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Abington Teachers Get Training On Concussions

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

On Thursday, the Abington School District held a joint training program for district staff on the concerns of concussions in student athletes.

The school district partnered with Abington Memorial Hospital on a program to identify concussions in Abington athletes. Hospital staff was on hand to train coaches, nurses and physical education and health teachers on recognizing and tending to possible concussions on the fields and floors, and on ImPACT testing, which athletes have been undergoing.

According to a CBS 3 report, Abington Memorial Hospital's chief of neurosurgery Dr. Steven Barrer said:

“We have learned a lot more about concussions over the last five to ten years and how serious they can be, and how seriously they have to be taken — as opposed to the old coaches advice to just walk it off.”

See the whole report here.

The district is also sponsoring a session on the topic for parents and athletes on Oct. 1.

Also, Abington Memorial Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute is establishing a concussion program for all athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers with available staffing 24 hours a day, every day. Trained doctors will be on call and examination and testing appointments will be guaranteed within 24 to 48 hours.

 

Courtesy of Patch.com

Cardano Real Estate Experts is holding their 19th Annual Client Appreciation Event taking over 800 clients to a PHillies Game. This year we are honoring all Firemen in the community, thanking them for keeping us safe.

We are giving the first pitch opportunity to MIke Jones from the Abington Firehouse. He was nominated and comes from a family of firefighters. Watch the video below that will be played on the Jumbo Tron before Mike throws out the first pitch 6:50pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9IN2mShqtM&feature=youtu.be

We are raffling off 10 tickets, just go to www.CardanoRavingFans.com and click on Phillies Sign up to enter into the drawing. You will be notified the morning of the event, which is August 29th, at 7:05pm, Phillies versus the Mets.

See you there!!

Second Alarmers Rescue Squad Receives Big Honor

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team


Whitpain Township congratulates the Second Alarmer's Rescue Squad (SARS) for being named the 2012 EMS Agency of the Year by the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council.

SARS was recognized for providing excellent pre-hospital emergency medical care and  actively contributing to the community. SARS has taken countless steps to improve the pre­-hospital care that patients receive, including the development of a nationally-recognized stroke scale.

Later this year, SARS will begin a project in coordination with Abington Memorial Hospital's Neurology Department to bring noninvasive hand-held brain scanners to the pre-hospital setting. This technology will allow EMS to screen patients for intracranial bleeding and identify those who would benefit from immediate referral to advanced neurology care.

SARS serves Whitpain and several other Montgomery County communities.

New Listing In Briar House!

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Check out our new listing in Briar House, an amenity-filled condo building conveniently located in Elkins Park.

Priced to sell at $130,000! www.8302OldYorkRdA53.com

 

PSU Abington Selects New Lacrosse Coach

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Penn State Abington named Eve Wilderman as the college’s head women’s lacrosse coach Aug. 13.

Wilder, a 2005 University of Pennsylvania graduate, reacted to her new gig.

"I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to be a part of the Penn State Abington family,” Wilderman said in an Aug. 13 press release. “I’m ready to get started with the current team and push the student-athletes to be the best they can be on and off the field. I plan to continue from where [former women’s lacrosse head coach] Deb Andress left off and work toward the growth of not only the sport, but also the tradition and the culture here. It will take time to find and strengthen our identity, but we'll pursue each step along the way to reach our goal of an NCAA playoff berth, especially now that we are an active Division III member.”

Andress resigned in June.

Wilderman spent the last two seasons as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Bryn Mawr College, where she also served as an adjunct physical education Instructor. She was also the special assistant to the athletic director.

Prior to coaching, Wilderman was a member of the varsity women's lacrosse team at the University of Pennsylvania. Though limited by injury, she stayed on as the team manager in 2002 and 2003.

"My college experience helped me to relate to much of what our student-athletes manage, particularly the efforts required to balance both academic and athletic expectations,” she said. “As a former walk-on, I appreciate what can be attained through hard work and commitment. In this way, Penn Lacrosse also influenced my overall coaching philosophy. I value the impact of pushing individuals and the team to achieve incremental successes in order to accomplish a larger goal. I hope to instill a similar drive and passion at Penn State Abington."

The Lady Lions are an NCAA Division III member and now will qualify for all NCAA post-season play and awards. Last year Abington finished the year with a 4-10 record and a 4-6 mark in the NEAC Conference, advancing to the conference playoffs for the first time in program history.

http://abington.patch.com/articles/psu-abington-names-new-lax-coach?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

 

Upper Dublin To Hold Freshman & New Student Orientation August 23rd

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

On August 23, 2012, Upper Dublin High School will hold its annual Freshmen and New Student Orientation. This is an excellent opportunity for parents, Freshmen and new students to become familiar with our academic program, the new high school and other important information. Additionally, high school staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance.

6:00 pm – Cafeteria – Meet and greet other students, parents and high school staff.

7:00 pm – Gymnasium – Presentation to students and parents by Dr. Rittenhouse, Mrs. Morgan, Director of Guidance and the Administrative Team. During the presentation, students will be dismissed to take a tour of the building.

The School Store will be open from 5:45 pm to 6:50 pm for parents and students to purchase a gym uniform and a lock. Please make check(s) payable to “Upper Dublin High School Fund”, a single lock is $5 and a gym uniform is $20.

If you have any questions, please call 215-643-8900, ext 2001.

For more information, check out the school's website: http://www.udsd.org/page.cfm?p=10

 

Fall Recreation Events In Whitpain Township

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Take A Look: Fall Recreation Events

NEW! Oben Flag Football
Ages 5-13
Saturdays, October 6 – November 10
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Stony Creek Sports Park
$110 Resident/$120 Non-Resident
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NEW! GROOVE Tot Rock
A fun approach to enriching your child's life through singing, dancing, and learning beats and rhythms on a variety of percussive instruments.
Ages 2 – 5
Fall Session:
Thursdays, October 18 – November 29 (No Class November 22)
Winter Session:
Thursdays, January 10– February 14, 2013
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Residents $85/Non-Residents $90
Classes held on the lower terrace patio (heated and enclosed) at the Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park
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USSI Tennis
Fridays, September 21 – October 26
Wentz Run Park
Tennis Squirts (Ages 3-4)
Time: 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
$95 Resident / $105 Non-Resident
Tennis (Ages 5-6)
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$125 Resident / $135 Non-Resident
Tennis (Ages 7-12)
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
$170 Resident / $180 Non-Resident
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Adult Tennis – Ages 15+
September 5 – November 5
Intermediate Workshops (1.5 hours)
Sundays, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Four sessions - $80 Residents / $85 Non-Residents / $25 Drop-In
Mix & Match (50 minutes) – Choose between:
1. Beginner’s Workshop – Thursdays, 9 – 9:50 a.m.
2. Tennis for Fitness – Wednesdays, 8 – 8:50 a.m.
3. Group Lessons, Stroke Mechanics – Wednesdays, 9 – 9:50 a.m. and Sundays, 4:30 – 5:20 p.m.
Four sessions - $50 Residents / $55 Non-Residents / $15 Drop-In


 

New Listing On Market! 506 Baeder Road, Jenkintown

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

New this week! Single family home priced at $319,900!

www.506BaederRd.com

 

Holy Redeemer Gives Scholarships To Its Employees

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Holy Redeemer Hospital in Huntingdon Valley recently held its annual employee scholarship award ceremony and luncheon to recognize the following outstanding full- and part-time employees and volunteers seeking to further their education.

Recipients were required to complete an application, which considered past educational accomplishments as well as future educational and professional goals, demonstrated financial need, and their personal commitment to their community and the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer.

The following employee received the Marion C. Borss Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It is awarded to selected, active Holy Redeemer volunteers. The Holy Redeemer Hospital Auxiliary established the fund to provide scholarship grants to those who wish to pursue or further their education in any health or applied sciences degree or certification program.

  • Melin C. Kanasseril, of Lower Moreland, volunteer.

The following employees received the Margaret Helen Dudley Scholarship of $7,500 each. The fund was established by the estate of Ester Dudley to provide scholarship grants to candidates in the field of nursing and in general to foster nursing education in the healthcare field.

  • Rosemary Dolan of Philadelphia, Hostess, Holy Redeemer Lafayette Dining Room
  • Paullita Moore-Hall of Philadelphia, RN, Holy Redeemer Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit
  • Kristina Small of Philadelphia, RN, Holy Redeemer Hospital Intensive Care Unit

The following employee received the John and Helen Gallagher Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The Gallagher family established the fund to provide scholarship grants to candidates for the pursuit of studies in the field of nursing.

  • Eileen M. Zebrowski of Delran, N.J., Evening Shift Supervisor, Holy Redeemer Lafayette Skilled Nursing Unit,

The following employee received the Catherine A. and Edward A. Watson Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. Holy Redeemer Health System established the fund upon receipt of an endowment gift from Anne V. Ballinger and Edward J. Watson to honor their parents, Catherine A. and Edward A. Watson, to provide scholarship grants to candidates for the pursuit of studies in the field of nursing.

  • Tracy A. Miller of Fairless Hills, RN, Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor Skilled Nursing Unit

Information and photo courtesy of Rachael Ortwein/Holy Redeemer Health System

 

 

 

 

 

http://abington.patch.com/articles/holy-redeemer-doles-out-scholarships-to-its-employees

 

LiveStrong Challenge Comes To Blue Bell August 18th & 19th

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

The LiveSTRONG Challenge will take off from Montgomery County Community College on August 18th and 19th.

The challenge includes 5K and 10K runs on Saturday and bike rides on Sunday. Several Township streets will be used for the event. Expect road closings and some traffic delays.

More information will be included in a future Wire.

Click here for more details on the LiveSTRONG Challenge.

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