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Habitat for Humanity Bucks County Needs Your Help

Friday, August 15, 2 p.m. - Tuesday, September 30, 9 a.m.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs your help in Sellersville! This cluster of townhouses includes the House that Valor and House that Faith Built. Dates available. Help also needed in Bensalem (for A Brush with Kindness - exterior repair project) on various dates. >>We're building all summer...ask for more dates! << Contact c.brink@habitatbucks.org to schedule your Build Day. Visit our website to find out more about Habitat Bucks.

Location: Bucks County
Sponsored By: Habitat for Humanity

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

Friday, August 15, 3 p.m. - Wednesday, 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

Friday, August 15, 7 p.m. - Saturday, December 27, 6 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

Pottstown Maker's Club

Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m. - Sunday, November 23, 10 a.m.

Our hope is that this developes 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.

Youth for Understanding - Attention High School Students

Saturday, August 16, 1 p.m. - Thursday, July 30, 2015, 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

Expanding Your Recovery Toolkit - Monthly Workshop on Drug/Alcohol Addiction

Sunday, August 17, 1 p.m. - Tuesday, September 30, 1:30 p.m.

Free monthly workshop series for individuals and families with a current or past drug/alcohol addiction issue. Learn about recovery and free recovery resources from peers on their own recovery journey. Future sessions are listed on their website. Topics include using yoga and meditation to battle drug addiction; how addiction differs from other diseases; and a group participation period on a day in the life of a heroin addict. Refreshments. Please RSVP (call or email).

Location: Doylestown, 252 W. Swamp Rd., Unit 12
Sponsored By: The Council of SE Penna.

MyLastDip.com - Nat'l Cancer Institute

Monday, August 18, 8 a.m. - Tuesday, December 30, 1 p.m.

Effective treatment for smokeless tobacco addiction is available for free on the internet, thanks to a research study funded by the Nat'l Cancer Institute. MyLastDip.com has two unique programs: One specially designed for ages 14-25, and another for all other users ages 26 and older. Visit their website for more info, or email MyLastDip@ori.org.

Location: World Wide Web, MyLastDip.com

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Tuesday, August 19, 6 p.m. - Wednesday, December 31, 9 p.m.

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a free Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Led by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin the first week of each month and run one evening a week for three consecutive weeks. Each session lasts two hours. Next free sessions start week of Aug. 5 at various locations in five counties at several locations: Tuesdays—From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Media and Northeast Philadelphia. Wednesdays—From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Pottstown; from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in North Philadelphia; and from 7 p.m.to 9 p.m. in West Chester. Thursdays—From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Northern Liberties; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bristol and Colmar. Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is required. Call toll free #, 9 to 5, or visit website to register.

Location: Various locations, See Description
Sponsored By: PRO-ACT

GRASP Support Group - Bucks County

Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m. - Thursday, December 4, 9 p.m.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), a support group for those who have lost a loved one to drugs or alcohol, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center in the Bristol Office Center, 1286 Veterans Hwy., Unit D-6, Bristol. Call 215-428-1637 or 215-788-3738 or email graspbuckcounty@gmail.com. Please call to confirm the time of the meeting.

Location: Bristol, So. Bucks Recovery Comm. Center

Heartbreaking to Watch -- Narconon PSA

Friday, August 22, 11 a.m. - Monday, December 1, 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.

NWS PEACE Program Seeking Caring Families

Wednesday, August 27, 8 a.m. - Friday, September 26, 1 p.m.

NWS PEACE Program, a non-profit and CSIET approved program, is seeking caring families in your area to host high school students from Ecuador, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, Belgium, Finland, and other countries for the 2013 schoolyear. Students are 13 to 18 years of age and will begin arriving in August to spend the upcoming 5 - 10 mos. with a caring family while attending your local high school. Call today to find out how you can be involved now or in the future.

Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Thursday, August 28, 12 p.m. - Tuesday, September 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)

FREE Oral Cancer Screening

Monday, September 1, 8:30 a.m. - Sunday, November 30, 10:30 a.m.

Who should get screened? Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups. Advanced Indicators: A sensation that something is stuck in your throat. Numbness in the oral region. An oral cancer screening should be conducted every year, so take advantage of this free offer and get screened today. Our complimentary screening is open to the public on a first come – first served basis. No appointment is necessary and you need not be a patient of Dr. Dubin’s. Hours of the screening will be 8:30 am – 10:30 am. For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at www.oralcancer.org. For additional information on this free event, look for it in the Oral Cancer Foundation’s event list or go to www.dentistryforlife.net or see our facebook page.

Location: Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut St., Ste. 1217, Philadelphia
Sponsored By: Oral Cancer Foundation

Philadelphia Job Corps Has Openings

Monday, September 1, 9 a.m. - Wednesday, 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

VOLUNTEERS 55+ NEEDED TO LEAD DISCUSSION GROUPS

Monday, September 8, 9 a.m. - Wednesday, 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 is scheduled for August 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