Social distance learning for students with hearing loss and more

What's going in your community September 17 to September 26

Posted 9/16/20

‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Classrooms at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children will undergo many changes: they’ll be larger to …

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Social distance learning for students with hearing loss and more

What's going in your community September 17 to September 26

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‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Classrooms at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children will undergo many changes: they’ll be larger to allow for social distancing and staff will be wearing masks. Children with a hearing loss, however, often rely on visual information and maximizing the use of their residual hearing to accurately understand a message. For the Scranton School, this challenge will be manageable thanks to the kindness of neighbors.

Richard Bowling and his wife Melissa have a 6-month-old daughter, Harper, who has recently been diagnosed with a hearing loss and receives Early Intervention services through Wayne county. Bowling is an active member of the Hawley Rotary, and through Rotary, connected with RSVP of Berks, Wayne and Pike counties. These local organizations worked to ensure that 130 masks with clear, see-through windows were ready for the student’s first day on campus.

CFOS announces $10,000 in Make a Difference grants 

MONTGOMERY, NY — The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Make a Difference grants. Two grants of $5,000 will be distributed, one to a nonprofit organization in Orange County and the second to a nonprofit organization in Sullivan County. 

This year, the fund will pivot its focus area to support organizations that are providing services to address emerging social and emotional needs of residents in Orange and Sullivan counties to include, but not exclusively, in the areas of mental health and opioid/substance use disorders.

Applications must be received by September 30, 2020. Awards will be announced in December. Grant applications are available on the Community Foundation website at www.cfosny.org. 

For questions or additional information, contact the CFOS office at 845/769-9393 and ask for Melissa or by email at
melissa@cfosny.org.

Garnet Health appoints five new system medical directors

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, has appointed five medical directors from Garnet Health Doctors as part of its new system structure.

The following physicians are the new Garnet Health system medical directors: Medical Director of Hospitalist Services Leroy Cordero Floyd III, MD, CPE, FACP, FHM; Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Services Aamir M. Gilani, MD, FCCP, MPH; Medical Director of Neurology Services Kavneet Kaur, MD, MPH; Medical Director of Women and Children’s Services Anjana Poonthota, MD, MPH, FAAP; and Medical Director of Behavioral Health Ulrick Vieux, DO, MS. 

To learn more about Garnet Health visit www.garnethealth.org

Upcoming observation for POW/MIA 

MONTICELLO, NY – On Friday, September 18 at 1 p.m., the public is cordially invited to attend a special ceremony in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Veterans Memorial located outside the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North St.

Mask-wearing will be required; there is ample room to socially distance while still witnessing the ceremony.

For more information, contact the Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency at 845/807-0233.

Project SEARCH returns to Wayne Memorial

HONESDALE, PA —On September 8 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, nine area high school students began preparing for internships in departments ranging from Dietary and Housekeeping to Maintenance and Central Supply as part of Project SEARCH, a national program designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities find meaningful and competitive employment. To date, Project SEARCH has rotated 16 students from Wayne Highlands, Wallenpaupack, Western Wayne and North Pocono school districts through Wayne Memorial. 

Project SEARCH at Wayne Memorial collaborates with several entities, including The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Wayne County Behavioral and Developmental Programs and Early Intervention, and Living-Unlimited, a Harrisburg-based community rehabilitation provider which assists individuals with cognitive and/or physical impairments. 

September 11 dedication in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — 9/11 memorial organizer Ed Jackson tears up as he addresses the crowd of 30 people gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, September 11. He  said that the steel beam came from the New York firefighters’ collection and was originally from the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Metzger joins gathering to thank care center staff

LIBERTY, NY — On September 5, Sen. Jen Metzger joined community members and residents’ family members at Sullivan County’s Care Center at Sunset Lake for a gathering to give thanks to the staff. Organized by Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF) and Care Center’s Family Council, the event was geared toward recognizing the staff’s hard work in the past months and to give attendees the opportunity to wave hello to residents.

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