Comedy Night brings out community support

The Foundation’s annual Comedy Night drew hundreds to this year’s laugh-in featuring two nationally-renowned comedians in a rave performance in early November.

The event, hosted at Good Times of Olean, offered the community an opportunity to laugh and dine together while making an important contribution to the ReHab Center’s mission of supporting people with disabilities.

D.J Demers, a Canada native; and his opening act and MC, Jose Barrientos, who is currently living in Los Angeles, were just as hilarious off stage as on. While the audience was enjoying  Italian cuisine, the comedians casually slipped into the venue prior to the show and inquired about the Olean area to customize their act to the audience. That effort paid off later in uproarious laughter and applause.

“When they walked on that stage, they didn’t hold back and had the crowd laughing from start to finish,” a member of the audience said.

Barrientos warmed up the crowd by satirically poking fun at growing up Mexican in America. His act continued to stir laughter without compromising its meaning with a comedic rendition of his reaction if he was ever mugged.

Following Barrientos, Demers, who is hearing impaired but dynamic and natural, kept up the comedic momentum. By making fun of his hearing aids at times, his gentle, self-deprecating humor showed just how the once America’s Got Talent contestant has succeeded against stiff competition. In the end, Demers real life teasing resonated with the crowd which knows well the ReHab Center’s work in the community. Continue reading…


14th Annual Seafood Fest – A Success!

Seafood Fest ’17 exceeds fundraising goals

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As the annual Seafood Fest auction sailed through the Old Library Event Center on Friday, March 24th,  attendees from Olean and beyond outdid themselves this year in support of The Rehabilitation Foundation. Prizes were won and gourmet food was served including a bountiful buffet with various seafood dishes, beef tenderloin and chicken. It was a fun night out for all full of excitement and entertainment.

“It was an exceptionally successful sold-out year,” Elena Bombardier, Foundation director, said, adding, “We exceeded this year’s fundraising goal.”

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2017 Seafood Fest

Seafood Fest Olean NY

Presented by Our Admiral Sponsors:
Bryans & Gramuglia CPA’sUnivera HealthcareIroquois Group, Inc. 

Relph Benefit Advisors AN ALERA GROUP COMPANY  Kinley Corp of NY 


14th Annual Seafood Fest: Friday, March 24th 


Thanks to overwhelming community support, the 2017 Event is sold out!

Please e-mail or call us to be notified of next years event!

The Rehabilitation Foundation’s 14th Annual Seafood Fest promises another exciting night on the high seas to benefit the important work of the Rehab Center. This years event is planned for Friday, March 24th, 2017 at The Old Library Event Center in Olean, NY. This event usually sells out quickly, so mark your calendars!

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Dine Out & Donate – Friday Chicken BBQ

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At Tredway’s Famous Chicken BBQ on September 23rd

Tredway’s Pit Stop  – 904 West State Street Olean, NY

You dine out. They donate! Purchase a chicken dinner on Friday, September 23rd from Tredway’s Pit Stop, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rehabilitation Foundation!

$10 Includes: 

1/2 chicken dinner, two homemade sides, roll and butter 

Side choices : applesauce, tomato/cucumber salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, salt potatoes, BBQ beans, coleslaw. 

Pre-sale tickets are encouraged, and include a ticket for our *dine-out door prize!

Purchase Pre-sale Tickets Below -or- at one of the following locations:

Rehab Admin: 1439 Buffalo Street, Olean  Rehab Allegany: 3799 South Nine Mile Rd., Allegany

Rehab Subcon: 338 N. 15th Street, Olean   Tredway’s: 904 W. State Street, Olean

Order Pick-up is from 11am-4pm at Tredway’s Pit Stop. Regular take-out orders are available from 11am until sold out! 

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Delivery is available for large group orders in the immediate area. Please contact us directly to place those orders.

*Our dine out door prize includes either a basket of picnic goodies, or items and certificates from local businesses!

Questions: foundation@rehabcenter.org   I  716-375-4730 ext. 562

Any purchase of a chicken dinner on Friday, September 23rd contributes to the Rehabilitation Foundation, and helps to support people with disabilities in the local area. Thank you for your support! Learn more here