Ever wanted to run in one of the world’s greatest footraces? Now’s your chance!
Over the past 3 years, Ryan’s Run has raised more than $500,000, changing the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. In 2013, the Ryan’s Run team will have 50 runners.
If you’re passionate about running, inspired by our mission and can commit to raising funds ($3,000) for Allied Services, we want you to join us on the 2013 Ryan’s Run team.
Please complete the our application form and tell us why you want to become a part of Ryan’s Run:
A new large screen projector television will be added for the benefit of residents and patients at the Allied Services Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in the spirit of Nursing Home Week.
Allied Services Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive care for both short and long t termed patients. For many patients it serves as a transition program, with exceptional staff the patients are able to return to their home provided with home health or out-patient services. Also this program provides an inpatient stay at Allied Rehab Hospital or Heinz Rehab Hospital, if appropriate.
Community Life Support is dedicated to providing prompt, efficient and professional patient care and ambulance transportation services to Lackawanna County, Wyoming County, and the surrounding areas. We strive to advance the exceptional relationship between professional and community based providers through teaching, providing continuing education, community service and leading by example.
Pictured, left to right: Chris Minich, Asst. Administrator; Lenny Wesolowski, Community Life Support; Laura Smith, VP/Administrator; Erin Wanick, Director of Recreation Therapy; Gene Lesneski, Operations Supervisor.
Re-posted from The Times Tribune
Jay Goble woke up to friends and family members praying at his bedside in a hospital in Allentown.
A vehicle crash along Business Route 6 crushed his carotid artery, causing a massive stroke. Doctors said he would never walk or talk again.
Fourteen years after his crash, Mr. Goble, of Honesdale, will throw the first pitch at tonight’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game, scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m.
Then the 48-year-old will ride his motorized scooter 22 times around the concourse at PNC Field – about eight miles – and walk a final lap with his granddaughter, Alexis Heney of Forest City.
“It’s going to be amazing to share the moment with my granddaughter,” said Mr. Goble, who credited his therapists at Allied Services for his recovery. “I told myself from the start I wouldn’t be bound to a wheelchair.”
Organized by Allied Services, tonight’s event – called “Jay’s Journey II â¦ Hope for Stroke” – is meant to raise awareness and educate people on strokes. May is National Stroke Awareness Month.
On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A stroke happens when a blockage prevents the flow of blood to the brain and can lead to life-changing complications, such as paralysis or problems with memory or speech.
Mr. Goble struggled for months to come as far as he has, spending weeks sounding out words and repeating tongue exercises at Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre so he could speak again.
To relearn how to walk, he committed himself to a grueling regimen that focused on torso-work and balancing exercises. When he finally felt comfortable, he took his first steps on a treadmill while holding onto the handles.
As far as he has come, the road to recovery isn’t over yet. Mr. Goble still can’t use his left arm. But he is adamant that will change.
More than anything, he hopes his story provides inspiration to other stroke survivors.
“It’s all about having a positive mindset,” he said. “If you believe it, you can make it happen.”
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Coincidentally, with the tragedy at the Boston Marathon resulting in 13 amputations and more likely to follow, people around the globe now have limb loss on their minds.
NEPA Helps Boston
During Allied Services Amputation Awareness event next week, the organization will be collecting donations for the victims in Boston who have lost limbs. Attendees at the event, vendors, and Allied employees’ donations will be combined and donated to the Wiggle Your Toes Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping amputees, that will match the donations up to $10,000, and then distribute this total to Boston victims and their families.
Allied’s donations will be given in memory of Martin Richard, the 8 year old boy from Dorchester, MA, who lost his life waiting for his father to cross the finish line. Martin’s sister Jane, a young stepdancer and runner, lost her leg due to injuries from the bombs.
Advances in Prosthetics
Modern prosthetics are technological marvels. Today’s computerized knees feature microprocessors and other enhancements are far safer and more useful. They keep people from falling, cut energy use for walking in half, and allow normal stair walking. The downside is the cost. A computerized above-knee prosthesis can cost up to $60,000, of which the best insurance companies typically pay about 80%. That $12,000 out of pocket cost, as well as related rehabilitation costs,will be eased by donations raised by Allied for the Boston bombing victims.
Allied is CARF-Accredited
Allied Rehab Hospital is CARF-accredited for its Amputation Program, and is rated in the top 1% of rehab hospitals nationwide, according to Uniform Data System, an independent organization that rates rehab hospitals. Experts from this program will be at the Amputation Awareness event, along with vendors who offer things like diabetic shoes that may prevent amputation. Peer supporters who have successfully completed their rehabilitation, will be there to offer support to attendees.
The Silver Lining
This year, Allied’s Second Annual “Amputation Awareness: Prevention and Rehabilitation” will not only offer information and hope to those who face limb loss, but will offer a way for the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania to help our neighbors to the north in Boston. For information, please call 570-348-1498.
Can’t join us for the Burnley April Showers Ball on April 26th? You can still be part of the fun of the silent auction and support people with disabilities served by Burnley.
To place a bid on any of the unique items displayed here, simply call Charlotte Wright at 570-814-4487. Pre-register your credit card and your minimum and maximum bid for each item and one of our staff will record your bid during the silent auction on April 26th.
Kindle Fire HD E-Reader
Download and store music, movies, books, audiobooks, magazines, and more from Amazon with the 32GB Kindle Fire HD E-Reader.
VIP Nascar Experience
Arrive in style for the Pocono 400! Deluxe package includes helicopter transportation into and out of Pocono Raceway and 2 Terrace Grandstand tickets to the June 9 2013 NASCAR Pocono 400.
Donated By: CDW
Minimum Bid: $111
Donated By: Pocono Raceway / Papillion & Moyer
Minimum Bid: $345
Disney Theme Park Tickets
Take in the all of the magic of Disney with these Four One-Day Park Hopper passes. Enjoy access the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a family of four for one day.
South African Safari
Take the trip of a lifetime and make the most of game viewing opportunities: lions, cheetahs, elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo… South Africa has it all! Package includes 7 days, 6 night accommodations for 2 at the African Spirit Game Lodge including all meals and one game drive per day in the Zululand Rhino Reserve near Mkuze, South Africa.
Donated By: Disney
Minimum Bid: $149
Donated By: Henk & Liezle Brink
Minimum Bid: $1,800
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Discover the Shawnee Experience with this package courtesy of the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Enjoy 2 nights lodging at the historic inn and 4 rounds of golf at the 27 hole course set on an island in the Delaware River.
Get a taste of the high life with 4 club level seats to a SWB Railriders game of your choice. Tickets include access to the club level lounge at the newly stadium in Moosic, PA.
Donated By: Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Current Bid: $250
Donated By: PNC Wealth Management
Minimum Bid: $102
Ich Bin Ein Pennsilfaanier
Original artwork by Pocono’s artist, Ben Rader, this 48 x 36 oil on canvas painting conjures up the beauty of the local landscape.
Cognac leather Coach day bag
Donated By: Ben Rader
Minimum Bid: $135
Donated By: Lord & Taylor
Minimum Bid: $120
Large leather Michael Kors handbag
Green and gold Paradox shoulder bag
Donated By: Lord & Taylor
Minimum Bid: $78
Donated By: Lord & Taylor
Minimum Bid: $60
Black Calvin Klein handbag
Donated By: Lord & Taylor
Minimum Bid: $72
Make sure to tune in or set your DVR, because Allied Services is running a 30 minute infomercial on all of our local affiliates in the upcoming month. This feature is the culmination of Allied’s “Miracles in Rehab” marketing efforts, and features all of our featured testimonials to-date, as well as a significant amount of previously unseen footage. The full schedule of air dates and times is as follows:
Sunday, April 21st @ 11:00PM
Saturday, April 13th @ 1:00PM
Sunday, April 14th @ 12:00PM
Sunday, April 21st @ 12:00PM
Sunday, April 28th @ 12:00PM
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 6:00AM
Sunday, April 7th @ 11:00PM
Thursday, April 11th @ 6:00AM
Monday, April 15th @ 6:00AM
Wednesday, April 17th @ 6:30AM
Sunday, April 21st @ 11:00AM
Thursday, April 25th @ 6:30AM
Monday, April 29th @ 6:30AM
Saturday, April 13th @ 6:30AM
*- BROADCAST DATES & TIMES MAY BE PRE-EMPTED for OTHER PAID PROGRAMMING WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE!
Students at Allied Services dePaul School display their entries to the coloring contest for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Jersey Auction, which will benefit pediatric programs at Allied. The contest is open to all children twelve and under and forms are available at all Allied Services locations and the RailRiders Office at 50 Glenmaura National Blvd. Suite 101, Moosic. All entries must be submitted by Opening Day on Thursday, April 4th.
Two random entries will be featured as (one-time) design on team jerseys which will be worn June 8th, as well as design to be published on the cover of the June 8th “GuideRail” game program. Every child who submits an entry will have his or her design on display at the game. For information on the contest, please call 570-348-1498.
Kneeling, from left: Beinish Weinreb and Jose Valenzano. Middle row, from left: Bryan Walsh, Jacob Charles, Michaela Strasberger, and Nodyia DeFreitas. Back row, from left: Sabrina Santiago and Jordan Levan.
As a school project, students from Holy Rosary grade school in Duryea prepared uniquely decorated boxes with reading materials, toiletries, puzzles, games, and other gifts, and presented them to the residents of Allied Services Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. For more information on Allied Services, please visit AlliedServices.org. Residents seated from left are: Ann Marie Heffron, Mary Ann Rose, and John Boland.
Students standing from left are: Carsyn Cole, Sarah Lyons, and Paige Kroptavich. Kneeling from left are: Brooke Kroptavich, Matthew Lyons, and Dino DiMauro.
McDonald’s Restaurants of Northeastern PA representatives recently visited Allied Rehab to see the Snoezelen room, a controlled multisensory environment for pediatric rehab therapy funded by a donation from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania.These rooms are specially designed to deliver stimuli to various senses, using lighting effects, color, sounds, music, scents, etc. The combination of different materials on a wall may be explored using tactile senses, and the floor may be adjusted to stimulate the sense of balance. Snoezelen therapy, developed in the Netherlands, is used for children with autism, other developmental disabilities, and brain injury, and can be used with toddlers.
Pictured from left: Bob Kohlra, General Manager, McDonald’s Keyser Avenue; Jeanne Anderson, Occupational Therapist, Allied Rehab Pediatric Programs; Christina Mueller, Ronald McDonald House Charities; Leann Nicolio, General Manager, Carbondale McDonald’s.
The planning committee for the 2013 Allied Services Heinz Rehab Annual Autism Classic met recently to plan the 20th annual tournament, which will be held on Monday, June 10th at the Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman PA with presenting sponsor Lexus MotorWorld. Proceeds will be used to treat pediatric patients with diagnoses on the autism spectrum disorder. Most autism services are not fully covered by insurance, and Allied Services Heinz Rehab Hospital provides critical rehab services for pediatric patients without regard to their parents’ ability to pay. Over the past 19 years, over $900,000 has been raised through this tournament. For the first nine years, event proceeds supported augmentative communication devices for developmentally challenged children. For the past 11 years all proceeds have supported Autism rehab services, as well as for pragmatic social groups serving children with Autism throughout the region. One such group is Parents and Professionals, which was founded by the parent of a child with autism and his therapist at Heinz Rehab, and sponsors sports, social events and an annual trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.
The Lexus Champions for Charity designation was earned by the Autism program for the fourth consecutive year. As the regional designee, Allied Services Integrated Health System conducts a regional raffle with 250 chances to win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the three-day Pebble Beach golf tournament.
For questions about the tournament, please call 570-348-1407.
Planning committee seated, from left: Leslie Fath, Heinz Rehab Hospital; Jim Brogna, Allied Services Foundation; William F. Anzalone, Esq., Anzalone Law Offices; Michael Raymond, Ph.D., Heinz Rehab; and Jim Partington, Lexus MotorWorld. Standing front row: John McCarthy, Wilmington Trust; Jared Widman, J.C. Widman Consulting; Mark Rowan, DPT, Heinz Rehab; Jim Brozena; Cornelia Romanowski, Jack Simpson, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Tina McCarthy, Allied Services; Phil Straub, Hall, Mihalos & Straub; and Scott Sanderson, Esq., Sanderson Law Offices. Back row, from left: Tom Bevevino, Custom Container Solutions and Bill Conaboy, Esq., President/CEO. Absent from photo are committee members Stuart Bell, Luzerne Products; Rick Osick, Lexus MotorWorld; Stacy Otero, Lexus MotorWorld; Alex Rogers, Bedwick and Jones Printing; Doug Straub, Straub Metals; Susan C. Yelen, The Yelen Hazzouri Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Eric Wassel, Esq., Fellerman and Ciarimboli Law Offices; and Jill Widman, Wyoming Valley West School District.