2019 News

Community Bank, N.A. Makes Donation to UCP for ‘Good Neighbor Day’

We would like to thank Community Bank, N.A. for donating $250 to UCP of NEPA. This generous donation was given in the spirit of the bank’s Good Neighbor Day celebration. Thank you again to Community Bank, N.A. for being such a “good neighbor” and for supporting UCP of NEPA. This donation and all donations help us to continue our …

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UCP of NEPA Expands Phone Program to Include Mobile Devices

UCP of NEPA is expanding their Free Special Phone Program (formerly known as TDDP— Telecommunications Device Distribution Program) to include free specialized mobile equipment to eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Previously, the Free Special Phone Program was able to support individuals with disabilities who need assistance with landline phone access. The Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) …

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UCP of NEPA Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day By ‘Moving with Mandy’

Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.

UCP of NEPA started of Wednesday, May 29, with a bang– literally.  Our Adult Day Training Program had a special guest, POUND® Pro Instructor Mandy Bair, who help a light exercise workshop to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

Participants joined Bair, along with several UCP staff members, in exercising through pounding and banging drum sticks to the beat of upbeat music.

According to their website, “POUND® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.” POUND® has been featured on Good Morning America, The View and many other day television shows as well as in print in publications including The New York Times and Glamour Magazine.

Sarah Petrini, UCP Director of Adult Services, said it was a great day. “I think everyone really enjoyed themselves and using the drum sticks to exercise,” says Petrini.

UCP of NEPA’s Adult Day Training Program is center-based providing the foundation for those adults with developmental disabilities achieve a greater level of personal independence and involvement in their home and community. The program also provides a community component, giving consumers the supports they need to participate in activities outside the center.

To learn more, visit our website at https://ucpnepa.org/our-services/adult-services/

Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.
Adult Day training program exercising on May 29, 2019.

March Proclaimed CP Awareness Month in Lackawanna County

United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania was presented with a proclamation from the Lackawanna County Commissioners on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Commissioners’ meeting. The proclamation announces March as being Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in Lackawanna County. Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley called Sarah Drob, CEO of UCP of NEPA, to speak about UCP and …

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