Person Centered Services Community Treehouse
Person Centered Services
Explore & More’s new Person Centered Services Community Treehouse immerses visitors in a breathtaking Western New York woodland scene, taking the concept of an inclusive outdoor playground and transporting it indoors with a whimsical twist. The Treehouse structure is accessible to everyone, including guests in wheeled mobility devices.
Sponsored by Buffalo-based Person Centered Services, which manages care for about 17,000 people, the Community Treehouse is the first indoor play area of its kind in Western New York.
“The Treehouse will be an opportunity for everyone to play, to learn, and to grow,” said Bridget Bartolone, CEO of Person Centered Services. “Our goal with the Treehouse is to provide memorable, immersive learning experiences for all. It will provoke imagination, introduce unknown worlds and subject matter, and offer a unique environment for quality time with family and friends.”
Michelle Urbanczyk, CEO of Explore & More, said Person Centered Services’ mission lines up closely with the museum’s efforts around the exhibit and made them perfect partners.
“Person Centered Services’ employees link and connect people with disabilities to the services and activities they need and want to live a fulfilling life,” said Urbanczyk. “This, of course, includes socialization, play and learning – which definitely supports the objectives we set out to reach with the Treehouse. The exhibit will be up for a period of time, then be passed on to another location for children to enjoy for years to come. We are determined to play it forward, making it so as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderful exhibit!”
The Person Centered Services Community Treehouse was designed and built by Buffalo Treehouse, LLC, and is located on Explore & More’s fourth floor.