Helen Doesn’t Hear “Can’t”, She Hears “Try”

REPOSTED- Posted July 20th, 2017 by sdaily in Adaptive Sports, Assistive Technology, Funding Assistance Centers, Funding Resources, General, Home Modifications, Stories Helen Doesn’t Hear “Can’t”, She Hears “Try” Written by Carmella Rynearson, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator What do puppies, kitties, ice cream, and video editing software all have in common? Well, they’re some of Helen Macek’s favorite things, of course. I first met Helen, a 9-year-old [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

‘Clash For Cash’ Breaks Fundraising Record

REPOSTED from BY JULIE MELF PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- A mix of sweat, stamina and determined athletes all helped break a fundraising record at a charity fitness competition Saturday at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township. Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey announced more than $30,000 was raised during Clash for Cash. That's $10,000 more than last year. The money [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

People on the Move

REPOSTED from THE CITIZENS VOICE BY LISA ZACCAGNINO Allied Services Integrated Health System The health system announced the promotion of Robert Cole, Ph.D. to the position senior vice president/chief analytics officer. Prior to his promotion, Cole served as chief analytics officer for the nonprofit health system. A 21-year employee of Allied Services, Cole will continue to play [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Charity Fitness Competition ‘Clash for Cash’ Is This Weekend

REPOSTED from One of our area's largest fitness competitions, "Clash For Cash" is this weekend inside the convention center at Mohegan Sun Pocono near Wilkes-Barre. The charity event on Saturday, June 24, features dozens of athletes from across Pennsylvania and beyond who will compete for cash prizes. They'll work in teams of two to find [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Healthwatch 16: Dancing through Stroke Rehab

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- Showing off his dance moves, 57-year-old John Woloski of Plains Township celebrated the last day of his stay at John Heinz Rehab Hospital, part of Allied Services, near Wilkes-Barre. Let's go back to the beginning. He talked to us about the day in February of 2015, when he was at work as [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Media, Stroke Awareness|0 Comments

Mike Minor Inspires as Paralympic Snowboarder

REPOSTED from by LANDON STOLAR Mike Minor is a popular guy. I mean, look at all those medals. Not bad for a guy born without his right forearm. The Waymart-native is a paralympic snowboarder. "It's always been a way that I could express myself in the best way possible," Minor said. "Just been me and the board [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Transitional Care Makes Major Difference for Stroke Survivor

REPOSTED from by Mark Hiller Click here to watch the LIVE Video. CLARKS SUMMIT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A Pittston man is making a remarkable recovery just five months after suffering a severe stroke. Besides rigorous therapies, he credits a transitional layer of care with putting him on the fast track to getting better. Making [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Mummers Entertain Nursing Home Residents in Scranton

REPOSTED from BY BILL MICHLOWSKI. SCRANTON -- A colorful crew entertained residents at a nursing home in Scranton. Members of the famed Philadelphia Mummers stopped by the Allied Services Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center on the Morgan Highway Monday. They performed for the residents as part of National Nursing Home Week.

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Pushing Beyond Stroke Recovery Plateau

REPOSTED from By: Mark Hiller  WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- There is hope for stroke survivors who seem to have plateaued before making a fuller recovery. That hope is aided in the form of new technology now available in northeastern Pennsylvania. Playing the piano again is something John Woloski wasn't sure he'd ever be able [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Media, Stroke Awareness|Tags: |0 Comments

78-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Shares Secret to Regaining Independence

REPOSTED from By: Mark Hiller Click here to watch the LIVE Video. SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- May Is National Stroke Awareness. Besides knowing the risk factors, it's also important to understand the rehabilitation options that help many stroke survivors enjoy long-term recovery. A New York City woman is proof that receiving the right aftercare [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Media, Stroke Awareness|Tags: |0 Comments