The Lutheran Children and Family Service staff was busy reaching out beyond the borders of their three Pennsylvania offices in February as participants in two international events.
When it comes to determination, Charles Moyer is demonstrating he’s got what it takes. The 86 year old Lansdale man is one of the newest members of The Becoming Center, Liberty’s health and wellness center for older adults on the campus of Artman in Ambler. He is taking on a fitness routine for the first time in his life. Continue reading →
Mu Kpaw is one of the newest additions to the Liberty Lutheran Family of Services. He serves as a Refugee Social Services Case Manager/Job Developer at our Lutheran Congregational Services office in Allentown, a service of Liberty Lutheran and Lutheran Children and Family Services. There he helps refugee clients secure employment and work towards self-sufficiency. The 36-year old married father has endured a long, courageous journey to the US and feels honored to help other refugees start their new lives here. Continue reading →
Khari’s* father was killed by Saddam Hussein. Her husband was kidnapped and is presumed dead. Young, pregnant and fearing for her life and the life of her children, she fled Iraq with her 5 year old daughter to Turkey. Continue reading →
Louise Birett’s journey to recovery through Liberty at Home initially began with a stay at Artman, a senior community in Ambler, in October. Louise lived with chronic back pain for several years. Following back surgery and a hospital recommendation for a short-stay at Artman, she was introduced to the staff and services of Liberty at Home. Continue reading →
Village at Penn State (VPS) resident Helen Manful marked her 80th birthday this fall by reading to her class of three and four year olds at the Pennsylvania State University Child Care Center at Hort Woods in State College, Pa. Before beginning her story she asked the children to guess how old she was. The final answer (to her delight): 24. Continue reading →
Greetings from Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA!
Many of you, your friends and loved ones are still reeling from this week’s ice storm. According to PECO, 715,000 of their customers lost power during the storm and as this article is posted, nearly 300,000 PECO customers are still in the dark. It is the utility company’s worst-ever winter outage incident and second only to Superstorm Sandy for the most outages during any one event. In addition to massive power outages, downed trees destroyed cars and damaged homes. Icy sidewalks and roads posed a threat to public safety and snarled traffic across the region. Here at Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, we have been busy since the ice storm hit, working with local agencies and officials to coordinate support and lend a helping hand. Continue reading →
Black History Month holds a special place in the heart of Helen Rayon, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center. It conjures up memories of the civil rights movement many years ago, specifically a day at the age of 20, when she and a group of friends courageously carried out lunch counter sit-ins across Sumter, South Carolina.
Did you know that six million children under the age of three live in poverty in the US? Did you know that diapers are not covered by assistance programs like food stamps (SNAP) or the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program? Without diapers children can’t attend daycare or early childhood education.
-By Jenn Conway, MS, CSCS, RCEP, Resident Wellness Coordinator
January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for your good health.