Only a few days left to get covered by February 1st!

Less than 3 days remain before the deadline for people to sign up for coverage at HealthCare.gov that will begin on February 1st! Call 1-800-318-2596 or visit localhelp.healthcare.gov.

5 Facts for Consumers About Open Enrollment at HealthCare.gov:

  1. Sign up by January 15. For 2016 coverage that begins on February 1, you must sign up by the January 15 enrollment deadline.
  2. Coverage could be more affordable than you think. About 8 out of 10 people who enroll in health coverage through HealthCare.gov qualify for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. Most people can find plans with premiums for less than $75 a month after tax credits.
  3. Shop and save. If you had coverage through HealthCare.gov for 2015, you should come back to update your information and compare your options for 2016. You could save money by switching to a new plan. Last year, returning consumers who shopped and switched plans saved nearly $400. Make sure to review your options by visiting HealthCare.gov.
  4. Getting covered is easier than ever. Every year HealthCare.gov finds new ways to make signing-up simpler. You can even apply on your tablet. During the last open enrollment period, it took most people about 10 minutes to submit an application.
  5. Free help is available. If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free help is just a call or click away. Call 1-800-318-2596 or visit localhelp.healthcare.gov.

Recovery Center Celebrates the harvest with a garden party!

On Friday, September 11, 2015, the Recovery Center held an end-of-summer party to celebrate a very successful harvest from their garden! Sharing food and pride in the accomplishment, the members and volunteers enjoyed a bounty of vegetables and herbs from the fruits of their labor!  The celebration was also a way to thank everyone for their hard work and support over the past few months. We can’t wait to see what they grow next year!

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“Building Confidence and Learning a Skill to Stay Safe”

Our own Northeastern PA Health Care Quality Unit was in attendance as special needs residents learned to build self-confidence and self-reliance through self-defense program “Building Confidence and Learning a Skill to Stay Safe”.  This program was joint effort of Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services, Training Council on Quality, Keystone Community Services and the Advocacy Alliance’s Northeastern PA Health Care Quality Unit teamed up with the Robinson’s Martial Arts Institute. The program was designed to teach vocal assertiveness and confidence, along with safe social behaviors, to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Please read on to learn more about this outstanding program:

http://wcexaminer.com/news/special-needs-residents-take-heed-1.1931772#