Wendell Foster


Wendell Foster hosting Fourth Annual First Responders BBQ

Wendell Foster is hosting its Fourth Annual First Responders BBQ at the agency’s Sensory Park from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 21. The lunch was created to honor local first responders, all of which are invited to the cookout. The event will also include snow cones, yard games, and a complimentary car wash by Wendell Foster’s Aktion Club.

Chamber Member of the Week: Wendell Foster

Wendell Foster has played an integral role in the tri-state area since its inception in 1947. The nonprofit serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and celebrated its 75th anniversary this past Saturday. Wendell and Edith Foster founded the organization to serve their daughter Louise who had cerebral palsy. Current...

Bronx street named after longtime Councilman Wendell Foster

MELROSE, the Bronx (PIX11) – The Bronx’s first Black elected official died almost three years ago, but his legacy now lives on forever. The corner of East 161st Street and Forest Avenue in Melrose has a newly added street sign reading “Reverend T Wendell Foster Way” after the city council member who served the borough in more ways than one for decades.
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Wendell Foster CEO named chairperson for LeadingAge Kentucky committee

Wendell Foster announced Wednesday the appointment of its CEO, Doug Hoyt, as chairperson for LeadingAge Kentucky’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Committee. Hoyt will also serve on the Board of Directors of LeadingAge Kentucky. LeadingAge is the premier trade organization for individuals who receive long-term services and support. These...

City of Owensboro Preparing for Wendell Foster Half-Marathon

The City of Owensboro, Kentucky, is preparing to host the third-annual Wendell Foster Half-Marathon on Saturday. The 13-mile half-marathon, which is presented by Owensboro Health, will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Officials are reminding everyone that streets will be closed intermittently in many parts of the city...

Wendell Foster to host 2021 Special Needs Expo

OWENSBORO, KY. — Wendell Foster, a local agency serving people with disabilities, will host its annual Special Needs Expo from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at the Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street. The Special Needs Expo is an opportunity for community agencies to provide information...

Wendell Foster program gives medical equipment a second life

Aug. 31—Wendell Foster was recently able to help a Kentucky family in need of a piece of durable medical equipment through a statewide initiative it participates in called Project CARAT (Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology). The program supports the reuse of durable medical equipment by allowing families...