January 2022

#ResolveToRespect

As we begin the new year, what are some goals you’d like to achieve? What would it look like to resolve to advocate for inclusion in your community? Let’s #ResolveToRespect everyone, celebrate differences, and speak up about inequities in our society.

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For more than 100 years Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disabilities. Now as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major positive life-changing difference in the lives of people and families facing today's disabilities. Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania provides exceptional programs and services, in 47 Pennsylvania counties, to ensure that people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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Coronavirus Update

Easterseals Western and Central PA continues to monitor the coronavirus situation.  Our priority is the safety, well-being and health of our many clients, families and associates. We are responsible to the communities we serve.  We will be collaborating with senior leadership, our Board of Directors and state/local/federal governments to be prepared to respond to any action needed.  Please check back for any updates.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Phone: 412-281-7244

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Happy New Year

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans are living with disabilities today? At some point in our lives disability will touch us all. That is why Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion and access for people with disabilities, their families and communities. BUT we need YOUR help! Will you help us make sure that life-changing programs are available to every person who needs them? Right now at year’s end there is no better time to give. Our Easterseals Board of Directors is offering to match all gifts up to $5000. That means your gift will go further to help meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Working together, we can ensure that everyone in our community has the ability to live their best life, today and always. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

soup
Brrr, it’s cold outside! What better month than Jan. to celebrate National Soup Month? Nothing warms you up better than a piping hot bowl of soup. Not only is it comforting but it replenishes the nutrients lost from all those winter chores. Try this recipe. YUM.
basketball
This clinic is designed to teach beginners the basics of basketball. It offers the opportunity to learn basketball while enhancing motor skills, communication, and teamwork. Follow the link & scroll down to Category: General to register. Questions? 717-741-3891.
fitness
New year, new you! This program is structured to promote an active lifestyle through dance, yoga, and strength training and improves balance, coordination, and confidence. Follow the link & scroll down to Category: General to register. Questions? 717-741-3891.
resolve to respect
Listen to, learn from, and understand people with disabilities - that’s what respect means. This New Year, #ResolveToRespect people with disabilities by supporting efforts to bring about equity, access, and representation. Follow link to #ResolveToRespect action articles.
Franklin
What a great Christmas gift this little cutie made for our Director of Franklin Division Program Director, Nicole. How can you look at this photo and not smile at Nicole's new son, Peyton? We guess he was on her bucket list! Ho, Ho, Ho and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions in adults—yet far too often, it is left untreated. While many adults think hearing loss is simply a nuisance that comes with aging, it is much more. Hearing loss can affect every area of a person’s life, including physical health, mental health, career success, social life, personal relationships, and overall quality of life. Treatment can help!

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Caring for a family member? You're not alone. According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than one quarter of the adult population has provided care to a family member or friend during the past year. Easterseals Adult and Senior Services offer programs and resources to help you provide the best possible care for your spouse, parent, adult child or another loved one who needs assistance with daily living.

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