Free Health and Wellness Fair at Brookhaven Municipal Building
Senior Community Services (SCS) will sponsor a Health and Wellness Fair 10 to 1, Thursday (May 16) at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road.
The event will provide important health and wellness information for seniors and their families. Free Osteoporosis heel scans, blood pressure screenings, fall and balance screenings, stroke risk assessments, and Medicare 101 information will be offered.
Health providers from various organizations such as Crozer Keystone Health System, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, CKHS Cancer Services, CCMC Asthma Management Program, CKHS Emergency, Burn & Trauma Medical Imaging, Action Potential , CKHS Geriatric Mental Health and many more will be in attendance.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact SCS at 484-496-2143.
Free Organic Gardening program slated
Senior Community Services’ Center for Life Long Learning will offer a free workshop on “Organic Gardening,” 3p.m., Tuesday (May 14) at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, Cambridge Road (behind Burger King).
Attendees will learn how to grow fruit and vegetables organically, including a healthy soil and preventing pests. The program will be presented by Greener Partners at Hillside Farm who will provide monthly classes at the Brookhaven Municipal Building.
The Greener Partners educate people of all ages about the origin of food, nutrition, and gardening, and empower them to create healthy communities. For a registration form, call Lori at 484-496-2138.
Free talk on Abraham Lincoln at Swarthmore Library
Swarthmore Public Library will present “Abraham Lincoln: a study in the paradox of greatness,” a lecture by Roger Lane, Emeritus Professor of History at Haverford College, 2p.m., Tuesday (May 21).
As we near the 150th anniversary of the nearby battle of Gettysburg, it seems fitting to give consideration to the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The presentation explores Lincoln’s claim on posterity, which rests not just on his victory in the Civil War, but also on the unique combination of Lincoln’s personal qualities, his historical context, and the American imagination.
Dr. Lane has been celebrated as one of the “Top Ten Profs” in the metropolitan area by Philadelphia Magazine. He has written several award-winning books, and has appeared in television documentaries dealing with crime, the history of Philadelphia, and the urban African American experience.
He received a PhD from Harvard University.
This free program is supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Register for the program at the Library or by email to email@example.com
Ohev Shalom lecture series continues
Congregation Ohev Shalom will continue its Adult Enrichment Lecture Series with "Judeo-Spanish: How Success Led to Demise,” 7:15p.m., Thursday (May 9) at the synagogue, 2 Chester Road, Wallingford.
Ohev Shalom Congregant Dr. Peter Brampton Koelle will deliver the lecture. That day's mincha service, approximately twelve minutes long, begins at 7:15; followed immediately by the lecture.
All are welcome; refreshments will be served. For more information, call 610-874-1465, ext. 102.
Free Auction Event
The Friends of the J. Lewis Crozer Library Art Auction Fundraiser has been rescheduled. The public is invited to this special silent auction hosted by the Friends of the J. Lewis Crozer Library at The Cove Restaurant at Harrah’s Philadelphia, 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4.
The event will help raise funds for the Friends group in support of programming and special projects at the library. Silent auction items will include donated art pieces as well as gorgeous reproductions created by local artists.
For more information about the auction, call LaTanya at 610-494-3454.
The Cove Restaurant of Harrah’s Philadelphia is at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester.
Admission is free.
FREE HEALTHCARE CAREER WORKSHOP
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Healthcare Industry? Find out where you can obtain training at this exciting free workshop on May 23rd sponsored by your Delaware County Workforce Investment Board.
The workshop will be held from 9:30am to 11:00am at the PA CareerLink Delaware County at Chester City which is located at 701 Crosby Street, Suite B, Chester, Pa. Seats are filling up fast so please call (610) 447-3350 for an appointment. The PA CareerLink is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Celebrate National Doughnut Day! Stop In For A Free Sweet Treat
Stop in to Krispy Kreme on June 7 for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary.
Commemorate the sweetest day of the year with a complimentary one-of-a-kind treat from Krispy Kreme®. In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 7, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety--including its world famous Original Glazed®. No purchase necessary. Follow the fun at NationalDoughnutDay2013.com
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds for people in need during the depression, and is observed every year on the first Friday of June.
Offer valid for one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations on Friday, June 7, 2013 only. No purchase necessary. While supplies last. Visit KrispyKreme.com to locate a store near you.
Follow the National Doughnut Day fun at NationalDoughnutDay2013.com, and @KrispyKreme #NationalDoughnutDay2013.
Stay connected with Krispy Kreme at KrispyKreme.com, Facebook, foursquare and Twitter.
Crozer-Keystone Partners with ‘The Power of Pink’ to Offer Free Mammography Screenings for Uninsured/Underinsured Women
Crozer-Keystone Health System, the county’s leading provider of mammography services, will partner with The Power of Pink, Inc., a local non-profit organization, to offer free mammography screenings in May for uninsured and underinsured women.
Screening appointments are available at the following dates, times and locations:
· May 13, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, 501 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Drexel Hill.
· May 28, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Drive in Glen Mills.
· June 3, 3 to 6 p.m. at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Boulevard in Upland.
· June 4, 4 to 7 p.m. at Media Medical Imaging, 200 E. State Street in Media.
· June 19, 3:30 To 7 p.m. at Springfield Hospital, 190 W. Sproul Rd. in Springfield.
At each event, light refreshments will be served.
To register, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729). Appointments are limited, so potential patients are advised to sign up as soon as possible.
Kennel Club hosts program on Labs
The Delaware County Kennel Club invites the public to a free talk about Labrador Retrievers 7:30p.m., Tuesday (May 14) at the Aston Township Meeting Room, 5021 Pennell Rd., back entrance.
The talk will be given by Jen Rhysek and will consist briefly of the history of the breed, discussion of the breed standards and time for questions. She will be assisted by Yellow Labs, "Izzy" and Izzy’s daughter "Maven” who is about six months old. Adding to the evening will be five-month-old puppy "Blitzen."
K-9 Izzy is a therapy dog and holds many titles in agility competitions. Maven is learning to follow in her mother's footsteps.
The community is welcome to the free program. For more information, call 610-565-3063.
College Planning Seminar at Ridley Township Library
A representative from Clarifi will present a free one hour program on college planning at Ridley Township Library 6:30 pm Wed. (May 22) in the lower level meeting room. Learn how to be prepared for the college admissions process from start to finish. Demystify the world of college financial aid. Hear tips and advice on creating a financial action plan that works and know where to go for help.
Because of limited seating, advance registration is required. Register by calling 610-583-0593, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
, or stopping by the library, 100 E. MacDade Blvd, Folsom.***********
FREE History Presentation offered at Dunwoody
Newtown Square Historical Society will present “Spies & Espionage in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution” 8 pm Wednesday, May 15,at The Dunwoody Village Auditorium, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square.
The Newtown Square Historical Society will feature noted author and historian, John A. Nagy.
Diplomatic codes, savvy spy catchers, wild women, and secret bankrolls are the tales of our current media. Who would have thought that these methods also worked during the Revolution.
Nagy has spent over 20 years doing primary research uncovering many secrets about our legendary Generals and founding fathers as part of their battle plan against the British. Remember, the British controlled both New York, Philadelphia, and our surrounding area.
Come and hear how complex spy networks, double agents, and traitors were a major part of what forged our nation. John Nagy's third book, Spies in the Continental Capital: Espionage Across Pennsylvania During the American Revolution, released in 2011, contains information on 130 spies. David McCullough, author of John Adams and 1776 wrote, “John Nagy fellow historian and Revoluationary War Scholar Extraordinaire!”
Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, call (610) 353-1326.
'CSI: Ancient Egypt, Solving Deaths on the Nile' presented at Ridley Township Public Library
Dr. Stephen Phillips from the University of PA Museum will visit the Ridley Township Public Library, 100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, 6:15 pm Wed. (May 15).
Methods and techniques used by anthropologists to evaluate human skeletal remains are applied in modern forensic (criminal) investigations. This lecture will examine skeletal examples from the archaeological research of the presenter. A highlight of the lecture is re-examining a possible 3,300 year old royal murder case using modern CSI forensics.
Dr. Steve, who has presented multiple programs at the library, is the Research Assistant in the office of the Curator-in-Charge of the Egyptian Section of the University Museum. This program is part of the Outreach Lecture Program, funded by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Register by calling 610-583-0593 or emailing email@example.com
. Library programs are made possible through the support of the Friends of the Ridley Township Public Library.
FREE Admission To Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Rose Tree Park June 2
Thousands of people are expected to descend upon Rose Tree Park in Media Sunday, June 2, at Rose Tree Park from 11:30 am to 6 pm for the Fourth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival. Admission is free.
The festival will celebrate Italian-American authors, artists, sports figures, automobiles, culture, heritage, food, entertainment and more.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, the Italian Embassy in Washington, and the Consul General of Italy represented in Philadelphia by the On. Consul General Luigi Scotto, have declared 2013 Anno Della Cultura Italiana Negli Stati Uniti (The Year of Italian Culture in the United States). The festival will be a part of this national celebration.
Last June, the festival attracted over 10,000 people from throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond.
Two separate stages of entertainment will include Alfio, the Italian Heart Throb, the Philadelphia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble, Hot Club of Philly Band, Anthony Caserta and the Boy in Black Band, the De La Salle String Band Orchestra, and others.
Italian authors and artists in attendance will include George Anastasia, Brigida Michopulos, and Ursula Ippoliti. All new this year, the International Opera Theater will provide a special performance featuring selections from the new lyrical opera, Jago, direct from Italy and its premier opening at the Media Theater.
For additional information, contact Charlotte Higler at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 610-565-6395.
Sign ups open for Science in the Summer
GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer is coming to the Aston Public Library with the theme of “Bioscience.” Science in the Summer is a free science education program that helps elementary school children learn about and enjoy science. The program will be held July 8 through 11 with morning and afternoon options.
Applications are available at the library, 3270 Concord Road. The deadline is May 31. Places will be decided by lottery if there are more kids than spots.
There will be two age groups: those entering grades 2 and 3 (Level I); and those entering grades 4-6 (Level II).
For more about the program, go to:http://www.scienceinthesummer.com/greater_phila/about.html
. Check out the library web site at www.astonlibrary.org
for more information.
Libraries now have ‘Destination Places’ for older adults
Two Delaware County Libraries have received grants from Commonwealth Libraries to provide places designed specifically for older adults. The new areas are in the Marple Public Library, the Rachel Kohl Community Library, who join the existing space at the Upper Darby/ Sellers Free Public Library.
Each library received money from the Commonwealth Libraries’ Senior Space project to re-configure space within the library to make it a senior destination place. Not only can older adults pick up the latest best seller, current DVD or use the Internet, they now have their own space in which to relax, have a cup of coffee and talk to others, or peruse materials. While not isolated from the rest of the library, each space provides an area for seniors to talk and to attend programs without interruptions or distractions.
Although Commonwealth Libraries refer to these areas as Senior Spaces the libraries here realized that older adults don’t think of themselves as “seniors,” nor do they act like “seniors.” Today’s older adults are active and engaged, so each library gave their space a different name, one that reflects today’s older adult’s attitude.
Marple Public Library named theirs “Great Expectations;” Rachel Kohl Community Library named theirs “Encore,” and the Upper Darby/Sellers calls theirs “Grand Retreat.”
The “Grand Retreat” at the Upper Darby/Sellers Library has been open since 2010. Upper Darby/Sellers Library will kick off Older Americans Month 2013 with a performance by the Sunshine Singers in May. (Call the library for more information at 610-789-4440.)
“Great Expectations” at the Marple Public Library will celebrate its opening 4 to 6p.m., Friday (May 3. “Encore” at the Rachel Kohl Community Library will have its grand opening 1p.m., Thursday (May 30).
All three libraries will offer programs of special interest to older adults.
Look for more information and grand opening events at www.delcolibraries.org
Middletown Free Library Sponsors Series for Caregivers
The Middletown Library will host a free and informative series for caregivers and adult children concerned about their elderly loved ones.
The Caregiver Series will be held 2p.m. in the Middletown Library Community Room. Dates and topics include the following: Sunday, May 19 -- Avoiding caregiver burnout, resentment and guilt; and Sunday, June 9 -- There will be a Community Senior and Caregiver EXPO with representatives from numerous fields available to answer questions.
The series is free and open to the public although pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information contact the library at 610-566-7828 or email email@example.com
CK’s Senior Health Services FREE events for May slated
During May, Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Senior Health Services Department will offer a number of informational programs, including the following:
AARP Defensive Driving: The two-day eight-hour course is a way to help seniors improve driving skills and save money on insurance. Starting with a refresher class, Wednesday, May, 1 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in the Conference Center. Courses will be held Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9, from 12:30 to 4:30p.m. at Springfield Hospital in the first floor conference room; Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, May 18, from 9a.m. to 1p.m. at Taylor Hospital in Classrooms A and B; Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 23 from 12:30 to 4:30p.m. in the Community Room of Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake.
To register, call Crozer-Keystone Senior Health Services at 610-338-2729.
Lecture Series presentations are:
“Unleash the Power of Age: A Conversation of Aging in America,” featuring Barbara Alexis Looby, MSWAC, LSW, administrative director, CKHS Senior Health Services, 5:30p.m., Thursday (May 9) at the Media Borough Hall, 301 N. Jackson Street, Media, in the Mansion Parlor Room.
Dining at Dusk: a low-cost dining program that offers free seminars geared toward seniors. Call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) to register.
Healthy Steps for Older Adults, featuring Jennifer Hartley, MSW, geriatric social worker, is set for 4:30 to 6:30p.m., Tuesday (May 14) at Springfield Hospital in Café Carl. For $6, grilled rosemary chicken, wild rice, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, tossed salad, dessert, coffee, tea or a fountain drink will be available.
Spring Story Walk in Bethel
Bethel Township Park & Rec Board will sponsor a Spring Story Walk, rain or shine, 11a.m. to 1p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, at Jack King Park, Walking Trail, 3733 Ebright Road, Garnet Valley.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT. The event combines a children’s story with a popular walking route, encouraging a child’s interest in reading while enjoying a healthy outdoor activity. Juice, water and small giveaways will be available.
Celebrate Community Day in Middletown Saturday
The 19th annual Middletown Township Community Day will be celebrated 11a.m. to 3p.m., rain or shine, Saturday (May 11) at Penn State Brandywine on Rte. 352 in Middletown Township.
Programs listing all of the activities and maps will be available at the information booth. Entertainment will include children’s games with prizes donated by Kohl’s, hay rides and fire truck rides, Moonbounces and musical performances.
Food vendors will include Chik-fil-A, Pappone’s Pizzeria, Da-Shin and Peking Restaurants, Pronto Catering and Mister Softee. In addition, there will be hot dogs, popcorn and free Rita’s water ice.
Community Day would not have been made possible without its sponsors, especially the Franklin Mint Credit Union, the Shirley Booth Team, Opdenaker and Trident Mortgage.
The Community Day Committee would like to thank its volunteers from Penncrest High School, Penn State Brandywine, Williamson Free Trade School, Kohl’s and the residents of Middletown.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Middletown Township at 610-565-2700 or visit www.middletowncommunityday.com
Admission is FREE To Swarthmore's ‘Wagtime’ Sunday
The Swarthmore Community Center will hold its annual Dog Show, “Wagtime,” Sunday May 12. Registration begins promptly at 1p.m., followed by the show at 1:30.
Don't have a dog, then borrow one, or better still adopt one. The Delco SPCA will attend and bring potential adoptees.
General admission is free, registration fee is $3 per class, with 15 classes offered.
Refreshments will be on sale, and in the event of rain, the show will be cancelled.
The Center is located on Harvard Avenue in Swarthmore.***********
Free sports concussion event
Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath will be the featured guest at the Healthplex Sports club from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 during Crozer-Keystone’s “Keep Your Head IN the Game” event. The event will take place on the basketball courts of the Healthplex® Sports Club, located at Springfield Hospital (190 W. Sproul Road in Springfield),
“Keep Your Head IN the Game” is a free event about sports concussion that includes screenings, informational tables, a seminar on sports concussion prevention and management, giveaways and more. Specific offerings include:
Autograph and photo op with Zac MacMath, Philadelphia Union goalkeeper (player subject change due to availability)
Mini balance assessments
Mini cognitive testing
A presentation by Steven Collina, M.D., chief of Sports Medicine for Crozer-Keystone, “Sports Concussion Update.”
Crozer-Keystone Center for Dizziness and Balance
Post-Concussion Clinic at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Speech and Occupational Therapy
Healthplex® Sports Club
Healthplex® Sports Medicine
Healthplex® Wellness Center
The Sports Club will also raffle off a free week of summer camp, a starter pack of swim lessons, starter pack of tennis lessons and a personal training session. If you are an athlete, sports enthusiast, are at risk of concussion or know someone who has had a sports concussion, don’t miss this event! To register call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit the Classes and Events page at www.crozerkeystone.org