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Rural Outreach Center plans back-to-school event

Each year, the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) in East Aurora provides school supplies to local students through its Back Pack Program. This year’s invitation-only event, for active ROC families, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora, 24 Paine St. Students invited to […]

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ROC Ripples — 7.9.19

Every July 4th while you are sitting in your sister’s or brother’s backyard, on your lawn chairs, eating your first hot dog of the season, and later oohing and ahhhing over the colorful bursts of stars in the sky, we often forget what we are really celebrating.   Independence.   Everyone wants it. It’s what your support of the ROC is […]

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ROC to receive technical assistance

Good news! We have been selected to receive technical assistance to help expand economic opportunities in our rural areas. We are among two other New York State organizations that were awarded these grants. As part of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, we have been assigned to Community Roots (www.community-roots.com), a Vermont-based consulting organization. Led by […]

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ROC Ripples — 6.4.19

Most of the time when we think about single parents, we think about mothers and their children. The ROC has many of those. But we also have some single dads who are heroes to their children and to the staff at the ROC.  Take Sam, for instance. He’s raising five girls all on his own and holding […]

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ROC Ripples — 5.7.19

Mork: On Earth, a mother does all sorts of other nice things for her children for her entire life. Oh, it’s a warm and wonderful thing.Orson: How much does she get paid?Mork: Nothing.Orson: Is it because her work is considered of no real value?Mork: No, because it’s considered priceless.                        — Mork and Mindy, “A Mommy for Morky” […]

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Rural Outreach Center to offer Living with Diabetes sessions

Those who live with diabetes know it is a challenging condition that must be monitored closely. This includes bloodwork, medications, making daily choices about foods that are eaten, exercise routine, fluid intake and planning ahead to maintain good health. The public is invited to come and join other individuals who want to learn more about […]

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