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Area Agency on Aging

  1. 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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Human Services

  1. Aging with ID: A View from a Different Lens

    October 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ DeSales University Center

    A conference to educate professionals about understanding the whole person to better support and assist individuals, families and communities throughout their lifespan. It includes a keynot address by Dr. Gregory CHerpes, Medical Director of the Office of Developmental Programs, who will discuss "Full Diagnosis Rather than Dual Diagnosis). Sessions include Addiction is a Disease; Driving Education Program and Adaptive Computer Access Program; Problem Solving Challenging Behaviors, and Mindfulness.

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  2. Beginning Knitters Group

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wayne County Public Library

    Have you ever wanted to learn to knit or crochet? Here's year chance with Beginning Knitters. There are no supplies needed for your first class, and it is open to both teens and adults.

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  3. 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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  4. Rural Human Trafficking Summit

    October 29, 2019, All Day @ Penn State Hotel & Conference Center

    The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the Region III Office of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Eastcentral and Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center; and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is offering this one-day continuing education and outreach event to continue a rural human trafficking collaborative with an emphasis on rural prevention, treatment, and community collaboration. Hear stories from victims of human trafficking and learn about the impact of this crisis in Pennsylvania, the role of law enforcement, and how health care providers are trained to identify victims of human trafficking and how community partnerships address this pervasive issue.

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  5. SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

    October 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ St. Patrick's Church Parish Office Building

    SMART Recoveryis a science-based addiction recovery support group, where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid their recovery by overcoming addictive behavior. It focuses on enhancing and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts and feelings, lifestyle balancing.

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  6. Beginning Knitters Group

    October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wayne County Public Library

    Have you ever wanted to learn to knit or crochet? Here's year chance with Beginning Knitters. There are no supplies needed for your first class, and it is open to both teens and adults.

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Intervention

  1. Miss Sheryl's Playgroup

    October 23, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Northern Wayne Community Library

    Ms. Sheryl comes to play games, do activities, and have a snack. Join her for some fun.

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  2. Drop-in Family Story Time

    October 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wayne County Public Library

    Join Miss Melanie in the Children's Room for a story and a fun craft for the whole family to enjoy.

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Main Calendar

  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. Anger Management Group

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Thisanger management group will run in an eight week rotation. Written proof of completion may be given to those who request this for any reason. The sessions are co-facilitated by Michelle Brown, LCSW, CAADC, and Samantha Burkhardt, LPC.

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  3. 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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  4. LGBTQ Therapy Group

    October 23, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    This group provide support and resources for the LGBTQ Community with an eight-week curriculum for adults, age 18 and older. Sessions focus on identifying and discussing coping skills; building a community of trust and connectedness; sharing strength, hope and experiences; family involvement and support; peer support; and community resources. The group is facilitated by Samantha Burkhardt, LPC, and Kirsten Havira, LPC.

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  5. 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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  6. 2019 NEPA Epilepsy Education Exchange

    October 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania resents the program featuring speakers on neurostimulation treatment, memory and cognition, navigating mental health.

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  7. Anxiety & Stress Reduction Group

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Learn various relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness techniques in order to reduce feelings of stress, worry and anxiety. Co-facilitated by Amanda Vitali, LPC and Michelle Brown, LCSW, CAADC

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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. The Healing Power of Music Therapy Group

    October 24, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Sessions will focus on the many psychological benefits of music, healing through music and using music to cope with stress and overwhelming emotions. Participants will create and express themselves in music and dance, finding strength and purpose, and building connections. Open to patients age 18 and older. Group facilitated by Tim Gladson, LPC, and Kirsten Havira, LPC.

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  10. Early Recovery Therapy Group

    October 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    A therapy group providing support and resources and focusing on important issues of early recovery from substance abuse, such as triggers, relapse process and prevention, self-help support groups like AA, NA etc., mindfulness, resentments, family dynamics in early recovery and emotional regulation.

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  11. Fall Career Fair

    October 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Wayne County Park Street Complex

    The Fall Career Fair is free to both employers and job seekers who who wish to participate. Job seekers can register in advance at PACareerLink or at the door.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Epilepsy Information Session

    October 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Tunkhannock Public Library

    Learn about epilepsy and what the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA has to offer you and your community. Light refreshments will be provided.

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  17. Halloween Bash Dance Party & Costume Competition

    October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Cooperage Project

    The Wayne County Arts Alliance hosts this BYOB party sponsted by Top Notch Distributors, FNCB, and Paulie's Hot Dogs. The party is for adults only with $500 in prizes and free fresh-cut fries. Group DuJuour is back by popular demand to provide the live musical entertainment.

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  18. High School Girls Group

    October 28, 2019, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    The group addresses the common stressors associated with high school in order to decrease symptoms of anxiety and/or depression open to all female patients in grades 9 through 12. Co-facilitated by Katherine Szymanski, LSW, CAADC and Michelle Brown, LCSW, CAADC

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  19. Human Trafficking: Target it. Stop it.

    October 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

    The PA Office of Rural Health and other state and federal partners offers this one-day continuing education and outreach event to continue a rural human trafficking collaborative with an emphasis on rural prevention, treatment, and community collaboration. Hear stories from victims of human trafficking and learn about the impact of this crisis in Pennsylvania, the role of law enforcement, and how health care providers are trained to identify victims of human trafficking and how community partnerships address this pervasive issue.

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  20. Art Therapy Group

    October 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Join Honesdale Behavioral Health, part of the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, for a series of sessions for adults to use the expressive arts to discover, heal and find meaning. Co-facilitated by Dorothy Waline, LCSW, and Hilary Cousins, LCSW.

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  21. Anxiety & Stress Reduction Group

    October 29, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Learn various relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness techniques in order to reduce feelings of stress, worry and anxiety. Co-facilitated by Amanda Vitali, LPC and Michelle Brown, LCSW, CAADC

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  22. Anger Management Group

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Thisanger management group will run in an eight week rotation. Written proof of completion may be given to those who request this for any reason. The sessions are co-facilitated by Michelle Brown, LCSW, CAADC, and Samantha Burkhardt, LPC.

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  23. LGBTQ Therapy Group

    October 30, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    This group provide support and resources for the LGBTQ Community with an eight-week curriculum for adults, age 18 and older. Sessions focus on identifying and discussing coping skills; building a community of trust and connectedness; sharing strength, hope and experiences; family involvement and support; peer support; and community resources. The group is facilitated by Samantha Burkhardt, LPC, and Kirsten Havira, LPC.

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  24. Anxiety & Stress Reduction Group

    October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Learn various relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness techniques in order to reduce feelings of stress, worry and anxiety. Co-facilitated by Amanda Vitali, LPC and Michelle Brown, LCSW, CAADC

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  25. The Healing Power of Music Therapy Group

    October 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    Sessions will focus on the many psychological benefits of music, healing through music and using music to cope with stress and overwhelming emotions. Participants will create and express themselves in music and dance, finding strength and purpose, and building connections. Open to patients age 18 and older. Group facilitated by Tim Gladson, LPC, and Kirsten Havira, LPC.

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  26. Early Recovery Therapy Group

    October 31, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Honesdale Behavioral Health

    A therapy group providing support and resources and focusing on important issues of early recovery from substance abuse, such as triggers, relapse process and prevention, self-help support groups like AA, NA etc., mindfulness, resentments, family dynamics in early recovery and emotional regulation.

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