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Programs that provide access to a variety of pursuits for people who want to make constructive and satisfying use of their free time. Included are programs that provide facilities, equipment, supplies, coaching and/or instruction that allow individuals to participate in or enjoy the recreational, artistic, cultural or volunteer activities of their choice.

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Abington Community Task Force (ACT) - Happenings NewsletterThe Abington Community Taskforce publishes its four-page newsletter, ACT Happenings, three times a year: February, June, and September. This newsletter keeps families and community members informed of ACT member organization programs, activities, and services to the community. Click on the individual pages of any issue from the ACT Happenings Newsletter Archives to read both our current and previous issues and learn more about ACT members' offerings. ACT Happenings is currently distributed throughout the Abington School District. It is sent home with elementary school children and made available in reception areas in the Junior and Senior High School. A copy may also be picked up at the Abington Free Library, the Abington Post Office, or the Abington Branch YMCA. If you are an Abington Township school or organization and would like to know how to receive current copies of ACT Happenings, click on "Contact Us" and let us know of your interest.MontgomeryAbington Community Task Force (ACT)) - Montgomery; AbingtonAbington Community Task Force (ACT)
AgricultureInstruction and assistance in gardening including lawn and tree gardening; farming including orchard and crop farming; pest control; water testing, treatment, well location, and septic management.PerryPenn State Cooperative Extension Perry CountyPenn State Cooperative Extension - South Central
Arc of Chester County - Recreation & Socialization Program - LeisureThe Arcs recreation program formally known as community habilitation helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include: overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks, day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions, group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters, outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ball games, swimming or miniature golf, and weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties. The Arc of Chester Countys Camp Safari is a special place for children between age four to 11 to experience outdoor activities regardless of physical challenges. Teen Camp is open to teens age 12 to 18. Both camps offer: new experiences and fun with peers, activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study, and respite for family members and caregivers. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer supporter in addition to trained camp staff.ChesterARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THEArc of Chester County
Bryn Mawr Terrace - Restorative CareProvided to help our residents regain or maintain their strength, balance and mobility, our restorative care delivers individualized exercise routines guided by specially trained nursing assistants. Services supplement physical and occupational therapies with individualized exercise routines guided by specially trained nursing assistants, and can include: transfer training; ambulation/stair climbing; and range of motion/strengthening exercises. The program is overseen by a licensed nursing professional who works in close contact with the director of rehabilitation.DelawareBryn Mawr Terrace - Delaware; Bryn MawrBryn Mawr Terrace
Day CampsDay camp recreation with: games, arts and crafts, swim instruction, physical education skills, songs, field trips and educational activities. Camp runs Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-6:00 pm.DauphinYMCA East Shore BranchYMCA East Shore Branch
Dillsburg Senior Activity Center, Inc.Senior Center Services: •Recreation, socialization, and education• -Info & referrals available for aging issues -Partnering with Area Agency on Aging -Volunteer opportunities -Weekday noon meals or home-delivered meals to home-bound unable to prepare their own -Occasional evening and weekend activities -Transportation can be provided through Rabbit Transit -Occasional community service project opportunities available for interested seniors. (Selected services may be rendered for residents in Cumberland county. Please, call center for more information) YorkIndependent Senior Citizen Resource Centers in York CountyIndependent Senior Citizen Resource Centers in York County
Hatboro-Horsham School District - Golden Jubilee ClubSenior Citizens who are residents of the School District of Hatboro-Horsham may obtain a card which will admit them to a variety of events free of charge by visiting Simmons ElementaryMontgomeryHatboro-Horsham School District - Montgomery; HorshamHatboro-Horsham School District
JEVS Human Services - Center for New AmericansServices include: -vocational English Language Training (VELT) classes; -acculturation workshops; -case management services; -interviewing, résumé writing, workforce foundation skills, and job readiness and retention workshops; -computer literacy classes; -job placement assistance and follow-up; -youth program assisting 16- and 17-year olds find part-time work during the school year, or full-time summer employmentPhiladelphiaJEVS Human Services Headquarters - Philadelphia; RittenhouseJEVS Human Services
Mental Retardation Services(CPMR)Socialization and support are key elements of this program that provides services to adult residents of Cumberland County with mental retardation. Activities are held twice a month in the evening and on Saturdays. CumberlandMechanicsburg Social and Psych Rehabilitation CenterAurora Social Rehabilitation Services
Northeastern Senior Community CenterThe Northeastern Senior Community Center offers a program of socialization, recreation, educational issues and health services as well as a daily nutritious meal. Through this program we hope to overcome loneliness, enhance self esteem and promote personal growth while encouraging independence along with involvement in the community. This program has become a vital link increasing the quality of life for many of our local seniors. The Center also reaches many of the shut-ins of the community through the Home-Delivered Meals program made possible by a fine staff of volunteers. YorkNortheastern Senior Community CenterNortheastern Senior Community Center
Northern Dauphin County Branch YMCAProvides facilities and equipment for physical fitness activities for age groups 6 months and up including seniors. Activity times vary. Facilities include: Olympic indoor pool, full fitness center, gymnasium, strength conditioning center, locker rooms and stand alone gymnastics and tumbling centerDauphinYMCA Northern Dauphin County BranchYMCA Northern Dauphin County Branch
PA Recreation and Leisure HelplineThis help line serves individuals with disabilities as an information and referral help line to connect individuals with disabilities with accessible, inclusive recreational activities. By calling the Recreation and Leisure Line individuals can receive information and referrals on available activities and facilities that are accessible and inclusive.DauphinHelplinesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Veterans ServicesPVMSEC's services include: - The Perimeter - A day service center for homeless veterans providing meals, showers, haircuts, and laundry facilities. LZII - A 95 bed transitional housing facility for homeless male veterans. - Mary E. Walker House - A 30 bed transitional housing facility for homeless female veterans. Subsidized HUD/OSH Permanent Housing - 40 Units provided for homeless Veterans. - Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) - Present daily at PVMSEC's onsite CBOC is a mental health team, which includes a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Individual and group PTSD counseling. On regularly scheduled days, medical assessments, with appropriate treatment, medical prescriptions, as well as primary care services are provided to the veterans. - Computer Applications Training - A comprehensive computer class teaching veterans Microsoft Office, internet, and Email. - Computer Repair Training - An intense course preparing veterans to become A+ certified (an entry level certification for information technology positions). - Job Development/Case Management - Dedicated to finding veterans employment. Interview techniques, resume assistance, job search, financial and household budget skills, and life skills workshops are provided. - Veteran Benefits Counseling - A Veteran Service Officer is available to those veterans filing claims with the VA. The claims are hand delivered to the VA Regional Office and the Veteran Service Officer is able to monitor the progress of the claims with access to the VA computer system.PhiladelphiaVeterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Philadelphia; Old CityPhiladelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
Recreational ActivitiesFamily NightCumberlandNewburg First Church of GodNewburg First Church of God
Salvation Army - Center Programs - Lower BucksOffers community recreation and education programs for adults, emergency food and financial assistance, Christian worship services, and latchkey programs for youth.BucksSalvation Army, Lower Bucks - Bucks; LevittownSalvation Army, Lower Bucks
Social ServicesTCAB offers a variety of services to help consumers remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. These services include: shopping, mail reading, bill paying, assistance with paperwork and completing applications, transportation and escort services to doctor visits and appointments, Life skills education in Carlisle, Harrisburg, New Bloomfield and Shippensburg, Information and referral services, recreational servicesDauphinVision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania

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