Monticello Central School District salutes its school nurses and more

What's going on with the region's health, October 7 to 13

Posted 10/6/21

Free ‘Freedom from Smoking’ group sessions in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — If you want to quit smoking but haven’t been able to do so, a free eight-week quit-smoking program …

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Monticello Central School District salutes its school nurses and more

What's going on with the region's health, October 7 to 13

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Free ‘Freedom from Smoking’ group sessions in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — If you want to quit smoking but haven’t been able to do so, a free eight-week quit-smoking program is starting up in Honesdale.

The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking group clinic will be held on Wednesday evenings, at 5 p.m., beginning October 6. Most sessions are held at the Chamber of the Northern Poconos on Commercial Street.

Two classes, Oct.13 and Nov. 10, will take place at Wayne Memorial Hospital on West Park Street.

If a group setting is not for you, Freedom From Smoking Plus is an online program.

Certified facilitators from Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) provide a structured systematic approach to quitting smoking. AHEC and the American Lung Association have helped hundreds of thousands of people become smoke-free with the program, organizers say.

To register or for more information about the Freedom From Smoking program, call 484/629-8251 or email info@ecneahec.org. Find out more online at  https://bit.ly/39RmNZd.

Monticello Central School District salutes its school nurses

At its September 23 regular meeting, the Monticello Central School District, in partnership with the Mid-Hudson School Study Council, held a “Salute to school nurses,” in honor of the district’s nurses.

“Throughout the pandemic, everyone in public education has gone above and beyond in service,” said Superintendent of Schools Matthew Evans. “Then, there are school nurses, who have gone well past ‘above and beyond.’ Our nurses have truly set a mark of excellence in ensuring that our students, staff and community needs are met, and on top of that, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. I can’t express enough our gratitude for what our nurses have done for this community.”  

The district thanked its school nurses: Michele Rosenstein, Kimberly Werbalosky, Lorrain Gervais-Jones, Carissa-Anne June, Ann Young, Susan Poli, Cherie Degraw, Jody Russell, and Nancy S.

Almost $1 million for Wayne Memorial’s community health centers

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers is one of three health centers in northeast PA to receive federal dollars to improve health equity and outcomes,  U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced.

Wayne Memorial received $982,856; Scranton Primary Health Care Center received $631,373 and the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA will receive $550,000.

It added up to about $2.164 million in American Rescue Plan funds.

The money will be used to strengthen primary health care infrastructure and advance health equity and health outcomes in medically underserved communities, including projects that support COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $1 billion in  American Rescue Plan funding to nearly 1,300 Health Resources and Services  Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program-funded health centers through the Construction and Capital Improvements Program. Health centers will use this funding for COVID-19-related capital needs, constructing new facilities, renovating and expanding existing facilities to enhance response to pandemics, and purchasing new state-of-the-art equipment, including telehealth technology, mobile medical vans and freezers to store vaccines.

Wayne Memorial Health staff and grant recipients gathered recently. Marissa Fasshauer, left, teacher at Wayne Highlands Middle School; Carol Kneier, manager at WMH Community Health and member of Community Grants Committee; Martha Wilson, chair, Community Grants Committee and Sara Zabrowski, teacher, Wayne Highlands Damascus/Preston schools...
Wayne Memorial Health staff and grant recipients gathered recently. Marissa Fasshauer, left, teacher at Wayne Highlands Middle School; Carol Kneier, …

Wayne Memorial community wellness grants awarded

HONESDALE, PA — Twelve local nonprofits will have more funding for their missions.

The Wayne Memorial Health Foundation (WMHF), through its 2021 community grants program, is aiding school nutrition programs, rails-to-trails programs, Victims Intervention, and many more.

A total of $18,842 was awarded to support special projects committed to promoting good health across Wayne Memorial Health System’s service area.

The following received grants: two Wayne County middle school nutrition projects (in Honesdale and in Damascus/Preston), the Cooperage, Fair Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, the Honesdale Fire Department, Project Linus, PROSPER in three districts, the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA, the Victim’s Intervention Program and the Women’s Resource Center.

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

Wyatt Max Peer was born September 16, 2021 to Janiece Chappell and Spencer Peer of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Lisa Pavlick and James Chappell of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Tonya and Warren Maree of Honesdale, PA.

Mathew Scott Flora was born August 26, 2021 to Brooklynn Flora of Hawley, PA. Grandparents are Donna and Roger Miller of Honesdale, PA.

Callie Rose Jeffery was born September 9, 2021 to Candace Frisbie and Jeremy Jeffery of Hawley, PA. Maternal grandparents Karen and Charles Frisbie of Hawley, PA. Paternal grandparents are Karen Jeffery and Ramesh Persaud of North Bergen, NJ.

Jameson Charles Mugan was born September 3, 2021 to Rebecca and Joshua Mugan of Greeley, PA.

Olivia Taylor Zipperlen was born September 19, 2021 to Lindsay and James Zipperlen of Hawley, PA. Maternal grandparents are David and Barbara Bougertman of Hawley, PA. Paternal grandparent is Anna Zipperlen of Hawley, PA.

Atlas Edward Jacobsen was born August 17, 2021 to Amanda Holmes and Brian Jacobsen of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Edward Holmes of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparent is Lia Jacobsen of Hawley, PA.

Harper Ann Sutton was born August 25, 2021 to Ashley Cosgrove and Kevin Sutton of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Kathryn Brossel, and Rick and Tara Cosgrove of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparent is Mark Sutton of South Sterling, PA.

Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills announces the following births:

Fred V. Kinne IV was born September 1, 2021 to Nathalie A. Medrano and Fred V. Kinne III of Mongaup Valley, NY.

Kilian Reuss was born August 22, 2021 to Shelby and Sean Reuss of Cochecton, NY.

Madison Lynn Trust was born September 11, 2021 to Laura Skinger and Matthew Trust of Jeffersonville, NY.

Kiwanis and hospital staff gathered with the baby items. Chief Nursing Officer Suzanne Lange Ahmed, left, Monticello Kiwanians Marvin Rappaport and Sheila Lashinsky, Director of Obstetrics Toni Duncan, Woodridge Kiwanians Sue Kasofsky and Patrick Smith and Katie Parckys, obstetrics R.N.
Kiwanis and hospital staff gathered with the baby items. Chief Nursing Officer Suzanne Lange Ahmed, left, Monticello Kiwanians Marvin Rappaport and …

A different delivery at Garnet Health’s maternity unit

HARRIS, NY — The Kiwanis has donated clothes and other items to new babies in need at Garnet Health’s maternity unit.

Monticello and Woodridge Kiwanis recently gave dozens of baby clothes, diapers and toys to the Garnet Health Medical Center at Harris. These donations will be distributed to families in need to ensure that their newborn babies go home with the necessary items.

Kiwanis is a service organization of local volunteers that, the organization writes, is dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  For more information about a local Kiwanis Club, contact Marvin Rappaport at 845/701-1655 or Sue Kasofsky at 845/434-8052.

Hospital needs radiology equipment; you can help!

CALLICOON, NY — Do you shop at Peck’s in Callicoon or Jeff? For a 10-day period in October, when the cashier asks if you’ll donate, do it.

The Grover M. Hermann hospital auxiliary needs a new DEXA scan. It is, auxiliary members explain, “the most important tool in radiology for bone density tests.”

Beginning on Friday, October 8 and ending on Sunday, October 17, donations of $1, $2 or more at the cash registers at Peck’s Markets in Callicoon and Jeffersonville will go toward that goal.

Wayne Memorial Health Foundation representatives present a check to PROSPER staff and community members. Carol Kneier,  manager at WMH Community Health and member of the Community Grants Committee, left; Christina Pulman, coordinator for PROSPER at Penn State; Jennifer Bradley, principal, Western Wayne Middle School and Martha Wilson, chair, Community Grants Committee. ..
Wayne Memorial Health Foundation representatives present a check to PROSPER staff and community members. Carol Kneier, manager at WMH Community …

Wayne Memorial Health Foundation supports PROSPER

HONESDALE, PA — Grants from Wayne Memorial Health (WMH)  Foundation meant that the PROSPER program could keep going in three area school districts: Western Wayne, Wayne Highlands and Wallenpaupack.

PROSPER focuses on the teen years, using evidence-based drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs and teaching resilience. “PROSPER focuses on making families stronger by teaching parents and children skills towards transitioning into successful teen years,” a spokesperson for the hospital said.

Community Grant Applications are accepted by WMHF in the spring. For more information, visit www.wmh.org.

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