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Issue 38— Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Jail Addresses Aging Inmate Needs

BLOOMING GROVE — The Pike County Reentry Coalition has been working in partnership with staff at the Pike County Correctional Facility (PCCF) and Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to proactively address the trend of the increasing number of older adults in prison, many of whom require specialized care for age-related illnesses.
AAA staff conduct functional needs assessments of older inmates at PCCF to help determine if support services are needed as an inmate is processed through the judicial system. Recently, PCCF staff completed a Dementia Friends Informational Session conducted by Pike's AAA Executive Director Robin Skibber, who is a Dementia Friend Champion, a designation provided by Dementia Friends USA. New PCCF staff members will complete informational sessions on an ongoing basis.
"Offenders suffering with Dementia need and receive individualized plans of care," says PCCF Warden Craig Lowe.

Wulfhorst Gets Govt. Excellence Award

HARRISBURG — Peter Wulfhorst, Extension Educator with Pike County Penn State Extension, was among local government officials recognized recently by the Wolf Administration for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents.
Wulfhorst, a resident of Shohola Township, was nominated by the PA American Planning Association.
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin said, "After being faced with an unprecedented pandemic that impacted communities across the state, this year's awards truly speak to and honor the resilience and proactive efforts of the inspiring Pennsylvania community leaders and groups that we are celebrating today."
"From tackling homelessness, to addressing limited personal protective equipment supplies for older adults, and students' access to online education … these projects have brought critical services and assistance to residents in need statewide and in many cases position communities for long term success in their project areas."









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