EDGMONT– White Horse Village, a non-profit seniors’ community, recently hosted its second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease, featuring a week of activities. Residents and team members embraced the event by raising over $ 27,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, exceeding the fundraising goal of $ 20,000 and increasing total funds by over 35% by compared to last year.
The community welcomed celebrity judges Shelly Buck, president of Riddle Hospital, and DJ Malcolm Poindexter III, KYW Newsradio traffic reporter, to select the winners of various contests and cheer on the walkers. Poindexter III lost his father, also a KYW Newsradio personality, to Alzheimer’s disease eleven years ago.
The successful event was made possible by members of the planning committee and volunteers: residents Pat Cassels, Carol Henn, Bonnie Scott, Carolyn Shaffer, Beth Stensrud and Duane Thurman; team members, Susan Abtouche, Barbara Caso, Melissa Dell’Orefice, Kelli Foley, Casey Gonzalez and Peter Leonowitz; and Abbey Hunton and Holly Rush of the Alzheimer’s Association.
White Horse Village offers a full range of senior living options and health services, including four season memory care. For more information, visit https://www.whitehorsevillage.org.
Green Sunday Craft Fair returns in November
Transition Media will be holding the tenth annual Green Sunday Craft Fair, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 14 at Media Providence Friends School, 125 W. 3rd St., Media.
Shoppers can find a variety of handmade and recycled gifts, including clothing, handbags, jewelry, soaps, home accessories and more, donated by over forty local vendors sworn.
Kids can have fun making their own holiday gifts or decorations while their parents are shopping. Food will also be available, as well as raffles for gift baskets. The FreeStore will also have a table, offering free items. Everyone is welcome.
Local artisans and artists who wish to be vendors at the event can apply at http://tinyurl.com/GreenSundayVendor2021.
Delco Community College hosts a fall open house
Delaware County Community College will be hosting a Fall Open House, 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 in the lobby of the College’s STEM Center on the Marple Campus, 901 South Media Line Road, Marple.
During the Fall Open House, prospective students and their parents will be able to meet faculty and admissions staff, explore nearly 80 degree programs, and learn how to earn college credits while in high school. thanks to the high school dual enrollment program. Open House attendees can also learn about the College’s transfer partnerships with many universities and four-year colleges in the area, hear about College athletic and other student activities, and learn about financial aid possibilities. Everyone can also enjoy a guided tour of the campus.
To register for the Fall Open House, call 610-723-4000 or visit http://dccc.edu/openhouse
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia enters into an innovative partnership with Rosemont College
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Rosemont College this week announced a new partnership that will provide a clear and affordable path for high school students to pursue their Catholic education at the college level.
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Rosemont College will offer a tuition grant of $ 9,750 to students graduating from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese and committing to attend Rosemont as residential students. The grant is 50% off standard Rosemont tuition fees and reduces annual tuition fees to less than $ 10,000 per year. In addition, students will remain eligible for merit scholarships.
Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, IHM, Ph.D. The Director of Studies and Superintendent of High Schools of the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said: “The partnership between the high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Rosemont College offers our students a wonderful opportunity to continue their educational journey in a Catholic environment. The sister continued, “I look forward to the success of this initiative and the fruits it will bear for our young adults. “
With an 11: 1 student / teacher ratio, students receive special attention in their lessons throughout their stay in Rosemont. They can choose one of 27 undergraduate majors or create their own through individualized study. A Division III school, Rosemont also offers 15 sports and more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus.
Founded in 1921 by the Société du Saint-Enfant-Jésus, Collège Rosemont is a private co-educational establishment rooted in Catholicism, but which accepts people of all faiths. For more information, visit https://www.rosemont.edu.
CRC Watersheds welcomes ‘Science on Tap’ to 2SP Brewing Company
The Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) will once again host Science on Tap, an evening of learning and fun, 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 at 2SP Brewery, 120 Concord Road, Aston.
Eel expert Ann Faulds will take guests on an expedition that follows the life of the American Eel, highlighting the dangers faced by eels on their 1,000-mile journey from the Sargasso Sea to the tributaries of Chester, Ridley and Crum creeks. Faulds is an aquatic biologist with 30 years of experience in aquatic resource education and previously led the PA Sea Grant Office Delaware River program.
2SP Brewery will serve a variety of its beers, including some of its fall favorites, and CRC will serve up hearty fall snacks. The first beer is included in the price of the $ 25 ticket. To welcome more guests this year, Science on Tap – which is always full – will be held in the large open backroom of the 2SP where beer is brewed. Weather permitting, the garage doors will remain open. CRC requests that participants be vaccinated.
CRC is a local, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, conserve and restore the natural resources of the Chester, Ridley and Crum Creek watersheds.
Tickets for Science on Tap are available on the CRC website at http://crcwatersheds.org.
Long-term care home residents honored during Residents’ Rights Month in October
Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities as well as family members, ombudsman program representatives, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will respect the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month in October. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event hosted by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care to celebrate and focus on raising awareness of the dignity, respect and worth of long-term care residents .
The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2021, “Claim My Rights, My Home, My Life,” recognizes the impact of this past year on residents and emphasizes the need to recognize, recover and reaffirm the rights of residents. It emphasizes the recognition of the long-term care facility as the home of residents and the importance for residents to take charge of their lives.
he Nursing Home Reform Act, passed in 1987, guarantees nursing home residents their individual rights, including, but not limited to: individualized care, respect, dignity, visitation, the right to privacy, the right to complain and the right to make independent choices. Residents who have taken up residence in other types of facilities such as personal care homes, assisted living facilities, and continuing care communities retain their rights as U.S. citizens. Residents’ Rights Month raises awareness of these rights and honors the unique contributions of long-term residents.
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has worked for almost 50 years to promote the rights of residents on a daily basis. More than 5,900 volunteers and 1,300 paid staff defend residents in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Licensed under the Older Americans Act and administered by the Administration on Aging, the program also provides information on how to find a facility, conducts community education sessions, and supports residents, their families, and the public with individual consultations concerning term care.
To learn more about what an ombudsman does or if you would like to become a volunteer ombudsman, call the Delaware County Bureau of Aging Services (COSA) at 610-490-1300.
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