Meet up with Actor/Director Steve Schirripa (Uncle Steve’s NY Sauce owner/maker) who formerly played “Bobby Baccallieri” on HBO’s “The Sopranos” to help promote Jawonio wellness for staff, the community, people with special needs at Fairway Markets, Nanuet.
What: Promoting Wellness at Fairway one taste of UncleStevessauceNY.com at a time –Steve will also sign autographs and be promoting his healthy and delicious sauces.
Where: Fairway Markets, Nanuet, NY
When: Saturday, November 14, 1pm
Why: The purpose of Jawonio Wellness Day at Fairway is to gather community members, elected officials, businesses, families, Jawonio staff and one of their wonderful employers in FairwayMarkets, and to thank Steve Schirripa, for making a product that has no sugar, is non-gmo, delicious and healthy for people including special needs, diabetes, obesity, and other co-occurring medical conditions. The Health Center at Jawonio, which has their Fall Open House next week, Tuesday, Nov 19, from 9am-11am at 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City NY promotes a wellness-based model for people with and without special needs for primary care, dental care, psychiatry, social work and psychology along with audiological care, podiatry and a women’s wellness clinic. Jawonio Wellness Day promotes the agency commitment to wellness for their staff and consumers as well as the entire community.
Actor/Director Steve Schirripa, is donating his sauce to Jawonio Group Homes for the residents, and will be signing autographs, taste testing with the community and marketing his delicious UncleStevesNY sauces and product. Jawonio thanks both Uncle Steve’s and Fairway, where 5 individuals from Jawonio have been hired, for this exciting Rockland event.
About Jawonio — Jawonio, is the Native American Word for “Independence”. The organization serving people with special needs that began in 1947, is an award-winning NYS Mid-Hudson regional resource recognized for its excellence in providing individualized, innovative and integrative lifespan services. Jawonio lifespan services range from birth to end of life. Services are available for all populations including: infants and toddlers, pre-school and school age children, teens, young and older adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities; behavioral health challenges and ongoing and chronic medical needs.
Jawonio is the 7th largest employer in Rockland County with more than 1000 staff that also includes locations in Westchester and Orange Counties in NY. Jawonio provides services to more than 5000 special needs children and adults and their circles of support annually. Divisions include: The Health Center at Jawonio; Education and Clinical Services; Employment and Day Services, and our community based variety of living experiences called, Community Living Services. Jawonio also has plans to build a training center through it’s workforce development initiatives, and has begun a capital campaign called #Jawonio2020 for impact investment in the future. The strategic plan include a new 65,000 sq. foot state-of-the art “green”, warm and welcoming environment in New City, NY. Jawonio is building for the future, as Jill Warner, CEO states, “that will meet the needs of a challenging and exciting new era of person-centered integrative health care, training and support services delivery.”