Local Chatter: Greater Pittston residents get involved at Misericordia University

October 23rd, 2015 12:21 pm

Gresh learns of opportunities

DALLAS — Misericordia University recently celebrated Mercy Week and the heritage of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, who founded the institution in 1924, by hosting a Service Fair in the Banks Student Life Center.

Cordell Gresh, Pittston, was on hand to learn about service opportunities during the fair.

The annual fair gives students an opportunity to meet with representatives from social service agencies who work in the local community and have a need for volunteers and support.

Locals initiate risk program

DALLAS — The Departments of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University partnered with the Masonic Village at Dallas to initiate a free Fall Prevention/Fall Risk Program for 38 residents of the active 60-plus retirement community.

Rachel Scanlon, Pittston, and Mia Mancuso, Old Forge are part of the nine-week program that began Sept. 24 and is designed to help participants prevent falls in the home and within the community.

Happy birthday wishes

Mary Ellen Aufiere, Suscon, celebrates her birthday on Oct. 25.

Jim Sarti, Hughestown, will celebrate his birthday on Oct. 26.

Doreen Propersi Brown, Old Forge, will celebrate her birthday on Oct. 26.

Happy anniversary wishes

Robert and Carol Kaluzavich, Pittston, celebrated their wedding anniversary on Oct. 20.

Debbie and Patrick Talipan, Pittston, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26. They have four children, Brian, Justin, Kevin and Kaitlyn.

Misericordia University students Cordell Gresh, Pittston, and Brianna Scorey, Wilkes-Barre, discuss volunteer opportunities at the Catherine McAuley Center with Sister Mary Ellen Brody, case manager. The students learned about service opportunities during the recent Misericordia University Service Fair, held during Mercy Week at the campus.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Service-Fair-4.jpgMisericordia University students Cordell Gresh, Pittston, and Brianna Scorey, Wilkes-Barre, discuss volunteer opportunities at the Catherine McAuley Center with Sister Mary Ellen Brody, case manager. The students learned about service opportunities during the recent Misericordia University Service Fair, held during Mercy Week at the campus. Submitted photo
Misericordia University physical therapy student Rachel Scanlon, Pittston, administers a two-minute walking test to Steve Stevenson, a resident of the Masonic Village at Dallas. Height and weight measurements and timed endurance tests were among the many assessments conducted during the first session of a nine-week Falls Prevention Clinic being held at the retirement community.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_MU-PT-counting-steps-9.jpgMisericordia University physical therapy student Rachel Scanlon, Pittston, administers a two-minute walking test to Steve Stevenson, a resident of the Masonic Village at Dallas. Height and weight measurements and timed endurance tests were among the many assessments conducted during the first session of a nine-week Falls Prevention Clinic being held at the retirement community. Submitted photo


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