HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events
Speaker of the Month
Join us October 21 as we welcome Michael Carnicella as our speaker of the month.
Michael is the CEO of Transitional Options, an organization that specializes in helping adults with intellectual disabilities and autism find living arrangements outside of group home settings, goal-oriented employment, and day programs focused on health, wellness, and community involvment.
We are excited to welcome back Robin VanEerden as our November Speaker of the Month. Robin will be joined by Dr. Michael Benjamin May.
Robin and Dr. May will be speaking on Grief and Loss.
Please stay tuned for more information on these trainings.
A Day in the Park
We regretfully announce that our 2020 annual event has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions. Our 2021 event will be held at the St. Paul Center in Sheffield on Friday, June 18. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Our 16th Annual Day in the Park took place Friday, June 21, at Wildcat Park in Ludlow. About 300 people braved the soggy terrain and everyone seemed to have a good time, in spite of the wet conditions. Fortunately the weather on Friday was just about perfect!
In addition to our usual booths for planting, face painting, fingernail painting, crafts, and the photo booth, we also had a lifesharing booth. The Elcam band, as usual, entertained us with some awesome singing! Kane Lions Club provided tasty and refreshing sno-Cones. Kane Fire Department volunteers were there with one of their engines, Mt Jewett Ambulance Crew brough an ambulance and provided blood pressure screening, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper brought their newest police car (very spiffy!), USDA Forest Service fire crew brought their fire truck and information. Due to the wet conditions (did I mention it was WET?? ;) ), MLW Stables weren't able to bring horses to ride, but they brought miniature horses who were happy to mingle and put smiles on everyone's face.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this another great event: Bradford YWCA, Community Links, Elcam, Kane Fire Department, Kane Lions Club, Lifesharing, MLW Stables, Mt. Jewett Ambulance crew, Pennsylvania State Police, USDA Forest Service, and all of our many volunteers (including former HCQU nurse Lisa Pence and soon-to-be HCQU nurse Sharon Martyna).
We hope to see everyone again next year!
Pictures from the 2019 event:
Pictures from our 2018 event:
If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at future events, please email us at HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there next year - June 19, 2020!
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