Friday, May 25, 2012

Financial Fitness Club

Ready to take charge of your finances?

Have financial goals but don’t know where to start?

Clarifi is here to help answer those questions and more!

FinanciallyHers, a program offered by Clarifi, will have monthly support groups beginning Thursday, June 14, 2012  at the Upper Darby Municipal Library. Facilitated by an experienced financial coach, this program is designed to help women open up about finances and learn new behaviors to have greater financial success. 
By attending the monthly meetings, women are able to: 
  • Reduce debt
  • Increase savings
  • Find financial balance
  • Learn long lasting financial habits and strategies
  • Gain a new perspective
Meetings will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with light refreshments.  There is no charge to join.

Register today and take the first step towards gaining YOUR financial freedom!

Email or call 215-563-5665 ext 3103 to reserve your spot now.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Club Crozer Medical Careers - Summer Program for High School Students*

Do you see yourself working as a nurse or a pharmacist? Maybe you envision yourself helping people as a social worker, a paramedic or physical therapist. The medical field is wide open to talented, caring people who have a passion for helping others and a keen interest in the medical sciences.
Is a Medical Career Right for Me?
If this sounds like you, then Club Crozer is your chance to explore allied health and nursing career opportunities in the convenience of a summer workshop. Designed for junior and senior high school youth in the community with an interest in health care careers, Club Crozer offers a five-day, structured week of hands-on learning, emergency care provider training, team building and problem-solving exercises.
Club Crozer 2012
This year's program will be held June 25-29, 2012. Activities begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. and are held at:

Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake
300 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills
More about Crozer Brinton Lake
Apply: Deadline is June 8, 2012
Space is limited and placement into the program is not guaranteed. To apply to the 2012 program, download the brochure and application below, complete the application, and mail it to:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
EMS Department
One Medical Center Blvd.
Upland, PA  19013
Application Deadline: June 8, 2012

Additional information and a brochure can be found by clicking here.

Contact Club Crozer
·        eMail
·        Call    610-447-6181

* Information from a press release received from Crozer Email Message

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Interview Skills

Does the thought of meeting with an employer give you pause?

Feeling tongue tied at the prospect of an interview?

Then join the Upper Darby Sellers Library for an Interview Skills Workshop!  Limited to 15 people, this workshop will prepare you to create an "elevator speech", feel more comfortable in a phone interview, and know what questions to expect.

Barbara Mock, Esq is offering a FREE interview skills workshop on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  Barbara will draw on her 20+ years of experience to help YOU get hired.  As a bonus, participants will receive a one hour FREE personal practice interview and consultation with Barbara.

Contact Maria Polymenakos, head of Adult Services at 610-789-4440 or

Monday, May 21, 2012

COPING: You Are Not Alone

Attention DELCO Parents and Caregivers

In collaboration with Parents Involved Network Delaware County, a ten week parenting education class is being held to accommodate parents and caregivers with mental issues.

The classes will be held weekly, beginning Monday, June 4, 2012 from 10 AM to Noon at 7200 Chestnut St, Upper Darby, PA.

Registration can be done by phone, fax, mail, or email.

Certificates will be awarded for completion along with an additional certificate for perfect attendance.  Refreshments will be served and SEPTA tokens will be provided.

For registration information. please contact:

Kathy Zepka
7200 Chestnut St
Upper Darby, PA  19082
Fax: 610-713-9405

For Parenting Plus Information, contact Gina Caruso, Program Coordinator, at 267-507-3872 or by email

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

GED Courses

Delaware County Community College recently announced registration is open for students who are looking to receive their GED. Summer courses are available to to help students prepare for the test leading to the Pennsylvania High School Equivalency Diploma.
According to the school, this 30-hour course covers all test areas: reading writing, English, math, natural science and social studies. It is recommended that students be at an eighth- to tenth-grade proficiency level before registering for this course.

Classes are offered during the summer at the Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media), as well as at the College’s Southeast Center (Curtis Building, 2000 Elmwood Avenue, Sharon Hill), and at our new Upper Darby Center (Barclay Square Shopping Center, 1570 Garrett Road, Upper Darby).

Marple Campus sessions meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m., starting May 21 and ending June 25, with a second section running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-10 p.m., starting July 3 and ending August 2. There will be no class May 28.

Classes at the Southeast Center meet Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon, running from June 20 through July 25. Upper Darby Center classes meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-5:30 p.m., beginning July 2 and ending August 1. There will be no classes July 4.

The cost for the course is $217, which includes the textbook and calculator, plus an additional $5 records processing fee. Delaware County Community College also administers the GED test at an additional cost; it is not included in the prep course.

For more information, including how to register, visit or call the Office of Community Education at 610-359-5025 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
For more information about the test schedule, fees, and requirements to register, call the Assessment Center at 610-359-7373. For information about a free, 66-hour grant-funded course starting at a somewhat lower academic level,
call 484-237-6244.
This press release was provided by Delaware County Community College

Friday, May 11, 2012

Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft!

Members of the community are invited to a FREE seminar on Protection Against Identity Theft.

The Delaware County Bar Association's Community Outreach Committee in association with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office Community Liaison present a seminar at the Upper Darby Senior Center on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM.

LEARN the latest tricks used by crooks!
FIND OUT how to protect yourself and your credit!
KNOW what to do if your identity is stolen!

For more information, go to or

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pentecost Food Collection

photo courtesy of Lebanon Calvary Chapel
The Upper Darby-Drexel Hill Ministerium is calling on churches of the community to celebrate unity.  They are asking for donations of canned and non-perishable foods for the Greater Upper Darby Food Cupboard.  For additional information contact 610-853-2481.

The Food Center currently feeds approximately 20 families weekly.  Donations are always needed.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Home Owner/Home Buyer Fair

Are you a homeowner with questions about refinancing or in need of help repairing your home?

Are you looking to purchase a home in Upper Darby and don't know where to start?

Are you wondering what programs are available to help you?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at the FREE HOME OWNER/BUYING event.

Sponsored by Upper Darby Township, Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank, Clarifi Financial Counseling Services this event will have presentations that helps home owners and future home owners learn about obtaining a mortgage, refinancing your home, The Upper Darby Township First Time Home Buyer Program, and the Home Improvement Code Compliance Program.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Garretford-Drexel Hill Fire Company, Main Hall.  For more information, contact the Upper Darby Township office of Community Development at 610-734-7716