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Community Intervention Center Does “Good Works”

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the staff of the Community Intervention Center (CIC), N. Seventh Avenue, Scranton, for its role in offering a variety of personal empowerment, housing and self-sustaining recovery activities for individuals in the area. The agency’s Behavioral Health Drop in Center is in its 42nd year of operation and is open seven days a week from 8 AM – 7 PM. The CIC also administers self-help meetings, detox treatment referrals, a day shelter program and a daily meal service.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Jason Griffiths, CIC Homeless Outreach Case Manager; Michele Matyjevich, CIC Psychiatric Social Rehab Counselor; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

“Good Works” By Serving Seniors

Serving Seniors, Inc. is celebrating its 39th anniversary of improving the quality of life and protecting the rights of the elderly in Lackawanna County. Through the efforts of staff and volunteers, the organization serves over 4,000 individuals annually, utilizing a variety of programs such as guardianship, nursing home volunteer visits, transportation and Ombudsman assistance. Acknowledging Serving Seniors “Good Works” are,

l-r, Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mary Anne Maloney-Evans, Executive Director of Serving Seniors, Inc.; and Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

C.A.S.U.A.L Day In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners issued a proclamation to recognize the impact the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 11th annual C.A.S.U.A.L Day has on the fight against colon cancer in our region. Established by the family of the late Helen Phillips, the event, scheduled for March 27, urges residents to get screened for early detection of colon cancer and also highlights the medical breakthroughs that have saved lives.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Karen Saunders, Cancer Institute President; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.