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Super Fair Will Highlight Centre County's Human Services

by and on October 06, 2017 3:13 PM

If you’re ready to learn about everything Centre County has to offer, visit the fourth annual Super Fair of Centre County Resources on Saturday for a showcase of all the available services the county provides its residents.

The fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is held at the Nittany Mall. It gives Centre County’s community the opportunity to learn about human service agencies available to them. Hosted by the Centre County Council for Human Resources, it will feature more than 100 agencies residents can call on for help.

The fair began as a way to create a one-stop shop for information and to highlight the importance of community resources and volunteering.

“Celebrating its fourth year, this one-of-a-kind event allows human service agencies and other exhibitors a chance to promote their products and services, and to get the word out about available volunteer opportunities,” the event’s press release reads.

Some of the services available through Centre County being highlighted at the fair include aging and disability resources, mental health resources, housing services and transportation services. The American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the Mid-State Literacy Council are a few of the vendors scheduled to attend.

The Super Fair is sponsored by the CCCHS, AmeriServ Bank, CATA, the Centre County Gazette, Coventry Health Care, Home Nursing Agency, PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources and Wynwood House. For more information, visit www.theccchs.org.

PROGRAM:

■ 10-10:30 a.m. — “Veterans Benefits” Participants will hear from Brian Querry, director of Centre County Veterans Affairs, about the benefits available to those who have served in the armed forces. They will also learn who is eligible for which services and what is considered a service connected condition.

■ 10:30-11 a.m. — “Medicare 101” Presented by Jane Taylor of the Centre County Office of Aging, this event will explain the basic principles behind Medicare, how to choose a drug plan and what help is available. It will also explain the differences between Medicare Advantage and Medigap.

■ 11-11:30 a.m. — “Centre Volunteers in Medicine — Free Health Care Services Available” Clinical services director for Centre Volunteers in Medicine, Kristi Mattzela, will give this talk about what services beyond medicine the health care system can provide residents with in Centre County.

■ 11:30-noon — “Estate Planning” This seminar is presented by Betsy Dupuis, an attorney with Babst Calland in State College. Her practice focuses on real estate law and she has been practicing since 1997. This part of the day will help educate people on the ways they can prepare to protect their estates as they get older and what is the best option for their unique situations.

■ Noon-1 p.m. — “Understanding Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders: What, Who, When and Why” Sponsored by the Heroin and Opioid Education and Prevention Initiative, or HOPE, this talk will focus on the largest drug abuse problem in decades that has been hitting closer and closer to home. Presented by Karlene Shugars, program specialist at the Centre County Drug and Alcohol Office, it will help people better understand the use of medicine and drugs in the treatment of opioid addictions.

■ 1-2 p.m. — “Healthy Cooking and Living Our Senior Years” Presented by the Geriatric Interest Network and Jane Wilson, an educator and facilitator with the group, this last piece of the day will show elderly residents how to live healthy and enjoy their lives as they age.

 



This story was produced by the staff at the Centre County Gazette. It was re-published with permission. The Centre County Gazette is a weekly publication, available at many locations around Centre County every Thursday morning.



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