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Area Agency on Aging

  1. Holiday Toy Drive

    October 15, 2019 - December 2, 2019 @ Wayne County Ford & various other locations

    The Holiday Toy Drive brought to you by The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ in partnership with “The Wayne County Ford & Bold Gold Media Holiday Toy Drive Challenge” strives to ensure that children in need, residing in Wayne and Pike Counties, are served by this local community effort. Requests for toys will be accepted until Nov. 15

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  2. Damascus Area Food Pantry distribution

    October 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Damascus Township Building

    In case of inclement weather, please call 253-4646 two hours before the start of your distribution day for an automated message. For information about how to register with a pantry, you should call 253 - 4262. Please bring large brown paper bags & plastic bags with you each month to recycle. Bring Campbell’s labels to distribute to schools. If you are unable to attend, you may ask someone to pick your food up for you. However, they must have your pantry card and a note/proxy giving them permission to pick up your food

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  3. Hawley Farmer's Market

    October 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bingham Park

    A variety of farms and producers offer vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, honey, eggs,meats and more every Friday in season. Right in Bingham Park, so bring the kids.

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  4. Transition Expo & Reverse Job Fair

    October 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM @ Ladore Conference Center

    The event includes an opening presentation by Bright Kids Yoga, with information about wellness including stress management, service animals and Paws for a Cause. There will be a Reverse Job Fair with information on area employers and employment services as well as options for continuing education and Project SEARCH. Agencies and providers will also be available for questions and conversations.

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  5. Grief Support Group

    October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wayne Memorial Hospital

    The six-week session at Wayne Memorial Hospital will focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. Acknowledging that grief is a very individual process, the sessions will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss. The support group will be facilitated by Reverend Edward K. Erb, a Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice chaplain and Ms. Walsh. The group will provide a safe place in which individuals can sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing. No one will be required to share.

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  6. Lunch & Learn -- Caring Communities

    October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Park Street Complex

    Come and learn about the Caring Communities Link to Care Program and the state of HIV/AIDS as it applies to the populations serviced by your agency. We will also do a complete service overview of Caring Communities and how to access those services.

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  7. Art Technique: Hand Building w/Clay

    October 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Wayne County Public Library

    Bring you curiosity, imagination and community spirit to four workshop investigating different art making techniques, Debby Pollack instructs each stand alone workshop.

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  8. Lakeville Area Food Pantry Distribution

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Paupack Township Municipal Building

    In case of inclement weather, please call 253-4646 two hours before the start of your distribution day for an automated message. For information about how to register with a pantry, you should call 253 - 4262. Please bring large brown paper bags & plastic bags with you each month to recycle. Bring Campbell’s labels to distribute to schools. If you are unable to attend, you may ask someone to pick your food up for you. However, they must have your pantry card and a note/proxy giving them permission to pick up your food.

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  9. Suicide Prevention Task Force Listening Tour

    October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lackawanna College

    The Suicide Prevention Task Force is seeking public input on ideas for suicide prevention, education around mental health and suicide, and how to dispel the stigma around suicide and mental health. Many Pennsylvanians have expressed interest in sharing their personal stories — whether as the family of or a friend to loss survivors, attempt survivors, health providers, or community members — to raise awareness and help suicide prevention efforts in any way possible. The public’s voice will help task force members shape a statewide suicide prevention plan that will include recommendations, not only for state government, but for stakeholders and communities to carry forward and implement.

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  10. Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

    October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wayne Memorial Hospital

    Positive Support in dealing with suicide & loss of a loved one. All individuals 16 years of age & older are welcome. In case of inclement weather support group will not meet. Volunteers and new members are needed to serve on the W/P Suicide Prevention Committee - ALL are welcome!

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  11. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference

    October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Woodlands

    Sponsored by the Pittston Memorial Library and NEPA Intergenerational Coalition, The event will help to provide an understanding of community systems, how to access services and programs, enhance how families and community organizations are exposed to new ideas as grandparents, caregivers and providers and to explore core issues and concerns of Grandfamilies. Pennsylvania Secretary Robert Torres and State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski will be present with over 40 resource tables. Featured Keynote Speaker: Scott Schaffer, WNEP News Anchor raised by his grandparents.

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  12. Hawley Farmer's Market

    October 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bingham Park

    A variety of farms and producers offer vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, honey, eggs,meats and more every Friday in season. Right in Bingham Park, so bring the kids.

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  13. Jeans & Jewels Benefit for VIP

    October 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ SIlver Birches Banquet Room

    This evening of dinner, dancing and auctions raises money in support of the Victims Intervention Program. serving community members affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse and other serious crimes in Wayne and Pike Counties.

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  14. Grief Support Group

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wayne Memorial Hospital

    The six-week session at Wayne Memorial Hospital will focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. Acknowledging that grief is a very individual process, the sessions will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss. The support group will be facilitated by Reverend Edward K. Erb, a Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice chaplain and Ms. Walsh. The group will provide a safe place in which individuals can sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing. No one will be required to share.

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