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Navigating through Grief after a Loss

May 20, 2020

Grief is a process that affects us emotionally, socially, physically, and mentally. UNC offers a Life After Loss bereavement group to help individuals navigate the process of grief in all its forms as well as the practical matters a loss presents. In a recent episode on ECTV, UNC’s Director of Community...

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UNC’s Smoking Cessation Program Featured on ECTV

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us thinking more about our health. If you’re a smoker, are you thinking about quitting? UNC offers a Smoking Cessation program called Freedom from Smoking, which is sponsored by the American Lung Association. In a recent episode on ECTV, UNC’s Director of Community Health...

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Camp Kelly and Project Hope Cancelled for 2020

May 15, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the risks it poses to the safety of campers and their families, UNC’s Project Hope and Camp Kelly summer camps are cancelled for 2020. The camps host around 400 children each year. With children riding buses to the day camp, overnight campers staying together...

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Community Education Classes Available Online

May 7, 2020

During this time of social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, UNC's Community Education Department is offering free distance learning opportunities. English as a Second Language, Family Literacy, and Citizenship classes are now available online. Telephone conversation partners where you can work one-on-one with a tutor to improve your...

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Fresh Food Access for Postive Health

May 6, 2020

. For more information about UNC’s food programs and how you can access them during the COVID-19 crisis, visit...

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South Side Farmers Market Open for Drive-Thru Pick-up of Preorders

April 30, 2020

Delicious, fresh food from your favorite local farmers and food vendors is available again at UNC’s South Side Farmers Market! The market has re-opened for curbside pick-up of pre-orders made directly through the farmers and vendors. Pick-up is on Saturdays from 10 am to noon at People's Security Bank parking...

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How Housing Affects Health, and How UNC Can Help

April 28, 2020

Our environment affects our ability to manage our health. Housing instability almost always correlates with poor health because it’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle without a stable place to live. UNC offers resources such as housing counselors, budgeting classes, and financial assistance to help people secure stable housing. UNC...

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Go the Extra Mile with UNC!

April 22, 2020

For the past two years, UNC has participated in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community at PNC Field. However, because of COVID-19, this year’s event has been changed to an online virtual walk. We are inviting you to walk your way in your space and show your support for...

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UNC’s Mental Health Services Featured on ECTV

April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has caused many people to struggle mentally, socially, and emotionally. UNC offers mental health counseling for individuals struggling with difficult life events and diagnoses like depression and anxiety. Now, with COVID-19 keeping people at home, UNC is offering telecounseling services to help those struggling with the crisis...

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UNC’s Monday Distributions Provide Seniors with a Meal for Every Day

March 26, 2020

Each Monday United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) Active Older Adult Centers are distributing seven take-home meals to ensure seniors have a meal for every day of the week while restrictions are in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Individuals age 60 and older who live in...

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