Wellness GIFTS, Inc. was founded by Janet Opila-Lehman in 2001 to provide social, recreational, therapeutic, and educational activities for individuals with special needs and their families. In the first year, one retreat was held, but each year, another retreat was added until holding four retreats (three for all ages and one for older individuals). Janet is proud of the organization as it continues to grow and progress, and maintains involvement in its development over the years. We strive to achieve the three R’s: Respite, Recreation, and Rejuvenation
OPWDD funding supports families from Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Participation by families from out-of-region may result in increased expense.
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Wellness GIFTS, Inc. is committed to providing educational, social, emotional, recreational activities, and respite care to all members of families who have children with special needs.
Wellness GIFTS, Inc. will be recognized in New York State for providing unique opportunities for families with children who have special needs in the areas of education, socialization, emotional and respite support.