HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

 Speaker of the Month Series

Pat Deegan will be our special speaker for April 2023.  Pat will be talking about "Using Psych meds Optimally", with her presentations starting at 9:30am on April 19th.  Stay tuned for further information.



Special Events

The Anti-loneliness Initiative

Milestone HCQU NW is proud to partner with Dr. Karyn Harvey to bring the Anti-loneliness Initiative to our area. The Anti-loneliness Initiative is designed to help persons with IDA find and nuture real connections and relationships.  Dr. Harvey will be providing Relationship training to those who wish to help the persons they support in this endeavor.  She will also be providing training for anyone who takes the Relationship training who would be interested in facilitating groups of people trying to find lasting connections.

Relationship Trainings will be held in DuBois November 7 and Erie November 9; Facilitator trainings will be held in DuBois November 7 and Erie November 8. For more information, check out our flier.


Save the Date - Flag Day 2023


On Wednesday June 14th our annual HCQU event will be held at the St. Pauls Center in Sheffield, PA.  Once we get this finalized we will be posting current information including how to register.




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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:

Elcam Band 1  Ambulance  Craft table

                    Photo Booth        Kane VFD  

Pictures from our 2018 event:

Day in the Park 2018   Sneezy Sam Day in the Park 2018   Day in the Park 2018 Elcam Band   Day in the Park 2018 Forest Service

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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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