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Pennsylvania Launches Website to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Services Near Home

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first_img Human Services,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, which connects older Pennsylvanians and individuals with a disability or behavioral health need to services and support available in their community.The Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website provides users with a wide variety of resources including a home care directory and an information referral tool.“We have been working hard to help individuals with a disability and older Pennsylvanians to live where and how they choose, just as any of us would want,” Governor Wolf said. “This new website is a tremendous tool to help you or your loved one make the best and most informed decision about care and services.”The website is a collaboration between the departments of Aging (PDA) and Human Services (DHS), and serves as an extension of PDA’s Aging and Disability Resource call center. With this online resource the commonwealth is adding to its continuing efforts to help Pennsylvanians locate and get the best use of services at the local level.“Our capacity to link seniors and their families with community resources is critical to helping them live and age well at home,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “Today’s launch empowers older Pennsylvanians and their caregivers to proactively explore the service options that are available to them as they seek to remain independent and age in place.”The site features 12 service and support categories, including Advocacy, Behavioral Health, Employment, Finance, Health Care, Housing, In-Home Services, Legal, Meals, Protection from Abuse, Support Groups, and Transportation.Users can find information about organizations, services, and programs within these categories. One major component to the site is its home care directory, which connects individuals to in-home services available in their county. More than 350 in-home service providers appearing on the searchable directory may offer personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, companionship services, respite care, and/or habilitation services.“We are committed to serving Pennsylvanians where they want to be – in their homes and communities,” said DHS Acting Secretary Teresa Miller. “This website is a great resource to connect an individual to the services they need to provide a choice in where they live.”Following the launch of Pennsylvania Link to Community Care, the departments of Aging and Human Services will continue to enhance the website using data and feedback from users, and expand the resources and information provided throughout the site. If you are a provider licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and would like to appear on the home care directory, you may submit your information by navigating to the footer of the site and clicking on “Apply.”To learn more about the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, or to find information on resources available in your county, visit www.carelink.pa.gov. November 16, 2017 Pennsylvania Launches Website to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Services Near Homecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Flora V. Clift

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first_imgFlora V. Clift, 84, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, formerly of Dillsboro passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Flora was born Saturday, November 17, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joe and Maggie (Neal) King.  She married Fred A. Clift April 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death March 22, 1996.  Flora was a homemaker and raised 8 children.  She was a former member of the Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio, loved her family, going to auctions with her husband and loved animals.Flora is survived by sons: Gary (Debbie) Clift of Blue Ash, OH, Richard (Danette) Clift of Pendleton, KY, Michael (Marcella) Clift of Williamstown, KY, Fred (Rhonda) Clift of Andersonville, TN; daughters: Donna Borieo of Corbin, KY, Deborah (Jim) Peters of Oldenburg, IN, Brenda Norman of Lawrenceburg, KY and Rebecca (Mark) Gibson of Batesville, IN; brothers Wiley, Robert and Dewey King; sisters; Mary Kennedy and Beulah Courter; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her parents, 1 son Johnny Ray Clift in 1961, Grandaughter Amanda Lee Peters; 3 brothers and 4 sisters.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Steve O’Brien officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 5-8 PM Monday, April 8 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Flora to the Ripley County animal shelter.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12287 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Derby runner-up set for rematch

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first_img The son of New Approach did not make his racecourse debut until striking at Pontefract in early April, but has come a long way in a short space of time. After a fair run at Sandown, the three-year-old ran out a shock winner of the Dante Stakes at York, but proved that to be no fluke when beating all bar Ruler Of The World in the Investec Derby. Karl Burke, assistant to his trainer-wife Elaine, is keen on another crack at the winner in Ireland on June 29. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted with how he has come out of the race. He’s eaten up and trotted out this morning. He’s in better shape than I could have ever hoped. He lost 11 kilos, which is to be expected after the journey and everything. “When you finish as fast as he did, immediately after the race you think you’ve been unlucky, but we went back and watched the replay and the winner has quickened up really smartly three furlongs out and we weren’t able to. “Our horse took the track as well as we could have expected. He got a bit unbalanced round Tattenham Corner and it maybe cost him a length. You can blame the track and whatever else, but on the day we were beaten fair and square. “That’s not to say on another day things could be different and we certainly wouldn’t be scared to take him on again. I haven’t had a serious chat with the owner yet, but I would say there is a strong possibility he’ll be supplemented for the Irish Derby, if all is well between now and then. “Our horse only turned three on May 13 and there is every chance he could be an even better horse in a month’s time, so we’ll probably head to Ireland for the rematch.” Looking further ahead, Burke admits the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster in September will be considered. “He’ll definitely get an entry in the Leger, but we’ll just take it race by race. All options are open,” he said. Supplementing Libertarian for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh is a “strong possibility” according to connections following his superb run in defeat at Epsom on Saturday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse’s behind-the-cage offense jolts 4-game winning streak

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first_img Published on April 24, 2019 at 10:31 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Nate Solomon toed the yellow line on the back side of the crease, scanned the defense through the twine of the net and stepped forward to his right. Coming across the goal line, Navy’s defense didn’t pick Solomon up as he turned to goalie Ryan Kern and dropped a shot into the back of the net. By initiating offense from behind the crease, Solomon gave Syracuse the lead and unlocked a new offensive style. “He’s a threat to dodge and he’s got his head up and he’s finding open people now,” SU head coach John Desko said of Solomon. “So I think it’s nice to have the attack clicking this time of year.”Though Solomon took the chance himself to open things up against Navy, No. 4 seeded Syracuse’s (9-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) attacks have changed the Orange’s offense in recent weeks by initiating more offense — both scoring and assisting — from behind the net. Since losing to Notre Dame, the Orange closed the season on a four-game win streak in which they’re averaging 2.9 more goals per game than in the first eight. The new scoring element has balanced a previously one-dimensional offense days before SU travels to face No. 5 seed North Carolina (7-6, 1-3) for Thursday’s ACC Tournament play-in game in Chapel Hill.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEva Suppa | Contributing Digital DesignerFor the first eight weeks of Syracuse’s season, its offense relied heavily on midfielders dodging and creating open looks from the top of the offensive zone. The Orange’s most common look was Brendan Curry or Jamie Trimboli dodging down outside of the alley and looking to shoot or pass to an attack waiting near the crease. And more often than not, opposing defenders stayed with the dodging midfielders.The lack of space, though, ultimately hurt the Orange’s offense. With Bradley Voigt posted in front of cage and SU’s other two attacks — Solomon and Stephen Rehfuss — typically hugging the post, close defenders filled the space around them while easily sliding to dodging midfielders up top. When the Orange’s offense truly stalled, Solomon came to the midfield and played with the ball from there, so Syracuse could have an attack in control. Desko noticed the offensive stagnation and tweaked the team’s approach. SU’s new offensive impetus puts the ball in the care of Solomon and Rehfuss most of the time. The Orange trust their upperclassmen attacks to read the whole field from behind the cage, dodge out to one side and look to pass or shoot. “So now if you leave the inside, (Voigt)’s open,” Desko said. “And if you don’t, then you don’t slide to those guys behind. It just opens the whole offense up.”Solomon did some of this earlier in the season, to moderate success, but was largely shut off when he tried to dodge and score for himself. Now, Desko said, Solomon is seeing the field better and looking to pass more. Through the first eight games, Solomon had six assists. He’s tallied seven more in the final four games of the regular season.Eva Suppa | Contributing Digital DesignerRehfuss, the preseason All-ACC selection, also struggled early. Through three games, he had one assist. After the loss to Notre Dame, he’d tallied 14 points to date. He’s scored 18 more during the Orange’s four-game win streak.Rehfuss’ reemergence coincides with SU’s shift to a play style that suits him better because he’s free to use his vision to find cutting midfielders and Voigt inside. He’s also gotten healthier after catching the flu at the beginning of the season and playing through the illness a handful of undisclosed injuries. With less than a minute left in the first half against Navy, Rehfuss dodged left from behind the cage, turned to his right and left and got cut off. He picked his head up saw Voigt by the crease. As defenders hacked, Rehfuss flipped a pass to Voigt, who cradled and bounced a shot in with one second left on the shot clock, tallying one of Rehfuss’ seven points (two goals, five assists). “I’m sure he’s feeling better about himself,” Desko said of Rehfuss. “It’s obviously showing in his performance. I think we’re getting some dodges off him, getting some good assists off him.”Syracuse’s offense has taken off since emphasizing play behind the cage. Not only has the Orange scored more goals in its four wins to end the season, but done so more efficiently. SU’s shooting at a higher percentage, scoring on 7.725 percent more of its shots amid the four-game win streak. Solomon and Rehfuss have shown they can score from behind the cage. If they’re covered well, they can dodge from behind and feed Voigt inside or skip a pass to a cutting midfielder. And, SU’s deep midfield can initiate if the right matchup arises. “We were almost one-dimensional to start the season, dodging from up top,” Voigt said. “And as soon as Stephen and Nate started dodging from behind, it’s helped us out tremendously and it gives a whole new threat.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more