Finishing Those Lifetime Dreams

Sometimes our residents come to us with a task or special event they would like to do or accomplish while they are physically and mentally able.
We had the privilege of taking a gentleman to one final DIRT track race in Dundee. He had a wonderful time, saw many friends he had not seen in some time and he said the best part of the evening was seeing his wife smile and Laugh for the first time in months.
Our most recent adventure is helping Blanche Belliveau put together a cookbook of a lifetime of recipes she acquired. Blanche worked alongside her mother in their family restaurant as a teenager and made a career out of baking and cooking. Originally from Cape Cod, Blanche and her husband Charlie moved to Southern Seneca county many years ago. Blanche worked for Bakeries in the Ithaca area and had shops in Jacksonville, Interlaken, and Ovid. She did desserts & cakes for many restaurants.

Blanche came to us with an idea to write a cookbook to sell as a fundraiser for Pathway Home. She felt she needed to do more to help contribute to our home. It was also one of those things on her “bucket list”.
Our volunteers have worked with her to write down recipes as She recited them from memory , went through the dozens of cookbooks and recipe files to find particular recipes She wanted to include in the book. Volunteer, Diana Foster,a teacher at Mynderse Academy typed up all the recipes into a book form. She went to superintendent Bob McKeveny and asked to use the schools copier and spiral binder. Donations were made for paper, one covers and binders. High school students helped to put the books together, so they are getting their required volunteer hours needed for graduation.
Blanche’s “bucket list” item has benefitted not just her but Pathway and the students.
The cook books are on sale now. Blanche has set a price of $40.00 each in order to help in raising funds for Pathway. If you are interested in purchasing a cookbook please call 315 257-0307 or click the button below to take you to our Pay Pal site. Make sure you put in your contact information so we may get the cookbook to you.


Extreme Coupon Workshop Nov. 27th 630 pm at PWH.

We know money is tight. You would love to donate to organizations such as Pathway Home but it just isn’t in the budget? This is a workshop for you to save money and help us out too! Come join us and learn how to get the most out of coupons.

 Alex Vitulano  for the generous donation of household goods we use here at Pathway everyday. The Unique thing about this is that she got all this for pennies on the dollar by using coupons! The value for all this is approximately $440! We love this as this is $440 that we save in our budget that can be used for other things for our residents. 
Alex is going to be doing a workshop here at Pathway on Tuesday November 27th @ 630 pm to teach people how to use the coupons effectively and how using these techniques can help organizations such as ours with the extras. It’s a great way to make a donation and its easy on the pocketbook.

These are some of the items bought with coupons donated to PWH by Alex.

Up coming events

We have 2 upcoming events planned to help support Pathway Home. Our annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale is in full swing and you can pre-order your baskets up until May 8th, these are 10 inch full hanging baskets Click on the link to order your baskets online or call 315-257-0307.

June 8th will be our second annual Celebration of Life Butterfly Release. We do this in honor of the residents we have cared for over the last year and we invite the public to join us to memorialize their loved ones. This is a non-denominational ceremony being held at the Waterloo Rec Center, with inspirational readings, music, and the reading of names of those being memorialized. Then we will go over to Oak Island and we will release the butterflies, which are a symbol of life, transition and renewal.

The Spring Celebration

Our Spring Celebration was a great success! You can check out pictures from the event by clicking on that tab at the top. It was also the kick off of our Mothers Day Flower Sale, baskets on sale now until May 6th with pick up on May 11th and our Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on June 8th. See each of those tabs for more details.