May 18 Caregivers Conference Offers Info on Local Services
HONESDALE (April 20, 2017) — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging and the Monroe/Pike/Wayne Aging and Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC) sponsors a one-day conference packed with information for those who are caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities on May 18 at Ladore Camp and Conference Center in Waymart.
Speakers and topics of interest include: Wheelchair Safety and Accessibility; Easy Healthy Cooking/Soft Food Preparation; Advance Directives, Living Wills; County In-Home Supports and Services; Dementia Information; Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech Therapy; Home Modifications; and more including vendor tables packed with information.
On site caregiving services may be available if the need arises with registration. Pre-registration is required for the conference, for caregiving needs as well as transportation to the conference as needed.
The day begins with Danish and coffee at 9:30 am with the conference beginning at 10 o’clock and the last breakout session concluding at 3 pm. To register call 570-253-4262 between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
Caregivers needing or wanting some respite services or an affordable long-term care service option should contact the Wayne/Pike Adult Day Services program located at 337 Park Place Suite B, Hawley – 570-390-7388.
The Adult Day Services are provided through Telespond Senior Services, both are funded, in part, under a contract with the PA Department of Aging, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, the Wayne and Pike County Area Agency’s on Aging and the Wayne and Pike County Boards of Commissioners.
Adult Day Services Host Grand Opening at Hawley Senior Center
HAWLEY, PA — With the launch of an Adult Day Services program at the Hawley Senior Center in Bingham Park, older adults in Wayne and Pike Counties now have another resource to help them remain in their homes as they age.
The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging and its counterpart in Pike County worked with Scranton-based Telespond Senior Services to meet this growing need, which had been identified by a local support group as well as in a community survey and in the agency’s four-year plan.
Adult Day Programs provide additional assistance and supervision during the day to give caregivers, usually a family member, a much needed respite for shopping or other chores, or peace of mind while at work.
Wayne County Area Agency on Aging Director Jacqui Sturgis says such services make it more affordable for seniors to remain in their homes, with the center staff providing structured activities, health related services, and social and mental stimulation.
This Friday, Feb. 24, at 11 am, a Grand Opening celebration will be held with tours of the two-story addition behind the Hawley Senior Center at 337 Park Place, which opened earlier this month and has been licensed to handle up to 42 clients.
The Adult Day Program is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, and transportation services can be arranged through the Area Agency on Aging Office in Wayne County at 570-253-4262 or Pike County at 570-775-5550.
For information, call Jacqui Sturgis, Director, Wayne Area Agency on Aging at 570-253-4262 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary mission of the Human Services Agency is to serve the needs of Wayne County residents, promote independence and contribute to the quality of life in our community. This county-sponsored agency is a rural resource which coordinates efforts and encourages cooperation among all Wayne County human services agencies.
The Office of Human Services acts as a liaison with the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and human service agencies, oversees the administration of all County human service agencies, acts as a coordinative unit for all County contract human service agencies, and facilitates the access of citizens to service coordination.
Andrea C. Whyte, Human Services Administrator
Programs, Services and Information
Employment for any Wayne County Human Services position is covered through the Merit System, a Local Government Civil Service Employment System of the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission. This system is based primarily on your work experience, education, qualifications and abilities to do the work rather than other non-merit factors. In order to be considered for any position vacancy your name must appear on a civil service list for that specific job title. The Civil Service Commission has thousands of job titles and testing programs depending on your background. Of course, not all job titles are utilized in Wayne County. Many job titles are for employment in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia or in regional state facilities. Vacancies may occur due to resignation, retirement, promotion, etc. sometimes it is not known ahead of time when a vacancy will occur making it difficult to have an ample pool of applicants on a list for a specific job title. It would be in your best interests to take as many tests as you qualify for so you can be prepared if a vacancy occurs.
For information on current openings, proposed openings, or availability of testing in general, you may utilize any of the following:
- Check employment opportunities
- Contact Juliann Doyle, Personnel Officer, Wayne County Office of Human Services, 323 10th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, phone at 570-253-4262, or e-mail Juliann Doyle at Jdoyle@waynecountypa.gov. We request that a phone call or e-mail contact be made first for general information and to schedule an appointment. Generally Civil Service information may be mailed to an applicant and no personal contact is necessary. Juliann is the most knowledgeable person to see concerning Civil Service and the testing programs, so, if she is not available at the time of your call, arrangements will be made for her to speak with you.
- Contact Wayne County Career Link. Civil Service information about positions is posted on this site. You may access the career web site by clicking on it here. Once you are in the career link web site, click on job seeker services and following the instructions. You will want to put in the word “County” before any of the following job titles: Clerk Typist: Aging Care Manager, Caseworker – C&Y; D&A Prevention Specialist, D&A Case Manager; Clerk Typist; Information Technology Technician; Fiscal Technician; Van Driver; and Social Worker. The state is PA, the county is Wayne, the town is Honesdale and the zip is 18431.
- Contact the State Civil Service Commission directly at: www.scsc.state.pa.us, phone (717) 783-3058, or write to: PA State Civil Service Commission, 2nd Floor, Strawberry Square Complex, 320 Market Street, P.O. Box 569, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0569