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American Red Cross - Memorial Blood Drive for P.J. Lawn

Friday, June 5, 1 - 6 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, June 5, in memory of P.J. Lawn. Lawn was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12 and battled the disease for the next seven years, passing away due to complications from the illness in May 2013. “The countless blood and platelet transfusions P.J. received throughout his treatment were instrumental in sustaining his life,” said Angela Lawn, P.J.’s mother. “He had a strong desire to maintain a normal teenage life and served as a source of inspiration to many through his kind demeanor, sense of humor and genuine appreciation for the simple things in life.” During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. “This is our way of honoring P.J.’s life and giving back to the American Red Cross, a program that sustained his life and the life of every cancer patient in this country every day,” said Lawn. “Unfortunately, patients don’t get a summer holiday or vacation from needing blood.” To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org / Sponsor Code: PJ Lawn Donate Blood in Memory of P.J. Lawn

Location: St. Genevieve Church, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA
Sponsored By: American Red Cross

Kennedy Hope and Healing 5k

Sunday, June 7, 12 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day and join Kennedy Health on Sunday, June 7, for its first-ever Hope and Healing 5K run-walk event at Washington Lake Park in Sewell. An action-packed day of live music, giveaways and fun for kids is capped off with a special ceremony to honor cancer survivors following the 5K race. For more information, and to register, visit kennedycancersurvivors.org/5K - and see you on the 7th.

Location: Washington Lake Park
Sponsored By: Kennedy Hope and Healing

SCHOOL BOOK DRIVES SOUGHT

Monday, June 8 - Wednesday, December 30, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia READS, a premier nonprofit organization that strengthens the literacy skills of the cvity's youngest and neediest school children, is calling on the public to organize community book drives to supply its free Children's Book Bank. New or lightly used books are sought, along with school supplies. The Book Bank, now in its 5th year, is a practical community solution to a stubborn literacy and resource problem. In the last 3 years alone, the Children's Book Bank, based at MLK High School, gaver away about a quarter of a million books, plus various school supplies. To learn how to organize a Phila. READS book drive, contact Book Bank Coordinator Jim Remsen .

Chester County 50plus EXPO

Tuesday, June 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chester County boomers and seniors—as well as their caregivers and family members—are personally invited to attend the area’s premier information and entertainment event focused on the 50+ community: the Chester County 50plus EXPO. The 12th annual Chester County 50plus EXPO will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton. Admission is free! This dynamic, one-day event is specifically designed to provide you access to information about products and services that are relevant to you and your life! Presented by OLP Events, the EXPO will feature more than 80 exhibitors providing up-to-date information that is focused on you: your health, your lifestyle, and your needs. With free health screenings, door prizes, educational seminars, and live entertainment, the 50plus EXPO is a unique fusion of timely, relevant information and a fun, relaxed atmosphere. And it’s all free—admission and parking will be available at no cost. For more information, please call (717) 285-1350 or visit www.50plusExpoPA.com.

Location: 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA
Sponsored By: OLP Events

Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Tuesday, June 9, 12 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 9 a.m.

If you are a low-income Medicare beneficiary you may be eligible to save up to $5,000 on out of pocket and prescription drug expenses. For more information visit www.chlp.org, or call 1-888-838-3180. (Community Health Law Project)

Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups at Riddle

Wednesday, June 10, 12 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 3 p.m.

Riddle Memorial Hospital offers several Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups -- most of which are free or covered by your insurance. Some of their Workshops include: SmokeFREE (6 sessions); Diabetes & You (daytime & evening programs); "I Can Cope" for cancer patients); and many more. For more info, visit their website or call 1.866.CALL.MLH.

Location: Riddle Hospital in Media, PA, 1068 West Baltimore Pike

Philadelphia Senior Center: Diabetes Support Group

Wednesday, June 10, 1 p.m. - Thursday, December 10, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 S. Broad St. in Philly, will hold a Diabetes Support Group at 1:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Join others to discuss the issues facing people with Diabetes and learn about ways to manage the illness. Free and open to the public.

Location: 509 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

Homeopathic Study Group

Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. - Friday, December 11, 8 p.m.

Homeopathic Talks for Beginners - presented by the Homeopatahic Study Group of Central Montgomery County - held every 2nd Thursday of the month. Lectures are free and open to the public. Q&A at 6:30pm; Lecture from 7 to 8:30pm. Call for current topics and speakers.

Location: Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Butler & Germantown Pikes, Plym. Mtg.
Sponsored By: Homeopathic Study Group of Montgomery Cty

Heartbreaking to Watch -- Narconon PSA

Friday, June 12, 11 a.m. - Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m.

It is heartbreaking to watch someone slip away as they abuse drugs or alcohol more and more, telling lies so they can keep using the drug or drink that is killing them. You can understand what is happening and how addiction can be overcome. You don't have to live in mystery. Get your hands on the free booklet "The Truth About Becoming Addicted" by calling 1-888-837-9177 or visiting www.becomingaddicted.org today.

Pottstown Maker's Club

Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m. - Wednesday, December 23, 12 p.m.

Our hope is that this develops into a place to create, explore and collaborate. To Play with technology, craft items, Upcycle and repurpose items to your hearts content. This is to be a location where DIYers, makers and builders can come build, craft and design things. Where adults and kids can learn about electronics and have hands on experience. Let's keep things out of the landfills and put them to use. We would focus on building or modifying electronics and other items to re-purpose them or invent new purposes. There are no age restrictions as of yet we have a few teenagers interested as well as several adults. Please spread the word. For more info, visit the Facebook page listed here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/PottstownBuilders/

VOLUNTEERS 55+ NEEDED TO LEAD DISCUSSION GROUPS

Monday, June 15, 12 p.m. - Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Touching Lives Over 55, a program of Journey's Way, is currently recruiting volunteers to facilitate peer discussion groups about health and wellness, aging issues, retirement and life stories. For more than 7 years, more than 105 volunteers ages 55-87 have let "Next Chapter" discussion groups with over 2,000 older adults across Philadelphia! Volunteers must be at least 55 and enjoy working with people, have good listening skills and provide their own transportation. Discussion groups meet weekly in senior community centers in Philadelphia . The next volunteer training will be scheduled soon at Journey’s Way, 403 Rector Street in Roxborough. For more information about the program, volunteer opportunities and upcoming trainings, contact David Young.

Location: Roxborough - Journey's Way, 403 Rector St

“Help Yourself to Health”: Free Workshops Available for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

Monday, June 15, 2 p.m. - Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Are you an adult age 60 or older with an ongoing health condition? If you have conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain or anxiety, the free “Help Yourself to Health” program can help you take charge of your life. Get support; learn how to deal with pain, fatigue and other health problems. For more information about free “Help Yourself to Health” workshops in your area, call the PCA Helpline or visit our website.

Location: Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Support Meeting for Family Members of Incarcerated Offenders

Monday, June 15, 7 p.m. - Sunday, December 27, 9 p.m.

Support meetings for the family members of incarcerated offenders are held in Northeast Philadelphia in the Catholic Social Service Bldg on Jackson Ave; in Brookhaven in the Rectory of Our Lady of Charity Parish; and in the Community Room at St Charles Borromeo Parish in Drexel Hill. Call for meeting times.

Location: Brookhaven / Drexel Hill

Philadelphia Job Corps Has Openings

Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m. - Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Are you between 16 and 24, or an employer who wishes to help youth in need? Then listen to this. The Philadelphia Job Corps has openiings who live in zip code 191-. There are approximately 70 slots now available. We are looking for dedicated youth looking to prepare a future for themselves. Those who are not in college, desire training in a life skill, preparation for GED, etc. Many of our graduates go on to college and excel in their chosen field. Presently our courses of study are:Administrative Medical Assistants, Culinary Art, EMT, Facilities Maintenance, Medical Assistants, Nurse Aides. Call now to see if you qualify. Courses are FREE. 267-386-2888. If you live out of 191-- zip code, call to be referred to office in your area.

Location: Philadelphia

Youth for Understanding - Attention High School Students

Tuesday, June 16, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 12 p.m.

High School Students ... Change your life, Change your world! Study Abroad with Youth for Understanding! Travel to another country, immerse yourself in a different culture, and become fluent in another language. YFU offers summer, semester and year-long cultural exchange programs that will give you the opportunity for a Learning Adventure of a Lifetime! Call 1.800.TEENAGE or visit www.yfu-usa.org to learn more about YFU's study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities.

Location: worldwide