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Our Super Heroes Return Stronger Than Ever
BY Laurie Menekou
November 03, 2015
It was a four-day, fun-filled, super hero adventure at the annual Arc of Florida Convention in Tampa, Florida earlier this month.  Victory Living Programs had 42 “everyday heroes” participate in the fun which included interactive session, dances, social activities and even a trip to Busch Gardens! The highlights of the...

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We Couldn’t Do It Without You!
BY Laurie Menekou
November 03, 2015
October 10th was a night full of laughter and sincere appreciation as Victory Living Programs hosted their Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club in Plantation.  Executive Director, Bobbi Wigand had the great honor of acknowledging the generous help and support of more than 40 volunteers.  The night...

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ABLE - The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act
BY Laurie Menekou
November 03, 2015
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act has come a long way since being signed into law on December 19, 2014 by President Obama. Modeled after college savings accounts, ABLE accounts will enable people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families to save for housing, education, transportation, medical and...

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Sallarulo’s Race for Champions
BY Laurie Menekou
November 03, 2015
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Sallarulo’s Race For Champions which supports the Special Olympics Florida-Broward County Division.  This annual race is expected to draw nearly 3,000 runners, walkers, joggers and Special Olympic athletes from throughout Broward County. The race will take place on Saturday,...

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Congratulations Kerri Leondardo!
BY Laurie Menekou
October 16, 2015
Congratulations to our very own Kerri Leonardo, on being named the Arc of Florida’s Direct Support Professional of the Year at their annual convention held this past week in Tampa, Florida! For the past three years, Kerri Leonardo has been a member of the VLP Adult Day Training Program staff and is an integral member of the Victory...

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Congratulations to all of our Special Olympics Bowlers!
BY Laurie Menekou
October 02, 2015
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Area Special Olympics Bowling Competition was held at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac and at Strikers Lanes in Sunrise. There were 1030 athletes from six counties, including: Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee, competing. Victory Living...

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Bringing Home The Gold
BY Laurie Menekou
October 02, 2015
Please join us in giving a big well-deserved round of applause to Bobby Javitt and Joaquim Payne! These two incredible gentlemen attended the State Golf Tournament for Special Olympics in Orlando earlier this month, and both came home with medals!   Congratulations to Bobby Javitt on his Gold Medal Achievement and...

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There is a Superhero Inside All of Us - You Just Need the Courage to Put on the Cape!
BY Laurie Menekou
October 02, 2015
This year, Victory Living Programs is excited to send 47 everyday heroes to the University of South Florida campus in Tampa, Florida to attend the 62nd ARC of Florida Convention from October 14 through 16.   Participants in our Adult Day Training Program have been preparing handmade super-hero masks and crafting super-hero...

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Congratulate September's Client Of The Month - Thor Johnson
BY Laurie Menekou
September 28, 2015
Thor, a South Florida native born in West Palm Beach, was raised by his Korean mother and Swedish step-father. He grew up in Florida and New York and excelled in school and everything else he set out to do.  Thor’s professional life led him into the US Marines where he spent 4 years serving in Hawaii, which he refers to as...

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Meet Deena Weisenberg VLP's Newest Staff Member.
BY Laurie Menekou
September 28, 2015
A native New Yorker, Deena joined the Victory Living team in 2014. Prior to joining the VLP team, Deena was a make-up artist at Macy's in Manhattan for 25 years. Thanks to that position, the number of famous people (like Cher and Latoya Jackson!) she's met through the years is countless.      When...

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