via Zoom w/Alexandra

Zumba – Coming Soon!

Via Zoom w/ Clarisse

For more information and to get on our email list, please email us at Adaptivesports@burke.org or visit www.Burke.org or call Eileen Andreassi 914-597-2497. 

The Best Ways to Contact Social Security

Local Social Security offices continue to offer more in-person appointments and help people without an appointment. As they expand in-person service, we strongly encourage you to continue to go online, call for help, and schedule appointments in advance. 

SSA online services allow clients to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and more.

Those who can’t complete their business online can call toll-free at 1‑800‑772‑1213 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time to speak to a representative. For quicker access to a representative, try calling early in the day (between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time) or later in the afternoon (between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time). They are less busy later in the week (Wednesday to Friday) and later in the month. They also offer many automated telephone services 24 hours a day, without speaking to a representative.

While appointments are not required, they are strongly recommended. An appointment reduces the wait time and ensures that client knows what documents to bring, so that complete their request can be completed in one visit. Offices tend to be less busy later in the day, later in the week, and later in the month.

To learn more about scheduling an appointment and safety measures and restrictions before visiting SSA offices, visit their webpage, How to Get Help from Social Security.

Did You Know?

Governor Hochul announced the completion of a $23 million affordable housing development in Poughkeepsie. Find out more information here: https://hcr.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-completion-23-million-affordable-housing-development-poughkeepsie

Upcoming Webinars

Calling all direct service staff and people in need of childcare services!

Please join us for a presentation on Early Head Start/Head Start and Westchester County Child Care Subsidies (now available to middle-class families) available throughout Westchester County.

Presented by:

·      Childcare Council of Westchester

·      Urban Strategies Early Head Start

·      Family Services of Westchester

DATE: July 13, 2022 

TIME: 9:30am – 11:00am

Zoom information:


Please contact Jbadree@programdesign.com to register and for more information.

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Westchester Independent Living Center

10 County Center Road 2nd floor

White Plains, NY 10607

(914) 682-3926 (Voice)

(914) 259-8036 (VP)

(914) 682-8518 (FAX)


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Putnam Independent Living Services

1441 Route 22, Suite 204

(Tompkins Mahopac Bank building)

Brewster, New York 10509

(845) 228-7457 (Voice)

(914) 259-8036 (VP)

(845) 228-7460 (Fax)