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By Michelle A. Brown

    On May 3, 2019, Wildwood achieved Person Centered Excellence level of re-accreditation by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).  A week-long site visit and examination of progress made since our last accreditation demonstrated all of the growth and development we’ve made over the past 4 years. 

By Melinda Burns

    Would you like to learn how to create some delicious kabobs for the grill? Make a hearty, healthy soup for those cool nights? (They’ll be back before you know it!)  Or how about an easy way to serve up some Munchies for March Madness games?  Students in Adult Education were able to do just that this semester at the Honest Weight Food Co-op, 100 Watervliet Ave., Albany. Through a new partnership with Wildwood’s Adult Education and the Co-op, cooking classes were offered to the public and took place at the teaching kitchen on-site at Honest Weight.

By Michelle Singh

    In May I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Ring Around the Spectrum, a sensory gym, located within the Berkshire Bank Plaza and across the parking lot from Wildwood’s Latham location. One of the individuals I support in counseling was with me for a session that day, and I asked him if he would be interested in seeing the gym; he readily agreed.

By Tom Schreck

    In the United States, the prom is a cultural phenomenon, and every year our school hosts its very own signature event. In the past, the prom has had themes like “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Hollywood Nights.” This year’s theme was “Winter Wonderland,” and the school cafeteria was transformed with shining blue and silver decorations, special lighting and table accessories. Students got the chance to dress up for the evening, socialize and dance with their classmates and enjoy food and drinks at this end-of-the-year celebration.

    The 2019 Spring Gala, held on March 31 at the Albany Capital Center, was an evening to remember filled with delicious food, the sounds of one of the region’s favorite bands, Body & Soul, and nearly 500 guests enjoying it all.

    As well as being a fabulous evening of dining, dancing, and connecting with old and new friends, it was also a very important evening of fundraising to support the services Wildwood provides to over 3,500 people every year. The Wildwood Foundation team, the Gala Committee, Honorary Co-Chairs Nick and Lisa Preddice, community sponsors, Honorary Committee members and all the volunteers and attendees for the evening were responsible for raising over $250,000!

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