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Member News – April 10, 2019

  • Commonwealth Health – Berwick Hospital Center‘s free six-week educational series titled “Six Weeks to Better Health” continues this afternoon and wraps up next Wednesday April 17. Today’s presentation is from 12-1 p.m. at the Hospital’s Conference Room 1 and 2, located at 701 East 16th St., Berwick and the final session next Wednesday is from 5-6 p.m. Titles of the remaining sessions are: Dealing with the Symptoms of Menopause; and Advanced Directives and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). For more information, see the flyer, and to RSVP, call 570-759-5337.


  • Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble will join forces with members of the Bucknell University Choirs to present James Kallembach’s new oratorio Antigone: the Writings of Sophie Scholl this Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and tickets are not required. In the first half of the performance, Lorelei Ensemble will present choral works by John Luther Adams, Maggie Payne, David Lang and Pavel Chesnokov. After intermission, the vocal ensemble will perform James Kallembach’s new oratorio for treble choir and cello quartet Antigone: the Writings of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement


  • There will be a free showing of the 2018 documentary about the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, titled Won’t you be my Neighbor, on Tuesday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m., at the Berwick Theatre and Center for Community Arts, located at 110 Front St., Berwick. This event is being presented by the United Way of Columbia and Montour County. For more information, see the Facebook event page



  • The Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine (CCVIM) Clinic recently established agency endowment and non-endowment funds at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation.

    From L to R: Scott Preisel, Clinic administrative assistant; Kara G. Seesholtz, CSCF chief advancement
    officer; M. Holly Morrison, D.Ed., CSCF president and CEO; Dr. Bipin Chopra, MD, MBA, Clinic executive
    director; Sally Piazza, RN; Jhoana Cruz, Clinic receptionist

    The funds were created through generous donations for the sustainability of the Clinic’s future. A proud member of the Volunteers in Medicine Alliance, the Clinic provides many services free of charge, including primary and preventative care, screenings, and community education. Through a long-time Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF) matching grant program for agency endowments serving the BHWF area, the Clinic’s endowment fund immediately doubled. 

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