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PA Independent Living

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Join The Arc of Luzerne County for discussions on a wide range of cross-disability topics related to independent living in Pennsylvania.

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Kristen Kosin, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of NEPA joins Host, Karla Porter, to talk about the mission to provide nutrition and supportive services to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In this episode they discuss how Meals... more

Join host Karla Porter, and guests Ariel Rabinovic, SMP/CARIE LINE Advocate, and Charlotte Kitler, SMP Volunteer for Luzerne County, to discuss the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program in PA. SMP's empower and assist Medicare... more

This week, our guest is Nancy Knobel, President and CEO, of Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania. We'll talk about Nancy's work with the organization, its respite services, transition programs, recreation, summer and camp programs,... more

This week our guest is Valorie Hinkle, Northeast Regional Coordinator, Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources. We'll talk about the network of resources to serve seniors and individuals with disabilities, the No... more

DeafBlind individuals experience extreme difficulty in attaining independence in daily life activities, achieving psychosocial adjustment, and obtaining a vocation. Join us for a conversation with Marsha Drenth, Program Manager... more

Jess Hughes, Media Coordinator, Autistic Self Advocacy Network Pittsburgh, joins us for a conversation on the organization's activities, to include the Annual Disability Day of Mourning held each March. Disability Day of Mourning brings... more

We covered candidates that visited northeast PA and we're here to talk about it! Along the way we ran into Christian Budney, Advocate at The Center for Independent Living, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, at the Sen.... more

Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Drake, of United Disability Services (UDS), a non-profit organization based in Lancaster, PA, committed to helping people with disabilities, including veterans and the elderly, lead more... more

This week, our guest will be Betty Mekdeci, Executive Director of Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. (BDRC). We'll discuss the The National Birth Defect Registry, a research project that studies associations between birth defects and... more

Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACG, M.Ed. is a personal coach who works with children with ADHD and the families who support them.She is a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy, and she has earned her PCC. Her revolutionary coaching... more

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