Albany Care,

901 Maple Ave.

, invites the community to its annual arts festival, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sept. 4 in Grey Park, at the corner of

Main St.


Ridge Ave.

Artwork by residents will be on display and offered for sale.

Albany Care provides intermediate nursing care and psychiatric rehabilitation for the mentally ill. Residents have participated in this event for eight years.

“Our residents work really hard to prepare for this event by painting, making jewelry, doing needlework and writing poetry,” said Dennis Tossi, administrator at Albany Care.

Activity director LaRhonda Oliver said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see how productive and artistic people can be despite their psychiatric illnesses.”

In the case of rain the event will move to the Little Theater at Albany Care. For more information, call Ms.
Oliver at 847-475-4000.