June 2013

Technology bridges older adults, elementary-school children

On June 3, 2013, 12 members of the Schuylkill Haven Senior Community Center took a trip to visit the third-grade class at South Mountain Elementary School near Dillsburg. We have been Skyping with this class throughout their school year. It was an exciting day for us—we would finally meet the students with whom we had shared so much throughout the year!

108-year-old Manatawny Manor resident: A long life, well lived

When you’ve celebrated 108 birthdays, people want to know the secret to your long life. Sophie Voynar, who hit that milestone in late spring, has this advice: Always listen to your parents, stay out of trouble, and work hard.

Wilderness Greenhouse grows plants, productive lives

Seventeen students from Diakon Youth Services’ Center Point Day Program, Turning Point Lancaster Day Treatment, and the Weekend Alternative Program are developing green thumbs as they focus on the skills necessary to build productive lives.

Civil War re-enactor honors late son through service as chaplain

As a Civil War re-enactor, Paul Herring helps keep history alive, but more importantly he honors the memory of his late son.