Evangelical’s 2015 Class of Hospice Volunteers and staff. Pictured left to right –new staff member, Sydney Shearer, CNA, Hospice Aide, Lewisburg; volunteers Katelyn Young, Lewisburg; Melissa Gordner, Muncy; Mary Jo Borrelli, Selinsgrove; Don Lasch, Northumberland; Glen Dewire, Winfield; Nina Rosengrant, Northumberland; Tony Shively, Millmont; Mary Ann Soloman, Milton; and Kara Persun, Hospice Volunteer Liaison who oversees the volunteer program. Not pictured: volunteer Amanda Rathburn, Lewisburg. Image provided.
Hospice of Evangelical recently held a volunteer training on September 14, 15, and 16, 2015 for those interested in giving their time and assisting with end of life care and comfort for families throughout the Susquehanna Valley. more»
Starting Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Kratzerville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding Cheesesteak Night every Wednesday from 4-8 pm at 62 Firehall Road just off Route 204 in the village of Kratzerville, outside of Selinsgrove. more»
In response to the growing epidemic of child abuse, Susquehanna Valley CASA (SVCASA) has partnered with Kappa Alpha Theta on Bucknell’s campus to organize the innuagural Super Hero 5K Run Walk, a public event that will function to raise public awareness of the problem and also to raise much needed funds for the growing organization. The funds wil more»
In the Healthy Steps in Motion classes, participants learn how to reduce risks of falling, learn new exercises to build strength, especially in the lower body, and increase flexibility to improve movement in order to be safer and work toward improved health. Image provided.
Jonathan Smith to Posthumously Receive 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (SEPTEMBER 14, 2015) — The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation’s alumni committee will present the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award to late State Trooper Jonathan “Jon” Smith, a 1986 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. more»
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Representative Garth Everett (R-84) today reminded local seniors to attend their annual ‘Senior Expo’ this Tuesday, September 15th in Pennsdale, Lycoming County. more»
Flu seasons are unpredictable. The timing, length, and severity vary each year, typically with a peak during January and February. Based on this, the Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Receiving the flu shot as soon as it becomes available each year is ideal as the protection will continue throughout the flu season. more»
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women and the most common cause of female infertility. Often causing acne, abnormal hair growth, and disrupting the menstrual cycle, the condition can begin as early as puberty. more»
Nina Camp, LPN, RRT, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist at Evangelical Community Hospital, stands with Norman Gundrum of Lewisburg, the 500th patient to graduate from Evangelical’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. Image provided.
August saw a milestone for Evangelical Community Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation when Norman Gundrum of Lewisburg became the 500th patient to graduate from the program. Greater than the milestone though was the fact that through his twice weekly visits, Norman took control of his Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Hypertension diagnosis. more»
Evangelical Community Hospital is introducing the Hospital to Home program which helps patients transition from the Hospital to home after a procedure. This cost-free service ensures the best possible scenario for a successful recovery. more»
The American Heart Association’s Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ returns in September
The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities – without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty. more»
Melissa Rowse, assistant director of the James V. Brown Library, is shown with Frank Pellegrino, chair of the First Community Foundation Partnership of PA during the recent grant reception at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The Brown Library was the recipient of FCFP Mini Grant funding for a new “Life Hacks – Life Skills for Teens” program.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a nearly $6,000 grant to implement a new monthly “Life Hacks – Life Skills for Teens” program. more»
Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced its September coffee hour which will be held on Thursday, September 10 at 10 am in the Community Room of the Taber. Ron Blatchley will be portraying inventor Joseph Priestley. more»