Westchester Independent Living Center

Putnam Independent Living Services

October 2023

Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter! As autumn leaves paint the world in vibrant hues, we are thrilled to bring you another installment of our newsletter filled with updates, stories, and valuable information tailored to our remarkable community of independent individuals.

Job Opening: Parent Training and Information

Center Specialist

The Westchester Independent Living Center’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) is designed to provide training and information to parents of children with disabilities/special needs and increase youth with disabilities’ ability to become effective self-advocates. PTIC helps parents increase their confidence and develop the advocacy skills that will benefit their children through workshops/webinars and information/referral services. Separate trainings are offered for professionals who work with children and transition-age youth.


PTIC covers seven counties in the Hudson Valley: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester.


To learn more about this role and how to apply, click HERE.

 Margaret Nunziato Named one of Westfair Business Journal’s 2023 Women Innovators

Congratulations to our very own Executive Director, Margaret Nunziato on being named one of Westfair Business Journal’s Women Innovators! She was selected for her unwavering tenacity in pursuing her goals, demonstrating remarkable brilliance in problem-solving and creative thinking. Her dedication to her work is unmatched, as she pours her heart and soul into every endeavor.


Margaret will be celebrated at the Women Innovators Award Ceremony, taking place on October 26, 2023, at VIP County Club. For more information, click HERE.

Medicare Fraud: Shut It Down

The best way to stop Medicare fraud? Help prevent it in the first place. Follow these 3 tips to protect yourself from scammers: 

  1. If you get a call, text or email asking for your Medicare Number, don't respond. Don't give your Medicare card or Medicare Number to anyone except your doctor or people you know should have it. Remember, Medicare will never call you unprompted and ask you for your personal information.
  2. Check your Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or claims statements carefully. If you see a charge for a service you didn't get or a product you didn't order (like a COVID-19 over-the-counter test), it may be fraud.
  3. If you suspect fraud, report it at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Visit Medicare.gov, the official source for Medicare information, to learn more about preventing Medicare fraud.

Watch this video to see how you can shut down Medicare fraud and abuse.

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you a fun and safe Halloween from all of us at WILC and PILS!

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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)

[email protected]

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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)

[email protected]